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Interracial Relations and Marriages
Interracial Relations and Marriages
Interracial Relations and Marriages Outline Thesis statement,: The United States has witnessed a considerable social and cultural desegregation of Black and Caucasian Americans. However, despite years of desegregation, racial and cultural differences still exist. I show these differences still exist in the institution of marriage. 1. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. A. Since the 1960's Blacks have been allowed to move into mainly Caucasian neighborhoo
Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America
Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America
Jury Nullification and Its Effects on Black America It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way that the criminal justice system deals with Blacks during the history of the United States. Blacks have not always been afforded a right to trial, not to mention a fair one. Additionally, for years, Blacks were unable to serve on juries, clearly affecting the way both Blacks and whites were tried. Much of this improvement has been achieved through various court decisions, and
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 change in ethnic and racial diversity o
Lipset's American Creed
Lipset's American Creed
Lipset's American Creed Liberty. Egalitarianism. Individualism. Populism. Laissez-faire. These five concepts embody the American creed as described by author Seymour Martin Lipset. Lipset feels that this American creed is representative of an ideology that all Americans share. Lipset's argument is on shaky ground, however, when scrutinized under the microscope of race. Racial relations in this country do much to undermine the validity of Lipset's argument, especially the concepts of egalitar
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h Hot Essays And Papers In Mrs. Burrows� seventh grade English class, I wrote a paper entitled Women vs. Men in the Work Force. I researched for weeks and weeks to get all of the information I could on pay differences, percentages of working women and what jobs they were doing. In 1988, my paper focused on sexual discrimination and the wage difference. For example, in 1998, �women received 63% of the pay men received for the same job.� I remember finding that out and asking my dad why tha
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction It's no secret that financing a college education is getting tougher. College costs have skyrocketed over the past decade or so, and there's no relief in sight. Average tuition at four-year colleges will increase 7 percent this school year, double the rate of inflation. Student aid is not increasing fast enough to plug the growing gap between tuition and family finances. In addition, there is a growing number of older students entering college today. These students have families th
2-09-97
2-09-97
2-09-97 Affirmative Action Present efforts to repeal affirmative action are based on several general misconceptions. One is that our society, having reached a point of true equality, no longer needs programs that help government recruit and hire qualified women, people of color, and persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, there is abundant evidence -- from Census Bureau data and academic studies, to news accounts and everyday experiences -- that we still have a long way to go to achieve equal
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way
It is obvious that significant improvements have been made in the way that the criminal justice system deals with Blacks during the history of the United States. Blacks have not always been afforded a right to trial, not to mention a fair one. Additionally, for years, Blacks were unable to serve on juries, clearly affecting the way both Blacks and whites were tried. Much of this improvement has been achieved through various court decisions, and other improvements have been made through federal
To many Americans today the country is a hostage-but not from oversea
To many Americans today the country is a hostage-but not from oversea
To many Americans today, the country is a hostage-but not from oversea terrorism as one might expect to think. No today, we live in fear from our own children; and these are the same young people who we are entrusting the future of this great country with. According to the Department of Justice report released in November, thirty-eight percent of those arrested for weapons offenses in 1995 were under the age of eighteen (Curriden 66). In the same report, the Bureau of Justice Statistics stated
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
PR Campaign Strategy Paper
PR Campaign Strategy Paper
PR Campaign: Strategy Paper Viva Salsa Brand Company has decided to create a new type of salsa and begin notifying customers of its availability, price, and value. This new salsa has several different intensities to appeal to several audiences. One of the ideas for the products look is to create a salsa jar shaped like a chili pepper with the Hispanic Flag on it to catch the eye of the customers and have it stand out on the shelf. Once we, as the PR team receives word of this new product, we a
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education
Bilingual Education 1 English 101 19 December, 2002 The debate over bilingual education is nothing if not emotional. The two sides seem to be spurred on by political opinions from liberals and conservatives who want to further their own cause. In general terms, that cause, in relation to bilingual education for liberals is that diverse languages and customs enrich the U.S. cultural stew and should be allowed to flourish (Worsnap 6). Conservatives, on the other hand, believe that the mission of U
US Homelessness
US Homelessness
U.S. Homelessness Psychology Homeless Argument Final Draft The homeless population in the United States seems to be growing. In populated areas of the country you can be confronted by homeless people on the street on a daily basis. The largest organization that helps the homeless is known as the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). The NCH states that the media has reported a growing economy and low unemployment which is masking the problem of homelessness in this country. Why are people h
Heritage
Heritage
Heritage I am of mixed heritage. The majority of my fraternal ancestors migrated to America from Puerto Rico and the majority of my maternal ancestors migrated to America from Africa. My maternal ancestors were members of the ancient Mandinka tribe. I have always identified myself as AfroRican in attempt to honor both sides of my heritage. However, as I researched my ancestry by conducting interviews with my maternal great aunt and my paternal grandmother, I found out how small my selfidentifi
Affirmative Action Misconstrued
Affirmative Action Misconstrued
Affirmative Action Misconstrued There is much controversy about Affirmative Action and whether or not there is still a need for these policies to exist in todays United States society. For one to make a decision on where they stand on this issue it is imperative to look over the history, facts, and issues at hand. When looking over this information I would have to conclude that I support affirmative action. According to Marquita Sykes from the National Organization of Women, August, 1995 newsl
Anthropology
Anthropology
Anthropology Anthropology is a social science that revolves around the tool of observation. Yet, for a discipline that appears rather basic it becomes relatively complicated as one examines the subsections of the science. Such is the case when referring to discipline of applied anthropology. Applied anthropologists do not solitarily research, observe and analyze a condition, but more, provide a practical solution to a human problem. It takes conscious effort for one to leave their culture in ord
Research Project Careers and Colleges
Research Project Careers and Colleges
Research Project: Careers and Colleges It is difficult for first time job hunters to have realistic ideas about how to profit from their skills. This is why it is important to investigate what career you may be interested in and what colleges will enable you to excell in that career. The profession that I am interested into going into is an elementary school teacher. Fordham University and New York University are two colleges that offer excellent elementary education programs. Throughout this re
The Case of the Disgruntled Abortion Clinic Worker
The Case of the Disgruntled Abortion Clinic Worker
The Case of the Disgruntled Abortion Clinic Worker Govt. 102 5/4/1999 Case Analysis 2 In Killing Babies there is definitely more than one problem, and actually several of these could be analyzed in terms of administrative failures. There was the California criminal justice system, which failed to recognize and correctly diagnose one of its constituents as a future violent threat to society. There was the Detroit police department, which failed to prevent daily harassment of citizens in the law
First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC
First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC
First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC Pd.4 Assignment for 8/24/04 Early tools changed how people conducted business and communicated with each other. Back in 1945 John von Neumann wrote First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC in which he outlined the architecture of a stored-program computer. The computer was a major change in business, people could store information on the computer and not have file cabinets full of papers. Back then computers werent much help, but they served there purpose. Now a
Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed
Nickel and Dimed In Nickel-and-Dimed Barbara Ehrenreich explains her struggles as she leaved behind her world of luxuries and enters the world of low wage working women. The importance of this topic is the U.S. government inability to handle societys needs and social pressures. The society needs are income-producing jobs that offer the ability to live a financial stable life. The pressure is coming up with a means to provide jobs and service to the lower class people. After reading the entire
How Has The Advent Of Computer Based Techniques Changed The Character
How Has The Advent Of Computer Based Techniques Changed The Character
How Has The Advent Of Computer Based Techniques Changed The Character Of Social Research? Research and general observation gives us the notion that, in current times, technology shapes society. This would be a strong point to make and therefore there needs to be some determination behind this point. To the point, technology does not just involve computers, but by a general outlook on society, technology is usually interpreted by computers. Has technology always shaped society? Is technology some
Equal Pay
Equal Pay
Equal Pay Mike K. Essay on equal pay in the work place. In 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, making it unlawful to discriminate against a worker on the basis of sex. Since that time, the wage gap between men and women in the United States has narrowed by just 15 cents, now being 74 cents, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. Pay equality is most prevalent for the 16 to 24 age group, in which women earn more than 90 percent of what men do; however, the gap becomes 75 pe
Gun Control a term that refers to the management of firearms in an eff
Gun Control a term that refers to the management of firearms in an eff
Gun Control, a term that refers to the management of firearms in an effort to reduce the criminal use of these weapons. (MICROSOFT (R) ENCARTA 1995) In the early 1990s there were more than 200 million privately owned guns in the United States, which makes it plain to see why there are arguments for and against even the smallest amount of gun control. The Second Admendment to the Constitution of the United States, guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every
Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the US and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. However, only in the last 4
Poverty is one of the leading socioeconomic problems of the US compara
Poverty is one of the leading socioeconomic problems of the US compara
Poverty is one of the leading socioeconomic problems of the US, comparable to health care problems and crime. Today, as in the past, our country is working to alleviate the problem of poverty as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our medication starts with observation; policy-makers look at statistics to gauge the definition of poverty (the poverty line), how common it is, and in what type of condition it most commonly occurs. Such statistics are gotten from various sources, through various me
The dominance that IBM enjoyed over the computer industry from the mid
The dominance that IBM enjoyed over the computer industry from the mid
The dominance that IBM enjoyed over the computer industry from the mid-1950's to the mid-1970's was not achieved primarily through superior technology, but through superior marketing and customer service. IBM realized that customer were interested in solutions to problems rather that the technical merits of a machine. With this in mind, IBM took a total-system approach to computers, not just a central processing unit approach. Even early on, IBM realized that it was important to make its produc
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The Mysteries Surrounding Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is a killer. What we know is that it wastes no time. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease will kill a person within one year of contraction. It is yet unknown how Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease chooses its victims, but it does seem to have accomplices, known as the spongiform encephalopathies, in the rest of the animal kingdom. It is possible that it may be known what means Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease uses in order to annihilate its vi
The official definition of family as defined by the US Census Bureau i
The official definition of family as defined by the US Census Bureau i
The official definition of family, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is two or more persons, including the householder, who are related by birth, marriage, or adoption, and who live together as one household (Newman, 244). Although this is the official definition of family, it is actually quite difficult to determine because of the various types of families that make up our society. Every individual, no matter what cultural background they come from, has their own perception of what a fam
China has many different types of people who follow different types of
China has many different types of people who follow different types of
China has many different types of people who follow different types of religions and philosophies. The Chinese population is approximately 92 percent ethnic Han Chinese. The 8 percent minority population is settled over nearly 60 percent of Chinas area. This gives the non-Han peoples of China a significance that looms larger than their percentage of the population might suggest. China has a long and rich cultural tradition in which education has played a major role. Throughout the imperial per
JAPANS BOOMBUST ECONOMY
JAPANS BOOMBUST ECONOMY
JAPANS BOOM/BUST ECONOMY INTRODUCTION Today, Japan is faced with many economic challenges. Japan's economic woes ultimately lie with their population and land problems, import and export ratio, failing financial industry, falling stock market prices, and issues within their government. In fact, many of these challenging problems can be considered a chain reaction, an overflow from one area of their economy to the next. To fully understand their current economic condition, it is important to br
Traditional maps provide a way to visualize a wide range of static dat
Traditional maps provide a way to visualize a wide range of static dat
Traditional maps provide a way to visualize a wide range of static data. Here a group of cartographers, geographers, environmentalists and demographers have created a dynamic map that uses computer animation to show urban growth over time--in this case 200 years of development in the Baltimore-Washington region. The goal of the project is to provide urban planners with a visual means of studying the growth of metropolitan areas--and to allow them to project the impact of future development. The
The world is a very small planet as compared to the vastly massive pla
The world is a very small planet as compared to the vastly massive pla
The world is a very small planet, as compared to the vastly massive planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. However, our Earth is the only planet in this solar system with conceivable and obvious life. There are billions of humans on this earth. Billions of animals, plants and other things. While the earth was made to hold quite a bit of humanity, the world population continues to climb. Chinas population, for instance, increases exponentially every year, and it looks like the population
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
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
Nevada
Nevada
Nevada Alan Gray Table Of Contents 1) Table Of Contents 2) State Flag 3) Facts a) Seal b) Motto c) State Symbols 4) History a) Capital b) Year of Entry 5) Major Industries 6) Population 7) System of Government 8) Wildlife and Environment 9) Tourist Traps 10) Vacation Plan 2 3 State Seal- State Motto- All For Our Country State Tree- Single-Leaf Pinion and Bristlecone Pine State Flower- Sagebrush State Animal- Desert Bighorn Sheep State Colors- Silver and Blue State Song- Home Means Nevada Lyric
Unemployment
Unemployment
Unemployment Unemployment has been a problem throughout the United States since the beginning of our economic structure. In the most obvious sense, unemployment means being without a job. The term unemployment is one description of the economic condition of a society at any given time. Low unemployment means the majority of the labor force is involved in, or looking for steady work. On the other hand, high unemployment is an indication of an economy in recession, or even worse. This implies th
Census Interview
Census Interview
Census Interview Mike Martin 4/27/1999 ES 114 The four census questions that I asked my interviewee were short in content and in number, but I obtained some valuable information. It seems that in the United States we are eager to classify people according to race. The census form suggests that people belong to one of five general categories. (White, Black, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Other.) The form lacks a mixed-race category or an I don't know category. I agree entirely w
SINGLE PARENTHOOD
SINGLE PARENTHOOD
SINGLE PARENTHOOD by OUTLINE I. Opening Statement / Introduction. a. I am not b. Parental experience c. Keeping up with the Jones II. Evaluation. a. Statistics; Marriage and Divorce 1. percentage of married couples 2. non-family households 3. median age of marriage for men/women 4. woman headed households and those never married b. Evaluation of statistics; no-fault divorces c. Statistics on single parenthood 1. of all children under 18 live in a single parent household; estimations for the
Diversity
Diversity
Diversity By the year 2050, nonwhites will represent close to half of the U.S. population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau projections. By 2005, the ethnic minority share of the workforce is expected to grow to 28 percent, up from 18 percent in 1980 and 22 percent in 1990. Although the African American population is now the largest minority group, the Hispanic and Asian populations are growing much faster. In 1994, the African American population was estimated to be 33 million, or 12.7 perce
History of Computers
History of Computers
History of Computers Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such devices changed the way we manage, work, and live. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the United States. This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. However, only in the last 40 years has the computer changed American man
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force
Female Discrimination in the Labor Force In the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women participating in the labor force. This expansion has unfortunately shown how women are still being treated as inferior citizens when comparing their wages and the jobs they are hired for to that of men. Many women in similar occupations as men, and having the same qualifications are only paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The only reasonable explanation th
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America
History of the Computer Industry in America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou
Farmland Industries Inc
Farmland Industries Inc
Farmland Industries Inc. Introduction Today, when we hear the slogans better farming, better food, or proud to be farmer owned one company comes to mind, Farmland Industries. We may think of this of this fortune 500 company as a leading agricultural powerhouse, which it is, however, it was not always that way. Background Farmland Industries Inc. was founded by Howard A. Cowden, who was born and raised in Southwestern Missouri. Cowden started young in the cooperative business by working for the M
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico Country Profile Country Formal Name: United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicans). Short Form: Mexico. Term for Citizen(s): Mexican(s). Capital: Mexico City (called Mxico or Ciudad de Mxico in country). Date of Independence: September 16, 1810 (from Spain). National Holidays: May 5, commemorating the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla; September 16, Independence Day. Mexico Geography Size: 1,972,550 square kilometers--third largest nation in Latin America (after
Pay Equity Vs Pay Equality
Pay Equity Vs Pay Equality
Pay Equity Vs. Pay Equality Title: Pay Equity vs. Pay Equality Abstract: Pay Equality means equal pay for equal work, but pay equity programs throughout the world attempt to legislate and regulate the elimination of systemic gender-based wage discrimination and to ensure ongoing systems that will maintain equitable wage relationships over time. Six Pages APA Citations, Seven Sources Pay Equity vs. Pay Equality In 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law, making it unlawful to di
Population Overgrowth
Population Overgrowth
Population Overgrowth Image this: One day, you wake up and 240,000 more people are living in your mansion. It is a big mansion with normally ample supplies to sustain your lifestyle. However, with 240,000 more people inhabiting that same area, it has become cramped and small. The next day, 240,000 people more come to live with you. This happens everyday for many years, soon supplies start to stretch thin and space starts to be a rarity. Unfortunately, this is not fiction. It is reality. Everyday
Tiger Subspecies
Tiger Subspecies
Tiger Subspecies I am here writing a report on the sub species of tigers. Many of these tigers will not survive in the next forty years due to the killing that us humans have caused. Tiger sub species have not been as important to us humans as whether or not the species Tiger Panthera tigris can survive either in the wild or in captivity for the next forty years. Nevertheless a great deal of information on the future of the tiger can be learned from a study of subspecies. Which is what my report
FAS
FAS
FAS On any given day in the United States... 10,657 babies are born. (US Census Bureau). Twenty of these babies are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Twenty may seem as though it is not a lot, but when you compare it to the fact that this number is more than HIV positive, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Down Syndrome combine it creates a whole new parameter. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a direct result of a womans competed disregard for the fetus. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS, hereinafter), is
History of Computers
History of Computers
History of Computers There have been few inventions that has grown an attached itself to as many lives as the invention of the computer. Computers can be found in almost every aspect of our lives, if not direct, indirectly. When I think of the different ways I come in contact with computers in one day its astounding. When I wake in the morning its usually by the assistance of an alarm clock that I program to alarm at a specific time. When I use my Metro Card to gain entrance to the train, a comp
History Of The Computer Industry In America
History Of The Computer Industry In America
History Of The Computer Industry In America Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been arou