• Hard Rick Rock King Luther
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    William Penn once wrote No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne, no gall, no glory; no cross, and no crown. This quote strongly relates to Etheridge Knight s Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane, for the main character of Knight s Hard Rock too is faced with the struggle between his desire for elevated status among his admirers and defiance of the norms of the society. During the era of 1950 s and the 1960 s, our country was overcome by the struggle for humanity a...
  • 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...
  • Police Shooting Diallo Case
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    In our society today, it is very sad that the African-American community has lost a great trust and respect for the Mayor, the police commissioner and the N. Y. P. D. Amadou Diallo's shooting was very upsetting for the African-American community. The shooting shock many people because an unarmed innocent black male was shot 41 times in front of his home by four officers that assume him to be a rapist. Amadou Diallo was a black man in a primarily black neighborhood who saw four guys in the middl...
  • Asian America American Americans Chinese
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    America is a Country based on diversity and immigration of many cultures creating a melting pot people from all over the world living together in freedom. The Asian American ethnic group is also based on diversity and different immigration patterns of different cultures all representing each other under one name Asian American. Asian Americans have a very diverse history and have different subgroups that have different social status. This essay will discuss and analyze the history of and how Asi...
  • Cardiovascular Disease African American
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    Cardiovascular Disease in the African American Community Causes, Preventions, and Treatments Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to the dysfunctional conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins that supply oxygen to vital life- sustaining areas of the body like the brain, the heart itself and other vital organs. Since the term cardiovascular disease refers to any dysfunction of the cardiovascular system there are many different diseases in the cardiovascular category, and many of these diseases...
  • Harlem Rennaissance African America
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    During the Harlem Renaissance a new feeling of racial pride emerged in the Black Intelligencia. The Black Intelligencia consisted of African-American writers, poets, philosophers, historians, and artists whose expertise conveyed five central themes according to Sterling Brown, a writer of that time: "1) Africa as a source of race pride, 2) Black American heroes 3) racial political propaganda, 4) the "Black folk" tradition, and 5) candid self-revelation." Two of the main people responsible for th...
  • Ida B Wells African American
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    Ida B. Well sIda B. Wells (1862-1931) was a newspaper editor and journalist who went on to lead the American anti-lynching crusade. Working closely with both African-American community leaders and American suffragists, Wells worked to raise gender issues within the 'Race Question' and race issues within the 'Woman Question.' Wells was born the daughter of slaves in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on July 16, 1862. During Reconstruction, she was educated at a Missouri Freedman's School, Rust Univers...
  • Asian American Americans In The Early 1900
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    The American Community in the 1900's to the 1920's was in fact a totally different generation than its successor not only because of cultural and economic reasons but also because of world events and the rise of technology. Americans in the early 1900's were a closely knit generation with a sense of community, morals, and obligations. They had an 'instilled's et of ideals and values and their lives were very much affected by the rise of technology. Living in America in the early part of the 1900...
  • African American Media White Black
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    The Perpetuation of Negative Images of African Americans through Mass Media Why as white people have we been lulled into thinking its safe to be around other white people. Why have we been taught since birth that it's the people of that other color we need to fear? They " re the ones that will slit your throat (Moore 57). The mass media has played and will continue to play a crucial role in the way white Americans perceive African-Americans. As a result of the overwhelming media focus on crime, ...
  • The American Dream And African Americans
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    What is the American Dream To many people across the globe, the United States of America appears to be a place where one can be proud of. America the land where dreams come true and there is always a chance for any person to succeed. People who are not from the United States have been painted a beautiful picture of what life in our country is like. Not only do they think that there is a special place in America for them and the perfect career for each individual, but unfortunately this is not al...
  • The Black Vote African Americans As An Interest Group
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    The Black Vote: African Americans as an Interest Group The African-American community is comprised of 34 million people, and makes up approximately 12. 8 percent of the American population (Barker, Jones, Tate 1999: 3). As such, it is the largest minority group in the United States. Yet, politically, the black community has never been able to sufficiently capitalize on that status in order to receive the full benefits of life in America. Today, African-Americans, hold less than 2 percent of the ...
  • Cultural Analysis Of The Coldest Winter Ever
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    The Coldest Winter Ever Born Lisa Williamson in 1964, Sister Souljah is a hip-hop artist that burst to the forefront of mainstream media in 1992 when she was criticized by then Presidential candidate Bill Clinton for saying "If Black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?" Clinton was trying to prove to other Democrats that he did not sympathize with the organization that Souljah was a member of. She basically said Bill Clinton and went on to sign music an...
  • Lady Sings The Blues
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    LADY SINGS THE BLUES What is a song but a poem set to music? Take away the music from a good song and the rhythm of the words will create its own musical sound. "Songs For a Colored Singer", a poem written by Elizabeth Bishop, is a song without the music. Bishop's use of repetitive rhymes creates the lyrical, song like, structure to her poem. The voice of the song belongs to a black woman who encounters adversity throughout the poem. The sum of the elements, a black woman singing about hard time...
  • 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...
  • Nella Larsen's Passing African American
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    The Harlem Renaissance was a turning point for many African Americans. A vast amount of literature was created specifically for this group during this era. It was a period when the African American "was in vogue" and "white thinkers and writers were devoting a considerable amount of attention" to them (Taylor 91, 90). For the first time, African Americans were being told that it was okay to be proud of who they were. This new consciousness and self-awareness was prominent in many works of litera...
  • Reservation Gambling Native American
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    Jack A. Cassin 5/4/99 Dr. Cordell ENG 104 Reservation Gambling Throughout the course of early United States history, settlers and the federal government have squeezed Indians from large tribal acreage to small settlements in desolate parts of our country. Eventually the federal government made distinct the boundaries of Indian land through treaties with the individual tribes. In the past two decades there has been an explosion of Native American Casinos and other gaming facilities on Indian rese...
  • Socialism How Can It Benefit The African Americans
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    Could one ever imagine a world where a small percentage of people do not dominate in the cooperate world but every individual, even an African American, is practically equal? Could one imagine a world where Bill Gates' worth is as much as the poorest African American individual? Could one ever imagine a world where African Americans would benefit and be instrumental as much as other races in the economy? There would be no dominate individual or race, but the nation will be stronger and the econo...
  • Harlem Renaissance African America
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    Since the mid to late eighteen hundreds Harlem has been a city of immigration and migration. Alain Locke puts it this way: "Harlem has come to mean... another statue of liberty on the landward side of New York" (Locke, "Harlem"). He continues that Harlem "stands for a folk-movement which in human significance can be compared with the pushing back of the western frontier... or the waves of immigration which have swept overseas." Locke defines Harlem as a city of opportunity and hope for the vast...
  • Mass Media Reporting Crime Associated With Race
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    It is to the media that the vast majority of the American public turn for their information. From this single source, the American people receive their knowledge of the world. It is through this singular, narrow channel of communication that ignorant and apathetic people are selectively fed false, biased, and fabricated information. The media's coverage of breaking news and events that shape our culture in the United States is biased when it reports the crimes associated with race and ethnicity....