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You will write a 3-5 Page Individual Paper addressing your particular section of the overall group presentation.
In your paper you should explain your angle of the presentation and then build your case.
My part of the presentation was about Len Bias and what has was left unchanged after his death.
below are some of my notes from the presentation.
Universities and how they treat
Still treat athletes like they’re disposable
Professional and college athletes are still taking drugs and dying
In the time since his death, a lot of people are unaware of his death as well as his cause of death
The war on drugs is still going on
Our society has proven that they’re more concerned with punishment than treatment
to a trope that would condition the country to a hyper-militarized police response to illicit drugs for decades to come
There’s a pattern to drugs and drug use
Stories surface about a new trendy drug
A high-profile death occurs which starts a panic
Anti-drug activist, as well as lawmakers, demand something be done
Rash legislation is passed
The stigma of black men and drugs
Black athletes have been experiencing stigma and stereotypes over drug abuse since 1986 at the peak of the crack era. These stereotypes have plagued the black community image and have been constant since the war on drugs began.
Media portrayal has been a huge reason for this. The media misrepresents stories and puts a greater emphasis on black athletes. In turn, it negatively affects the public view of the black community, which leads to negative real-world consequences for them.
Negative associations exaggerated and the positive associations limited
Again patterns in portrayals of African Americans athletes can be expected to promote public support for punitive approaches to problems which relate directly to the war on drugs