• Black Woman Celie Life Love
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    "Celie's strengths as an African American Woman" Alice Walker s The Color Purple is a captivating and touching novel about life of a poor African American woman - Celie, living in the deep rural south at the turn of the twentieth century. During her difficult life, Celie writes letters to God in which she tells him about her being. As the story evolves, many major circumstances in Celie s life are changing. In the beginning she is a daughter, then she is a wife, a sister and a mother. Throughout...
  • Jane Pittman Robert Samson
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    Jane Pittman was born into slavery on a plantation in Louisiana. In the past, Jane's slave name was "Tice y." Jane grew up without parents because her mother died when she was still young and she knew little about her father. As a preteen, Jane worked in a large house, caring for white children. On a scorching day near the end of the war, exhausted confederate soldiers paid a visit, followed soon after by Union soldiers. As Jane was serving the soldiers water, a Union soldier, Corporal Brown, to...
  • Harlem Shadows White Race
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    During the Harlem Renaissance, the black body was considered exotic and the 'flavor' of the week. Society had an obsession towards black women, in general, blackness. However, the white race wanted to listen to their music, mingle with the women, and enjoy the other finer luxuries that the black society could afford. Even the art was captured by this idea of the exotic and contentment in being 'black.' The masquerade began as members of the white race tried to pass as black and during that exper...
  • American Culture And Gender Vs Racial Differences
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    American Culture and Gender vs. Racial Differences With all of the social and economic gains made by women and ethnic groups through the past 30 years, it is amazing how America still focuses on both gender and racial differences. It doesn't matter if you are African American, Caucasian, Asian or whatever. Society, no matter how "politically correct" it is claiming to be these days, still tends to stereotype all walks of life. One of the most noticeable focuses of today is ethnic difference. An ...
  • The Autobiography Of Miss Jane Pittman
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    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman begins with a note from the editor, who is a local schoolteacher near the plantation where Jane Pittman lives. He has long been trying to hear her story, and, beginning in the summer of 1962, she finally tells it to him. When her memory lapses, her acquaintances help fill in the spaces. The recorded tale, with editing, then becomes The Autobiography of Miss Jane. Jane Pittman is born into slavery on a plantation somewhere in Louisiana. Jane is called 'Ticey...
  • Color Purple Walker Men Woman
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    By Jennifer Crowe Alice Walker does not like to be called a feminist. Instead she prefers to use the term: womanist. Walker defines a womanist as being a Black Feminist. The word derives from the phrase 'You " re acting womanish... .' will full or outrageous. As she defines it, it's a woman who loves other women, sexually or non-sexually and men sexually and non sexually. It's also a woman who loves music, loves to dance, and who loves her spirit. Walker states that a... .' woman is to feminist...
  • Maya Angelou Black African American
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    The Walls Have Been Steep: Recovery of the American-African Male/Female Relationship Maya Angelous extraordinary ability to express so clearly the historic and contemporary pain, love, and culture of American-Africans is unparalleled in poetic literature. Her brilliant use of imagery is one of the many facets of her writing that has propelled her to be recognized as one of the greatest poets of our time. The poem she read at the Million Man March called The Night Has Been Long, is a wonderful ex...
  • Sting Of Prejudice Bob Ewell
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    Sting of Prejudice In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee there are many characters whose lives and thoughts about one another are distorted by prejudice and stereotyping. Three of the many characters whose lives were affected by prejudice are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson and Dolfus Raymond. Bob Ewell's mind is distorted in his view of other races. Tom Robinson is a victim of prejudice and is treated unfairly because of the color of his skin. The third character Dolfus Raymond is not accept...
  • Black Women White Men Social
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    WHAT'S BEHIND THE ESCALATING TREND? AS we head into the new millennium, marrying mitt dating across cultural lines seem to be increasing at record rates. Almost anywhere you go these days, you will encounter mixed-race couples: at the grocery store, the mall, the theater, at a company function, at: a concert, even at church. And while for years the Black man-White woman couple was more prevalent, today many social observers say that the pairing of Black women and White men is just as common. Tha...
  • Ram Jam Black Betty
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    "Black Betty" - Ram Jam A man by the name of Charles Simi c once said, "Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them" (Quote Land). Poems have been written for thousands of years. When most people think of poetry, they either think of a sonnet, limerick, all the way down to a haiku. They also think that a poem is something that must be recited, but in reality a poem can also be sang as a song. Lately more and more songs that are being released have a sto...
  • Kindred Rape Rewarded Raping A Black Woman
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    "So you " ll be rid of the man and have possession of the woman just as you wanted," I said with disgust. "Rape rewarded." He turned his head toward me and peered at me through swollen eyes. "I begged her not to go with him," he said quietly. "Do you hear me, I begged her!" I said nothing. I was beginning to realize that he loved the woman-to her misfortune. There was no shame in raping a black woman, but there could be shame in loving one. Dana is brought back for the fourth time and this time...
  • Color Purple Shug Avery
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    The book The Color Purple was written by Alice Walker. The book was not written in a conventional manner. It was a series of letters spanning the life of Celie, the main character. Most of the letters were written by Celie and some by her sister Nettie. The theme of the book is to be true to yourself in spite of difficulties and never let go of what you believe in. Do not let people make you think you are something that you are not, then you have the will to survive during the worst of times. T...
  • Thier Eyes Were Watching God
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    "Baby Janie " Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel about a woman named Janie who grows up and finds out what life and God have in store for her. The story is very similar to Black Women by Georgia Johnson. This novel and poem share similar themes, characters, and symbols. This similarity is seen through out these two works within their writing. These two stories both tell a basic theme of being born into a harsh world and the choices which must be made by the characters. The themes main focus...
  • Crash The Movie On Racism And Interconnectedness Of People
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    Crash, the movie explores the theme of racism and the basic premise that we all are interconnected in one way or another. Fast-paced scenes depict the life of different people living in Los Angeles, a perfect setting for the interconnectedness of the characters in the story. Somehow, viewers are puzzled as to the interplay of characters and what the film wants to say. But the scenes ooze with racism early on. We see the fundamental tension between pluralism and democracy in the film. The societ...
  • Black Woman Harlem White Women
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    The People, Leisure, and Culture of Blacks During the Harlem Renaissance It seems unfair that the pages of our history books or even the lecturers in majority of classrooms speak very little of the accomplishments of blacks. They speak very little of a period within black history in which many of the greatest musicians, writers, painters, and influential paragon' emerged. This significant period in time was known as the Harlem Renaissance. Blacks attained the opportunity to work at upper-class j...
  • Black Woman Things Female Survivor
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    The definition of a woman is the female of the human race: the female sex or an adult female. The definition of a Black woman is one who is willing, dependent, and a survivor. Today women are known as sophisticated because they were created after man. Black woman are considered with higher power because of all the struggling and hardships that they have suffered throughout the first day of slavery until now. From years in the past, the issues of a black woman were not so important. They were onl...
  • The Beautiful Black Woman
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    All around the world there are women of many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Every one, no matter who she is or where she came from, is beautiful in some way. The people of the world want to know everything that goes on inside a woman's head, so much that they have written books on it. Basically, they want to know everything from how she thinks, to how she looks, to how she feels. This paper will discuss the three main aspects of the beautiful black woman, her mind, body, and soul. First, ...
  • Alice Walker 2 There 2
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    There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, romance, suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes, through personal experiences. Although most critics categorize her writings as feminist, Walker describes herself as a "womanist', she defines this as "a woman who loves other woman… Appreciates and prefers woman culture, woman's emotional flexibility… and woman's strength… Loves the spirit… Loves herself, Regardless'. Walker's...
  • Alice Walker Black Woman One
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    Alice Walker There are many different types of authors in the world of literature, authors of horror, romance, suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes. Alice Walker writes through her feelings and the morals she has grown with, she writes about the black woman? s struggle for spiritual wholeness and sexual, political, and racial equality. Although most critics categorize her writings as feminist, Walker describes herself as a? woman ist? , she defines this as? a woman who loves other wom...
  • Black Boy English Richard White Book
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    English 9/23/01 Discrimination against Black and Whites (essay topic #8) This story, Black Boy is a great book that describes how the author, Richard Wright, suffered in the South of the United States during the time when there was still a lot of discrimination throughout the country. Since the author explained many of his horrible experiences in the past, this book cannot be written in a thin book. This thick book is full of his great experiences that wanted to be read by many people in the wor...