The Importance of Promoting Racial Egalitarianism in the United States

The Importance of Promoting Racial Egalitarianism in the United States

Reparations Writing Assignment African American people were one group of people that was immensely oppressed during America’s beginnings. Since we were in the colonial stages of our nation, African Americans have been tyrannized, not only through slavery, but through racial injustice. In order to pay back the descendants o…

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The Ethical Aspects of Divorce

Divorce Many will say that as part of living the American Dream, one component of this concept is settling down with a compatible significant other. After various trials and tribulations, the pair will form a union together, happily ever after, for better or worse, till death do us part. Unfortunately, some unions do not a…

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The Epidemic of Cyberbullying and How to Fight It

Bullying A new world epidemic currently transpires across the entire globe. The epidemic affects everyone, from children, teens, and adults. It also does not discriminate against one either, as it occurs in all ethnicities, gender, and nationalities. Over the past recent years, bullying has become a worldwide issue that m…

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An Interview With Five Families to Establish the Real Definition and Applicability of Intercultural Psychology in Relation to the Families Who Moved From Africa to the United States

In this case, five families from Africa are interviewed on their
experience living in the United States. In all families, parents have lived
in Africa as well as in the United States. The interviews seek to establish
just how easy it was for them to blend into the American way of life. The
children also speak out on their e…

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A History of the ISIS Terrorist Attack on November 13th, 2015 in Paris

On November 13th, 2015, explosions went off in various cafes in Paris. Moments later, ISIS assailants began shooting at crowds during a rock concert. Soon began a continental scare and outbreak of notorious immigration debacle which will impact the demographics of Europe for years to come. This is the primary issue at han…

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A Personal Narrative on Gaining a New View of People With Disabilities

When I first started this semester I was not expecting any changes to my views on people with disabilities. I work at Chariton Valley Association for the Handicapped and I work with a select group of consumers who are labeled as lower functioning than most and my brother and I both have Asperger’s and we had a friend who l…

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The Legal Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered

In today’s generation, due to the celebrities on TV and thanks to social media, underage drinking has become a serious problem. According to National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA), which did a study in January of 2006. Each year, approximately five thousand teens under the age of twenty-one die as a resu…

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Public Displays of Affection at Schools Should Be Banned

Even though I am just one student, I feel that other students may feel the same, and I think that my argument is sound. I believe that this subject is a complicated one, and that a single solution cannot please everyone. However, I realize that school is meant as a place to learn, not a place to show affection towards other…

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The Dangers of Being a Field Journalist

The occupational hazards of a journalist are both numerous and dangerous. From field journalists in a war torn country to a local radio broadcaster, all types of journalists face danger. Although there is a few other ways journalists can face risks, the most dangerous aspect of a journalist’s job is being out on the field a…

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The World Should Not Take for Granted the Indifference Experienced by Society

The New York Times article, “Holding on to our Humanity,” (05/30/2009) by Bob Herbert, an Op-Ed columnist informs the reader of the inhumane results of neglecting the atrocities around the world. Herbert uses factual evidence and expert testimony to trigger emotion in his audience. The author wrote the piece in order pers…

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How Race, Gender, and Socioeconomic Class Limit the Free Will of Americans

Free Will Restrictions Most people believe that in modern America, we have full free will and have control over our lives. In fact, this is not the case, The amount of free will we have is is limited by the factors in life that are out of our control. Some of the factors in life that we are born into are predetermined…

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A Debate on Whether the Current Gun Laws in the US Are Effective and Efficient

“I think we could be at a tipping point,” Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., told CBS, “a tipping point where we might actually get something done” on gun control (Kim). In the past year; firearm violence and mass shootings have plagued the U.S., from the Colorado movie theater massacre in July, to the horrible tragedy in Newtow…

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt by by Jean Kilbourne

In “Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt”, Kilbourne describes how the media advertises and promotes women’s’ inferiority to men and men’s dominance over them. She also explains the influence these advertisements have on society’s ideology of gender roles. Kilbourne starts out describing how pornographic advertisements portray wom…

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The Struggle of Women to Be Recognized in Society

In The Truly Invisible Hand, Crittenden argues that the economic value of mother’s work is ignored and overlooked by society, especially because the stay-at-home mother isn’t figured into the national gross domestic product (GDP). Crittenden calls for the recognition of a mother’s work as an actual service and she feels str…

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The Decline of Man’s Presence in Society in the Manliness of Men by Harvey Mansfield

In “The Manliness of Men”, Mansfield discusses the diminishing presence of manliness in society, and attributes it to the feminist movement. He begins his essay with “Today the very word ‘manliness’ seems obsolete.” (Mansfield 450). He then explains how other words such as courage, frankness, or confidence are being used to…

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The Struggle of Fitting in by Richard Rodriguez in the Achievement of Desire

In The Achievement of Desire, Rodriguez describes the challenges he faced while trying to fit into American culture. Rodriguez was born in 1944 San Francisco to a latino immigrant family. The prologue tells readers that he was unable to speak English when he started school, but his educational career was brilliant. It lists…

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The Existence of Societal Class in America as Discussed by Gregory Mantsios in Class in America: Myths and Realities

In Class in America: Myths and Realities, Mantsios describes how certain class categories exist in American society, yet Americans often refrain from discussing it, or paying it any attention. Mantsios begins the essay with “People in the United States don’t like to talk about class. Or so would it seem.”. He writes that “[…

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An Analysis of Racial Profiling in Black Men and Public Space, an Essay by Brent Staples

In this blunt essay, Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples explains the perceived racial profiling he says he receives while walking in public, especially after dark. Over a ten-year period, Staples describes his “victims” as young white women who act nervous in his presence. They clutch their purses and belongings, wal…

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An Analysis of the Roles of Men and Women in Society as Discussed by Aaron Devor

In Becoming Members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender, Devor discusses the many roles that men and women fill in society. He brings to light the stereotypical traits that each gender is supposed to display, and argues that society is responsible for shaping and molding how people assign roles specifically t…

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The Advantage and Breakthroughs of News Media Today

From every corner of global society, technology is changing and
advancing the way people communicate and retrieve information. In the past
couple decades, the Internet has advanced from a way to instant message and
download pirated music at the speed of a snail, to the paramount of global
communications. Today, advanced tec…

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The Responsibility of the Government and Society to Condemn Child Abuse

Child maltreatment is a problem that society as a whole must face in all corners of the globe. Although the definition of child abuse and neglect may vary from culture to culture, the problem remains the same – and so do its effects. As technology progresses, researchers have been discovering just exactly how the brain of a…

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Fighting the Issue of Prejudice in the United States

Prejudice in the United States It is known that prejudice is one’s view diverges from those who observe the correct social norms. Therefore prejudice is various, caused by surroundings, educational level, race, gender and so on. In Rogelio R. Gomez’s essay “Foul Shots”, he writes about his experience of inferiority in a ma…

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What We Can Do to Solve the World Problems in the Book Ethic: A Very Short Introduction by Simon Blackburn

Humanitarian Interventionism: A Lifesaving Policy America, an opportunistic, diverse, militarily strong, albeit economically struggling nation is one of the most powerful nations in the world. Based on the principle that every human being is equal, despite their economic status, the culture or religion they belong to, or t…

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A Critical Response to Judith Jarvis Thomson’s View on Abortion

The issue of abortion has long been debated amongst many people, one of which is Judith Jarvis Thomson. Thomson, liberal when it comes to abortion, believes that it is mostly permissible. Her landmark argument involves a sick violinist that needs the use of your kidneys or else he will die. The “Society of Music Lovers…have…

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A Response to Hugh Lafolette’s Paper Licensing Parents

In Hugh Lafollette’s paper, “Licensing Parents” he talks about the need for government licensing of parents. His argument states that for any activity that is harmful to others, requires competence, and has a reliable procedure for determining competence, should require licensing by the government. This argument relates to…

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