A Discussion on the Ongoing Issue of the Growing Gap Between the Wealthy and the Poor

A Discussion on the Ongoing Issue of the Growing Gap Between the Wealthy and the Poor

In our country today one of the ongoing issues at hand has been the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor. I an attempt to decrease the income equality gap states around the country have started to increase the minimum wage. As of January 1st, 2015 29 states will enact minimum wage increases. These increases have bee…

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A Personal Opinion of a Decline in Family and Religion in America

In this week’s module we come across two topics that hold very contrasting levels of importance in my personal life. While family is the most important thing in my life, as well as in the construction of any stable community, religion on the other hand is of the least importance to me. Although I know that religion is respo…

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The Quest for Equality: The LGBT Fighting for Rights

A community is often times at its best when all of the members within it are accepting of one another, and are working together as one for the betterment of the community. Unfortunately this scenario rarely plays out in real life, as there are always groups of people within a community that are not as equally accepted withi…

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The Meaning of Power and Goals for an African-American Woman

The word success has a variety of meanings but for me as an African American women success is a powerful word that gives me strength to want to improve myself in anyway that I can in order to become successful. Success for me is achieving a goal that I set for myself. Reaching the goals that I set for myself is the best fee…

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The Advantages Given to the Citizens of America That They Ignorantly Dismiss

We always hear people saying, “ignorance is bliss”. The flaw that comes with this type of thinking is that without knowledge, no one can really appreciate the world around them. Americans in today’s society are incredibly blessed but sadly so ignorant to the advantages they have. We are guaranteed a quality education, food,…

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An Analysis of Wives and Fatherly Duties in On Wifely Duties by Alberti and Barbaro

Alberti and Barbaro Barbaro and Alberti both exhibit a view of wives and fatherly duties in an extremely patriarchal standard. The chain of command begins with the husband/father teaching and molding the wife/mother into a modest self-composed woman he can be proud of. The mother then teaches these qualities to her childre…

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The Issue of Judging Women for Wearing Sportswear

Context card Subject: Why is it wrong to judge women for wearing sportswear? Audience: People around my age. More focus on men Writing situation: Persuasive writing to change people thoughts on judging women on sports clothing. Thesis: Even though it does look good on women, people should not judge women on what t…

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The Necessity and Benefits of Keeping Animals in Captivity

Captivity can be Okay The argument of whether or not keeping animals in captivity cannot be fought in a broad sense- not every situation is the same; the quality of keeping differs, the needs of the animals can vary, etc. It is not possible to just say “it’s bad” or “it’s good” because of the countless factors that exist….

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The Real Issue of Income Inequality in the United States

Income Inequality Income inequality is a very real issue that is almost impossible to ignore. The sad truth is that many do ignore it despite such jarring factual information, and many who see it just push blame onto others. Some say it’s because those lower down the ladder are lazy. Some say it’s a racial thing. Some sa…

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The Objectification of Women in The Bloody Chamber and Stardust

Fairy tales reinforce the patriarchy by teaching children that women lack agency and that men do not, the Bloody Chamber and Stardust both attack this idea by creating female characters with agency and voice. Fairy Tales are very formulaic stories. They will almost always have a male rescue a female from a negative climat…

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A Discussion on the Threat of Terrorism and the Lack of Trust Towards Immigrants

Introduction: I wish I could say that the topic of terrorism was like a theory or something that happens in places far away from home, but that is not the case at all. Unfortunately, terrorism has become our everyday reality and a struggle in keeping our society in order. Lack of trust towards immigrants and each other has…

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A History of Racism and White Supremacy

Why does racism exist? Why does skin color make us so different from one another? White racial privileges are very real and relative to people of color. Because of white supremacy it has resulted in a horrific history of tremendous events throughout the world, and we still reflect and discuss these relations in the prese…

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The Issue of Torture and Its Wide Use All Around the Globe

Is torture ever really justified? Is it okay to torture someone that we’re in war with for information? Don’t we remember during the Red Scare how people would hear on news and TV about the Russians doing the very exact same thing to us, and vice versa? Information is a weapon men will seek to use in desperate times….

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A Discussion on the Relations Between Gender Differences and Social Networks Usage

In the article entitled, “Older Adolescents’ Motivations for Social Network Site Use: The Influence of Gender, Group Identity, and Collective Self-Esteem” written by researcher and Ph.D graduate Valerie Barker, and published for the Cyber Psychology & Behavior Series which was released in November 0f 2009 ,the article goe…

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An Analysis of America’s Involvement with Human Rights in Iran

America’s Involvement with Human Rights in Iran The Islamic Republic of Iran has been the center of controversy for many decades. The non-secular country has been involved in wars, revolutions, and political agendas that have contributed to the negative reputation of its land, its religion, and especially, its people. Th…

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The Perceptions and Beliefs of Adolescent People with Disabilities

This article was about the way people with disabilities perceive themselves, particularly during the teen years and the early-twenties age bracket. I believe the latter was included because they are still eligible for special education services and are a more likely part of the population to still be students (post-seconda…

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Black Lives Matter Movement: The Pride of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the past couple of years, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has been heard all over the country. In some ways more than others, this movement is somewhat like the Civil Rights Movement. If the famous Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were still here today, I think he would be proud of the Black Lives Matter movement. I also belie…

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A Study on the Types of Post-Dispersal Weed Seed Predators

Introduction There are many types of post-dispersal weed seed predators, but it is important to know when they are most effective at eliminating weed seeds. Each of the five predators examined in this paper: rodents, birds, field crickets, harvester ants and ground beetles all thrive in one environment as opposed to anothe…

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A History of the Gay Rights Movement and Its LGBT Community

Last week, our class visited Greenwich Village, also known as Alphabet City, and the Stonewall Inn where the Gay Right Movements began. The class was taught to about how and why the Stonewall Inn was a special place during the start of the movement. We were also brought across the street the the gay rights statues that were…

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A View of Abortion Right or Wrong in a NY Times Article by Katha Pollitt

Abortion has always been practiced since ancient times, bringing forth the idea of removing a fetus from a woman’s body. Years go by and the argument of pro-life and pro-choice come upon society causing a giant fire. Women began getting raped and didn’t want to have the child of their rapist which lead to people arguing tha…

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The Impact of Divorce on Child Development

My parents divorced when I was 6 years old. I can still remember that day of separation. My mother put me in the car and ran to the other side of the car to start it. While I was putting my seatbelt on, I was also looking back from the back window to my father’s abandoned eyes and his desperate face. Meanwhile, my mother be…

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A History of the Civil Rights Movement as One of the Most Important Social Movements of the 20th Century

The civil rights movement was one of the most important social movements of the twentieth century. It was a very long battle that stretched over three decades that included eradicating racial injustice and in the process transforms the nation for the better. Black churches at the time of the civil rights movement were very…

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The Importance of Having a Consensus

“The Importance of Consensus” Before reading the links and watching videos I only thought there was only one way of coming to a decision and that was flipping a coin or majority rules. I also thought there was just wrong and right that there was always going to be that one person who got out ruled and was going to be upset…

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Body Cameras Should Be Worn by Police Officers All the Time

How many times have we seen police getting sued for conduct that wasn’t appropriate or a civilian getting killed? I think that police officers should be required to wear body cameras because it will help them be safe, and it will keep everyone honest. I think that police officers should wear body cameras for their safety…

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The Use of Corporal Punishment on Children as an Inappropriate Solution to Discipline Kids

Prompt: The use of corporal punishment (e.g., spanking) on children (either as parental discipline or in school) continues to be debated. For example, here is a site that presents pro and con opinions that are split fairly equally www.debate.org/opinions/is-spanking-children-wrong. Response: I do not think that it is a…

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