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  • Black Man And A White Man
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    Black or White Allison Davi Picture this hypothetical situation: A black man and a white man both driving during the day time. The white man is driving directly in front of the black man at 72 mph, clearly speeding, while the black man is driving at 46 mph, both in a 45 mph speed limit zone. Sirens begin to blare as the red and blue lights emerge from the side of the road. The black man, relieved that someone is going to finally stop this maniac driver in front of him, pulls over the side of the...
  • Police Officers
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    The general assumption that people make of the role that police officers play is that they are there to "Protect and Serve" the community. What people many times do not realize is that in reality a large percentage of police officers in Los Angels, including the Chiefs of Police, do their jobs with a different intention in mind. Police officers as well as politicians claim to be working hard on keeping drugs off the streets when in reality they are bringing on the violence themselves by instigat...
  • Black Union Soldiers
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    The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War Historical Background Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship. -Frederick Douglass The issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. News from Fort Sumter set off a rush by free black men ...
  • Drug Criminals Among Black Drivers
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    The interviews excerpted here show that racially biased pretextual traffic stops have a strong and immediate impact on the individual African-American drivers involved. These stops are not the minor inconveniences they might seem to those who are not subjected to them. Rather, they are experiences that can wound the soul and cause psychological scar tissue to form. And the statistics show that these experiences are not simply disconnected anecdotes or exaggerated versions of personal experiences...
  • Black Officers
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    Ethnic Group Essay For my Ethnic Group Essay, I chose African Americans because they are the group that has, for the most part, been a main target for racism in today society, and through out the whole 18th and 19th century. There are many actual, recorded incidents where this can be shown. During the Civil War, blacks were free from slavery in the North, but still suffered from an enormous amount of racism. During this time, black males were legally able to vote in only New York and New England...
  • Black Officer
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    Record 9 of 200 Scripps Howard News Service, SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE, January 17, 1999 MILITARY GETS HIGH GRADES, BUT STILL SHORT OF KING'S DREAM Author: LISA HOFFMAN Topics: race relations blacks armed forces military history Estimated printed pages: 4 Article Text: It is said that the military is the only American institution in which blacks routinely boss whites around. The armed forces were the first segment of U.S. society to desegregate and now - 50 years after the Army opened its door...
  • Black Leather Chair
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    Being A Millionare Isn't For Me Essay, Being A Millionare Isn't For Me? You have just won a million dollars!? shouted Regis on the most popular show that has ever hit television. A fifty-one year old retired, high school teacher sat on the hot seat in absolute amazement. In seconds his life changed from being an ordinary, retired father of two, and living with his wife in a small Manhattan home to becoming a millionaire. I sat in my living room wishing that it was me who had answered that last q...

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