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Excellence is Your Best Weapon for Fighting Racism
Excellence is Your Best Weapon for Fighting Racism
Excellence is Your Best Weapon for Fighting Racism The Bible says that the poor will always be with us. An similar statement is that racism will always be with us. So, the question is, What should we do about it? There are many ways to fight racism: you might march, protest, complain, or beg the government for help. Some of these methods have worked well in the past. However, I think the best and most effective weapon today for fighting racism is excellence. Excellence will bring down more
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Tiger's Real Name: Eldrick Woods. The nick-name Tiger was given to him by his father. It's the same nick-name of a South Vietnamese combat buddy, Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger's father's life a few times in the Vietnam War. Rumor had it that Tiger was planning to official change his name to Tiger Woods when he turned 21 this past December but sources say he didn't do it for some reason. Tiger's Dad: Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Earl Woods served 2 Tours of Duty in the Vietnam Wa
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou A poet, an author, a play-write, an actress, a mother, a civil-rights activists, historian and most important a survivor. Perhaps Maya Angelou, award winning author of many books is one of the most influential African Americans in American history. I believe that she rates at the top of the list of American authors, with Hemingway, Hawthorne, and Voight. I believe through my research and reading of Maya Angelou that she should be among the members of The American Authors Hall of Fam
Picking research projects sometimes for me is an agonizing problem tha
Picking research projects sometimes for me is an agonizing problem tha
Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I'd look into cultural myths. While researching myths, I ran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wondering why. The book listed had been published in 1887, with a q
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men English 9 Honors February 3,2003 In the literary work Of Mice and Men, the reader is introduced to the ranch as a microcosm, within which prejudice plays a significant part. A microcosm is a community thought of as a world of it’s own, having no connections to any other type of society. A strong point, enforced by repetition through many examples in the book, is the constant ability of the stronger to overcome the weaker. The definition of weakness, in this sense, is derived from
Chapter 41 The Stormy Sixties
Chapter 41 The Stormy Sixties
Chapter 41: “The Stormy Sixties” ~ 1960 – 1968 ~ I. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” Spirit 1. In 1960, young, energetic John F. Kennedy was elected to president of the United States—the youngest man ever elected to that office. 2. The 1960s would bring a sexual revolution, a civil rights revolutions, the emergence of a “youth culture,” a devastating war in Vietnam, and the beginnings of a feminist revolution. 3. JFK delivered a stirring inaugural address, and he also assembled a very young cabinet, inc
Ambiguous Adventure
Ambiguous Adventure
Ambiguous Adventure History 1610 October 6, 2003 In Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s novel, Ambiguous Adventure he addresses many problems. Such as the cultural and social choices that Africans faced during the colonial era, how education played a major role in the European colonization area. The one that is most surprising is the role of the Most Royal Lady. She is highly respected by everyone, including the male leaders in the Diallo family. But her role is very unusual, she is a woman and women of this
Court Trials
Court Trials
Court Trials Adult courts trials are more harsher than juvenile courts, which gives me a different view of courts trials between adult’s court and juvenile’s court. A new experience every time, though it’s really all the same. Different people act to it differently. That was the most interesting part about observing court trials. For the adult courts trials, the adult have to be present or the trial will be dismissed. But in the juvenile depending on each case, such as child custody; the child s
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA America is the land of liberty where everyone has freedom of choice of lifestyle, religion etc. America has always believed in equality with a few exceptions from history which were resolved. Segregation is one of those exceptions. African-Americans until 1965 were passionately hated by whites. Even after the legislation was passed saying that all men are equal, America still struggled to adapt to this change. Today America would not do such a thing as discriminating
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more than just the 26th president of the United States. He was a writer, historian, explorer, big-game hunter, soldier, conservationist, ranchman and Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is not surprising that his philosophy of life was known as The Strenuous Life. Theodore was born into a wealthy and socially prominent New York family in 1858. Although blessed with a quick mind he was not blessed with a strong body. He suffered from life-threatening asthma attacks throughout his
Recently viewed on HBO is a show called Strangers In the show a man
Recently viewed on HBO is a show called Strangers In the show a man
Recently viewed on HBO is a show called Strangers. In the show a man was stood up at the alter by his finance. Instead of seeking compassion from his friends he went to Paris to get over her. There, he met a beautiful Zoo Keeper who later in the day he was having sex with. During the sex scene it reveled the woman’s breasts and showed them engaging in intercourse (Bellafante). Late night cable television is allowed to show these scenes and does so frequently. Over 75 percent of late night shows
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full
It was April, and El Nino was pelting the rooftop in full force. The rain came down in buckets, only to let up for a few seconds, then resume with a crash of thunder and a torrential downpour. Detective Jack Barretta hated being called out on a case on days like this. He and his partner, Wally Cruz got the call to go to the scene of a homicide on the East side of town. A body had been found in a batchelor's apartment apparently stabbed to death in a home invasion robbery. When Jack and Wally ar
Demystifying The A-Team Formula
Demystifying The A-Team Formula
Demystifying The A-Team Formula: an Examination of Character Personalities and Old Genres In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team. Most everyone who has been watch
According to the US census there are approximately 9 million people li
According to the US census there are approximately 9 million people li
According to the U.S. census, there are approximately 9 million people living in America who are of Asian descent. Twenty-three percent of that are Chinese ancestry; 20% are Filipino; 12% are Asian Indian; and Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese each share about 10%. It is expected, that by the year 2000 Filipinos will be the largest Asian Pacific Islander group. In the state of California, there are more Filipinos than Chinese. In San Diego County, Filipino Americans are the largest Asian Pacific
Analysis
Analysis
Analysis I think that all the college I have picked would benefit me more than any four year college, because I don't like school and I want to stay out of it as long as I can, so the colleges that I have picked are only two year colleges. Plus I will have to pay for college myself so this would be cheaper to go to than any four year college that I know of. The college that I have picked will teach the things that I will need to get a job right away, for example I will not have to take any Engl
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.
Brad Jordan
Brad Jordan
Brad Jordan Paper #5 Section 6 In the past few years animated television shows have become more popular. The characters that the artists create are just as lifelike as any television sitcom. Why do these animated shows draw such a following? There seems to be a trend that is now up and coming. The expense of these shows is competitive with any other sitcom. The artist and producers can create any type of look or theme with these animated characters. The animations are family oriented. These typ
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson He has led a troubled life. He has been convicted of mob assault, which he doesn’t even believe he did Richtarsky . He has gotten a full scholarship to Georgetown University. He left college in hopes of making the NBA (national basketball association) so he could pay for his sister’s pricey medical condition. He won NBA 1996-1997 Rookie of the Year while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers. He is Allen Iverson. Iverson is a six-foot, 200-pound, gangster looking, hated, loved, and ju
Entrance Essay
Entrance Essay
Entrance Essay Andromeda is a herm pillar St. George defeats a dragon = paganism is replaced by Christianity Perseus travels to the axis mundi (which is always a narrow passageway) He attends Hippodameias marriage where he uses the gorgon head (transmutation of Athena) and changes the dinner guests into stone (herm pillars) He changes the whole nature of Mycenae of the Old Minoan tradition into the age of Zeus The meaning of Mycenae is changed to mushroom, from what it had once been named after
Louis Armstrong From Childhood To Adulthood
Louis Armstrong From Childhood To Adulthood
Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician.
You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover
You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover You Cannot Judge a Book By its Cover - Lord Chesterfield once said, You must look into people, as well as at them. If you apply this logic to Curley's wife and Crooks in the book, Of Mice and Men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. These two unfortunate souls live in a world full of shattered dreams, discrimination, and loneliness. Langston Hughes once said, Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life
Time for Americans To Be A Family
Time for Americans To Be A Family
Time for Americans To Be A Family By D.C. Burch It seems to be a time for Americans to try and be a family again. Maybe a quarrelsome and restless family not entirely happy with each member all of the time, but a family nonetheless. OK, I admit it. I am confused and perplexed by the storm of political correctness sweeping throughout the nation, raising dust-devils and tempests; leaving destruction and chaos in its wake. The English language is being transmogrified to quell and satisfy members of
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Many people remember President Abraham Lincoln as being a very gifted orator as well as a dignified leader of our country. Through his many speeches and writings, Abraham Lincoln captivated American minds and gained millions of followers. In Lincoln's Perpetuation speech, given before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, in 1838, Lincoln himself stated that our country was in great danger. He speaks of people such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon and
Harriet tubman
Harriet tubman
harriet tubman written by Shawnda Fletcher Harriet Ross Tubman was an African American who escaped slavery and then showed runaway slaves the way to freedom in the North for longer than a decade before the American Civil War. During the war she was as a scout, spy, and nurse for the United States Army. After that she kept working for rights for blacks and women. Harriet Tubman was originally named Araminta Ross. She was one of 11 children born to Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross on a plantation
Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents
Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents
Alcohol Consumption by Adolescents It's just another Friday night, but this time it's the guy's night out. What do many teenage boys have on their mind? They want to go cruising down the highway at 80 miles per hour with the windows down. Find some beer, and some women that they can get drunk, have sex with and have something to tell about the next day. The sad thing is, that most of the time it is true. A survey was taken in Nebraska in September of 1995, which said 25.7% of adolescents aged 18
The American Museum of Natural History Anthropology
The American Museum of Natural History Anthropology
The American Museum of Natural History: Anthropology The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park West between W81st and W77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture. The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most ou
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Introduction Domestic Violence Against Women is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinctions. It is a problem without frontiers. Not only is the problem widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Only recently, within the past twenty-five years, has the issue been brought into the open as a field of concern and study (Violence Against
T S Eliot's The Hollow Men
T S Eliot's The Hollow Men
T. S. Eliot's The Hollow Men Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri of New England descent, on Sept. 26, 1888. He entered Harvard University in 1906, completed his courses in three years and earned a master's degree the next year. After a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, he returned to Harvard. Further study led him to Merton College, Oxford, and he decided to stay in England. He worked first as a teacher and then in Lloyd's Bank until 1925. Then he joined the London publishing fir
The Town of El Dorado Springs
The Town of El Dorado Springs
The Town of El Dorado Springs Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I'd look into cultural myths. While researching myths, I ran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wondering why. The book listed had bee
Creative Writing X-men
Creative Writing X-men
Creative Writing: X-men Creative Writing: X-Men Zach Dotsey English 101 Section 30 12 December, 1996 When many people hear about the X-Men, they think of a silly kid's comic book, but that is not so. X-Men, actually most comic books in general, are a unique blend of two classic art forms; drawings, sometimes even paintings, and storytelling. A comic artist must be able to convey the right mood and feeling for his or her art. They must also be able to fluidly tell a story and fit it all in the al
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the
An Objection to Mandatory Drug Testing in High Schools for the Participation of Extra-Curricular Activities: Primarily Student Athletes By Lynn Bailey For LA: 401: Science, Technology, and Human Values Dr. John Richards Baker University Spring, 2004 Introduction With the recent steroid a scandal in Major League Baseball, debates over mandatory drug testing polices have sparked interest across the country. One issue that is highly controversial, but has taken a back seat in the in the debate, is
The End of Work
The End of Work
The End of Work by Jeremy Rifkin What I wrote on the Canadian unemployment rate website: “Mark is correct. Unemployment rates are only based on people who are on unemployment insurance. Only about 50% of unemployed workers today are eligible for unemployment insurance in Canada and that rate is decreasing with higher requirements set by the government. To prove that you are looking for work, people are generally required to go to unemployment offices to prove that they had gone to interviews wit