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Black and White by Thomas - Black and White by Thomas “Who am I?” (Thomas 415). Many ask themselves this relevant question in times of self-doubt or ambivalence. Leona Thomas asks this question in her essay entitled, “Black and White.” As the child of a black father and a white mother, Thomas finds herself in a racial dilemma. Society punishes Thomas for being “mixed.” Through the use of the literary techniques of pathos, logos, and inductive reasoning, Thomas effectively persuades the reader that society should look beyond one’s mixture....   [tags: Black White Race Racial Thomas Essays] 925 words
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Red, White, and Black - The complexities of race effected the Jacksonian era through the shrewdness of the white man’s desires for economic expansion. Democracy, during its infancy in early nineteenth century America, considered all ‘people’ as equals. However, this designation of ‘people’ excluded African and Native Americans. The institution of slavery was a return investment venture for southern planters in their greed for the production of more staple crops. Many white Americans led extravagant lifestyles from the large incomes they received from the labors of their property....   [tags: American History, Jacksonian Era]
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Black and White - In Sunset Limited, Black conveys Kierkegaard’s philosophy through his own life and words. In the beginning of the play, Black and White argue over the meaning of life—the former loving it, the latter trying to end it. Early on, Black tries to identify with White’s suicidal argument by noting that “Suffering and human destiny are the same thing” (55). Of course, Black’s admittance does not mean he believes in White’s argument, but instead that he understands White’s pain. Likewise, Kierkegaard’s description of life is similar to Black’s reasoning....   [tags: Literary Review] 817 words
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Race and Poverty: The Power of White Privilege - ... Like Wise was explaining having that one thing to sweat in society what can determine whether one will be successful or not. If you are a white student who struggles in school it becomes a big deal and help is immediately needed to take care of the problem because you are said to have that potential no matter your class. But if you are an African American male it is different. In order to be talked about in those upper echelon students you have to perform exceptionally well and sometimes even better than those around you or at the top....   [tags: society, discrimination, black, white] 698 words
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Black or White: A Contrast of Liberties - My life, as it stands today, is rarely affected by my racial background; I was born to a Caucasian mother and African American father out of wedlock. I came into this world in 1972 and was adopted by an interracial couple who also reflected the same backgrounds as my birth parents. Upon superficial appearances, many white folk are unaware of my racial mixture; for all intents and purposes, I look like a run of the mill white boy. Rather interestingly though, black folk can just tell; often, they cite that it is my hair, nose, and lips which provide the subtle clues....   [tags: caucasian, african-american, racial background]
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Black and White; Is that alright? - Black and White; Is that alright. The year was 1970. They were in a land of hot blazing sun, friendly people, war, revolution, a stride for independence, and two societies that might live as one now, but not in the 70s in British occupied Rhodesia. Rhodesia, the name of what we now call “Zimbabwe” or house of brick was named after Cecil Rhodes, a British explorer who started a diamond company that is still around today. The British, who at one point in history occupied most of the world held onto Zimbabwe like a biting tick showed that whites had full power....   [tags: Race] 686 words
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The Black and White Coral Reefs - I never told anyone about these things……. I knew this guy since the first time I ever went to school. Anyway, he called me "Fish Mouth.” Actually, he used to call me "Dog mouth.” But he had this fish book he found when he moved in. And he also had this book on Psychology, which seemed more like Yellow pages. I gaped a lot for a fourteen-year-old. When I went home that day, the fish book was in my bag. And I labeled his name next to that fish he compared me to. Then I chucked it somewhere around my house....   [tags: tides, waves, observe, fish] 518 words
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Intermediate Between Black and White - Intermediate Between Black and White Gray is not a colour, but an intermediate between black and white. It can be written many ways, from grey, gray, graye, or even grai. Like the word’s different of being spelled, it also has various meanings. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, gray is used to describe the dull or cold light of twilight, or a day when the sky is over-clouded (Anonymous). However, the Oxford English Dictionary also defines gray as being a way to describe old age, the sunless light of the morning, or even a dull, anonymous or faceless person (Anonymous)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Paul Volponi's Black and White - A brief plot summary. Give an account of the storyline. Not too many words, please. Marcus Brown and Eddie Russo are best friends and stars of the basketball team at Long Island City High School. Marcus is black and Eddie is white, and everyone call them Black and White. They’ve found strength to break through the racial barrier, or at least they believe so themselves. They are inseparable, always having each other’s backs, both on and off the basketball court. With the ability to get whatever scholarship they want, their future is looking good....   [tags: book summary and literary analysis]
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White and Black Women of Heart of Darkness - The Civilized, White Women and the Black She-beasts of Heart of Darkness      Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness hints at some prodigious evil lurking in the soul of mankind; but this corruption -- in its simplest form, the brutality and mammon-worship of Belgian imperialism -- is hidden from the "innocent." The "initiated," moreover, either embrace the wickedness (as do men like the "pilgrims" and, most significantly, Kurtz) or resist it and become the enlightened -- truly, "Buddha[s] preaching in European clothes" (Conrad 21)....   [tags: Heart Darkness womenhod]
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Black Views of White in Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin - “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” Martin Luther King Junior’s powerful words explain the relationship between blacks and whites in John Howard Griffin’s fictional novel, Black Like Me. John Griffin conducts an experiment to change his skin color from Caucasian to Negro. Due to his outside, his inside becomes neglected but when Caucasian covered the outside, the same man gets treated with respect. When he decided to travel to Mississippi, he interviewed many black leaders asking them how they feel about the neglect and hatred among Negros....   [tags: experiment, hate, suffering, respect] 991 words
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Relationship Between White and Black in The Bridegroom and Things Fall Apart - Since both The Bridegroom (First published by Heinemann in 1958) and Things Fall Apart belong to the category of African literature, the relationship between black and white men in Africa is a subject that the two literary works must deal with. In Things Fall Apart, readers get in contact with first phase of colonialism in lower Niger, and in Bridegroom, readers catch glimpses of the period of apartheid. Writers of The Bridegroom and Things Fall Apart successfully use the description of relationship to stress on the themes, which are racial segregation in The Bridegroom, and social disintegration in Things Fall Apart....   [tags: african literature, race, literary analysis] 1528 words
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Education: The Great Black- White Divide - In 1954, Brown v. Board of Education, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, signaled an opportunity for African-American students to reach new heights through an educational system that was equitable, fair, and provided the same opportunities at educational attainment as whites. However, more than 60 years later there is irrefutable evidence of educational disparities on the basis of race. Improved data on academic achievement has provided unprecedented insight on the strengths and weaknesses of America’s broken educational system....   [tags: brown v. board of education, african americnas] 1963 words
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Racial Stereotypes: Not Simply Black and White - Wow. You are really smart for a black girl. You dress very nice for African-American, or I didn’t expect you to be so quiet. I have endured all of these comments on countless occasions. Many of my attributes genuinely surprise people, and I often wonder if my ethnicity influenced their reactions. Would my intelligence, sense of style, or shyness perplex others if I was of a different race. My dark brown skin is inevitably the first impression that I express, which dominates the presumptions and biases that others have about me....   [tags: african american, ethnic group, tolerance]
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He Was White, I Was Black - Although I can articulate it better now, I knew when I was ten years old why Carrot Wilkins and I would not always be as close as we were then. He was white, and I was black. I lived on the outskirts of Winston-Salem, North Carolina in a predominately black neighborhood. Carrot lived about a fifteen minutes' walk away in a largely white rural town called Walkertown. We met in the third grade on a school bus that took us both to Thomas Cash Elementary School. Being country boys at heart, we shared a lot of interests....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 886 words
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Black And White - Black and White Following the Civil War, just prior to the turn of the century, many American novelist were writing more freely of the previous slave culture. Two of these writers being Mark Twain and Charles Chesnutt. Mark Twain was a popular “white” author by this time. Charles Chesnutt, the son of free blacks, decided to pursue a dream of becoming an author in order to remove the spirit of racism. By studying these authors in particular, the views of a white raised in the slave holding south are juxtaposed with the views of free black....   [tags: essays research papers] 1671 words
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Black Heart in a White World: Othello - In the play, Othello written by William Shakespeare in 1602, the protagonist Othello has three distinct personalities that abide through the conflicts in the play and define his personality more and more through each page turn. Throughout the play the reader witnesses many different personalities carried out by Othello, the most prominent being; doubtfulness, rationality, and his being a “jealous monster”. Even though on the surface, his personalities may seem very contradictive of one another, they are not....   [tags: othello, shakespeare, ] 748 words
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The Conformity in a White Society: Understanding Richard Wright's Black Boy - “I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all, to keep alive in our hearts a sense of the inexpressibly human.” (Richard Wright) In 1945 an intelligent black boy named Richard Wright made the brave decision to write and publish an autobiography illustrating the struggles, trials, and tribulations of being a Negro in the Jim Crow South....   [tags: writer, autobiography, black, the south]
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Quicksand shows Helga’s as a figure of a Mulatto with a constant conflict between ideas of black and white identity. - Nella Larsen deals with the crisis of racial identity Helga has throughout Quicksand. She comments on the life of a mulatto woman at a strict black southern school who wants to find herself. Larsen deals Helga as the ‘tragic mulatto’ from the beginning of the novel setting clearly the views of black racial characteristics. The tragic mulatto being a stereotypical idea of someone doomed to limbo between being black and white. Helga exhibits, an inability to conform anywhere long enough to discover whether she is black or white....   [tags: Racial Relations, Black Identity] 2254 words
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No Black And No White - The hot summer sun shone through the window of the car and it pierced Michael's eyes. Sweat dripped down his dark forehead and he brushed it away. He looked across at Mrs White. She had a beautiful sky blue hat with yellow flowers that shone in the sun. Her long cream dress moved in the breeze blowing through the car window. She turned to Michael and smiled. "Don't worry about it I'm sure you will pass. You have passed your driver's test before so why should you be so nervous about it?" she said trying to comfort him....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 688 words
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The Black and White of Science and Religion - Annotated References Astley, J; & Francis, L. (2010) British Journal of Religious Education, Promoting positive attitudes towards science and religion among sixth-form pupils: dealing with scientism and creationism. Vol. 32 Issue 3. The Routledge group writes a very compelling argument dealing with the attitudes towards science and religion. The authors have survey results from their research and supply the basic data learned. The paper data talks about the consistency of each institution and really points towards how group and subcultures can either be positive or negative based on how its presented....   [tags: Religion]
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Arrangment in Black and White - Dorothy Parker’s “Arrangement in Black and White” is set during a dinner party for the host’s friend, Walter Williams, an African American musician. Though the party is celebrated in his name, most of the conversation takes place between the host and the main character, the woman with pink velvet poppies. From the conversation, the audience can deduce that though this woman admires Walter Williams’s musical talent, she is unable to let go of the racist sentiment against his African American heritage....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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Equality and White Superiority in The Little Black Boy - Equality and White Superiority in William Blake’s “The Little Black Boy” William Blake's "The Little Black Boy”, written in 1789, is about a little black boy who compares himself to a little English white boy that he and his family work for. The poem was written in recognition of slavery. The poem is written in quatrains in each stanza with a rhyme scheme of ABAB in a ballad style. The setting of the poem sounds to be during the time of slavery. This is concluded in lines 25-26, "I'll shade him from the heat till he can bear/ To lean in joy upon our father's knee"....   [tags: William Blake poem analysis]
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Joseph White: Godfather of the Field of Black Psychology - When you think of a psychologist, you typically do not think about what minority they are. It never did occur to me before this assignment was due, that a book was prejudice against which they select to be referenced in books. In any subject, not just psychology, why would it matter if someone were of color, what his or her gender is. Many psychologists have not been given any recognition or an opportunity because they are not in the stereotype of a “white male.” When you intentionally type, “psychologists” on Google, the results are all white males....   [tags: biography and career analysis] 794 words
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Remembering Blue and Gray from Black and White - Tony Horwitz takes a journey through the South to find out why people are still obsessed with the Civil War. On his adventure, he met a wide variety of people and he learned that each person has their own opinion of the war and remembers it in their own way. The Civil War was fought by Americans, on each side, and they all should remember it the same way, but as Horwitz found out on his quest, they are drastically different and still very controversial. Horwitz described different concurrences that undoubtedly show race plays a role in how the Civil War is remembered....   [tags: Informative, Horwitz, Civil War] 2388 words
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White Man's Happpiness in a Black Man's Misery - White Man’s Happiness in a Black Man’s Misery “I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls.” This was a dream of a young man, who was a victim of racism, and that man was known as Martin Luther King Junior. Throughout history stereotyping and bigotry (intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself) has been rampant. During the Great Depression the racial segregation was evident within the African-American community because of their dark complexion....   [tags: August Wilson's The Piano Lesson]
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Sexual Harassment among Canadian Women, Black and White - ... Textual harassment through the social networking media such as Facebook and e-mail, contribute to abuse in relationships. From one of the cases narrated in the text, a father of a sexual harassment victim, Cuccia, says that the freedom and private nature of texting causes more harm than good. This is so important to study because in this new technology age, teenagers are able to secretly keep their pains, feelings and emotions away from people who could advice them about their relationship issues....   [tags: rape, rape culture]
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Disparities Between Black and White Cancer Patients - The main objective of this study was to examine the disparities between Black and White cancer patients through numerous avenues: information exchanges during oncology interactions, dosage levels of adjuvant chemotherapy, administration of standard or nonstandard chemotherapy, encouragement of “watchful waiting” or “active surveillance”, administration of definitive therapy (surgery or radiation), quality of medical facilities, health plans, past discrimination, and stereotyping or bias from treatment providers....   [tags: Information Exchanges, Oncology Interactions]
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Baseball Isn’t as Simple as Black and White - Baseball isn’t as simple as Black and White Baseball, “America’s pastime”, the most simple sport of the big 4, a sport where failing 7 times out of 10 will still land you among the greats of all time. Baseball has been played by all ages since the Mid-18th Century. It is a sport where 9 men have at least 27 chances to score more runs than the other 9 men. So simple, but yet so captivating. This simplicity, one would assume, would lead to an almost utopian atmosphere. But, for Troy Maxon, an ex-baseball player, the game of Baseball is anything but a utopia....   [tags: America's pastime, sports]
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Black Wealth/ White Wealth and The Social Stratification Theory - Through an analysis of private equity in America, the book Black Wealth/White Wealth published in 1997 by Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro depicts the often-unseen differences in accumulated wealth between whites and blacks. Through their research, Oliver and Shapiro found that the racial disparity of accumulated wealth explains why a large majority of blacks have been unable to rise from the bottom of the social structure. Looking back 52 years ago, we find that Oliver and Shapiro’s findings are given further legitimacy when Melvin Tumin’s critique of Kingsley-Davis and Wilbert Moore’s theory on social stratification is examined....   [tags: Socioeconomics]
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Black And White Women Of The Old South - Minrose Gwin‘s book, Black and White Women of the Old South, argues that history has problems with objectiveness. Her book brings to life interesting interpretations on the view of the women of the old south and chattel slavery in historical American fiction and autobiography. Gwin’s main arguments discussed how the white women of the south in no way wanted to display any kind of compassion for a fellow woman of African descent. Gwin described the "sisterhood" between black and white women as a "violent connection"(pg 4)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1591 words
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The Challanges Faced by White Teachers Teaching Black Students - Given the changing racial demographics of our nation’s schools (with the white population increasingly becoming the minority) and that the main role of our teachers, most of whom are white, is shaping the education of our students, the question is: How can white teachers effectively teach students of color. Although little is known about the effectiveness of white teachers and achievement in students of color, there definitely is an underlying philosophy of multicultural education that students benefit from being taught by someone of similar race and cultural background....   [tags: Legal Issues, Race, ]
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Opposition of Black and White in Heart of Darkness - The Opposition of Black and White in Heart of Darkness   In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad explores the psychological “heart of darkness” within all of humanity. The text looks at the European societies false illumination of civilization, of which obscures the internal darkness, in relation to the psychological environment in which human’s are placed. Conrad sets up the opposition of black and white to display the superficial pretense of  light in the European society, and the true heart of darkness which is present within all of humanity....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]
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William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator & Frederick Douglass' North Star - White and Black Abolitionists Newspapers Compared: William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator & Frederick Douglass' North Star The abolitionist movement reached its peak between 1830 and 1860. During this period, abolitionists, those who "insisted slavery undermined the freedom, righteousness, order, and prosperity of all society" (McInerney, 8) sought to identify, denounce and abolish this cruel institution using their rights of free speech and free press. With free press and free speech "abolitionists depicted slavery as raw, aggressive power carrying in it's wake the seeds of political, social, economic, and moral dislocation" (McInerney, 18)....   [tags: White and Black Abolitionists Newspapers]
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The Black and White World of Atwood's Surfacing - The Black and White World of Atwood's Surfacing        Many people elect to view the world and life as a series of paired opposites-love and hate, birth and death, right and wrong. As Anne Lamott said, "it is so much easier to embrace absolutes than to suffer reality" (104). This quote summarizes the thoughts of the narrator in Margaret Atwood's novel Surfacing.  The narrator, whose name is never mentioned, must confront a past that she has tried desperately to ignore (7). She sees herself and the world around her as either the innocent victim or the victimizer, never both....   [tags: Atwood Surfacing Essays]
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Black and White Thinking in Modern Conservatism - My biology teacher was lecturing us on the differences between children and adolescents. Everyone pointed out the obvious physical differences, but our teacher told us that the most important difference was in our brains. She told us to take the following example into account. A man's wife has a deadly disease. In order to save her life, she needs to take a medicine, which costs more than he can afford. He steals the medicine in the dead of night. If you caught him, and he told you his story, what would you do....   [tags: Politics] 1643 words
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Not Everything Can Be Viewed As Black and White - Modern television has surpassed many former boundaries held by our society standards of fifty years ago. New inventive shows are created almost every month with a plethora of different characters, surprising twists and intertwining plots. This allows producers to capture the attention of viewers from week to week and allows the television industry to prosper. But does television have any intellectual benefits or is it all just garbage. The answer can be found at a happy medium. Dana Steven’s, the author of the article “Thinking Outside the Idiot Box”, is correct in her idea that the multi-threading and complicated plotlines of television shows in modern-day have no real intellectual benefit...   [tags: Television]
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Southern White Supremacy and Black Civil Rights 1863-1877 - Having endured the brutality of slavery and the uncertainty of war, America’s blacks enjoyed a period of relative respite during the years 1863-1877. With slavery abolished, the South underwent reconstruction within every component of its unsteady structure. However, one must measure the success of this reconstruction with the criteria of political, social and economic changes in mind. The amendments of the 1860s gave blacks greater political freedom, but were only upheld by the military force of the Northern army; blacks developed their first education and religious institutions, but only within a segregated framework; and economically, the black population wo...   [tags: The Failure of Reconstruction] 1285 words
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black and white - Change as changing times and techology................. People often use these terms without realizing that word CHANGE has neither a denotation nor a connotation of advancement,improvement or progress; a change can take place at any direction: forward, backward, up and downward. In common, plain English, speaker is required to specify the condition and direction of Change as the expressions are used to define the changing subject matter as in: "change for the better" "change for the worse" Those who promote and seek change in society, by their misuse of the word CHANGE, mostly will misrepresent their agenda or program for change in existing conditions and stations of th...   [tags: essays research papers] 1409 words
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Priming Race in Biracial Observers Affects Visual Search for Black and White Faces - Priming Race in Biracial Observers Affects Visual Search for Black and White Faces Introduction: In this paper, we see how priming can be used as an experimental aid and to what extent it can influence the subjects. Chiao, Heck, Nakayama, and Ambady (1) consider the notion of whether priming a particular racial identity in a mixed-race individual (specifically Black and White mix) would influence the individual’s ability to search for White or Black faces. Previous Research forms new Experimental Hypothesis: The authors’ interest in the application of priming to visual perception stems from a lack of empirical research done in this particular field....   [tags: Psychology, Race]
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Black and White: A Visual Interpretation of Racism during the Vietnam War - In Michael Nelson’s The Presidency, a photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson giving members of the 101st Airborne their service medals for fighting in the Vietnam War is used to describe how he served his term as president (see Appendix 1 for photograph). The photograph was taken during July in 1966 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and it is a black and white picture showing President Lyndon B. Johnson moving down a line of soldiers, stopping at each one to shake their hands while they were awarded their medals....   [tags: military, prejudice, photography]
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Emotional Intensity in Shirin Neshat's Black and White Photography, Speechless - In “speechless” Shirin Neshat’s black and white photography of a half of her face wearing a black veil. Having focus on the proportions of the face gives an emotional intensity manifested in her melancholic facial expressions. It also brings the audience to a close exposure, which uncovers the truth by digging more into those lame details. One eye is directly looking at that revealed, powerful, and muscular look that obviously referred to “women in mourning” theory by her desperate look of supressed freedom and deep sorrow....   [tags: women, mourning, sorrow] 831 words
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The Longitudinal Consistency of the Black-White Employment Disparity in the Contemporary United States - A brief synopsis of data obtained from the years 1958 through 2010 demonstrates the longitudinal consistency of the black-white employment disparity in the contemporary United States. In 1958, the unemployment rate for blacks was 14.4 percent and 6.9 percent for whites (“This Far By Faith”, 2010), and during the span of the 1960’s, data shows very little change in the likelihood of blacks being unemployed double the rate as whites (Curran, Renzetti 201), a fact that was also noted in the Kerner Commission Report on Civil Disorders (Orr, 2009)....   [tags: Race] 877 words
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The Longitudinal Consistency of the Black-White Employment Disparity in the Contemporary United States - A brief synopsis of data obtained from the years 1958 through 2010 demonstrates the longitudinal consistency of the black-white employment disparity in the contemporary United States. In 1958, the unemployment rate for blacks was 14.4 percent and 6.9 percent for whites and during the 1960’s, very little changed in the likelihood of blacks being unemployed double the rate as whites. This fact was also noted in the Kerner Commission Report on Civil Disorders (Orr, 2009). In 1963, a year of economic prosperity, 29.2 percent of all black men were unemployed, with almost half of this population experiencing long stints of unemployment typically lasting for longer than three months, a trend that c...   [tags: Race] 875 words
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Race-Bending in the Media - Most avid comic book fans would agree that they were less than enthused when Marvel Studios decided to reboot the Spiderman movie franchise in 2012 – just 11 years after the quasi-successful run of the original trilogy (Proctor). As one of the aforementioned avid comic book fans, Marc Bernadin, writer for “io9” (a technology and lifestyle website), rightfully questioned this decision by stating, “in this day and age, does Spidey have to be a white guy?” (Bernardin). This question fueled an Internet phenomenon that forced creators and fans alike to re-evaluate the way that they see the characters they love so much in terms of their race....   [tags: truth made visible, red, white, black]
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Black, White, and Indian:Race and the Unmaking of an American, by Claudio Saunt - Did the five-generation family known as the Grayson’s chronicled in detail by Claudio Saunt in his non-fiction book, Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American deny their common origins to conform to “America’s racial hierarchy?” Furthermore, use “America’s racial hierarchy as a survival strategy?” I do not agree with Saunt’s argument whole-heartedly. I refute that the Grayson family members used free will and made conscious choices regarding the direction of their family and personal lives....   [tags: Racial Conformity, Survival Strategy]
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Black or White: Moralistic Communities to Highlight Sin of Killing a Mockingbird - ... When Mr. Gilmer asks Tom if Mayella is lying, he kindly puts Mayella to a less negative image by saying that “she’s mistaken in her mind” (19.135). Tom Robinson physically appears only in Chapter 19; however, as one of the central characters, his amiable and hard-working personalities remain long after readers have finished the novel and earn him pity from the readers. Besides Calpurnia and Tom Robinson, other members of the Black society also exhibit positive qualities, especially in how they view their white neighbours....   [tags: Harper Lee's novel analysis]
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Analysis of The Help by Kathryn Stockett - In the story “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett we are taken back in time to Jackson, Mississippi in August of 1962, were we meet three women by the name of Aibileen, Minny and Skeeter. Aibileen and Minny are black women who work for white families as the help. Skeeter is a young white woman in her early twenties who befriends the other two and gets them to tell their stories of what its is like to be the help. The reluctantly hesitate, but eventually give in knowing that the stories they are telling are more important than the negative impact it could have on their lives....   [tags: women, black, white, stories] 1282 words
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A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies - A Black (And White) Wedding: Traditional Filipino and Spanish Marriage Ceremonies The concept of marriage has existed in nearly all human cultures throughout history, though its participants, basis, and goals have varied a great deal. Still, in almost all modern societies it is seen as a person’s most important relationship and the foundation of family. Therefore, it is not surprising that weddings, the celebration of marriage, are treated as important, milestone events in countries around the world....   [tags: Culture Analysis]
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