Posted in AS Sociology: Education

Education: ‘Manhood Academy’

Black British men, particularly Afro-Caribbean males are more likely to go to prison and under perform in schools. Suffering from material and cultural capital are often said to be key causes. However, most commonly, living in a single parent family headed by a female is seen as the biggest cause because young males lack a positive male model. At his ‘Manhood Academy,’ in North London, Davis Williams and several other black male mentors take on the paternal and fraternal roles they feel young men are missing.

Watch the video on the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40287582

Posted in GCSE Sociology

GCSE Media/Power: propaganda

The Conservative Party are spending millions of pounds advertising on social media, in particular, Facebook. It is a great way to connect with the electorate because it is interactive. It also reaches a huge amount of people. For example, a recent video attacking Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with the IRA:

A persuasive video. However, it is yet another example of misrepresentation.

When Corbyn is asked, “But you’re condemning all bombing, can you condemn the IRA without equating it to.” The video is cut when Corbyn said: “No.”

However, the full quote was: “No, I think what you have to say is all bombing has to be condemned and you have to bring about a peace process. Listen, in the 1980s Britain was looking for a military solution, it clearly was never going to work. Ask anyone in the British army at the time … I condemn all the bombing by the loyalists and the IRA.”