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Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United State’s prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of the ef
Panama
Panama
Panama The official name of Panama is the Republic of Panama or (República de Panamá). Panama is located on the narrowest and lowest part of the Isthmus of Panama that links North America and South America. This part of the isthmus is situated between 7° and 10° north latitude and 77° and 83° west longitude. Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina, approximately 77,082 square kilometers. The countrys two coastlines are referred to as the Caribbean and Pacific, rather than the north and s
Issue In Institutional Racism
Issue In Institutional Racism
Issue In Institutional Racism The history of the United States is one of duality. In the words of the Declaration of Independence, our nation was founded on the principles of equality in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, long before the founders of the newly declared state met in Philadelphia to espouse the virtues of self-determination and freedom that would dubiously provide a basis for a secessionary war, those same virtues were trampled upon and swept away with little regard.
Honky Book Report
Honky Book Report
Honky Book Report Minority Autobiography Analysis (Book Report) Title: Honky Summary "Honky" is the true story of Dalton Conley, a white kid, growing up in a minority community. The story takes place beginning at the end of the 1960\'s and concluding in the early 1980\'s and takes us from the authors early childhood to college. Dalton Conley was white, with a Jewish mother and an Irish/English father. Both of Dalton\'s patents were artists. His mother, Ellen, grew up in northern Pennsylvania, th
Comparing West Side Story and The Outsiders Compar
Comparing West Side Story and The Outsiders Compar
Comparing West Side Story and The Outsiders Comparison Compare Contrast Essays West Side Story and The Outsiders West Side Story is a book about two gangs living in a large city. The Outsiders is a book with the same concept, two gangs that are archrivals. Even though two different authors wrote these books during two different time periods, they have the same story line. These books are realistic, because gang rivalry is still going on today. They are different, since they were written separate
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York on July 20, 1970. She is the daughter of a computer specialist Kindergarten teacher. Lopez always knew se wanted to be a performer. She started her showbiz career by appearing in the chorus of dancer, singer and choreographer Hinton Battle’s Synchrocinicity musical in Japan. Jennifer Lopez got her shot at acting in Connie Kaiserman’s My Little Girl where she perform a little part as Myra. She was selected as one of choreographer Rosie
american education
american education
american education Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, the American educational system has undergone much transition in response to our changing society. Though there have been many problems raised throughout the years in regard to what our school systems should be teaching our children, there have also been many developments. In the final decades of the 20th century, education has continued to evolve in order to meet society’s demands. The transformation of society has created numerous pr
Puerto Rican And U.S.
Puerto Rican And U.S.
Puerto Rican And U.S. Most instruments designed to measure acculturation have relied on specific cultural behaviors and preferences as primary indicators of acculturation. In contrast, feelings of belonging and emotional attachment to cultural communities have not been widely used. The Psychological Acculturation Scale (PAS) was developed to assess acculturation from a phenomenological perspective, with items pertaining to the individual's sense of psychological attachment to and belonging withi
Comparative analysis between p
Comparative analysis between p
Comparative analysis between p The first economic evaluation for this class was on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In keeping with the Caribbean theme, the country that was selected for comparison was the Dominican Republic. The policies that will be examined are privatization policies and corporate acquisition/merger policies in the two nations. In order to provide a quality analysis of the two countries economic policies, a general description and basic comparisons of the two nations are pro
Maxine Hong Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston
Maxine Hong Kingston For many of the writers discussed in class, family stories are a guide to live by. The family stories told, give an outline of morals as well as a way to stay close to their true family. Both Cofer and Stone show how family stories give them a very strong form of acceptance. Acceptance is key for each of the writers because they both face the challenge of living as multicultural people in a world that tends to shame diversity. These stories are extremely important to Cofer a
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Vocabulario Español-Inglés - Vocabulary Spanish-English Spanish 5th Period Pre-Chapter: 1. la clase (de español) -Spanish class 2. el/la estudiante - student 3. el professor, la profesora - professor 4. el señor - Mr./sir 5. la señora - Mrs./ma'am 6. la señorita - Miss./ma'am 7. y - and 8. tú - you (casual) 9. usted - you (formal) 10. bien - well/good/fine 11. muy - very 12. no - no 13. sí- yes 14. adios - bye 15. así, así - so-so 16. buenas noches - good night 17. buenas tardes - good afternoon
Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet
Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet
Shakespeares Romeo And Juliet Shakespeare wrote many play throughout his life which are very well known, in today\'s society.Human emotions are not something that change over time and they are also known as universal truths; love, hate, revenge, and envy are all examples of universal truths. This play was so successful movies have copied the plot but changed the scenery. Over the past 400 years since this play was written the world has changed drastically, but the emotions and feelings in this p
WHAT CAUSED THE DOWNFALL OF THE BLACK PANTHER PART
WHAT CAUSED THE DOWNFALL OF THE BLACK PANTHER PART
Bpp WHAT CAUSED THE DOWNFALL OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY? The Black Panther Party was the most influential revolutionary group during the Civil Rights movement era. The BPP became a very strong political power. It influenced many government decisions and attracted the mass media. Yet, due to a number of reasons the BPP eventually collapsed. The Black Panther Party came to its demise due to government operations against it, various mistakes by the Party itself, and by short comings by its own lead
History of Breakdancing
History of Breakdancing
History of Breakdancing B-boying is a form of hip-hop dancing, which is popularly known as breaking. It consists of top or up rock, footwork, spinning moves (power moves), and freeze. B-boying came from Bronx, NY. The term B-boy or B-boying was created by Kool Herc who was a DJ spinning at block parties in Bronx back in the days. B-Boys means break boys and they were called so because they dance to the break part of music. Later, by repeating this break part done by DJ, breakbeats was born. It w
Norm Violation
Norm Violation
Norm Violation The Norm Violation that I performed took place in six different places, but mostly in the same environment. The Violations took place in Sayreville, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Hazlet, Marlboro, and Matawan. You may now be asking yourself, what is in these towns that perform the same function? It could be a Police Department, Fire Department, a Food Market, a Burger King or even a Car Dealership. Well let me tell you that if you guessed any of these you were close but you didn
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet With West Side Story Shakespeare\'s is one of the most read writers ever and his writing was so successful that not just one group of people liked it. He did this by relating to his audience using universal truths. . Human emotions are not something that change over time and they are also known as universal truths; love, hate, revenge, and envy are all examples of universal truths. This play was so successful that many other movies have copied the plot but changed the scenery. O
Whirligig - persuasive essay
Whirligig - persuasive essay
Whirligig - persuasive essay Whirligig Do you think it\'s possible to have a positive outcome after accidentally killing someone? It can happen, and this book shows you how. The message that the author sends is important, and the story is laid out in a unique way that makes it interesting to read. After being humiliated at a party, 16-year-old Brent drives away intoxicated and makes the last minute decision to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on a busy highway, he ends up killing someone el
Culture Of Poverty
Culture Of Poverty
Culture Of Poverty “Culture of Poverty” The “culture of poverty” was introduced or was popularized by Oscar Lewis while studying poor families in Mexico and Puerto Rican families San Juan and New York. The theory maintains that culturally based attitudes or predisposition such as “present-mindedness” and “obsessive-consumption” are the major barriers to economic mobility for many of the poor. Lewis’ theory likewise implies that this is not a short-lived financial predicament for the poor, but a
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education Bilingual education programs have been implemented for decades. Non-English speaking students in bilingual education programs, however, have shown no academic or social improvement compared to similar students in English-only schools. The disadvantages of bilingual education programs outnumber the advantages. In addition, recent statistics suggest the need for reconstruction of the present bilingual education programs. Schools began teaching academics in languages other than
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York on July 20, 1970. She is the daughter of a computer specialist Kindergarten teacher. Lopez always knew se wanted to be a performer. She started her showbiz career by appearing in the chorus of dancer, singer and choreographer Hinton Battle’s Synchrocinicity musical in Japan. Jennifer Lopez got her shot at acting in Connie Kaiserman’s My Little Girl where she perform a little part as Myra. She was selected as one of choreographer Rosie
Culture of Poverty
Culture of Poverty
Culture of Poverty [Category]: Social Issues [Paper Title]: Culture of Poverty [Text]: “Culture of Poverty” The “culture of poverty” was introduced or was popularized by Oscar Lewis while studying poor families in Mexico and Puerto Rican families San Juan and New York. The theory maintains that culturally based attitudes or predisposition such as “present-mindedness” and “obsessive-consumption” are the major barriers to economic mobility for many of the poor. Lewis’ theory likewise implies that
The System
The System
The System Today, a serious problem exists all over the world. Racial oppression takes place in the poorest and the richest countries, including America. Racial oppression is characterized by the majority, or the ruling race, imposing its beliefs, values, and laws on the minority, or the ruled race. In most areas, the ruling race is upper class whites that run the system, and have a disproportionate amount of power. In other areas, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that is
U.S. foreign policy from 1890-1914
U.S. foreign policy from 1890-1914
U.S. foreign policy from 1890-1914 McKinley\'s presidency starting in 1896 restored American prosperity through the use of higher tariffs and the return to a gold standard. Foreign nations became dependent on the United States\' prosperity because economic problems, such as crop failures, were affecting their stability. This along with many other factors developed America\'s strong sense of nationalism. The concept of social Darwinism was applied not only to domestic concerns, but to foreign con
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story
Contrast of Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Three Hundred Fifty Years of Blind Love: A Contraposition of Shakespeare and Robbins’ Romeo and Juliet Andy Warhol once said, "They say that time changes things, but actually you have to change them yourself." Two hundred fifty years passed between the original Romeo and Juliet and the premiere of West Side Story on Broadway in 1957. However, time did not change the message of the story, simply the creators’ unique visions evolved. Shakespeare’s d
NorwayVs.PuetoRico
NorwayVs.PuetoRico
NorwayVs.PuetoRico Norway Vs. Puerto Rico By: David Torres 2/14/00 Norway and Puerto Rico are two completely different countries, in so far as terrain, climate and native culture. Local phenomenon such as natural environment and climatic atmosphere has produced two very distinctive cultures. This is reflected in everything from regional cuisine and clothing styles to social events and the dictates of cultural norms. Moreover, the location of each country plays a very important role in its’ natio
Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer,
Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer,
Edward Kennedy Ellington, American jazz composer, orchestrator, bandleader, and pianist, is considered to be the greatest composer in the history of jazz music and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. He composed over 2000 works and performed numerous concerts during his musical career. A compilation of some of his most popular music is collected on a CD called The Popular Duke Ellington. Ellington personally created most of the music played by his orchestra. He often wrote pieces
Backstreet boys
Backstreet boys
backstreet boys Backstreet Boys In a world full of imitations, the Backstreet Boys are definitely not just another fabricated, bubblegum-pop boy-band, but are a multi-talented group of real musicians. With each Backstreet Boy having his own unique experiences in such areas as: acting, singing, modeling, and playing instruments, it is obvious that it would add flavor to their phenomenal voices, and lead them to fame and fortune. "Honestly, looking at them for the first time with their country, do
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is an island. It’s rectangular in shape. It’s coasts measure approximately 580 kilometers. It is the smallest and most eastern island of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico has many Mountains; they cover 60% of the island. The territory also consists of a large amount of rain forests, deserts, beaches, caves, oceans and rivers. A few of the largest mountains in Puerto Rico are, the Cerro La Punta (4,389) Rosas (4,156), and Guilarte (3,952). Many of the rainforest that cover
WHO AM I
WHO AM I
WHO AM I WHO AM I The effect of colonialism on a colonized people can often result in a situation better known to us today as an �identity crisis.� Studying the history of Puerto Rico under Spanish rule helps us to identify the problems found within modern notions of Puerto Rican identity. Such notions of national identity stem from the belief that Puerto Rico is a "self-defined community of people who share a sense of solidarity based on a belief in a common heritage and who claim political
Whirligig - persuasive essay
Whirligig - persuasive essay
Whirligig - persuasive essay Whirligig Do you think it�s possible to have a positive outcome after accidentally killing someone? It can happen, and this book shows you how. The message that the author sends is important, and the story is laid out in a unique way that makes it interesting to read. After being humiliated at a party, 16-year-old Brent drives away intoxicated and makes the last minute decision to kill himself. Letting go of the wheel on a busy highway, he ends up killing someone e
backstreet boys
backstreet boys
backstreet boys Backstreet Boys In a world full of imitations, the Backstreet Boys are definitely not just another fabricated, bubblegum-pop boy-band, but are a multi-talented group of real musicians. With each Backstreet Boy having his own unique experiences in such areas as: acting, singing, modeling, and playing instruments, it is obvious that it would add flavor to their phenomenal voices, and lead them to fame and fortune. �Honestly, looking at them for the first time with their country,
Do the right thing
Do the right thing
Do the right thing March 22,2002 The weather is sizzling hot and tensions are slowly coming to a boil in this Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn neighborhood. Slowly but surely we see the heat melt away the barriers that were keeping anger from rising to the surface. The Blacks and the Hispanics own the streets the Koreans own the corner store and of course the Italians own the pizzeria, the Cops who happen to be all Caucasian, prowl the streets inside out, looking for anyone to harass. Toes are then s
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story
Romeo &Juliet Vs. West Side Story Romeo & Juliet vs. West Side Story What would Romeo and Juliet be like if Juliet hadn't died? What if Paris killed Romeo, instead of vice versa? What if instead of occurring several centuries ago, it took place on the streets of New York City during the 1950s, with a bunch of fresh-faced youths posing as street toughs and dancing and singing their hearts out? Well, just take a look at West Side Story, and you will have your answers. It is impossible for anyone f
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York on July 24, 1970. She was born in the United States to Puerto Rican Parents, Jennifer considers herself to be a Puerto Rican and she is very proud of her Hispanic heritage and culture. Her father is David Lopez, a computer specialist, and her mother Guadalupe Lopez, a Kindergarten teacher. Her parents recognized Jennifer�s talent and enthusiasm for performing and at the age of five the enrolled her in dance classes. H
TUPAC SHAKUR
TUPAC SHAKUR
TUPAC SHAKUR Victor Almodovar 11 /11 / 01 Eco. 100 Dr. Nzeako Economy of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region. Plantation sugar production dominated Puerto Rico�s economy until the 1940�s. Industry has surpassed agriculture as the primary sector of economic activity and income. Encouraged by duty free access to the U.S. and by tax incentives, U.S. firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950�s. As a result, Puerto Rico�s expor
Police Brutality
Police Brutality
Police Brutality Racism and police brutality goes hand in hand, and causes a major concern in today's society, in the United States. On March 3, 1991 in California, Rodney King an African American, was pulled over after a high-speed chase, and after stopping was beaten by four white police officers (Worsnop 635). Tracy Brock also an African American was arrested in Manhattan in November of 1986. An officer smashed his head through a plate glass window, when Brock refused to go into the officer’s
Development psychology
Development psychology
development psychology Development psychology is concerned with the different stages that an individual must go through throughout their lifetime. During these life stages, individuals are forced to face issues, make decisions, and psychosocially develop. Thomas and Laura are two individuals in different life stages that are facing important issues. There are forced to use their fluid intelligence, go through transitions, and cope with gender schema. As these individuals progression through thes
Racial Discrimination Against Nonwhites
Racial Discrimination Against Nonwhites
Racial Discrimination Against Nonwhites During the time of War World II, many group of nonwhite race faced unfairness in the United States. Among all the minorities that were being discriminated against, the two most well known races were the African American and the Japanese American. They were treated unfairly due to their color and culture. Even though they are two totally distinct groups with different customs and backgrounds, they felt similar the way they were being treated. Both group wer
The effects of scientific racism on black women
The effects of scientific racism on black women
The effects of scientific racism on black women Scientific racism has been used to oppress, enslave and to justify torture. In my essay I will explore how scientific racism has been used to detriment the health of women of colour. Throughout history women of colour have been experimented upon, sexualized and reproductively abused with scientific racism as justification or the underlying premise for the thought behind this abuse. I will explore this idea using examples throughout various periods
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship \'A Balanced Economic State\' Two main economic systems have been developed since the Industrial Revolution, these are Capitalism and Socialism. Both systems have advantages and disadvantages, this essay will explain these, and also give my proposals for a mixed system for the whole society of the United Kingdom. Capitalism Capitalism generally started as an economic system in the United Kingdom at the time of the Industrial Revolution. The basic explanation of Capitalism would
GANGS
GANGS
GANGS OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a "number of people who went around together-a group." Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men Twelve Angry Men, is a play written by Reginald Rose. The play is about the process of individuals and a court case, which is determining the fate of a teenager. It presents the themes of justice, independence and ignorance. Rose emphasises these three themes through the characters and the dialogue. Justice is the principle of moral rightness or equity. This is shown through juror number eight who isn\'t sure whether or not the boy is actually innocent or guilty, but he persists to
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street
House On Mango Street The House on Mango Street The House on Mango Street is a very interesting book about a young Latino girl and her daily life. It is a look through a child’s eyes of the world around her. The story is written in short chapters, explaining different aspects of life from a child’s point of view. The story confronts poverty, physical abuse, discrimination and other issues that we’d never want our children to deal with. The House on Mango Street is truly a worthwhile book for chi
Culture In International Marketing And Buyer Hehav
Culture In International Marketing And Buyer Hehav
Culture In International Marketing And Buyer Hehavior Index Introduction Characteristics of culture International Marketing and buyer behavior Examples of Cultural Blunders Made by International Marketers The Culture Sensitivity of Markets The Development of Global Culture Cultural Analysis of Global Markets Cross- cultural analysis Conclusion References Introduction Culture is the learned ways of group living and the groups responses to various stimuli. It is also the total way of life and thi
Culture of Poverty
Culture of Poverty
Culture of Poverty Culture of Poverty: The “culture of poverty” was introduced or was popularized by Oscar Lewis while studying poor families in Mexico and Puerto Rican families San Juan and New York. The theory maintains that culturally based attitudes or predisposition such as “present-mindedness” and “obsessive-consumption” are the major barriers to economic mobility for many of the poor. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Social Issues [Pa
SEINFELD
SEINFELD
SEINFELD SEINFELD: THE UNTOLD STORY Throughout Seinfeld’s eight-season stint on network television the show and its creator’s have stereotyped everything from young Puerto Rican boys to Jewish Priests. The main stereotype of this sit-com is the very florid portrayal of the generational age groups of the characters. The main characters represent the beginning of the Generation X culture. The parents and relatives of Jerry Seinfeld and that of George Costanza present the presence of the members of
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica The Republic of Costa Rica is in the midst of a dramatic transition from a small, Central American nation known for its bananas and good coffee into a gateway for international commerce between Latin America and the rest of the world and a well traveled, if not over traveled, tourist destination--and rightfully so. Costa Rica is a highly attractive country filled with beautiful mountain ranges, undisturbed beaches and friendly natives or Ticos. In addition, Costa Rica offers a highly
east side story
east side story
east side story West Side Story West Side Story is a modern novel version of Shakespeare�s play, Romeo and Juliet. The two main characters are Polish boy named Tony and a Puerta Rican girl named Maria. Maria is Bernardo�s sister, the leader of a street gang named the Sharks. The Sharks are a Puerto Rican gang. Tony is a member of the Jets, the rival white gang of the Sharks wanting to keep Puerto Ricans out. The beginning starts as both gangs gather at a local dance. There, Tony and Maria me
Bilingual Education The Present System Needs to be
Bilingual Education The Present System Needs to be
Bilingual Education The Present System Needs to be Changed Bilingual Education: The Present System Needs to be Changed Bilingual education programs have been implemented for decades. Non-English speaking students in bilingual education programs, however, have shown no academic or social improvement compared to similar students in English-only schools. The disadvantages of bilingual education programs outnumber the advantages. In addition, recent statistics suggest the need for reconstruction of
Love, what is it good for?
Love, what is it good for?
Love, what is it good for? Love in today’s world has been strongly effected by the social and artistic factors of the past. The question of how has the social environment, in which love is taking place, effected the people that are in love. In stories like Romeo and Juliet, the social environment is the major aspect of the main character love life. Because of their feuding families, their love almost did not exisist, but at the same time, if their families where not in this situation, their love