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  • Black Power In The Criminal Justice System
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    ... Thesis clear in his claim that longer punishments for possession of crack than for powdered cocaine are evidence of discrimination. The issue is summarized quite well by Kate Stith: While it appears true that the enhanced penalties for crack cocaine more often fall upon black defendants, the legislature's action might also have been viewed as a laudatory attempt to provide enhanced protection to those communities - largely black, according to the court's own statistics - who are ravaged by a...
  • Black Panther Party's Ten Point Program
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    Guns, Social Welfare, and Revolution: The Black Panther Party In late September of 1966, at a small poverty center in North Oakland, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale began to draft the Ten-Point Platform and Program, thus creating the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. From this creation rose a complex nationalist organization with chapters throughout the United States that sought to educate the people politically, and from that education give the people the desire to rage a revolution in order...
  • Johnson's Move To Northampton
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    The Chesapeake area in the seventeenth century was a unique community that was almost absent of racism. In this community, at this time, property was the central and primary definition of one's place in society. The color of one's skin was not a fundamental factor in being a well respected and valued member of the community. Virginia's Eastern Shore represented a very small fellowship of people that were not typical of the Southern ideals during this time period and gave free blacks owning prope...
  • Black Community
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    W.E. B DuBois criticized Washington greatly because of his political and educational philosophies. DuBois was an advocate of higher education and talented black leaders. He felt that Washington's advocation for industrial learning ultimately hindered the black individual and placed them in a position to accept a status of a second class citizen. DuBois felt that blacks should strive for their rights and not set them aside for economic gain. Due to increasing struggle to overcome racial barriers,...
  • Black Panther Party
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    The original vision of the Black Panther Party (BPP) was to serve the needs of the oppressed people in their communities and defend them against their oppressors. When the Party was initiated these aims hoped to raise the consciousness of the people and encourage them to fight for their freedom. The Black Panther Party wrote the Ten-Point Program as a guideline to freedom. They summarized their demands in the final point: "We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice, and peace". T...
  • Black Panthers
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    BLACK PANTHERS In 1966, the national Black Panther party was created. Their platform and it's ideals struck blacks across the country, especially in the inner cities of the north. The Panthers were able to organize and unite these blacks. This alarmed the federal government. They instituted many controversial, illegal programs of harassment, infiltration, and instigation which led to the deaths of many Panthers. From their inception, the Black Panthers were treated with contempt. The Panthers wr...
  • Establishment Of African American Women's Clubs
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    In this study you asked us to look more closely at the plight of African American women of the west and their impact on the community in which they lived. I found that most of the articles assigned were of little help in achieving this objective, in that a large amount of the articles did not give much mention of the effects of these women on their communities. However, I was able to find little bits of helpful information in each article and with the help of the article "Lifting as We Climb" (w...
  • Black Communities Homes
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    'To Kill A Mockingbird' Essay What Do You Think About the Presentation of The Black Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird? The presentation of the black characters in 'To kill a Mockingbird' is an important role of the text. In 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Harper Lee shows the black community as an honest, kind group of people, with very positive attitudes. Lula is the only black character in the novel with a negative attitude, her attitude shows when she protests about Cal bringing Scout and Jem into ...
  • Black Community As A Powerful Social Leader
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    Race and religion are two concepts in American culture that can really tie people together, or clearly separate them apart. A group forged by strong common roots in both race and religion can be a powerful societal force, if it wants to be. The Nation of Islam is a small but growing religion in America that has become somewhat of a social movement because of its strong and radical ideas on race. In this paper, I will try to explore the beliefs of the Nation of Islam, and the ramifications it cou...
  • Black Community
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    The Jim Crow Museum was an interesting experience for me. I saw many things that I had already seen before and I saw some things that I had not. One thing that really caught my attention was the sign that said no Dogs, no Negros, and no Mexicans. This is inappropriate to put two groups of humans on the same level as an animal. The other thing that caught my attention was the definitions of different nigger words. After seeing this I don't understand how the black community can use the word nigge...
  • Black Gay Community
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    The topic that Keith Boykin brings up is the issue that the Black community, black ministers and churches specifically, do not support same sex marriages. He addresses the hypocrisy he sees in this, as the black community was once the group fighting for equality. According to Boykin, blacks don't support gay marriage rights for two reasons. Blacks only see images and representations from the gay white community, so they don't feel like it involves them. There is not many people in the black comm...
  • Black Community
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    To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama. The story is told through the eyes of Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch, who is the age of six in the beginning of the tale. She tells the story in sequential order for the period of three summers. Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch She narrates the story describing her life between the ages of six and nine. She is a tomboy and well educated, mainly due to her father, and she has an optimistic view of the world and people around her. She lives with he...
  • Black Against White Crime
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    Social phenomena The occurrences of modern Black social phenomena's reflect Black people's history in America; they are byproducts of a social system that has neglected their equality, liberty, justice, and needs. Most Black social phenomena are ironically misunderstood by the very system that help creates them. Along with being misunderstood, Black social phenomena's are also blamed for many of society's ills. The present welfare system was not created by black people but they receive the blame...
  • Black Panther Party For Self Defense
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    The Black Panther Party My survey paper for Assignment 4 is on the Black Panther Party. I will discuss the rise and the fall of the Black Panther Party and how Huey Newton and Bobby Seale met. I will also discuss some of the goals of the Black Panther Party, the good the party did for the black and poor communities. I will also discuss what they hoped to achieve from their movement. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party (BPP) in Oakland, California in 1966. The original nam...
  • Crown Heights Community Board Chairman Robert Matthews
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    Trees and tolerance are flourishing along Eastern Parkway - once a barren boundary between the blacks and Jews of Crown Heights. When the community erupted in riots seven years ago, Eastern Parkway was the line in the sand between Orthodox Jews who lived in detached houses to the south and blacks in turn-of-the-century row houses to the north. But today, the newly beautified parkway is a symbol of recovering race relations citywide. Crown Heights Community Board Chairman Robert Matthews hears ne...
  • Nathaniel Hawthornes The Ministers Black Veil
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    In Nathaniel Hawthornes The Ministers Black Veil, the author chooses to mask the character of the minister with the black veil to construct an allegory that would compare sin concocted by imagination with unrecognized sin of ones self. With the story being set in the Puritan time period of the settlement of New England, as nearly all of Hawthornes stories are, the reader can logically infer a certain set of value judgements. For instance, these people, being very sincere about their religion, ar...
  • Indian Reservation And Urban Ghettos
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    "Smoke Signals" film and "Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" book reveal real life stories in American Indian reservations. Both of these narratives disclose the life of drunkenness, unemployment and basketball among American Indians in an Idaho reservation. In this paper a comparison of Indian reservations and urban ghettos will be compared and analyzed to explain the ignorance of researchers, lack of literature, and the amplification of information on these communities that is often to...
  • Cultural Nationalist
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    Even though the pluralists and the nationalists set up their goal for ^aEURoecommunity control, ^aEUR they perceived and defined it in different ways. Both pluralists and nationalists seek to gain community control by strengthening political and economical power of black community. They differ in where they bring it to for the next step. Pluralists, purpose of obtaining community control was to be equally incorporated into the American society; meanwhile nationalists aim to bring community contr...
  • Inequalities Between Blacks And Whites
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    raiding, and searching black communities. In the media, drug use is portrayed as a "black problem" or a "minority problem". It is good public policy to hold a press conference and announce the recent "victories" in the drug wars, which invariably come at the expense of the black and poor communities. Police ignore the drug use in suburbia and white neighborhoods, spending almost all their efforts in the media prescribed "drug areas" of the country: Poor, urban, and usually black communities. Aft...
  • Richard Wright Black Boy
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    3. Black Boy, Richard Wright Black Boy, is both an indictment of American racism and a narrative of the artist's development. As a child growing up in the Jim Crow South, Richard faced constant pressure to submit to white authority. However, even from an early age, Richard had a fierce spirit of rebellion. Had he lacked the resilience to be different despite the pressure to conform to social expectations, he would probably never have become an internationally renowned writer. The entire system o...

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