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  • Ignorance Fear Racism
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    Ignorance + Fear = Racism Racism is really another word for ignorance. It's another way of saying that nature should have had only one type of flower or tree. It's another way of looking at the world with your eyes closed to diversity and change. Racism is another word for fear. Fear of the unknown is understandable, of course, and for many of us those of different races and creeds are the great unknown. Most of us are brought up in a particular environment with a particular type of people. For ...
  • Ancient Chariot Driver
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    The 'Wheel' World of Chariots Chariot Racing, popular public game in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, in which horses pulled a two-wheeled chariot, or small cart, driven by a charioteer. Often the chariot driver stood in the chariot, rather than sitting. A chariot driver cracks his whip to encourage his horses. Chariot racing was a popular pastime in ancient Greece and Rome and was recorded as an event in the ancient Olympic Games. At the ancient Olympic Games, which began in 776 ...
  • One's Identity In The Color Of Water
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    The American Heritage Dictionary defines identity as the distinct personality of an individual. Many factors make up one's identity, such as race, one's relationship with society, and religion. People seek other people who with they can identify. One must interact with others and learn from his interests and their responses to find a suitable group. The process of finding a group allows one to discover his own identity. Through The Color of Water, James McBride demonstrates that one perceives hi...
  • Chicana Feminist Movement
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    The Chicana Feminist movement evolved between 1970 to 1980. It addressed concerns of Chicanas due to the interplay of race, class, and gender oppression. The Chicanas struggled to gain equal status in the male dominated movement. Both liberal and radical feminists hope to achieve gender solidarity through the politics of identity. Poet Robin Morgan called the anthology of feminist essays she edited in 1970 Sisterhood Is Powerful. As women of color pointed out from the beginning of the movement, ...
  • Johnson's Essay Thresholds Of Difference From Race
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    Race In the Context of Reading and Writing Hurston is saying in effect, I am colored but I am different from other members of my race in that I am not different from my race (Race, Reading, and Difference 319). The word race when brought to mind can either divide us as a people or unite us. It can distinguish the different divisions of humankind by such differences as skin color, geographical region, or grouping or it can unite us as a single people, a single race; the human race. If taken in co...
  • Institutional Racism In American Society
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    Institutional Racism in American Society "Racist" and "racism" are provocative words in American society. To some, these words have reached the level of curse words in their offensiveness. Yet, "racist" and "racism" are descriptive words of a reality that cannot be denied. African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans (people-of-color) live daily with the effects of both institutional and individual racism. Race issues are so fundamental in American society that the...
  • Equal In Race
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    Would God categorize his children That is a question that I believe most would give a simple and direct answer: No. Would the United States categorize their citizens Although the Amendment suggests that all men and women are equal, the fact is, the people of the United States are continuously being classified. So, if indeed the United States is one nation under God, why do we continue to sort ourselves through unreasonable and unethical factors The misinterpretation of race has shattered the Ame...
  • How It Feels To Be Colored Me Zora Neale Hurston
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    Subject: How it feels to be colored me, by Zora Neale Hurston When first reading the title "How it feels to be colored me", by Zora Neale Hurston, I anticipate something harsh about racism discrimination and just sympathize with her, for her feelings must be hurt. However, having read once, and then twice, and then thrice, I see no such impression I have in the first place. Instead, a Zora open-minded, confident and optimistic appears before my eyes. Zora said, "At certain times I have no race, ...

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