Dope Sociological Analysis

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Sociology Is Dope The media I have chosen to analyze is Dope. The movie is about three high school seniors living in the poverty of Inglewood, CA. They call their neighborhood the Bottoms. In the Bottoms, everyday they are surrounded by gang violence and the social pressures from the unique norms of that culture. They fight against the current popular culture of being a thug by being 90s geeks. They find themselves in a pickle when they are then forced to sell drugs. Being smart and intelligent seniors, they find a way to sell drugs online and still stay clear of any law enforcement. In the end, the seniors make it out safe and one of them tell his story to get in to his dream college of Harvard. He ended his admission video with the quote, …show more content…
In the movie, some norms were very unique, but can still be found around current culture. One norm as an example was to not do “white sh*t”(Dope). These norm included “white sh*t” as getting good grades and trying to go to college. While the popular choice was to get high and sell the stuff that got people high. The movie’s culture promoted black people to act black by acting thug and join gangs. An example, students are Baylor are pressured to give off a christen outlook. If they do not the students could be resented by some and looked down upon because they are not in the norm. The movie Dope was entertaining to watch, however it was still able to reflect the issues in our society. Poverty leads to many different repercussions including gang violence and lack of education. Dope also showed the race relation between the police and the black population in what they called the Bottoms. Lastly, the movie should how norms can be created based on the surrounding culture. Media is a powerful tool shape the way a society can think and operate. If we as thinkers became too accepting of their information we may lose our

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