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  • Short Stories Of Braided Lives
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    RACISM AND ITS EFFECTS ON LITERATURE Racial segregation and discrimination is prevalent throughout literature and it is no accident. Racism in literature stems logically from the experiences of the authors and the treatment of minority's. Throughout Braided Lives, there were many short stories that dealt with pain and suffering because of racism. Each author has personal experiences in racism, and expressed how racism made them feel through their writings. Not being allowed in a restaurant, drin...
  • Superman's Cape
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    Superman, All-American Hero Gary Engle describes Superman as the ultimate American, "Superman is the greatest American hero" (Engle, 677). After reading three comic books I notice an occurring theme of wanting to protect what is good, even though the comic books chosen span over eleven years. Several distinct things to Superman's personality are his cape, the respect he has for others, the respect others have for him, his intelligence, his protection of all life and what is right, his origin, an...
  • 18 Million Americans
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    This report is to inform you on the decade of the 1980's. People's jobs, income, ideas, opinions changed so much from 1980 to 1989. Fewer Americans belonged to labor unions in the 1980's. In 1980 there were nearly 21 million union members; that number had declined to 17 million by 1985. The most important "aspect" of a job for the majority of Americans was a "feeling of accomplishment, beating out high pay by a better than 2 to 1 margin". In the mid-Eighties, 88% of Americans said they were sati...
  • Native Americans
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    What Was an American? During the eighteenth century, thousands of Western Europeans fled their homes of England, Scotland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands to come to the newly discovered America. For most, it was a long, stressful journey that seemed to have no end. They arrived to a country experiencing colonization, growth, slavery, oppression, and hope. Some came for better economic aspirations, some came to escape the cruel living conditions of their previous homes, and some were shippe...
  • Their Lives
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    Proud to be an American am proud to be an American because I was born here. Four generations back, my ancestors came here from Europe. We have the right to be any religion we choose. Voting is a right of all people. We also have the most liberties and rights of any nation on earth. First of all, our nation is the richest country. We have clothes like T-shirts, jeans, socks and all sorts of other stuff. Afghanistan has sheets that they wrap around themselves. We have all sorts of food. We can go ...
  • Booker T Washington And W.E. B Dubois
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    Ashley White General Writing Martha McCully 3/28/02 Jesse Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Booker T. Washington, and W.E. B DuBois are all African American leaders. All of these men were leaders in their own time and their own sense, living in different eras with different views, but they all shared common ground. All four were African Americans trying to overcome obstacles and become influential leaders in their society. Jesse Jackson was an African American civil rights activist and political leader....
  • People Live In Third World Countries
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    When September 11th took place, many Americans were bemused as to where such hatred originated. In the following months, Americans found themselves stuck in an ongoing study of the Middle East and the resentment towards America. I remember hearing many furious people discuss "propaganda" used in Middle Eastern schools. Between thousands of books published, newspaper articles written, and TV programs shown about the Middle East, Americans were informed that in the schools of the Middle East, they...
  • Native Americans Use Of Peyote
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    Kevin Baber 12/02/2003 David Machree Intro To Cultural Anthropology Anth. 135 9: 30-10: 45 Native American Culture Native American culture is one of the many different types of cultures in the United States today. I feel it is one of the most well known cultures throughout America, because it has been around for so long. There are many different aspects of the culture that can be examined. I will be going through just a few. I will be looking at how Native American culture is affected by th Unit...
  • More Laws
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    When Americans think of government they tend to think about the confusing and boring side of it. Many also think about the perplexing situations that politicians deal with. If Americans looked at government from the Tao-Te-Ching aspect, they would look at government much differently. The Tao has various meanings, in one way it means "the way", but it can also mean "the way to live". The Tao-Te-Ching, written by Lao-Tzu, was understood to be a handbook for politicians. The Tao-Te-Ching ought to b...

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