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Cultural Diversity: An Exploration Of Media Representation
This 5 page tutorial essay looks at an article on Jada Pickett, a young Black actress, in terms of how cultural diversity is presented in the media. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
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Characteristics of a Narrative Writing Style: Maya Angelou
(8pp) A narrative is just another name for relating a story. Angelou tells the story of her life, which is termed an autobiography. An autobiography allows the author to tell those parts of his/her life in their own way, or style. The...
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The Mumia Abu-Jamal Trial ( 12 pp).
The 1982 trial of political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal reads like something from a Greek tragedy; and the Chorus has become those around the world who believe in the man's innocence even after almost two decades of incarceration. What is...
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Jamaica and the Music - mon!
(6 pp.) According to an internet site labeled "fantasy tours," Jamaica is "eternal summer." So it only makes sense that it would have "hot music." But we also learn, "the island" "has rugged mountain ranges, with Blue Mountain...
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Discrimination and "Social Democracy" in Brazil
(5 pp) Attempting change is always difficult; and of course some clever soul said, the most difficult thing to change is ones ideas or belief system. That has certainly been true of the concept of "social democracy" in Brazil. Emilia...
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Gatsby and the Invisible Man: America's Dream/Nightmare
A 5-page paper examining the similarities and contrasts between two novels dealing with the meaning of identity in America and the problems in attaining the American Dream. Lists 2 sources.
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Bebe Moore Campbell: Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.
(5 pp) The time is the fifties in the rural South; every one had a "code," often in is racially imprinted, but it can come from one's family just as well, and it certainly may not have anything to do with the person that you want "to be"...
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Addressing The Problem
Like people, written documents or verbal communications can take on a life of their own. They can be powerful, charismatic and the inherent 'personality' can change a world. This 6 page paper compares the Declaration of Independence with the "I...
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Dworkin And Boxill: Abortion And Justice
Bernard Boxill's book, Blacks And Social Justice is concerned with the issues of bringing the social system (including the justice system) into balance. Ronald Dworkin, in his book, Life's Dominions, has set down the elements of debate on...
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The Black Panther Movement
The Black Panther Movement: This 13-page essay traces the origins of the Black Panther Party in 1966 to its demise in the early 1980
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Amadou Diallo
In early February of 1999, 22 year old Amadou Diallo, an immigrant from Guinea, was shot as he stood on the doorstep of his home by four policemen. This 5 page paper explores the incident through critical analysis of three articles. ...
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Societal Barriers Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Race
A 5 page discussion of the numerous societal barriers and limitations which are put in place on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Contends that since the advent of the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, societal restrictions and...
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Black And White, Incarceration, Discrimination
This 8 page paper argues that racism and discrimination that is imbedded in the social reality is reflected in the statistics of prison populations where blacks and other minorities are found in disproportionate numbers. Bibliography lists 10...
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Discrimination In Media
This 18 page paper argues that the media has promoted and continued social discrimination of Blacks and the lower economic population through their own discriminatory portrayals, policies and practices. A discussion of theory concerning...
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Invisible Cultures
Existence, like culture, is constructed from the experiences of the individual and is shaped by the physical, social, and political contexts of life as experienced by the group. This 5 page paper argues that Ralph Ellison in The Invisible Man, W. E....
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