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Nazis compared to story
Nazis compared to story What if a there was one feature on or in a human being that separated them into two groups, with each filled with hate for the other? With the Asian ethnicity and white race being the two most dominate ethnic/racial groups in the world, imagine these two groups having nothing but pure hatred for the other, and a world completely divided . This scenario is the basis for James Alan Gardners short story, Three Hearings Existence of Snakes in the Human Bloodstream. In this s...

Chicanoism Today
Chicanoism Today Chicanoism Today For a more symbolic meaning of the word Chicano/a, to many of us it is the mixture of both American and Mexican culture. It had become a political term for those who wanted to find a more specific word to identify themselves with than Hispanic, a word to classify all who spoke Spanish in America from Latin America. In the 60s the word Chicano/a grew strong with many political Mexican-Americans and used it as a source of pride. Today, the older generation of C...

Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action AFFIRMATIVE ACTION I. We didnt land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters Plymouth Rock landed on us! Malcolm Xs observation is brought out by the facts of American History. Snatched from their native land, transported thousands of miles in a nightmare of disease and death and sold into slavery, blacks were reduced to the legal status of farm animals. Even after emancipation, blacks were segregated from whites in some states by law, and by social practice almos...

Honor Killings
Honor Killings Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups and the press. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of girls and women around the world continue to endure debilitating and often fatal human rights abuses. These are only a few instances of abuse which occur every single day all around the world. Human rights violations against women must be documented, pu...

Language and Culture in an Immigrant Society Explo
Language and Culture in an Immigrant Society Exploratory Essays Research Papers Language and Culture in an Immigrant Society The professor of my linguistics anthropology course this year, stepped up to the podium on the first day of class, and surprised us all with his feelings regarding language. He began by telling us that he specializes in human misery, perhaps insinuating language is a source of misery. Dr. Song is a Korean immigrant and the sounds of his own language repulses him. Growing u...

The Failures Of Affirmative Action
The Failures Of Affirmative Action The Failures of Affirmative Action Audience: US Congress Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the companies performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack th...

Racism is not gone. We would all like for it to be
Racism is not gone. We would all like for it to be. But it is here. Hiding in plain sight. Masked by political terms and ideas. But it is racism. Movements demanding certain diversity ratios are not only giving racism a strong foothold in American business but also they are counterproductive. The intention to secure positions for minorities in businesses is not a bad one if there are no ulterior motives. Instead of hiring some one because of their race it should be the most qualified person. Bus...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of t
FDR Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States became President in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression. President Roosevelt\'s reign from 1882-1945 showed that he was a fascinating idealist, whose confidence helped carry on the American people during the strains of economic crisis and world war even though he had an attack of poliomyelitis, which paralyzed his legs in 1921. President Roosevelt was labeled as one of America\'s most touchy leaders. The complexit...

Racism3
Racism3 As a child, Ray Charles attended a blind school. The teachers divided the class between the blacks and the whites, even though they could not see each other. This was done to teach the students that even though there was no difference between them, other people would relate to them based on the color of their skin. The society that existed back in Charles\' still exists today in many different aspects, ranging from racism against religions, color, and gender. Racism is a problem that pla...

Fukuyama
Fukuyama The first article entitle The Summoning by Fouad Ajami begins with a quote from Marlowe that emphasizes that all civilization has been affected by western ideas and thought. Immediately he attacks Huntingtons essay The Clash of Civilizations? Not only does he demolish the ideas set forth by Huntington, Ajami sets forth his own ideas on the current instability among nations. Ajami does not believe that civilizations will clash over race and does not acknowledge the de-westernizatio...

Nursing Assessment Of Blood Donation Practices
Nursing Assessment Of Blood Donation Practices Running head: COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT A Community Assessment of Erie County Volunteer Firefighters and Blood Donation Department of Nursing Table of Contents I. Background Information on Affiliating Agency. II. Definition of Community .. III. Approaches Used to Assess Community .. IV. Description of Survey .. V. Assessment of Community . A. People 1. Age and Gend...

Speech Codes on College Campuses
Speech Codes on College Campuses "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for the redress of grievances." This is the First amendment, possibly the most powerful words in American history because it guarantees American citizens their natural rights, under the supreme law of the land. Our First amen...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of t
FDR Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States became President in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression. President Roosevelts reign from 1882-1945 showed that he was a fascinating idealist, whose confidence helped carry on the American people during the strains of economic crisis and world war even though he had an attack of poliomyelitis, which paralyzed his legs in 1921. President Roosevelt was labeled as one of America\'s most touchy leaders. The complexiti...

The Failures Of Affirmative Action
The Failures Of Affirmative Action Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company\'s performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was ch...

Brownsville
brownsville The Ocean Hill Brownsville school controversy was a case study of race relations during the 1960\'s. This predominantly black area wished to have jurisdiction over their schools\' operations and curricula. In 1967, the superintendent of schools granted Ocean Hill Brownsville "community control" of their district. The Board of Education\'s action was part of a new decentralization policy that wanted to disperse New York City\'s political powers locally. Once in place, the Unit Adminis...

Individualism and Democracy
Individualism and Democracy There is growing consensus in the United States of the potential collapse of democracy, and many scholars question whether America will be able to address the challenges necessary to avert it. At the heart of the issue is the disintegration of civil society. In a remarkable book on the subject Democracy on Trial Jean Elshtain (1995: 5) notes, As a civic question and it is by no means a civic matter alone the locus of despair speaks to the loss of civil societ...

A Journey Though the Golden Gates of Promise
A Journey Though the "Golden Gates" of Promise Great controversy exists over the true promises of the "Golden Gates" in the United States. Discrimination occurs with different ethnic groups, but for those immigrants permitted into the country, the opportunities are excellent. The laws and practices established to control immigration into the United States limit the amount of poverty that can be present in the country. Without these important practices and laws created by the United States Congre...

Latin American Chage
Latin American Chage Over the course of the past half-millennium, the 33 countries that now comprise Latin America and the Caribbean have gone through drastic change. Since the discovery of the New World in 1492, each country has gone through some level of colonization by a European power and transition to its current state. During this period the regions have seen political, social, religious and economic transformations of various degrees. Nevertheless, many scholars argue that regardless of t...

The Constitutionality of Hate Speech
The Constitutionality of Hate Speech In order to reduce the astonishing number of hate crimes in the United States, the Federal Government should restrict hate speech, and the expressions of hateful ideas, in all its forms, in all places, both public and private. However, it is imperative that hate speech be defined first. Contrary to some opinions, it is possible to accurately define hate speech, because hate speech does not actually have many elusive forms. Hate speech includes fighting words ...

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Make this field active and press CTRL-V Book Review Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and S...

Families on the Fault Line
Families on the Fault Line Lillian Rubin\'s book, Families on the Fault Line, goes directly to the experience of everyday people and shows how the connection between economic decline and racial tension is continuously reinvented in America. She interviewed 162 families in all, mostly white, but including a substantial number of blacks, Latinos, and Asians, many from families she had kept in touch with since first interviewing them for her book Worlds of Pain, written about twenty years before. R...

The failures of affirmative action
The failures of affirmative action Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the companys performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. Who was cho...

American Women During Wwii
American Women During Wwii American Women During World War II. America\'s entry into World War II posed opportunities for American women domestically, yet paradoxically heightened fears in the polity about the exact role that women should adopt during wartime. A central issue that dominated women\'s lives during this period was how to combine the private sphere of the home, with the new demands of the war economy in the public sphere. Women made significant gains in the military, the war economy...

Why is the world so diverse wh
Why is the world so diverse wh Why Is The World So Diverse When It Comes To Languages? It is known, even to a person to whom the entire study of language isn\'t familiar, that the language is the greatest factor on which most of the human activities depend. Without any form of language, any cooperation and communication would be almost, if not totally impossible (World Book Encyclopedia 62). This significance of language is what draws scientists to study origin, differences and connections betwe...

ku klux klan
ku klux klan The Ku Klux Klan, better known as the KKK, was started in Tennessee in 1866. The people who believed in "White Pride" came together against the advancement of African Americans, Jews, and other minorities. The KKK members were very violent and used harsh actions to get their point across, but their actions were supported by their strong belief in their religion and the culture in which they were brought up in. The Klan did as it believed, they did what they thought was right and for...

Cold war1
cold war1 My first inclination would be to answer the first question with a clear "YES". But come to think of it, the causes of war really have not changed at all, or at least very little. Rather than changes, there has been a shift in the causes. The cause of war which has dominated the last 50 years was the cause of ideology. However, due to the recent end of the Cold War, this cause of war, has significantly declined and is almost trivial. The causes of war have shifted from mainly ideologica...

Affirmative Action1
Affirmative Action1 I. We didnt land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters Plymouth Rock landed on us! Malcolm Xs observation is brought out by the facts of American History. Snatched from their native land, transported thousands of miles in a nightmare of disease and death and sold into slavery, blacks were reduced to the legal status of farm animals. Even after emancipation, blacks were segregated from whites in some states by law, and by social practice almost everywhere. Amer...

The Failures Of Affirmative Ac
The Failures Of Affirmative Ac Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company\'s performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was chosen...

Sexuality
sexuality TOPIC QUESTION: Discuss the key differences between an essentialist and social constructionist explanation of sexuality. Specified word limit margin: Between 1800 2200 words Due date 24th May 2002. Referencing by Harvard Author/Date system. Introduction Explaining human behaviour has fascinated and intrigued theorists of Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology for centuries. Unraveling the mysteries surrounding human behaviour have instigated research and study from a broad ran...

The role of culture in the economic development of
The role of culture in the economic development of countries Introduction: The role of culture in the economic development of countries is often overlooked by economists, yet it can significantly affect a country\'s economic development. Culture generates assets, such as skills, products, expression, and insight that contribute to the social and economic well being of the community. I will show the benefit of culture\'s impact on economic development through tourism, social capital, and corporat...

The Failures Of Affirmative Action
The Failures Of Affirmative Action Once upon a time, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the companys performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. Who was cho...

METROPOLITAN AREAS OF PITTSBURGH AND WASHINGTON, D
METROPOLITAN AREAS OF PITTSBURGH AND WASHINGTON, D METROPOLITAN AREAS OF PITTSBURGH AND WASHINGTON, D.C. Introduction to Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., city and district, capital of the United States of America. The city of Washington has the same boundaries as the District of Columbia (D.C.), a federal territory established in 1790 as the site of the new nation's permanent capital. Named after the first U.S. president, George Washington, the city has served since 1800 as the seat of federal...

My Theory
My Theory A composition of one\'s own political ideology is a complex task to accomplish. It takes meaningful observation of one\'s present society, the ideologies of past philosophers, and a fusing of different beliefs to offer a better one. It would model Marx\'s dialectic of having an old order (thesis) to fuse with the new order (antithesis) to form a combination (synthesis).(Brown) This is my humble synthesis of political theories to my own shaping of society. First, society would be consid...

Cultural Diversity In Local Politics
Cultural Diversity In Local Politics Cultural Diversity in Local Politics Overview This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and diversity. The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7 million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is the dramatic ch...

Community and Race
Word Count: 1256 Community and race are directly related to each other. Since community is a large society composed of a number of people with different backgrounds, people are categorized into several groups according to their ethnicity. Moreover, each of the particular ethnic groups is considered a subculture group. Although the subculture groups follow the same laws and rules of the community, they share a distinctive set of cultural beliefs and behaviors that differ in some significant way f...

The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction.. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration.. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commun...

Book Review: Nemesis
Book Review: Nemesis Book Review: Nemesis Name of Book: Nemesis Author: Isaac Asimov was born in 1920 in Petrovichi, Russia. When he was three years of age, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Asimov turned to full time writing in 1958. This accomplished writer is best known for his novels dealing with science fiction. However, his works extend to other subjects. These include humour, mystery, history, and some volumes involving the Bible and Shakespeare...

Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action "We didnt land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters Plymouth Rock landed on us!" Malcolm Xs observation is brought out by the facts of American History. Snatched from their native land, transported thousands of miles in a nightmare of disease and death and sold into slavery, blacks were reduced to the legal status of farm animals. Even after emancipation, blacks were segregated from whites in some states by law, and by social practice almost everywhere. American...

Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Racism Hate Crimes in America Blacks were introduced to American soil during the 17th and 18th centuries via the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by whips, chains, shackles, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legitimized by our government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was abolished. To this day, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite emancipation, desegregation, and integration; some ...

Chicanoism Today
Chicanoism Today Chicanoism Today For a more symbolic meaning of the word Chicano/a, to many of us it is the mixture of both American and Mexican culture. It had become a political term for those who wanted to find a more specific word to identify themselves with than Hispanic, a word to classify all who spoke Spanish in America from Latin America. In the 60s the word Chicano/a grew strong with many political Mexican-Americans and used it as a source of pride. Today, the older generation of Chi...

Diversification within American Organizations
fdr Diversification within American Organizations The United States has the most diverse and multicultural population ever known to man. The symbolic metaphor "the melting pot," strongly states that the major problem organizations face in American society is a diverse personnel with different economical status, beliefs, and cultural background; because of this, operating an organization in American society is a very complex task. For many years, researchers struggled with the concept of finding ...

Adrienne Rich Comparing And Contrasting Poems
Adrienne Rich Comparing And Contrasting Poems Adrienne Rich Comparing and Contrasting Poems. "From where does your strength come, you southern jew/ split at the root, raised in a castle of air". This is a quote from Adrienne Rich\'s 1982 essay, "Sources". Adrienne Rich is a southern jew who grew up in the forties. As she grew up, her father hid the fact that they were Jewish. Her father acted like he was fully assimilated and didn\'t show ethnicity in any way. He did this to fit into society tha...

Internship
internship America\'s Racial and Ethnic Divides a Jew from England named Israel Zangwill penned a play whose story line has long been forgotten, but whose central theme has not. His production was entitled "The Melting Pot" and its message still holds a tremendous power on the national imagination the promise that all immigrants can be transformed into Americans, a new alloy forged in a crucible of democracy, freedom and civic responsibility. the United States was in the middle of absorbing th...

Definition of race
Definition of race The word race is defined as one of the group of populations constituting humanity. Upon a first glance, the word seems easy enough to understand. However, what are these groups, and how does one categorize them? Who fits where, and why? These questions among others arise when thinking of race. Does race really exist? Genetically, a race may be defined as a group with gene frequencies differing from those of the other groups in the human species, although the genes in questio...

Affirmative action
Affirmative action The affirmative action program is important because it gives job opportunities for many people regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, and national origin. The work force should be well represented by the different ethnic backgrounds of our society. Some people look at affirmative action as reverse discrimination, but this program doesnt guarantee employment based on race, ethnicity, or gender. The affirmative action program gives equal consideration to individuals...

Business
business If one were to take a look at the American business world today, much as if one were to look at it a hundred or more years ago, one fact would be easily noticeable. The majority of positions of power and authority in most American businesses are white males. In fact, white males outnumber all other races n these positions far more than they outnumber the actual populations of these other people in our country. Specifically, black men are sorely represented in executive positions in corp...

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Aguilar 1. Affirmative action should be eliminated (Sadler 70). Affirmative action does not solve discrimination problems; on the contrary, it harms those the program is meant help. The program divides society into two groups based on ethnicity; this completely defies the effort to have a color-blind America (where society does not see ethnicity or a color difference in any person). Disguised as an equal opportunity program affirmative action discriminates against non-mi...

American identity
American identity Americans unite As the explosion of fireworks illuminates the skyline, spectators from various ethnic backgrounds gather in observance of the 4th of July celebration. Men and women alike stand in awe while youngsters indulge themselves into frolicsome activities. The scent of barbecued food lingers in the air. Lincoln Park bustles with activity on this Sunday afternoon. This spectacle portrays the attitude of most Americans, regardless of age, gender or race. Not only does this...

Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Hate Crimes and The Mitchell v. Wisconsin Decision The American Heritage Dictionary defines hate as intense dislike or animosity. However, defining hate as the basis for a crime is not as easy without possibly jeopardizing constitutional rights in the process. Hate crime laws generally add enhanced punishments to existing statues. A hate crime law seeks to treat a crime, if it can be demonstrated that the offense was a hate crime differently from the way it would be treated under ord...

Sport and Ethnology
Sport and Ethnology Introduction Dealing with the issue of sport and ethnology, three major factors come to mind; prejudice, racism, and discrimination. These factors span across gender, ethnic, racial, religious, and cultural groups. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss how these factors have played a part in the evolution of sport in our society. The first issue tackled in this paper will be racism in sports, followed by prejudice and discrimination. Racism "A definition of race might r...