In studying Social Problems, sociologists (and historians) identify “the defining moment” or a specific trigger event that brought about the need for social change (or the need to resist the status quo).
Give a brief history/background story of the social issue, and why and/or how it became a Social Problem. Provide supporting evidence.
What was the “defining moment” that catapulted the social issue into the political arena?
What was public policy was framed to address the problem?