• Race Relations Asian American
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    Essay 1, pt. 1 Race relations are an ever prominent issue in American society. Controversies focusing around race are a commonly seen smeared across the front page of the newspaper or headlining on the evening news. The opposition is usually between a minority group and "The Man," a colloquialism used by many Blacks to refer to the overwhelming power stemming from white racist tendencies. This racial tension can sometimes can cause the oppressed to band together against the oppressor. Many times...
  • The Chinese Ethnic Group
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    Andrew Brennan The Chinese Ethnic Group Introduction The ethnic group that I have selected to discuss in this term paper is that of the Chinese. In this paper I will present information on the Asian American identity, Chinese immigration and geographical concentration as well as population growth and other aspect all in the hope to explain the Chinese diverse and growing presence here in the United States. Asian American Identity The Asian American population is booming. Between 1980 and 1990 th...
  • Inada And Jazz African American
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    Juliana Chang While jazz and blues rhythms and aesthetics have been used by a number of Asian American poets, Inada's poetry stands out in its consistency and depth of engagement with jazz. Inada himself cites jazz as the strongest influence on his writing. His collection Before the War: Poems as They Happened (1971) begins with a whimsical portrait of a Japanese American figure playing "air bass"; it includes tributes to jazz musicians and singers such as Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Billi...
  • Gangs And Gang Members
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    Let's say you " re by yourself on the subway in New York City. You get on and it's not that crowded, there's a bunch of open seats. As you look around, you notice that the car is filled with mainly high school aged kids, mostly boys. On one side there is a spot next to a bunch of African Americans, on the other side it's a posse of Asians. Okay, so where are you going to sit Next to the Asian's I bet. What if it was Latino's instead of Blacks, chances are you would still say you'd go towards th...
  • Gangsta' Rap Empowerment By Music
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    1. Rap: Culture & Identity (introduction) Serious social critics could once dismiss hip hop's purveyors as a bunch of crude vulgarians extolling ghetto-centric lifestyles. In spite of this, Hip hop has become one of the most influential U. S. cultural exports. In every city on the planet, there are hip hop communities that not only have adopted the percussion-heavy music and spoken-word vocals, but have appropriated the sartorial and attitudinal style of the black and Latino youth who created th...
  • Mrs Kingston Book Chinese Time
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    Prolog I finally succeeded in contacting Mrs. Kingston in order to meet and have lunch with her. I explained to her that I have this assignment from My Culture Diversity class and I think that she is a right person to fulfill the criteria. She checked her schedule for a while then finally she said that she wanted to visit Yosemite Park and have lunch in there! Exiting place! I think it's going to be amazing meeting, so I agreed. She will be there around 12. 00 pm and meet me in a restaurant ther...
  • Asian Families United States
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    Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia contains about 60% of the world? s population and growing each year. Though China, and India are two of the most populated countries in the world, having about 30% of the world? s population, there are about two-fifths of the countries that have less than five million habitats. Though forty-two different countries make up this great continent, much of the similarities are family values. Customs and traditions might be different, however, western ide...