Easy Sociology Discussion
At the time president-elect Joe Biden said that if the rioters had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesters, they would have been treated “very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol.” Do you feel that race played a key role in the security response to the U.S. Capitol insurrection? If not, why the dramatic differences in treatment between BLM protesters in Lafayette Square last summer and the mostly White mob that breached the Capital last January? In your response to the discussion question, please use at least one of the four sociological perspectives to support your answer.
Four Sociological perspectives: Conflict, feminist, structural functionalist and Symbolic interactionism theories.