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  • White Race And The Colored Race
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    Introduction Jim Crow laws are about power. Power of one race over another. These laws really highlight the flaws and weakness of human nature. One group of people asserting power over another for the pride and vanity of a system of politics that had been defeated at the cost of thousands of American lives during the civil war. The term 'Jim Crow' has its origins of interest also. The interpretation was intended to ridicule the African American by white American's in the position of power. The J...
  • Color For Symbolic Meanings
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    Color, the way an object is perceived, is utilized the Great Gatsby as a means to express, a character's personality, one's status, and lastly, a symbolic meaning. Fitzgerald used color to express many personalities, such as those of Daisy and Jordan, who were almost always clothed in white. Interestingly, the white appearance would imply purity and innocence, which are, unfortunately, words that can not be remotely associated with either one. Daisy provided an explanation of how they had "spent...
  • White World With Her Vivid Colors
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    Use of Colors Pauline saw the beauty of life through the colors of her childhood down South. Her fondest memories were of purple berries, yellow lemonade, and 'that streak of green them june bugs made on the trees the night we left down home. All them colors was in me'1. Pauline and Cholly left the colors of the South when they moved North to Ohio to begin their life together. Through Cholly, Pauline hoped to find those colors of beauty that she left 'down home'. For a while she did find her col...
  • Full Color And Black And White Ads
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    The Effects of Color in Advertising Perception Summer 2000 After working in the sales market for three years you begin to recognize certain things about your customers. You realize that your mood can affect their buying habits and how the attitudes can affect how you approach a prospective sale. If a person comes in showing that they have no idea about your market, you have to take the time to basically introduce them to your product. You tell them the advantages and disadvantages that your prod...
  • Martini Milk Glass And The Liquor Bottles
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    "Got Milk?" This advertisement was found in the October issue of Cosmopolitan. "Got Milk" advertisements are seen in all types of magazines from sports to beauty, featuring many different kinds of celebrities selling their product. The product being sold in "Got Milk" advertisements is, of course, milk. They are trying to reinforce that the calcium in milk keeps bones strong and helps prevent osteoporosis. In this advertisement for milk irony is it's secret weapon to get the point across. There ...
  • White As The Black Fighters
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    In the 1940's racial segregation gripped southern American life. The notion of separating blacks from whites created immense tension. Separate water fountains, bathrooms, restaurants, etc. were variables that helped keep races apart. "Jim Crow" laws in the south were intended to prevent blacks from voting. These laws, combined with the segregated educational system, instilled the sense that blacks were "separate" but not equal (174). Many people of color weren't able to survive through this time...
  • White Spider And The Dead Moth
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    In the poem 'Design'; by Robert Frost, the classic use of the color white, meaning innocence and purity is turned around. Instead of giving this color to wholesome, pure objects he gives them to objects that are the reverse, which are death, darkness and unholy objects. When I read the poem 'Design'; I got the feeling that the author did not feel the same as I do about the color white. The first line talks about a fat white spider. This line contradicts the reputation that spiders have. When I s...
  • Miklo's Skin
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    "Blood In... Blood Out " Bound By Honor. In the movie "Blood In... Blood Out", there are three young Chicano teens just trying to survive in a white man's world. First, you have Paco, a rebellious teen that loves a fight, and is in a small East Los Angeles street gang called "Vatos Locos". Then, there is his half brother Cruz, he is trying to stray away from the gang life by painting, however, he still is and hangs with the Vatos Locos. Lastly, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and white skin, there ...
  • Our White Attitude Problem
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    Since I am a white female with limited cultural experiences I am basing my facts from the movie, discussions in class, handouts and other previously learned outside sources. I will be writing Paper #1 on topic #1. Let's start with the definition of racism. Racism refers to the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and / or that individuals should be treated differently based on their ascribed race. There...
  • Meanings Of The Color White Unlike Ahab
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    Moby Dick What the White Whale Symbolizes I looked at chapter 42, The Whiteness of the Whale, and how Melville uses symbolism of color. In many parts of the world the color white has a religious meaning, it gives a god like appearance. To Captain Ahab he has a totally different outlook of the White Whale. To him the whale represents all things evil in the world and Her men Melville points out that it is not good to look at something and give it just one meaning. Ahab sees the evil, the crew sees...
  • 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, ...
  • Music Common To The White People
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    In the poem, Theme for English B, Langston Hughes points out that we are often reluctant to admit that our similarities are often more common than our differences. Even though he is colored, he is still just like his white instructor in many ways. The colored man may appear to be different from the white man on the outside, but we are all the same on the inside. His skin color is different, and he comes from different a background, yet we have many things in common with each other. Hughes is onl...
  • Civil War The Creoles Of Color
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    The Rise and Decline of the Creoles of Color The Creoles of color made many great strides in closing the social gap between blacks and whites. This they achieved at a time when most, if not all, basic freedoms were being denied to nonwhites. As a group, these Creoles achieved a great amount of success. many acquired vast fortunes, owning plantations and slaves. What happened to this group of people during the course of history When American culture began to take the place of French culture in Lo...
  • Underlying Colors Of The Great Gatsby Colors
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    The Underlying Colors Of The Great Gatsby Colors can symbolize many things. In a book an author can take color and give it their own symbol. F. Scott Fitzgerald does a beautiful job of this in his book The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald brings the use of colors into the plot of this book. He gives each color an underlying meaning. The colors represent the dream and the reality of the book. The main two colors that are symbolized in The Great Gatsby are green and white. These two colors influence the b...
  • Legal Equality Of The Two Races
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    Plessy vs. Ferguson 1892 web Abraham Lincoln's success in the Civil War and the end of slavery sparked a new era for the Black race in America. The "Black Codes" passed following the Civil War, gave Blacks equal rights in the United States. But even though they were guaranteed their freedom from slavery, the law segregated them from Whites. This segregation of Blacks and Whites sparked many questions of the rights guaranteed in the Fourteenth Amendment. These question would later become a signif...
  • Daisy's Color
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    The symbolism of colors in the novel There a several colors used for symbolism in the novel "The Great Gatsby". For example the colors BLUE, GREEN, WHITE and YELLOW are used throughout the book. The first time Nick Carraway meets his cousin Daisy Buchanan at Tom's and Daisy's home, she was dressed totally in white. So as the house and its furnishings are also tuned in light shades. This fact might be interpreted as: beauty, cleanliness, wealth, innocence, virginity and also laziness. Daisy's col...
  • Black People In Black Communities
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    Racism The one attribute that has characterized the United Nations throughout history is the commitment to the dignity and equality of each human being, regardless of race, and its determination to combat racism and racial discrimination wherever it may exist. Therefore, I am identifying the functionalist approach. Mankind is a social animal. Groups seem to form almost spontaneously in any social setting. Their commonness is seen from the fact that they occur in all societies, from the advanced ...
  • Key Of My House Door
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    Have a peak to a clear (ed) mind. Subject matter: The house of your dreams... , 3 yellow toilets, ... one kitchen, a big, big... big bed with a quite big big heart on the top of it... (M. B 21 years old, libidinal pre- adolescent issues) This kind of descriptive molasses of black & white thoughts... with yellow toilets, appears in cases particularly personal projections. "If required to express opinions of general interest such as truth, happiness, freedom, 3rd world situation etc. will promptly...
  • Distorted Lens Of Racial Stereotypes
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    Racially gendered stereotypes of women of color are employed to confirm their greater subservience, deny them the respect and "protection" accorded to white women, and to sanction their use and abuse. All too often these stereotypes reflect this society's obsessive and twisted fixation on female sexuality. If white women were once locked into tightly prescribed roles that deified their virtue, the stereotyping of women of color frequently has depicted them as virtueless, sexually available, and ...
  • Amount Of Darker Moths
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    Before the Industrial Revolution, the white colored moths, also known as typica, were the main form found in Manchester, England. The light colored moths were hard to see against the white colored trees that were in England. However, as the Industrial Revolution progressed more and more pollution was being circulated in the air. The pollution caused the color of the trees to change darker. Therefore the white moths were easy targets that could be seen easily. Predator birds started to eat them. ...

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