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Resolved: That colleges and universities have a mo
Joe Resolved: That colleges and universities have a moral obligation to prohibit the public expression of hate speech on their campuses. Alexander, Larry. BANNING HATE SPEECH AND THE STICKS AND STONES DEFENSE. Constitutional Commentary. Spring, 1996 In addressing this issue, I, like most of the scholars, shall take "hate speech" to mean epithets conventionally understood to be insulting references to characteristics such as race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, and sexual preference. F...

The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept. Discuss.
The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept. Discuss. So deeply ingrained is the tendency to funnel society into the mold prepared for it by the nation-state that we cannot conceive of societies except as thoroughly congruent with the state, as if the teleology of all social entities were the state. (Said 1994: 350) This truism constitutes a succinct expression of the pre-eminence of the nation-state in global societal organisations. The world is largely divided up into these unitary, enclosed ident...

Urbanization As A Social Problem
Urbanization As A Social Problem Urbanization as a Social Problem How is urbanization negatively effecting our society? The answer to this question is not a simple one. This essay will not only break down the problems of urbanization in the United States, but it will also tell you some of the attempts made to fix the problem and give some solutions as to how it could possibly be solved in the future. Also when answering this question one must understand that urbanization, can not be stopped, but...

Charlie Chaplin stars in the movie City Lights, a
Charlie Chaplin stars in the movie City Lights, a silent, black and white film, made in the 1930\'s. Chaplin, who portrays the character of a tramp, is the comic hero throughout the movie. It is odd that the film casts a tramp as the comic hero. Usually, no one laughs at a poor tramp; people tend to have pity and sympathy for a tramp or not even associate with one. Many of Chaplin\'s actions are common everyday routines for him, but his actions and gestures provide humor and comic relief in the ...

Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. Historically, it began when Queen Victoria was anointed to the thrown in 1837 and brought a new prosperity to England. She held the throne for 63 years which is the longest monarch t...

A Rose for Emily: Fallen from Grace
A Rose for Emily: Fallen from Grace A Rose for Emily: Fallen from Grace A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner\'s "A Rose for Emily." Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story "A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson\'s physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her reluctan...

Wutherin Heights
Wutherin Heights Through the duration of Heathcliffs life, he encounters many tumultuous events that affects him as a person and transforms his rage deeper into his soul, for which he is unable to escape his nature. From the beginning of the novel and most likely from the beginning of Heathcliffs life, he has suffered pain and rejection. When Mr. Earnshaw brings him to Wuthering Heights, he is viewed as a thing rather than a child. Mrs. Earnshaw was ready to fling it out the doors, while Nelly...

HRM - Ever Evoloving
HRM - Ever Evoloving Outline Thesis Statement: Advances in technology along with shifts in the nations social structure heavily impact the workplace environment, creating a need for new management models in Human Resources. I. The Changing Workplace A. An Historical Perspective of Jobs in America B. Jobs in the 21st Century II. Identifying Corporate Needs A. The Emergence of Human Resource Management as a Component of General Management. B. Corporate Expectations III. Developing Human Resource ...

The Prinicple Of Utility
The Prinicple Of Utility The Principle of Utility A. Jeremy Bentham (1748 1832) There are two main people that talked about the principles of utility and they were Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. First off Ill talk to you about Mr. Bentham. It is helpful to see Benthams moral philosophy in the context of his political philosophy, his attempt to find a rational approach to law and legislative action. He argued against natural law theory and thought that the classical theories of Plato ...

Russia' Economic Transition
Russia\' Economic Transition Russia\' Economic Transition In August of 1991, the collapse of the communist system in the USSR and it\'s neighboring republics occurred. Out of the smoke emerged fifteen new republics and a union known as the Commonwealth of Independent States. These new regimes faced formidable obstacles. The collapse brought massive inflation which in turn forced the economy into a spiraling decline and a state of almost worthless value. Many people were quick to point the finger...

The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider "Immigrant" authors. Even...

Soldiers Of Destruction By Charles W. Sydnor, Jr
:Soldiers Of Destruction By Charles W. Sydnor, Jr: EickeS Cultivation Of Elitism EICKES CULTIVATION OF ELITISM A sign declaring Barnard College ranks Number 1 in the Journal of Economic Educations, Fall 1997 Rankings of 40 ELITE Liberal Arts Colleges Economics Departments adorns the door of my dorm room. Although society emphasizes the attainment of elitism or status, it may not be aware that the doctrine of elitism and those who are labeled elite have been ingrained in society since ch...

Power In Society
Power In Society power in society A world of system designed to keep people in unjust and unequal positions is held in place by several interrelated expression of power over: political power, economic power, physical force, and ideological power (Bishop, 1994: 36). So, we can say power is defined as a possession of control, authority or influence over others. In terms of power of dominant groups over subordinate groups, we define power as domination of one group of people over another in major i...

Organization Study
Organization Study Case Analysis #3 BA 510 Managing People and Organizations Dr. Gerald Zeitz Chapter Thirteen, Concluding Case 2 Zhen Zhang 1.What type or types of power does Anita Rod*censored* appear to rely upon? Based on my observation, Mrs. Anita Rod*censored* heavily relies on Expert, Referent, and Information power. According to the textbook, Expert power is based on the possession of expertise that is invaluable to the company and its employees. From the case discussion, we could see th...

Pronounced Dead
Pronounced Dead No pain, no gain is a saying that is persistent in the American Society. It is thought that if you work hard, no matter what circumstances, you can become rich and powerful. You can overcome deep poverty to become the richest man alive. This superhuman absurdity is what is referred to as the American Dream. Day after day, Americans struggle to achieve fame and prosperity, only to find failure and heartbreak. The American Dream in todays society is dead and is proven several ti...

The Fall Of The Roman Empire
The Fall Of The Roman Empire For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. The causes for the breakdown of the early Roman Republic cannot be attributed to a single event, trend or individual, rather it was due to a combination of all three in varying degrees. The principal and fundamental cause was the breakdown of the political checks and balances, particularly the Cursus Ho...

Hispanic Americans
Hispanic Americans Hispanics are a group of Americans who share common cultural origins and language. However, Hispanic Americans come from diverse nations and backgrounds with their own history, religion, economy and political experience. Today, nearly 30 million Americans are identified as Hispanics in the fifty states. The largest group are the Mexican Americans, who account for 64% of the Hispanic Americans. Then come the Central and South America and the Caribbean with 13%, Puerto Ricans wi...

Changing Divorce Laws
Changing Divorce Laws In 1995, Statistics Canada data shows that 30% of marriages split (McGovern). Since the 1960s, marriage and divorce have been undergoing profound changes which have altered the meaning of marriage, the chances of its ending in divorce and the circumstances attached to marriage. These changes have made it easier for couples to obtain a divorce due to the changing laws and changing morals of society. The changes include three new grounds needed to prove marital breakdown, su...

Human Resource Management : How Groups Behave Diff
Human Resource Management : How Groups Behave Differently From Individuals ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR AND ANALYSIS COURSE ASSIGNMENT QUESTION 2 IN WHAT WAYS DO GROUPS BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY FROM INDIVIDUALS? This essay will attempt to answer the above question by not only studying the conduct of individuals and groups in a work context, but also by looking at the causes of behaviour. Organisational behaviour theories, experiments and case studies will be used to investigate the behaviour of first the ...

Language and culture1
language and culture1 language and culture ----the differences and sameness reflecting in colors to discuss the culture difference and sameness which reflecting in colors between Chinese and English. 1. a brief introduction of the usage of color words The discussion on the culture difference and sameness reflecting in colors ,and detail on the common colors as example. 1) To both Chinese and westerners ,some color may have meanings in common ,the common meaning of these words can be easily under...

Extraterrestrials
Extraterrestrials Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life? Most astronomers don\'t believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of skpetics that believe that aliens don\'t exist...

Video Games and Aggression
Video Games and Aggression As technology continues to forge ahead concerns about its effects on the populace are raised. Whether it be microwave ovens causing cancer or cell phones causing accidents, people are always interested in researching, and often condemning, these new products. Such is this case with videogames. Ever since Pong swept the nation, scholars have been researching videogames effects on children. The most popular aspect of videogame research is whether or not games increase ...

Christianity in Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment
Christianity in Dostoyevsky\'s Crime and Punishment: An Overview Christianity in Dostoyevsky\'s Crime and Punishment: An Overview Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote, If someone succeded in proving to me that Christ was outside the truth, and if, indeed, the truth was outside Christ, then I would sooner remain with Christ than with the truth (Frank 68). It was by no means easy for Dostoyevsky to reach this conclusion. In Dostoyevsky\'s life, one sees that of an intellectual Prodigal Son, returning to th...

Although Zephaniah Kingsley did not view the slave
Although Zephaniah Kingsley did not view the slaves as harshly as the other white slave owners of that time his views were essentially opposite than those of David Walker. David Walker was the son of a slave father and a free black mother. This parentage, according to the laws of slavery, made him free. He received an education and resided in several states throughout his lifetime. As a result of his observations and experiences with slavery, he wrote his Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the W...

As twenty-first century draws near, there appears
As twenty-first century draws near, there appears to be in the world an era of unprecedented peace. Contrary to the predictions that the end of the Cold War will bring about the fragmentation of international order and the emergence of multipolar rivalry among atomistic national units, today the worlds major powers enjoy co-operative relations and world economy is progressively liberalising and integrating. The peace and prosperity of the current era, however are sustained by the constant opera...

Challenger Disaster
Challenger Disaster The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster was a preventable disaster that NASA tried to cover up by calling it a mysterious accident. However, two men had the courage to bring the real true story to the eyes of the public and it is to Richard Cook and Roger Boisjoly to whom we are thankful. Many lessons can be learned from this disaster to help prevent further disasters and to improve on organizations ethics. One of the many key topics behind the Challenger disaster is the organi...

HERE BEGINS THE BOOK OF THE TALES OF THE SUPER BOW
HERE BEGINS THE BOOK OF THE TALES OF THE SUPER BOWL October 16, 1994 10-K Creative Writing GENERAL PROLOGUE HERE BEGINS THE BOOK OF THE TALES OF THE SUPER BOWL: When the frigid air of January has blanketed every treetop and house alike with its gentle frost; when birds, squirrels, and the like are nowhere to be found close to home- then folks long to go on trips to temperate sites; and especially from every corner of the States they travel to Pasadena every few years, to watch The Super Bowl the...

Discrimination
Discrimination The struggle for social and economic equality of Black people in America has been long and slow. It is sometimes amazing that any progress has been made in the racial equality arena at all; every tentative step forward seems to be diluted by losses elsewhere. For every "Stacey Koons" that is convicted, there seems to be a Texaco executive waiting to send Blacks back to the past. Throughout the struggle for equal rights, there have been courageous Black leaders at the forefront of ...

Adventures of pop and rock fashion
adventures of pop and rock fashion THE 50S In the early 1950s, at exactly the time that the teenage Elvis Presley was making the first forays into clothes and music in Memphis, disaffected post war youths of Great Britain were granted the less colourful set of options. The homegrown pop music scene was still dominated by the big bands and dance halls, which had sprung up after the war. More excitement was generated by the far more stylish imported American acts such as Johnny Ray, Frank Sinatra ...

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner - AnAnalysis
Ridley Scott\'s Blade Runner - AnAnalysis Introduction In the science of studying media and communication, there are many different ways of approaching the subject in which you are going to analyse. That is to analyse advertisements, texts, TV-series, films etc. and other media. My task for this assignment is to give an analysis of a film of my choice. A film is a quite complex medium to analyse; thus it is important to have analysis "tools" or some criteria to follow. In my analysis I am asked ...

The Prinicple Of Utility
The Prinicple Of Utility The Principle of Utility A. Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832) There are two main people that talked about the principles of utility and they were Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. First off I\'ll talk to you about Mr. Bentham. It is helpful to see Bentham\'s moral philosophy in the context of his political philosophy, his attempt to find a rational approach to law and legislative action. He argued against "natural law" theory and thought that the classical theories of Plat...

Desision support systems
Desision support systems Abstract Computers have been used to support human decision-making for several decades, and increasingly, formal argumentation models are being used in their design. However, their use raises a number of conceptual and social-ethical questions that have yet to be fully addressed. We explore some questions raised by two current proposals for computer-mediated argumentation and decision-making, in particular the assessment of substantive quality, inclusiveness, and noncoer...

Deviance
Deviance Being labeled and institutionalized as a social deviant proves to be stigmatizing in life. In Dina Temple-Rastons A Death in Texas, she chronicles the murder of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas during the summer of 1998. The author suggests in Chapters 1-4 that suspected murder Billy King is more than a case study of abnormal psychology and that his actions may be explained as a career criminal who has been marginalized by society. While most authors fixate on the psychology within kille...

Badhjdhj
badhjdhj d its overwhelming appeal in the 20th Century Alia Lamaadar Mrs. Schuett 12 English March 5, 1999 Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed. (Temple, Sir William). Bram Stoker\'s Dracula is a literary classic, which has stood the test of time. Dracula, written in 1897, makes reference to mythical creatures, which in the 20th century have substantial scientific merit. In the increasingly publicized culture of modern s...

Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden Lizzie Andrew Borden (July 19, 1860-June 1, 1927) It is best described by the closing arguments for Lizzie Borden\'s defense, made by her attorney, George D. Robinson: The Lizzie Borden case has mystified and fascinated those interested in crime forover on hundred years. Very few cases in American history have attracted as much attention as the hatchet murders of Andrew J. Borden and his wife, Abby Borden. The bloodiness of the acts in an otherwise respectable late nineteenth centu...

Race Relations
Race Relations 1 Race Relations and Modern Church-State Relations Thomas C. Berg* This article concerns religion and race - two controversial subjects that have figured prominently in America\'s constitutional and political debates since World War II. In particular, I wish to trace some connections in the last 50 years between developments in church-state relations and developments in race relations. Recently scholars of the First Amendment\'s Religion Clauses have shown interest in how the Supr...

Human resorces
human resorces Outline Thesis Statement: Advances in technology along with shifts in the nations social structure heavily impact the workplace environment, creating a need for new management models in Human Resources. I. The Changing Workplace A. An Historical Perspective of Jobs in America B. Jobs in the 21st Century II. Identifying Corporate Needs A. The Emergence of Human Resource Management as a Component of General Management. B. Corporate Expectations III. Developing Human Resource Policy...

Rape Victims Rights
Rape Victims Rights STo Report or Not to Report, That is the Question: a Case Study on Rape Victims Introduction Concerning philosophies of morality, rape is no doubt abhorred. However, what is debatable is whether or not it is one\'s duty to ensure that a rape is reported. In a particular case, one hotline operator finds herself in a dilemma that challenges her duties as a licensed social worker, with the obligation of ensuring that victims report their rape. As a part of the twenty-four-hour h...

Inca Empire
Inca Empire We know from history many various civilizations. Civilizations like Sumerian (4000 BC), Egyptian (3000 BC), Minoan (2000 BC), and Babylonian (1700 BC). Later, the Greek civilization, throughout the Macedonian empire, ranged as far east as northern India and as far south and west as Egypt. Then Romans were the rulers of the whole area from Constantinopole, to Palestine and North Africa to Britain. After centuries, the Vikings, people from what is now Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, estab...

Sources of islamic terrorism
sources of islamic terrorism Since I have only a textbook knowledge of Islam, I have to rely on other scholars and researchers for any insight into whatever connection there may be between Islam and Islamic terrorism. While terrorism - even in the form of suicide attacks - is not an Islamic phenomenon by definition, it cannot be ignored that the lion\'s share of terrorist acts and the most devastating of them in recent years have been perpetrated in the name of Islam. This fact has sparked a fun...

Colonial Women
Colonial Women Colonial Women Women did not have an easy life during the American Colonial period. Before a woman reached 25 years of age, she was expected to be married with at least one child. Most, if not all, domestic tasks were performed by women, and most domestic goods and food were prepared and created by women. Women performed these tasks without having any legal acknowledgment. Although women had to endure many hardships, their legal and personal lives were becoming less restricted, al...

History of Nazi Germany
History of Nazi Germany National Socialism between 1920 and 1945 can best be described as an era of constant change. Hitler\'s enrollment in the German Worker\'s Party provided him the foundation needed to propel his idealistic views of anti-Semitism and Aryan superiority. Soon after Hitler\'s enrollment the party\'s name was changed to the National Socialist German Worker\'s Party and in the summer of 1921 his talents as an orator and propagandist enabled him to take over the leadership of the ...

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Poor and backward or Wealthy and developing: Which of these descriptors most accurately portrays Poor and backward or Wealthy and developing: Which of these descriptors most accurately portrays Britain in 1750? Britain in 1750 could be described as either, poor and backward or wealthy and developing as there are any number of points to support each side of the argument. To set the scene of Britain in 1750, the population was approximately 6 million. The South East and London were t...

Renaissance Education
Renaissance Education The Renaissance was a time of change. It began in Italy during the 14th century, and spread throughout the North. People all over Europe were affected, for the better and for the worse. Some people finally had a chance to control their own fate. Others, like upper class women, lost their social status. The values and purposes of Renaissance education were to improve the society, increase the economy, and restore the religious beliefs. The social lives of people were greatly...

Feminism Women Equal
Feminism Women Equal annon Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of women\'s roles continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will argue that subtle a...

To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a
To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China\'s traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist attitude toward China\'s traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Communist revolution, and the foreign...

Poverty
Poverty To understand our current sins of earth-savaging, overconsuming, and overpopulating, we have to look at facts that are, like the sun, too painful for our direct gaze. Instinctively we look away. Poverty The poverty of the poor is their ruin, says the Book of Proverbs. And the ruin is not just material. Poverty rapes and kills the spirit of the poor. We underestimate its complexity and cruelty. There are four dimensions of poverty: (1) Material limit. Poverty does mean a lack of material ...

Adolescent eating behaviors
adolescent eating behaviors Adolescence is a stage in life that has many biological, cognitive and sociocultural changes. This stage in life is when individuals are most vulnerable and health behaviors play an important role in their future. An adolescent this day in age is bombarded with many behaviors that can affect their future such as; smoking, drug use, and sex. These behaviors can carry immediate and severe consequences but there are other health behaviors such as eating choices and physi...

The Deterioration Of Salem During The Witch Trials
The Deterioration Of Salem During The Witch Trials The deterioration of Salem\'s social structure precipitated the murders of many innocent people. Arthur Miller\'s depiction of the Salem witch trials, The Crucible, deals with a community that starts out looking like it is tightly knit and church loving. It turns out that once Tituba starts pointing her finger at the witches, the community starts pointing their fingers at each other. Hysteria and hidden agendas break down the social structure an...

MINORITIES
MINORITIES A minority group is made up of people who share a common set of cultural or physical characteristics that marks them as different from the powerful dominant group and for which they often suffer social disadvantages, because of their lack of power. As in the case of race and ethnicity, minority group membership is given by society. The most common minority groups are African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Women. African Americans Low status jobs In 1997 African Americans were cons...