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The goal of the research paper is to apply the general theory of the class to understanding the trajectory of a selected social movement. You are free to research any social movement that you wish (suggestions provided below). However, please keep in mind that the research paper is not a descriptive history of the social movement. Instead, the research paper must critically analyze the collective action involved in the movement. To this end, the paper should be structured with these component parts:

an introductory summary of the movement;

an analysis of the movement’s leader(s);

an analysis of the movement’s mobilizing structures;

an analysis of the movement’s political opportunities;

an analysis of the movement’s ideology and framing strategy;

your prediction, based on these factors, of the future trajectory of the movement in the next 5-10 years.


The research paper should be 5-7 pages long, not including the cover sheet with the title, your name, and the course name.

The paper should be word-processed and double-spaced, with type size no longer than 12 point and standard 1-inch margins.

You must include in-text citation and a References page, also not included in page count.

You must use at least five sources (the majority should be current-not less than 5 years old).Two of your sources should be from books and or academic journals (printed or on-line). The rest of your sources may be from other secondary resources and movement documents, web pages, newspaper articles or personal interviews. You may use information from your textbook, but this does not count in the five sources.

You are encouraged to include participatory research in your work. You may also included interviews with individuals who are leaders or very active members of a social movement.

Social Movement, I will be researching is the Black Lives Matters. I’ve been asking myself, why is
this an important social movement? This is for me is the start of ending social injustice, from
years, even decades of police brutality, and stereotyping and losing so many African American
lives (black and brown people). This is a stand for all the lives lost from nonsense, from
individuals who have felt overpowered and have taken advantage of the system to kill, hurt or
incarcerate people for the color of their skin. People coming together to stand for unfairness,
from all background, education, and nationalities. While our country has officially voted out the
embracing of white supremacy and being racist, from our own ex president.
Why did it take so long, for our community to stand up to police brutality and to demonstrate
that we are tired of this “colorblind” society we live in? How did this start and the impact that
social media helped influence to recruit and gain members – even international.
Question: Since our government seems to be colorblind, and just accepted that these injustices
happen on a daily- why this Black Lives matter now?
What theoretical position might you use to help explain your social movement and its
This social movement, started off with Trayvon Martin lost his life in 2012, and even to George
Floyd lost life in 2020, Breonna Taylor lost life 2020 just a few examples of why this social
movement started. Police killing these individual unlawfully, and in wrong circumstances. Being
kneed down, not being able to breath on the ground- from a white police officer doesn’t look
good- when out country has been dealing with in justice/ racial issues like this for years. Now
with social media, indviduals will post videos and share to social media – to get the word out on
whatis happening in our communities and across the world.
Social Media, and sharing too much can be an issue, but this one was for the best cause.
Sharing with internet puts these types of issues on headlines and what has to change in our
Annotated Biobibliography:
1. Leadership Lessons from Black Lives Matter. (2019). [Video/DVD] Berrett-Koehler
Publishers. https://video-alexanderstreet-com.nuls.idm.oclc.org/watch/leadershiplessons- from-black-lives-matter
2. https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
3. Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
By Larry Buchanan, Quoctrung Bui and Jugal K. PatelJuly 3, 2020
4. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/13/us/george-floyd-protests-citiesphotos.html
5. Ince, R. (2017). The social media response to Black Lives Matter: how Twitter users
interact with Black Lives Matter through hashtag use. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(11),
1814–1830. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1334931
6. .Jasper, J.G.J. M. The Social Movements Reader: Cases and Concepts. [VitalSource
Bookshelf]. Retrieved from https://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/#/books/9781118729823

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