• Interracial Marriages African American
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    Interracial Relations: Marriages The United States has witnessed a considerable amount of social and cultural desegregation between African-Americans and Caucasians. However, despite years of desegregation, social and cultural differences still exist. One of these differences that still exists is in the institution of marriage. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. In the past forty years, a multitude of changes have transformed schools, jobs, voting booths...
  • Interracial Relationships African America
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    African Americans and whites in the United States have witnessed a large amount of social and cultural desegregation of. Through years of desegregation, however, social and cultural differences still exist. They exist in the institution of marriage. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. "In the past forty years, laws have transformed schools, jobs, voting booths, neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants and even the wedding altar" (Ties that Bind). Since the 1960...
  • American Beauty 2 Hair Eyes African
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    A tall thin singer / model poses for the cover of a magazine. Her hair is long and flowing. Her eyes are a mixture of hazel and green; her almond skin accentuates her petite nose and perfectly shaped lips. Her name is Vanessa Williams and as a former Miss America, she is a role model for young African-American s. Her almond skin is the ideal shade, it s not dark enough to be black, but it is dark enough to be exotic. Her hazel-green eyes are light, unlike the dark brown eyes of most African-Ame...
  • Children Stereotypes On Tv
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    Stereotypes in Children's Television: "The Proud Family"The Proud Family" is a children's program that runs daily on The Disney Channel and on Saturday mornings on ABC Kids. It is a TV-G rated program. The show is about an African-American family with the last name Proud. There is a mom, dad, three kids, and a grandmother. The main character of the show is the oldest daughter named Penny Proud who is probably in junior high. Also, some of Penny's friends are in the show. All of the characters i...
  • Phillis Wheatley African America
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    Phillis Wheatley, one of Americas most profound writers, has contributed greatly to American literature, not only as a writer, but as an African American woman, who has influenced many African Americans by enriching their knowledge of and exposure to their Negro heritage and Negro literature. As one of Americas most renown writers, Wheatley, said to be the mother of African American Literature, is best known for her sympathetic portrayals of African American thought. Wheatleys literary contribut...
  • African American Pigs Folklore Folktales
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    African American Folktales African American folktales were ways of experiencing ideas, emotions and stories. It was illegal for slaves to talk to each other so they used metaphorical characters to relate to themselves. The most common character was the rabbit that was thought to always be able to trick anyone bigger and stronger than its opponent. By writing these stories, formal slaves were able to give us a great amount of their history. African American folktales were considered as a wonderf...
  • African America Slaves Music Art
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    The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the 'slave culture' has contributed greatly to the development of America's own music, dance, art, and clothing. Music It is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission, and forced into lifelong slave labor, they would be, on the most part, resentful and angry. Various forms of expression, clandestine yet lucent, developed ou...
  • African American Negro Artists Americans
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    Introduction When I look at the early identification of African-Americans involved in the Visual Arts, I see a small cadre of artists closely aligned to the production of works in the strict tradition of European or English classicism. The rules were clearly defined for the artists, and cultural expression was not the acceptable standard for visual creations produced by early African-American artists. Those few African-Americans had to sublimate their expression and stick closely to what was def...
  • African American Criminal Behavior Total
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    A crime as defined in the New Expanded Webster s Dictionary is a breach of law, divine or human. Given this definition a criminal is a person who perpetrates actively breaking the law whether be positive law or natural law. The criminal code of Canada is prescriptive in the actions of the individuals in the society and the formation of the criminal code of Canada comes from the social norms and standards of society. Any person who violates these social norms and standards codified in the crimina...
  • Strengths Of Black Families
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    #2 The African-American family is defined as networks of households related by blood, marriage, or function that provide basic instrumental and expressive functions of the family to the members of those networks (Hill, 1999). It is one of the strongest institutions throughout history, and still today. Family strengths are considered to be cultural assets that are transmitted through socialization from generation to generation and not merely adaptations or coping responses to contemporary racial ...
  • Obesity In African American Women
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    Review of Literature Introduction Despite the well-publicized health and emotional consequences of obesity, a successful weight-loss industry, and a high rate of voluntary dieting, the prevalence of obesity in African American women continued to increase. For the most part, African American women are aware of the serious health risks related to obesity. Honest attempts to diet and exercise properly usually resulted in gaining of the weight loss and additional pounds in the process. A limited num...
  • African America American Athletes Sports
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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION This study will examine the overall affect on society, as well as the historical aspect of the integration of African-Americans, into sports in the United States of America. This study is also designed to discuss and or break down any racial stereotypes involving African-American athletes. Most importantly, this study will also examine the progression that African-Americans have made on the field as athletes and in corporate America as well. The overall affect that integra...
  • African American Studies Americans People Black
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    Ryan Bradley 3/1/00 As African Americans become equal citizens in America they need to establish their own aims and ideas as people. African Americans must do active hands on research on the discipline of black studies. DuBois recognized that any research on black studies must be done by black scholars. This research must make a positive, lasting impact of the change on humanity. The educated Negro must go back to the original roots of Africans to establish a strong foundation for the developmen...
  • African American Booker Washington Education
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    Booker T. And W. E. B. Two great leaders of the African American community in the late 19 th and early 20 th century were W. E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. However they disagreed on strategies for African American social and economical progress. Their opposing philosophies can be found in much of today s discussion over how to end class and racial injustice, what is the role of African American leadership, and what do the haves owe the have-nots in the African American community. Book...
  • African American Washington Dubois Jim
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    Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Dubois each fought for African American civil rights in America, but they each approached the matter of Jim Crow a little different from the other. W. E. B Dubois was big on the idea of integration, whereas Booker T. Washington wanted to keep segregation alive. Washington talked about economic rights for the African American not political, and Dubois was the exact opposite when he talked about political not economic freedom for the African American. They also w...
  • African American Images In Film
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    The image of African Americans in film has made a gradual shift from that of the past. From the degrading and negative stereotypes of the early minstrel shows, to the inspirational and uplifting depiction of race movies, to the breaking of role barriers of modern day films. This gradual shift has allowed the African American culture to develop and expand along with the likes of the motion picture industry, all the while dealing with, experiencing and overcoming the racial stereotypes that served...
  • African American Americans Black Government
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    African American people have had the feeling of being discounted, having an economic struggle, and a sense of an inadequate meaning of life. African Americans thoughts of upward mobility, meaning "economic success for white ethnic groups", gave them a level they knew they would never be able to reach (57). In Dr. J. Owens Smith's book, "The Politics of Ethnic and Racial Inequality", explains the reason for African Americans struggles with poverty and the upward mobility compared to non black Ame...
  • Affirmative Action African American
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    Affirmative Action, Why It Should Continue To Prevail The equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment provides all persons regardless of race or gender are entitled to equality under the law. Throughout our history as a great Nation there has been one repeating inequality which pervades our history. This inequality can be defined as an inability to judge a person based on their merit rather than the color of their skin. What makes America unique is the promise that every dream can be ach...
  • African American Literature Paper First Poems
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    When considering paper topics for this specific class, I have been thinking over discussion and reading themes. First off, my mind thinks back to the discussion after we watched Glory. This movie stimulated the first real discussion we had relating the readings to life and I think it is because it helped the class identify with the characters. It is difficult to explain why, but for some reason there is a barrier that has to be broken down to read African American literature. So, my first idea f...
  • Mary Mcleod Bethune African American
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    Mary McLeod Bethune was born on July 10, 1875, in Maysville, South Carolina. She was one of seventeen children and worked in the cotton fields as a slave. Samuel and Patsy McLeod were her parents. The Mission Board of the Presbyterian Church opened a school for African-American children, and Mary enrolled there. She was about eleven, and was looking forward to going to school. A few years after this, a woman in Detroit offered to pay money for one child to go to Scotia Seminary. Mary was chosen...