Two Generations of Black Street Organizations in Los Angeles
1960-1965 and 1969-1972
In a brief essay (1-2 pages), compare and contrast the Black street organizations of Los Angeles of the early 1960s and 1970s. In your analysis, be sure to consider the socio-political and historical context of each generation. What were the primary issues confronting each generation? What were their main goals and objectives? What were their cultural and ideological influences.
Fanon, Jeff Fort and the Black P Stones
In a brief essay (1-2 pages), utilize a Fanonian analysis to explain the generational shifts of the Black P Stones. How would Fanon explain the fact that at certain points in their history, the Stones were involved in political organizing and in others violent crimes and drug sales? Identify these historical shifts and use Fanons theories on violence to explain them.