Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni emerged as a poet during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s. Her poems, written during the revolution, reflect her views on racism and prejudices in society and her dislikes about the government. She calls for the unity of the African American people and the awareness to the coming Black revolution. However, Giovanni’s poems began to change in the late 1960’s after the birth of her son. Her writing became less politically motivated and began to focus more on l
Rumi and Race Today, race plays a role in the everyday life of Americans. Race dips its hand into everything, from education and politics to sports and entertainment. Ever since the first slave ship came to America and especially after the Civil War; race has been thrust into the forefront of America’s view and remains there today. The issues of minority and majority rights dominate American society. Americans not only concern themselves with a person’s character and intellect, but also the col
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of the greatest poets of the Romantic period. His life was a roller coaster of ups and downs, setting him apart from others. This roller coaster of events was greatly influenced by his fear of rejection, and an addiction to opium he was never fully aware of. Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772, in Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire. He was the younges of fourteen children. With elders always surrounding him he quickly became very dependent upon others,
Cloning: Is It Right? The biological definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms ("Cloning", 1997). From this definition and from information about the science behind cloning, my current view on cloning is that it is ethical. This statement ignores information about how we can misuse cloning and what consequences occur when the procedure is unsuccessful. I currently do not think cloning should be used until it is perfected. I doubt
The English scene of the seventeenth century is a particularly rich one with regard to its contributions to the scientific revolution. The discovery and development of America moved Britain from the edge of the civilized world into the center of the new world, in which the sciences were to play a major role. During this period, in the field of chemistry, theories which offered direct opposition to Aristotelian natural philosophy and Paracelsian principles were rapidly disseminating. These notio
Retailing Strategies of The Limited Inc. Retailing Management Dr. Heiens AMKT 551 Jason Myers Table of Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………… 3 Products and Target Markets ………………………………………. 5 Growth Objectives ………………………………………………… 8 Competition ………………………………………………………. 8 Site Location ……………………………………………………… 9 Marketing and Promotion …………………………………………. 10 A.Introduction The Limited, Inc. is an international company committed to building a family of the world's best fashion brands that will maxim
ANALIZATION OF CHARACTERS-- ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT - PAUL BAUMER - Paul Baumer is the 19-year-old narrator of the story. At the front, Paul's special friends in Second Company include his classmates Behm, Kemmerich, Muller, Leer, and Kropp. The six of them were among 20 who enlisted together, prodded on by Schoolmaster Kantorek. Although he doesn't say so, Paul is obviously a natural leader: Franz Kemmerich's mother implored him to look after her son when they left home. Paul is also co
Booker Taliaferro Washington was born on April 5,1856 in Franklin County, Virginia. Washington gained an early appreciation for the values of family and education. Booker had been blessed with an intact family, with one exception of having a white father who never contributed to his life and whose identity Washington never acknowledged. From the lifelong inspiration of his mother, Jane, Booker learned lasting lessons of courage, perseverance, resourcefulness, and postive concepts, which influen
Sir Isaac Newton was one of the earth's greatest scientist. He was born on December 25, 1642, according to the calendar system then in use, called the Julian calendar system. With the Gregorian calendar system we use today, the date of Newton's birth would have been January 4, 1643. Newton never really had a chance to know his father because he died when Newton was just three months old, that left the family with very little money. Three years later his mother remarried and left Newton in his gr
The Pursuit of the Self Traveling back, far back into the bohemia of yesterday, we find ourselves visiting Prague, then belonging to Austria-Hungary, in the early part of the nineteen hundreds. This was a time of artistic creativity and genius. One person comes to mind in particular when thinking about this era, Franz Kafka. Contained within a letter to one of his friends, Franz Kafka once wrote, "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us… We need the books that affe
Of all confrontations in political philosophy, the biggest is the conflict between philosophy and politics. The problem remains making philosophy friendly to politics. The questioning of authoritative opinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - the pursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While the political element takes place within opinions about political life, Socrates asks the question "What is the best regime and how should I live?" Ancient
In Charles Dickens' novel Hard Times a conflict between Tom and his father Mr. Gradgrind is caused by childhood devoid of fancy. Tom rebels from such a past by gambling, drinking and other unsavory habits. This father/son conflict enhances the meaning of the work by showing how an improper upbringing can lead to failure in adult life. Mr. Gradgrind's whole philosophy on life was that life itself should be composed entirely of facts and nothing else. He believed the only way to make a successful
The commercial unification and uprising of Europe was a result of a long process of mistakes and smart business situations being taken advantage of. In the long run Spain and Portugal, while very important in the construction of the trade and infrastructure of Europe, they were not however able to reap the benefits of their exploration and colonization fully. The treaty of Tordesillas according to the Pope and Spain and Portugal was the definitive legal document that stated that the world would
In the same century that proved forever that the human capacity for cruelty is boundless, one man took it upon himself to free his country of a foreign oppressor by the unlikely method of non-violence. Stranger still, it worked. Mahatma Gandhi's name is synonymous with the word "Peace" all over the World. Gandhi's life and philosophy has been, and continues to be a source of inspiration to many, including personalities such as Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Martin Lu
The Meaning of Life What is the meaning of life? Everybody has his/her own opinion on what this meaning is. Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jackson for example all have their own views. This is the meaning of life according to Michael Jackson. “Life blooms into flowers, love songs, music, and explodes into stars, nebulae, and galaxies. We exist in living, pulsating, dancing universe, and we are a privileged species because the creative force of all life is most alive in our souls.” I
Western Civilization Essay Nationalism-a deep devotion to ones country shared a group of people with the same beliefs, such as language, religion, traditions, and political philosophy. 1st paragraph what it is and how it has effected countries in Europe. 2nd how it has shaped Germany, Italy, Greece, and Hungry 3rd fall of Ottoman Empire (why the Ottoman Empire was called the sick man) 4th Austrian Empire 5th good and bad forces (what did I learn) Nationalism is a deep devotion to your country.
The title, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, is a quite shocking. To most students, textbooks are the "bibles" of that study, whether it is science or history. To think that a writer would knowingly put false statements in his book is almost unthinkable. After reading James W. Loewen's book, I now think otherwise. He points out many details that the standard textbook either forgot or got wrong. In this report, I will review chapters 2 and 4, and analy
African-American History II Exam II These essays will discuss the philosophy, career, and historical significance of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. These were some of the most influential men during early 1900’s and 1960’s. Their attempts to tear down the barriers of racism and discrimination benefited the civil rights movement tremendously. Their voices and ideology are still heard today, equality. The final essay will address and discuss the events and processes that dea
I was a young man then, another blind ignorant victim of the lies. No, that isn't fair. It is true that I was raised from birth under a torrential downpour of Aryan philosophy and daily evidence of its dubious accomplishments. Yet I know now that my mild acceptance of those 'truths' was my own failing, and cannot be laid at the feet of another. She taught me that. I first learned of Her in the early summer of 2004. I was dusting quietly in the far corner of the Fuhrer's chambers, totally immerse
Teamwork is a wonderful word people like to use but few actually believe in. The philosophy behind team has to do with a group of individuals with many differing means and ideas coming together to accomplish the same goals. Defined:Team- a group of animals exhibited or performing together, as horses in an equestrian show. Then a teammate would be a fellow member of the team. All this can be eliminated through simple principles. These principles will enhance the work place and give each person t
The Scripture Of The Correct Greetings acolyte. You shall recognize Our writings as undeniable Truth, for We are The Correct. That is Our Doctrine. While fools squander their time reminiscing about times long past and idols of another day, We carefully and precisely measure the worth of our Gods, and thereby ensure the continuation of Correctness. This document contains the foundation of Our right, and is a guide to attaining redemption in the eyes of Our Masters. Read it well, for without it y
This paper will examine, on a basic level, the theories of counseling and psychotherapy as presented by the textbook, Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, by Gerald Corey. The theories to be examined are Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person- Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Reality Theory, Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Psychoanalytic Therapy The key concepts of this theory are the view of human nature, the structure of pers
KARMA The doctrine of Karma is a spiritual doctrine based on the theory of cause and effect. Although Karma does not exactly fit the definition of supernatural phenomenon it is a spiritual doctrine based on the philosophy that God is not responsible for the happiness or failure of an individual, rather, we as individuals are solely responsible for the consequences of our own behavior. The concept of Karma has two major interpretations; the most common approaches are to the idea of reincarnation,
Women in the American Armed Forces More than 350,000 women served in the American Armed Forces during World War II. The overall philosophy and purpose of the organizations was to allow women to support the war effort against Germany and Japan directly and independently, but without participating in warfare. The help of women in WAAC or WAC, WAVES, SPARS, WASP, and other services allowed the Army to make use of available labor and freed men in the service for combat. In the early 1940’s, various
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington
The effects of the P-51 Mustang in World War II P-51 Mustang w/ WWII The Effect of the North American P-51 Mustang On the Air War in Europe by David Buckingham [email protected] IBH 20th Century History Mr. Peloquin George Mason High School Falls Church, Virginia March 27, 1995 [Unfortunately, we don't have a digitized image of this photo.] [Photo caption] Harry R. Ankeny, Jr., the author's grandfather, with his P-51, "Betsy," (named for the author's grandmother) at the end of his combat tour on
The History of Phamaceutical Compounding The profession of pharmacy was founded in the art and science of compounding medications. The beginning of compounding dates back to medieval times with priests, monks, and medicine men. Specialization first occurred in the early 9th century in the civilized world around Baghdad. Over time it gradually spread to Europe as alchemy evolved into chemistry as doctors began to abandon beliefs that were not demonstrable in the physical world. During this time,
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir
WEB DuBois's Affects on Literature and People English IV 1 December 1998 In his work The Souls of Black Folk, WEB DuBois had described the life and problems that blacks in America was not easy. DuBois had a very different plan in the struggle for black equality and the struggle for the abolishment of racism than other people that wanted a "separate black nation" and others that just wanted the blacks to stay submissive. DuBois only wanted blacks to work hard to become active parts of American so
Greek and Hellenistic Philosophy Mike Mayeux Jr Extra credit essay The Greek and Hellenic cultures brought about huge changes for the world, the Greek achievements were exemplified mostly in the fine arts as well as in the search for wisdom, called philosophy, while the Hellenistic culture was formed from the eastern kingdoms and empires. The many philosophers that were brought forth in these eras were alike in several ways. They all wanted self peace and thought that was important to the empire
Charter School Movement Introduction In 1994, the Globe and Mail reported that question period in the Alberta legislature had turned into a “rowdy exchange.” Liberal leader Laurence Decore had requested that Premier Klein clarify his government’s vague reference to piloting charter schools in the speech from the throne. Klein responded that he was not exactly sure what a charter school was. The ensuing uproar forced the speaker to close the house. Premier Klein is not the only one that is a litt
The Invisible Man Ralph Ellison Ralph Ellison manages to develop a strong philosophy through characterization in the Invisible Man. Ellison portrays the lonely narrator's quest in struggling to search for his identity and an understanding of his times. The well development of the character lays out the foundation on the philosophy of finding and understanding himself. Through a labyrinth of corruption and deceit the narrator undergoes events that manage to enrich his experience and further contr
Ayn Rand and Objectivism: An Introduction opinions and beliefs, but he finally accepts that they will not leave his mind and his destiny is sealed. In his recognition of his core belief (individual freedom), he knows that he cannot resist this immutable freedom. Briefly, this sentence is the summary of man's existence. Man knows he is selfish and those who allow self-interest permeate their being are often called greedy or evil. However, without selfishness, man is reduced from an advanced mind
Psychiatrist and Psychologist Freud, Sigmund 1865- 1939 Sigmund Freud is the founder of modern psychoanalysis. His earlier research led him to figure out that the mind was divided into two parts- the concious mind and the uncontious mind. He also believed that in order to unlock the uncontious mind you would do so through hypnosis. He also believed that the uncontious mind speaks through dreams. He found that there are three elements to the human mind, the id, which is the pleasure seeking part,
Plato Michael A. Case For more time than artists would like to admit we have been fighting a man who haunts us from a grave long forgotten, and for just over 600 years we have paid great respect to a man whose marble tomb lies in Florence. Since the dawn of time people have passed on traditions and myths to teach us things in ways that capture our interest and make us want to pass those traditions on. It is those life lessons that we learn best when they are not being beaten into our heads with
Buddhism 12/10/98 Introduction To understand the ways of Buddhism is to understand a concept of thinking that is rare. While there is religion, legend and imagination attached to the life of the Buddha, the historical role of the Buddha himself plays a critical role in the understanding of the teachings and philosophy. This paper will attempt to identify and examine the life of the Buddha, his teaching and philosophies through the Three Jewels. There are Three Jewels to the creed of the Buddhist
A Tragic Character Trish Griffing AP English Oct. 5, 1998 Objectivism, a philosophy on life created by Ayn Rand, states that “man must live for his own sake, with the achievement of his own happiness as the highest moral purpose of his life.” In her novels, Ayn Rand illustrates men at different levels of perfection according to her philosophy. Ayn Rand’s first novel, The Fountainhead, contains many excellent examples of men that are not ideal because they are not happy with themselves. The most
Johannes Kepler Martinez 1 Introduction Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571. He was born in Weil der Stadt, Germany. His birth city was in a wine region and near France. Weil der Stadt is in southwest Germany where the houses are small and streets were even smaller. Johannes was the son first son of Henry and Katherine Kepler, and since his birthday fell on St. John’s day, he was given the apostle’s name in baptism. Kepler's grandfather was supposedly from a noble background, and once
Ray Douglas Bradbury Ray Bradbury's Biography American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926 Ray Bradbury's family moved from Waukegan, Illinois to Tucson, Arizona, only to return to Waukegan again in May 1927. By 1931 he began writing his own stories on butcher paper. In 1932, after his father was
Public Schools Michael Blades Keyword ENG 501 "We are faced with a public arena of shallow optimism, of grandiose banality and vulgarity, of sweeping machineries of surveillance, and of brutal structures of violence that tunnel through the flesh and marrow of everyday life" (McLaren 9). With such a conception of public life at hand, and with generations of school bound children and adults ready to strap on their backpacks to be schooled, where do we find the public schools themselves? If "the sc
Police Life – Wearing the Badge CJAD 311 POLICE Introduction Perhaps it weighs only two ounces overall. But when that badge is pinned on, there is a weight only known to most law enforcement officers. The true weight of the badge is not overcome by muscle, and can not be measured on a scale. The badge is not just pinned on a chest, it is pinned on a lifestyle. The heaviness of the badge makes the law enforcement officer different from any other professionals. It can have the biggest rewards and
Poignantly Punk Marissa McConnell 9/11/98 ENG 105 The teen years are when you question your identity and as a reflex action you rebel against authority. You can rebel as a rapper, a heavy metal headbanger, a punk, a surfer - the usual menu of approved teen rebellions most often explored. It is within these years that the world seems turned against you and you need to find some way to react and cope with all the confusion; to try to find a way to make sense of all the craziness. I guess I identif
Prιcis of Plato's Meno Chris Matthews PL070 - Philosophy of the Person 18 September 1992 Meno is a dialogue between two protagonists, Socrates and Meno, based on the latter's question "can virtue be taught or is it possessed by nature?". In the end, neither of these two methods of possession are satisfactory to Socrates, rather he develops arguments against both possibilities. Through Socratic reasoning Plato demonstrates to the reader his views on virtue. The dialogue begins with Meno asking So
Nurses University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing Nurse’s Attitudes Toward Do Not Resuscitate Orders In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Nursing 4522 Nursing Research II Presented to Allen Nottingham, R.N., B.S. By Meggin Bean Jessica Brownell Shannon Genzer Leslie Looman Shanna McIntosh April 20, 1998 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………1 Background…………………………………………………………1 Theoretical Framework……………………………………………. 4 Problem Statement………………………………………………… 5 Stat
Descartes’ Extreme Philosophy Philosophy March 7, 1999 The philosopher/scientist/mathematician Rene Descartes lived in a time of sweeping changes across all realms of knowledge. Descartes himself was responsible for many of these changes, one of which was a strong advancement in philosophy. Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy tackle, among many things, two difficult philosophical issues. The method in which these issues are dealt with, however, tends to be on the extreme side, since Desca
Descartes How does Descartes try to extricate himself from the sceptical doubts that he has raised? Does he succeed? [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of 'Pure Enquiry' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In order to best understand h
Rene Descartes Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone's existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 in
A HOLD IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Table of Contents Introduction. p. 3 The Czech economy p. 3 Euronova p. 4 Brief profile of Euronova's retail store chains p. 5 The Marketing Concept p. 6 Conclusion p. 8 Appendix I: Division of FDI in the Czech Republic p. 10 References p. 11 Introduction Royal Ahold N.V. is one of the biggest players on the food and beverage retail markets as it owns or franchises about 3,200 supermarkets, hypermarkets, and discount stores in 17 countries. Royal Ahold (hereafter ref
Service Mechanism and Process Service Characteristics 1. Service Mechanism or Process: For each category of customer it is necessary to describe the service process. This is usually expressed as a probability distribution for service times; for example, service times might be normally distributed or uniformly distributed. At the least, we need to state the average time it takes for a server to serve a customer and the variance or standard deviation of the service time. We decline m = average ser