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  • Gangs Cults And Racism
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    Can Hatred be Stopped There was a time when his light blue eyes were clear; like, a bright blue sky on a warm summer day. Not any more though, gray clouds seem to have set in his eyes. Everyone could see the hatred in them. It was so strong that anyone near him could feel it. Before he joined the cult he was my best friend; yet, it now seems as if we are worlds apart. Someone once said |Money is the root of all evil. X Today it seems more appropriate to say that hatred is the root of all evil. T...
  • Doctorow's Disgust With American Society
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    Up until the late 1900's, the American populace on the whole had assumed a very optimistic view of American history. Glossing over disgraceful events, emphasizing the brighter points in our history, our culture has attempted to ignore the obvious fact that we have had, and still have, our fair share of problems. In Ragtime, E.L. Doctorow unabashedly exposes some of the worst aspects of American life in our more recent history. Doctorow doesn't hold back anything, providing detailed examples of h...
  • Racism In America In America
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    Racism In America In America there seems to be a major problem. It has hindered this country since America was founded. It has been used against Native Americans, Japanese, and Black Americans. The problem is racism. If this country wants to become truly great racism must be eliminated. Racism began when someone thought they were better than someone else. One source said", Racism began during the Enlightenment Period in Europe" (D'Sourza 87). Now organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and the Islam...
  • Anna J Cooper
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    Anna J. Cooper - A Voice from the South In her book, A Voice from the South, Anna J. Cooper expressly addresses two issues: the participation of women in American society and America's race problem. These are two issues very close to Cooper as an African American woman herself and she claims to speak for all African American women on these points. She argues that for America to be a truly democratic country that has freedoms for all people, it must have participation by women and blacks. The fir...
  • Racism In America
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    If someone asked you what it would be like to live in a perfect world, how would you reply Many people might say something like, A place without and arguments or fighting. Others might say A place where there is not pollution. But, has anyone one ever thought to say, A place without racism. For some Americans, racism has never even crossed their minds. For others, it is something they have to live with everyday. In some societies in America, racism isnt even a factor, all citizens of the communi...
  • James Baldwin Racism
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    Jessie Burke AP English-3rd Period Dr. CovelFebruary 11, 2000 Baldwin in a microcosm " Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ' - James Baldwin Racism has been a part of American and world history for centuries, and has become a pattern in cultures. James Baldwin was an African-American author who, like many black men and women, struggled against the inherent hate / racism in America. Baldwin had the opportunity to travel to a microcosmic Swiss ...
  • Racial Tensions Across America
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    August Wilson's Fences August Wilson's 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Fences' thoughtfully examines the escalating racial tensions in America during the 1950's. The playwright deftly handles such complex social issues as racism and adultery without smug commentary. The subtle discussion of black America offers more insight than lecture, which heightens the dramatic impact upon the audience. Wilson recognizes that the family lies the foundation for American society as a whole, and shrewdly ch...
  • Most Positive Aspect Of America
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    America America. The land of opportunity, the country that beckons to so many people, calling to them with the promise of freedom to live their lives as they see fit. As our National Anthem states, the United States is the land of the free and the home of the brave. The motto of the United States, E Pluribus Unum, means from many, one. The United States has always been known as a melting pot, a place where people from many different cultures coming together to form a unified whole. America is th...

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