How will social movements shape politics? What do you think the Black Lives Matter movements, Immigrant Rights Movements and related protests will do to American politics or policy in the long term (5 years or more in the future)? Will the movements accomplish their goals, or have unexpected side effects? Draw on theories discussed in the readings and real-world examples as applicable to make your argument. Explain who will react to the movements, what they will do, and why we should expect this outcome. Feel free to talk about changes in things like the following: Political party membership, legislation around criminal justice and civil rights, public opinion on issues of race or policing, or other outcomes you think are likely to respond to the movements.

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