I did my research paper on the factors at play in the Baltimore riots. I looked at the historical issues, media portrayal, the government, the citizens, and the aftermath of the damage. I also engaged in looking at outsider perspectives to see how other people understood and made sense of the events. comm power research 2
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I really liked that you started your paper by going in-depth on the historical background of racism and segregation in Baltimore that helped lead up to the riots. Unfortunately most of the articles and sources that discuss the riots fail to mention any of this at all, usually focusing on the riots themselves and sometimes on the killing of Freddie Gray, ignoring the fact that there is a history of racism at play. My own project had to do with racially-motivated riots in the US, but my choice of topic skewed away from the background leading up to them, so it was really interesting to read what you found in your research!