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Black Boy By Richard Wright And Bloods

- For many years war and discrimination has been apart of the nation 's history. Wars have happened for greed, resources, power, and expanding ideas. However, people fail to acknowledge the background of what these soldiers are going through. The physical and mental damage not just soldiers go through but African Americans go through because of their skin color. People are not born racist. This is an idea that is taught to people and this idea changes the idea of an Africans Americans life. In the two novels Black Boy by Richard Wright and Bloods by Wallace Terry although they are in different time settings, both novels depict the consequences of racism....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, Racism]

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Stereotyping And Discrimination : Black Young Adults

- As a large, overweight, black young adult male in the US born is the 90’s, I’ve grown up having to face a lot of negativity from not only individual people, but from society as a whole. One though has remained prevalent an unsatisfied in my life as I’ve become more and more aware of its existence and true nature. Stereotyping and discrimination like other forms of racism are a hindrance to our society and if not addressed leaves long lasting wounds in our nation. Racism is the discriminations, judgment, and generalizing of another individual based on the premise of race, religion, and or color....   [tags: African American, Race, Racism, Discrimination]

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Double Consciousness Through Generations : The Souls Of Black Folk

- Double Consciousness Through Generations Within any society, there are borders that separate the citizens of the population into different classifications. Among those borders are race, class, and gender. In W.E B. Du Bois’ 1903 publication of “The Souls of Black Folk” he expresses the concept of double consciousness. Which states, one will always have the feeling as if their identity is divided into two parts, their American soul and their African soul. With this two-ness African-Americas will always face the challenges of “always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others” (Du Bois pg, 2) without the possibilities to merge the two identities together and have one unified identity....   [tags: Black people, African American, Negro, Race]

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Slavery Injustice Male versus Female

- Slavery Injustice Male versus Female Harriet Jacobs author of “Incidents of a Slave Girl” depicted the life of a women enslaved to white planation owners between the years 1819-1842. Harriet Jacobs escaped for enslavement and went on to become a pivotal figure for the African American culture with tales of cruelty from her owners and her need for freedom. Jacobs penned her story to persuade white people in the North to fight against the maltreatment of African Americans in the South. Jacobs highlighted for abolitionist and non-abolitionist alike the abuse slaves felt for many years and the obstacles they went through to secure their freedom....   [tags: gender equality in human exploitation]

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Black Men And Public Space By Brent Staples

- Brent Staples’ piece “Black Men and Public Space” first published in 1986 in a liberal feminist magazine “Ms.” An African American, Staples was often the victim of racial prejudice throughout his young-adulthood. The publication, mostly directed toward white, feminist, affluent women, was supposed to send a message about racial prejudice and empathy. Staples develops his purpose, that people should be empathetic toward African Americans, through self-blaming tone, imagery, and ethical appeal. First, Staples uses a self-blaming tone to help his purpose....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Racism]

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Black Water

- Submerged in water, it was the fourth of July on Grayling Island, the Senator's rented Toyota whistling tunes of the Beatles, topics of debate: the Vietnam War, Dukakis, skidded off the road. Lizzie, "Kelly" they are not the same, she can't die like this, no not now. She was someone's little girl, not a bad girl, she wasn't a bad girl, she told her mother she wasn't don't mention G____, was she ready. Her white anklet socks flew into the air as massive male hands, Grandpa's hands, swept her off her feet saving her from the black waters rushing in, they didn't have to know, they wouldn't have to tell Grandma, Grandpa was spared, he died several years before....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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The Unchained : An Attempt At A Positive African Male Image

- Django Unchained: An Attempt at a Positive African Male Image Movies and television shows over the last few decades have portrayed African Americans primarily as the negative characters in films. Whether it is from them being portrayed as the enemy in films to the characters who lack education and manners, Africans, primarily serve as secondary characters in films. Django Unchained directed by Quentin Tarantino attempts at breaking this common hold on Africans as secondary character role players in films, by creating an African American lead role character named Django (Jamie Foxx)....   [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]

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The Black Male By Malcolm White

- In the 1950’s and 1960’s, diversity was usually frowned upon. The word “nigger” defined an African American. They were nothing more than dirty, dumb niggers. Malcolm Little was an African American male who grew up in the North and went through many identities to find the one that suited him. He wanted to change the world, but only after he found out his true identity. Malcolm was not the typical black male. He had a lighter complexion of skin from his mother’s side as well as reddish-brown hair....   [tags: White people, Black people, Martin Luther King]

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My Black Women History Experience

- My Black Women History Experience During this short five weeks, I have learned more about the history of Black Women than I ever have. Although I always wanted to learn about history within African-American women, I never knew as much history as I did before taking this course and reading all of the material included in this course. From feminism to thoughts on privilege, The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis is the class you can take to learn about the history of black powerful women....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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The Black Death Of Bubonic Plague

- In medieval times, people were terrified by thoughts of hell and purgatory. Religious tensions were on the rise, which caused an overwhelming sense of worry about the afterlife amongst the people. The average life span back in the middle Ages was short, those individuals that were able to make it out of their twenties were considered fortunate. Life expectancy dramatically decreased when the bubonic plague manifested itself. The pestilence took over the lives of almost every individual in continental Europe....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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Black Lives Matter ( Blm ) Movement

- Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was created to show the injustices that were being taken against the African American community. What no one was able to predict was the fact BLM started to actually discriminate and overlook members of their own race due to subtle differences like gender or sexual orientation. This type of overlook had to be correct by the BLM community in order to show solidarity inside the movement in order not to overlook anyone inside the African American race. The BLM was started in 2012 after the senseless murder of Travon Martin by self-proclaimed community watch member, George Zimmerman....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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My Personal Phone For A Black Suv

- On 12/26/2015 at 22:16 hours, P/O Nucera #5223 called my personal cellphone advising me that a male in a black SUV in front of Victory Chinese was having difficulties staying awake while sitting in the driver seat. P/O Nucera advised a friend of his, which works at Papa Johns, called him about the male. John Maslanik (caller) advised the male drove into the complex, got out of the vehicle, and started to pace back and forth in front of the storefront. When I arrived in the adjacent lot, I observe a black male sitting in the driver seat of the vehicle that was parked in front of the Victory Chinese restaurant....   [tags: Automobile, Walking, Vehicle, Foot]

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Male Sexuality : Patriarchal Power, Violence, And The Female Gaze

- Three themes that Dyer develops in his essay on male sexuality are patriarchal power, violence, and the female gaze. Firstly, Dyer mentions that “the penis is also the symbol of male potency, the magic and mystery of the phallus, the endowment that appears to legitimate male power” (Dyer 2013, 113). That is to say, the penis is considered the ultimate force of dominance for men, although it is said that the penis is “far more commonly the soft, vulnerable charm of male genitals” (Dyer 2013, 113)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sexual intercourse, Female]

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Love And Basketball By Gina Prince Bythewood, A Black Woman, And Starring Many Other Black Women

- Not only does the film Love and Basketball demonstrate lot of feminist elements, but it has a lot of black feminist elements. Written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, a black woman, and starring many other black women, Love & Basketball is not just a warm coming-of-age story, but also a soothing relief for gender relations among black men and women. This movie redefines and defies the societal norms placed on women, while also addressing many stigmas that are placed on males and their “maleness”....   [tags: Black people, White people]

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The Black American And Caribbean Family

- For centuries to come the notion may persist that men of African descent and in particular, the fathers are nonexistent within the Afro American/Caribbean family. It is believed that men of African descent are not present in the children’s lives. For some of us this may be our reality, but slightly skewed to paint a negative image of the men in these communities. However, for us to understand why this has infiltrated our culture and way of thinking, we must examine the creators of this culture and way of thinking....   [tags: Slavery, African American, Family, Black people]

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Roles Of A Predominantly White And Male Industry Is Tough For Women

- Landing wellwritten roles in a predominantly white and male industry is tough for women. Women of color face an unparalleled set of obstacles when trying to succeed in the film industry. A lack of accurate representation, and stale character tropes for women of different cultures are the results of the systematic whitewashing of mainstream media and is a phenomenon that is all too prevalent in cinema. In both liveaction and animated films, women of color are often the punch line for running jokes while their unique struggles and personalities are reduced to unambiguous archetypes that permeate offensive stereotypes....   [tags: White people, Black people, Film, Race]

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Sexism in the Black Panther Party

- Guns in hand, more than two dozen Black Panthers promenaded into the California State Legislature to rebel against a gun-control bill. This excessive stunt increased the recognition of the Black Panther Political Party making them the new leaders and image of the Black Power Movement and from this they have gained many supporters, worldwide, for their ideology of black nationalism (Joseph 210). In the midst of a non-violent movement, the panthers propagated their aggressive rhetoric in order to shed light on the stagnant pace of the civil rights movement and the continued mistreatment of blacks by whites....   [tags: black power movement]

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Black Skin, White Masks, And Gender

- In her blog posting “ ‘Noting to Say’: ‘Black Skin, White Masks’ and Gender,” Emma Jeremie Mould discusses the double bind women of color find themselves in. First, they are overdetermined by the racist discourse of the Whites. Second, black women find themselves codified within the discourse of native men. In addition, she contends that some Western feminists analyze the plight of black women from the top down, through an approach that reinforces a racialized hierarchy among women. In order to develop her argument, Mould relies on the texts of three authors and their contributions to the postcolonial discourse: Fanon’s Black Skin, White Masks, Homi Bhabha’s foreword to the 1986 edition o...   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Race]

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Black Women : The Black Woman

- Malcolm X stated that the most disrespected, unprotected and neglected person in America is the black woman. Black women have long suffered from racism in American history and also from sexism in the broader aspect of American society and even within the black community; black women are victims of intersection between anti-blackness and misogyny sometimes denoted to as "misogynoir". Often when the civil rights movement is being retold, the black woman is forgotten or reduced to a lesser role within the movement and represented as absent in the struggle, McGuire 's At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to t...   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, South Africa]

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Racism Within The Black Community

- Have you ever been discriminated against simply because your skin is darker than the next person. Have you ever been told by someone that “your pretty for a dark skin girl or boy?” Have you ever been racist toward your own race. Since long before we or our parents were born, the black community has faced this problem with racism within the same race. In the black community, it is said that if a person have a lighter skin complexion, than they are superior to those with a darker skin complexion. Racism within the black community is a serious issue that needs to be addressed....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color, Racism]

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Black Characters As Seen By White Authors

- It is no secret that there is a complicated history with race in America. The issue has been discussed by scholars such as Sterling Brown or W.E.B Dubois. Brown’s article, “Negro Characters as Seen by White Authors” outlines a variety of common stereotypes for black characters in American literature from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. DuBois went a step further in his essay “Of Our Spiritual Strivings”, in which he outlined his theory of “double-consciousness”, a theory that has shown itself time and time again, especially in hip hop....   [tags: African American, Stereotype, Black people]

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Sex Is The Biological Classification Of Male And Female

- Sex is the biological classification of male or female according to genitalia at birth. An example is when a baby is born with a vagina its sex is automatically classified as a female and if it is born with a penis its sex is male. Sex category is identificatory displays that match a person’s biological sex. For instance, a person who is born female will appear to be female through her actions, mannerisms, style, etc. However, sex and sex category can vary independently because a person can claim membership in a sex category that does not match their sex criteria....   [tags: Gender, Sociology, Male, Female]

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The Truth About Black Lives Matter

- In “The Truth about Black Lives Matter,” the editorial board argues that the Republican Party casts the "Black Lives Matter" movement as a hateful anti-white expression. This movement has been the result of wildly executed "state sanctioned violence", as well, as "racial terror" on individuals of the black community. According to the original editorial, The Republican Party deems the “Black Lives Matter” movement as “inflammatory” and “anti-white”. However, it is only when events such as the killing of Treyvon Martin and Michael Brown along with the vindication of their killers occur that we experience the rise of this movement....   [tags: African American, Black people, Social movement]

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The Black Panthers

- The Black Panthers “The Ten Point Plan”, written by the group called the Black Panthers, was a document created to bring out equality and social justice for all blacks in America. The Black Panthers became a political party after blacks in America started to gain more power within themselves as a group through protests, by 1966 blacks were ready to take their progress into the political arena. The Black Panther Party or BPP was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale who wanted a political party that would treat blacks fair and give them a voice within the government in order to help create equal laws....   [tags: Black Panther Party, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale]

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The Racism Of Black Wall Street

- In Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921 there once was a neighborhood that was full of black owned businesses, schools, banks and churches. This community was full of great opportunity for African Americans, it was filled with black lawyers, doctors and business owners, it was said that this community had some of the first black millionaires, they called it “Black Wall Street”. It was only 1 square mile area, but it was were most African-Americans finally had a chance to make something of themselves and make their dreams come alive....   [tags: White American, Black people, Race]

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Black Ish And Luke Cage

- Emotions have the ability to stop time and conjure a single tear or a simple grin, but most importantly emotions can give one the drive that can change what seems impossible. Many major movements, political or social, are fueled by emotional motives. These emotions lie within the people of society, and could be exposed by a rudimentary activity, like watching TV shows. Today is known as the golden era of visual media, and TV shows have become more prevalent and popular. Whether TV shows are comedy based, like Black-ish, or drama based, like Luke Cage, they all have the ability to appeal to one’s emotions....   [tags: Black people, Race, Race, Racism]

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The Black Of Black Violence

- Being that there cops killing young teens in America a movement was started too fight for their rights. Yes, I strongly believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is needed in our country. There have been way too many “incidents” in our country where police officers are killing off young black males and teenagers for no reason. Black lives matter is needed in our country because of all the bad things that are happening to the young black males. Nothing is being done to the police officers that are killing off the young black teens....   [tags: Black people, White people, Slavery, Race]

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Race Relations : Black And The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses

- Today race relations are a huge topic and issue in our country. With social media comes faster ways to spread videos or information showing poor race relations such as racism and discrimination. This issue has led to not only violence but also deaths in our country. Even though we all can see the problems it causes for everyone, discrimination continues to grow stronger and stronger. In “Train to Rhodesia” and “The prisoner who wore glasses” poor race relations are shown between white and blacks, the most common example of poor race relations....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Discrimination]

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Black Feminist Thought By Patricia Hill Collins. B. Du Bois Understanding Of Double Consciousness

- Contemporary sociology grows from work of the past, this is no different in the manner that Patricia Hill Collins builds off W.E.B Du Bois understanding of double consciousness. In her essay, “Learning from the Insider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought”, Patricia Hill Collins analyses Black feminist thought through a discourse following three distinct themes that allow for Black Women within the field of sociology an unique perspective outside the boundaries. Collins diverges into the topic by breaking down the historical example of “outsider within” which provides black women a distinct point of critical lens that is beneficial....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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The Black And Black Youth

- Focusing on the Black youth in urban areas, suicide has become the 3rd leading cause of death for young Black males ages 15-24. Although it is the 16th leading cause of death for Black people of all ages, the fact that this issue is increasing with the Black youth, which is larger than the older Black population highlights the huge impact it has, and that it matters/can no longer be pushed to the sidelines by outsiders and members of the Black community. Lester mentions various studies and notes that “Swanson and Breed (1976) compared black and white male suicides in New Orleans in 1954-1963 and found that the black suicides were younger, more often semi-skilled or unskilled workers, less ed...   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Religion : The Black Community, Black Poets And Writers Like Phillis Wheatley And Richard Wright

- For centuries religion has played a huge role in the black community. From slavery to freedom, religion has help black folk deal with their anger, pain, oppression, sadness, fear, and dread. Recognizing the said importance of religion in the black community, Black poets and writers like Phillis Wheatley and Richard Wright, use religion as an important motif in their literature. Wheatley uses religion as a way to convince her mostly white audience of how religious conversion validates the humanity of herself and others....   [tags: Black people, White people, Religion]

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Labeling Theory of the Uneducated Black Man

- ... Toby S. Jenkins in his piece “Mr. Nigger” is concerned with the social, political, economic, psychological and educational issues that face the Black man today. Hooks piece examines how a patriarchal society has led to the black male being stereotyped and how these myths have harmed the Black community. Howard in his writing discusses the Critical Race Theory and the results of stereotyping on the young Black male and particularly in the classroom. Jenkins takes a somewhat cynical view of educating the black male in a white society....   [tags: illiterate, classroom, perception]

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The Black Power Speech Given by Stokely Carmichael

- In the October 1966 speech given by Stokely Carmichael, we are faced with a variety of terms involving racism and racist remarks. Just the year prior to this speech “blacks” had earned the right to vote on national ballots. The speech was given at the University of California Berkeley. Stokely Carmichael was born on June 29th, 1941, and he moved to the United States of America in 1951. This means at the time of his speech he was 25 years old. He was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later called the Student National Coordinating Committee....   [tags: Black Power Movement Essays]

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Dr. Wallace 's A Candid Article On The Irrational Fear Of Black Bodies

- In 2014, Dr. Wallace Best wrote a candid article for the Huffington Post discussing what he deemed as the irrational fear of black bodies. The context surrounding this critique stemmed from the surge of black men dying by white police officers. In the article, Dr. Best provided historical insight into this deeply rooted, unwarranted anxiety that white Americans have used as probable cause to commit violent acts against blacks, as well as systemic control over black men as a means of protection to maintain societal order....   [tags: Black people, African American, White people]

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Analysis Of Baratunde Thurston 's ' The Black Panel '

- How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston is a hilarious account of Baratunde’s life coupled with input from “The Black Panel” (which included one white man to keep things diversified). It’s through his comical approach that the reader is forced to look earnestly and seriously at the issues the black community faces every single day. Baratunde starts by having the reader asses their “celebratory skills” concerning Black History Month. This introduction is both humorous and engaging, pulling the reader deeper into memoir....   [tags: Black people, White people, Discrimination, Race]

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Analysis Of Jackie Ormes 's ' Black Image '

- Whaley (2016) has contended, “Black image in comics has been one of grotesque caricature, often taking its cues from white fantasies of slavery and the minstrel stage”(p. 37). Jackie Ormes made a conscious effort to draw Black femininity. In each one of her characters exhibit realistic facial and body features. How would Jackie use her platform through the newspapers to challenge, reframe, and create a counterstory to the narratives in the comics strips and cartoons. Ormes drew her characters in her likeness, light-skin, straight short hair, small shapely physique, small nose, small lips a major contrast to the Mammy images representing Blackness....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, Miscegenation]

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Black Men : A Black Man

- Issac Bailey is afraid of black men, and he isn’t racist he himself is a black man but Bailey from CNN NEWS believes that our past and how this country portrayed the African American community has rooted out and affected society today. Although Bailey tells us how he is afraid also he does tell us how he has tried to overcome his fear. “That’s why I attended the million-man march in Washington, D.C., in 1995”. He immersed himself in a sea of black men gathered for a cause being scared of what the black men would do, and always scared of a potential attack even if all they threw was a head bob at him in such a way of saying ‘whats up’ Bailey grew up with a black family a “black brothers, cou...   [tags: Race, African American, Black people]

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The Salon, The Racial Parenting Divide : What Adrian Peterson Reveals About Black Vs. White Child Rearing

- Imagine being beaten every time one makes a mistake. Imagine not being beaten and to only later be killed for committing one of these mistakes. Imagine loving this individual. Now imagine being the one to beat this person for their protection. This is the complex situation of many in the African American community. Consisting of using physical discipline as a method of protection and discipline. Many parents with children of color often go through great lengths to make sure that their child is well disciplined....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Television and Media - Black Entertainment Television

- The Road of Black Entertainment Television The media is all around us, influencing most of our thoughts and buying habits. Most of the media bases its shows towards many diverse demographics as to bring in the most viewers to watch commercials between the show content. But some of the channels are demographic specific advertising directly to a single group in hopes of banking the entire future of a network on that single group. One channel has been extremely successful in this risky business venture, BET....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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An African American Male As A Gun

- One afternoon in November of 2014, an African American male was wielding a handgun in a nearby park just outside Cleveland. A 9-1-1 caller from a house nearby felt in danger and contacted local police. In the phone call, the caller claims that the weapon is “probably fake” and the male is “probably a juvenile”(“Tamir Rice Incident”). Regardless, officer Timothy Loehmann responded to the scene, his safety precautions lacking[Absolute subject-verb split], as he rode dangerously fast in his patrol car and fired shots before coming to a halt, giving the man very little chance to surrender[Participial closer]....   [tags: Racism, Race, African American, Discrimination]

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Television Show Host Andy Cohen Is A White Male And Nicki Minaj

- “Who has the biggest dick in the music industry?” Andy Cohen asks Nicki Minaj during his show Watch What Happens Live. The question seems to catch her off-guard, but she keeps her poise and answers that she has not seen anyone’s penis in the music industry. She also notes that she has seen the same penis for ten years. Minaj says that is all she will reveal about the subject. From the outside, it seems like just a silly interview question that should not be taken seriously. However, when analyzing the fact that the American tv show host Andy Cohen is a white male and Nicki Minaj is a black female the vulgarity of the question starts to seem very intentional....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States, Africa]

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Male Expectations

- The Effects of Male Expectations Male expectations are ever present in our world creating an adverse effect on men making them feel inferior if they are unable to succeed financially. Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman explicitly shows just how harmful these expectations can be to a person and their families. The main character in the play Death of a Salesman Willy Loman is greatly affected by these male expectations. The man is expected to not only support his family but must also be able to climb to the top of the corporate ladder....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

- Black Like Me In the Fall of 1959, John Howard Griffin set out on a journey of discovery. A discovery of his own nature, as well as a discovery of human nature. With the help of a friend, Griffin transformed his white male body into that of an African-American male body. Through a series of medical treatments, the transformation was complete. He spent the next several months as an African-American traveling through the deep South of the United States. What he discovered changed his perspective of himself, as well as his perspective of others....   [tags: Black Like Me Essays]

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The Cultural Matrix Of Black Youth

- Adversity is commonplace for black youth in the inner city. In Patterson’s The Cultural Matrix, there are a plethora of examples that express these various facets of hardship and differentiate the institutional blockades from the cultural obstacles. To start, African Americans have never had a fair chance for success in the United States. From colonial chattel slavery to the era of Jim Crowe to the contemporary use of mass incarceration, there are always regulations in place to keep the black population from prospering....   [tags: African American, Black people, Jim Crow laws]

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Black Men And Public Space By Brent Staples

- Racism In America America is known as a freedom heaven, a civilized and equal country that everyone wishes they were here. However, there are many social problems that still exist in the United States and one of them is racism, which effects not only black people but also other racial groups. In "Black Men and Public Space" was first published in Ms.Magazine in 1986 written by Brent Staples who is an African-American author. He narrates his personal experiences as a victim of racism. Based on Staples’s experience, it seems like a wake-up call to everyone that racism has had a big impact on society for hundreds of years and it is still happening today....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Slavery]

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African Women And Black Women

- Bell hooks said feminism should be thought of as the “struggle to end sexist oppression,” instead of the movement to make women equals of men, as the rhetoric of the latter definition implies that it is always men who are oppressing women (26). For example, John Stuart Mill wrote that historically, the “subject-class” of women (166) were dominated by men, and power was “common to the whole male sex” (165). He only focused on the domination of women by men, and ignored how non-white and poor men have faced discrimination that rich white men did not have to endure, and therefore the former feels “powerless and ineffectual in relation to ruling male groups” (hooks 18)....   [tags: Feminism, White people, Black people]

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I 'm Black Y ' All

- I’m Black Y’all The black experience is not something that can simply be summed up into two pages. It would take pages upon pages of writing to even scratch the surface of the layers of complexity you must explore to explain what it’s like to be black to anyone who is not. Growing up, I often questioned where I stood on the picket fence between white and black. I’m not biracial, but for whatever reason being asked what I was mixed with or whether both my parents were black was no unusual occurrence for me....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American, Race]

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White Privilege And Male Privilege

- "Why can 't black people just work harder?" Hard work results in success, and black people are in many cases looked at as less successful than white people. Therefore, that means that black people simply work less hard than white people. This is the perspective that many privileged white people may have when discussing the issue of white privilege. They fail to realize that white privilege plays a significant role in what opportunities someone might have. In Princeton University student, Tal Fortgang 's essay, "Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis of Privilege", he criticizes those who tell him to "Check your privilege"....   [tags: White people, Black people, Racism, Race]

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Male And Female : Prejudice

- Male and Female = Prejudice Will sexism ever come to an end in today’s society. Are women going to let men step all over them. Jennifer Mclune discusses in her article, Hip-Hops Betrayal on Black Women, how black male singers objectify and degrade black females in the music industry. The purpose of this article is to show how black women are being deceived in the hip hop industry and being used as sex symbols instead of showing them for their true colors. Mclune (2015) voices her strong argument in attracting her audience by using ethos, tones, and the use of word choices....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, Gender]

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The Black Codes

- The Black Codes were very controversial in the North and in the South they were accepted and prominent. One reason why they were so controversial in the North was because they would try to persuade many African Americans to quit their jobs before their contracts would expire. In certain states where there were more African Americans than whites such as, Mississippi or South Carolina the Black Codes were harsher than in any other states. For example, in Mississippi a rule that if anyone without any type of job before January 1 of 1866 would be arrested if they could not pay a fee of 50 dollars....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Black Skin French Voices

- In September 2005, a CNN newscaster that the most crushed casualties of Hurricane Katrina "are so poor and they are so Black" (Blitzer 2005). He probably was alluding to the way that most dislodged individuals were African American inhabitants of New Orleans. In any case, behind his remark was a physical reality about the general population showing up on TV sets the nation over; those abandoned were the darkest and the poorest of their race. Observers have talked perpetually of their destitution - however past this remark, not under any condition of their composition....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Racism]

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The Orange Is The New Black

- With the “Orange Is the New Black” star, Laverne Cox being transgender and permitted to play a vivid character as “Sophia”, Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement on the Diane Sawyer interview in 2015, and the arsenal of social media, being non-cisgender (not the gender assigned at birth) in general, has been discussed more than ever. Due to the Internet’s broadness, people who met this classification are unraveling new identities such as non-binary and genderqueer (only people who are this can say this word as “queer” is a slur)....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Male]

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Racism : A Black Man Or Woman Commuting Robbery At A Store

- We often see within the U.S this at times spoken, but most of the time unspoken fear towards the black community. A fear of a black man or woman commuting robbery at a store. A fear of black man dealing drugs or terrorizing society with his “gangster” ways. These assumptions are exercised, even in light of the countless individuals who have rose above these predisposed and unfair accused racial characteristics. In an age of social media and television it’s been almost impossible to not be bombarded with race and the abundance of terms which many news stations are throwing at you, most of which many common Americans are not privy too....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Miscegenation]

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The Dark End Of The Street : Black Women, Rape, And Resistance- A New History

- McGuire, Danielle L. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. New York, New York: Vintage Books. 2011. Thesis: McGuire argues that the Civil Rights movement was not led just by the strong male leaders presented to society such as Martin Luther King Jr., but is "also rooted in African-American women 's long struggle against sexual violence (xx)." McGuire argues for the "retelling and reinterpreting (xx)" of the Civil Rights movement because of the resistance of the women presented in her text....   [tags: Black people, White people, African American]

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The Incomprehensibility of God and the Image of God Male

- When the fictional character Loonquawl was told that the answer to “Life, the Universe and Everything” was a very simple “forty-two,” he was, to put it mildly, upset, especially seeing as the computer, Deep Thought, had taken seven and a half million years to compute it. When asked if forty-two was definitely the answer, Deep Thought replies, “I checked it very thoroughly, and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is” (Adams 1997, 162)....   [tags: Feminist Critiques]

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The Civil Rights Movement And Black Activism

- Even though the Civil War was long past, and black Americans had gotten some freedom they would not see true equality and freedom for more than a hundred years after the Civil War. With the black American fight for equal rights came many frustrations, violence, and even death. These issues could have all been avoided if white Americans would have sucked up their pride, and learned to accept those of a different race, but white Americans saw the black man or women as beneath them. White American’s sincerely believed that any other ethnicity or background was not compatible with their own....   [tags: African American, White people, Black people]

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Milton Wells ' The Logic Of White Male

- Wells unmasks the logic of white male supremacist redemption politics. What is significant to foreground is that Wells not only unmasks these narratives through investigation and political discourse, but also reframes the terms of who counts as a human in theological language. In the context of white redemptive necropolitics that justified murder, mob violence, and dehumanizing practices against African Americans for—as Henry Adam’s testified—trying “to be free,” Wells understanding re-articulates the humanity of African-Americans over against the anti-humanity of white male supremacy....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Racism]

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No More Men: The Need for African American Male Teachers

- Data proves that America does not have enough African American males teaching in today’s schools. As a matter of fact, only 2% of America’s nearly five million teachers are black men (Bryan 1). In our American society, more and more African American females are fiercely taking over both public and private classrooms. Although this might be a great accomplishment, school officials believes that if more black males teach, it would reduce the numbers of minority achievement gaps and dropout rates....   [tags: Education, Race, teaching]

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Black Voices Matter On The Black Community

- Black Voices Matter A common phrase that I like is, “If you do not stand for something then you will fall for anything.” That phrase defines the reasons and motives of the Black Lives Matter Protest. The black community is choosing to stand for something, serving as a voice, explaining to the world that black lives matter as much as anyone else’s life. I am proud that they are choosing to do this because I believe the Black Lives Matter movement brings positivity and unity to the black community which is just what America needs....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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American History : Black Like Who?

- Rachel Dolezal, former white president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the N.A.A.C.P., was able to identify as black for over a decade, Tamara Winfrey Harris, author of New York Times article “Black Like Who?”, points out that Dolezal does not have a single drop of African-American ancestry, thus the treatment of black people does not translate to her and the fact she was able to even legally identify as black is clear use of Rachel Dolezal 's exercise in white privilege. I agree with Harris; the fact that Dolezal was able to shift race is a clear use of white privilege....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Black Women And The Civil Rights Movement

- The Civil Rights Movement in the 1950’s and 1960’s was a mass mobilization and unification of people from varying backgrounds fighting for equal rights and equal opportunity for Black Americans. Black male leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. preached about equality and challenged people to consider social injustices within society. The leadership qualities and influence of Dr. King are undeniable. His rhetoric united Black America and identified their entitlement to the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race, White people]

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White Privilege With Male Privilege

- The idea of white privilege states that due to an ongoing racial hierarchy in the country, white people benefit from a set of advantages and immunities on a daily basis that other races do not benefit from. In this article, McIntosh lists reasons she believes she benefits from white privilege on a daily basis along with comparing the idea of white privilege with male privilege. While her list is lengthy, there are multiple reasons throughout the piece that lead me to disagree with her reasoning....   [tags: Racism, Race, Race, Black people]

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“Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples

- In Brent Staples’ "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space," Staples describes the issues, stereotypes, and criticisms he faces being a black man in public surroundings. Staples initiates his perspective by introducing the audience in to thinking he is committing a crime, but eventually reveals how the actions taken towards him are because of the fear linked to his labelled stereotypes of being rapists, gangsters and muggers. Staples continues to unfold the audience from a 20 year old experience and sheds light onto how regardless of proving his survival compared to the other stereotypical blacks with his education levels and work ethics being in the modern era, he is still in the same...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critique, Black Men]

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Mating Preference in Male Stickleback Fishes

- Three spined stickle back fishes are small fishes with a deep body with three spines in front of the dorsal fin and are therefore are named stickle back because if the spines on the dorsal fin. These fishes are brownish, green and pale or orange reddish on the underside and are about 6 cm in length. The breeding male fish usually has a red belly and blue eyes. The three spined stickleback fishes are found in Northern Asia, northern America and Europe and some parts of southern and central Europe such as Belgium....   [tags: animals, mating preferences, fish,]

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Shopping in a Male's Perspective: Personal Narrative

- I consider myself the typical male, especially when it comes to clothes shopping. I tend to find what I need, make sure it fits, and I am out the door. Quite often, I venture out on shopping expeditions with my wife. On one of those trips I encountered a store that amazes me so much that I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and write my essay on it, that store is Anthropologie. Anthropologie by all definition is a women’s clothing store, that has very astutely followed some of the scientific formulas outlined in Malcolm Gladwell’s article “The Science of Shopping.” This article discusses the scientific selling techniques developed by Paco Underhill, an expert on consumer buying tren...   [tags: Fashion, Marketing Techniques]

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Black Americans And Racial Profiling

- Black Americans have taken high measures to racial profiling by police. They may have felt offended by store work force who might give them additional investigation or when given further examination at airport terminals. According to Henderson (2000), racial profiling has been found to be an ongoing controversial issue that police departments are faced with. Police patrol streets and highways looking for any suspicious activity in hopes to discover more criminality. They have the authority to decide who looks suspicious, what car looks suspicious enough to pull over, and which neighborhoods need most enforcement (p....   [tags: Race, Black people, African American, Race]

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Black And White Male Female Male And Female

- The society is in black and white, male and female. Male always coming out on top. Genders were separated for two reasons in my opinion. The first reason being is because so many people have grown up to be a specific religion and that religion practices that men are the ones in full control. The second reason is because people simply needed a way to identify a person then we observed different traits a person does and assigned it to the gender. If the whole idea of men are better than women were to leave we would then have the impression that men are better than men....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Human]

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Richard Wright's Black Boy as a Catalyst to End Racism

- Black Boy as a Catalyst to End Racism Around 2000 B.C., Egyptians enslaved Jews in bondage like caged animals because they were targeted as a lesser race and thus chosen for labor. Just 1500 years later, the Jews themselves were the culprits of racism labeling the very association with Samaritans as a deep sin. In 1861_1865, the United States divided brother against brother in one of its bloodiest battles of all time over black slavery.             Racism survives not simply as an intangible historic fable but as a real modern problem, also....   [tags: Wright Black Boy Essays]

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Cultural Appropriation Of Black Culture

- For many years, black culture has been something that has repeatedly been looked down upon then mimicked. Cultural appropriation is defined as the act of a minority 's culture being paraded as someone else 's own without knowledge of the culture. This is not to be confused with culture appreciation, in which an individual chooses to obtain knowledge of a culture before they wear or become a part of it. The problem in this generation is that people see something they like, and simply copy it without knowing where it originated from and why....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people]

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Black Theology

- The development of Black Theology in the United was one that shocked the nation as a whole. While in slavery, Blacks had to sneak and hold church services. This was partly because Whites felt that Blacks were not able to be accepted into heaven, and they believed that once one as a Christian they could no longer be enslaved. So to appease their conscience they would not allow Blacks to take part in theology. Due to these issues Black Theology soon originated within the United States. The origination of Black Theology was only cracked open by the idea of slave theology....   [tags: Religion]

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The Black Of The New Black

- I believe that every message has a real meaning behind it, whether the message is important or not. The older I get the more I started to understand the true meaning about the different shows I’ve watched. It’s one of those topics we’re all too afraid to touch, which is exactly why it’s so important to talk about. I still find it very hard to talk about race, and how it is still a very important topic in today’s society especially in criminal justice system. Prison is designed to install fear in us, imagining evil men who were put there for doing crimes unsuitable by law....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Woman]

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Black Sexual Politics : African Americans, Gender, And The New Racism

- Hegemony Paper #2 In the publication Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism, author Patricia Hill Collins, she discusses sexism, gender and the new racism. Collins discusses that heterosexuality operates as a hegemonic ideology that influences human sexuality, racism, and psychological processes (Collins 2004 p.37). This placement of heterosexuality at the top, positions it as the basis of understanding sexuality. For example Collins illustrates that the term sexuality itself is used so synonymously with heterosexuality that schools, churches, and other social institutions treat heterosexuality as natural, normal, and inevitable (Collins 2004 p.37)....   [tags: Sociology, African American, Race, Black people]

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Black Mamba: The Female Badass

- What defines a real “Badass?” Most will agree that this label applies to a tough and rebellious individual who follows his own path. However, this term is inherently masculine as it involves rough qualities associated with a powerful male. In Jack Katz’s analysis in “Ways of the Badass,” he refers only to males when he deconstructs the persona of this strong character. Despite this imbedded conception, can a female be considered a badass if she possesses the associated qualities. In Quentin Tarantino’s action film Kill Bill Volume 1, the main character seeking revenge through many brutal murders is not a man, but a strong and dominant female....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Institutional Racism Against Black People

- I have been aware of institutional racism against black people for a very long time. I have taken criminal justice classes and juvenile delinquency classes in the past; the disproportion of arrest, convictions, and sentences was discussed. I know about the mortgages, the housing, syphilis, and other terrible things this country has done to black people. The combination of my personal experience and my knowledge may be perceived, as it has been in the past, as denial of the impact of racism. I feel that underplaying other aspects, down playing the experiences of white people, and ignoring the poor white people, is actually hurtful to the overall conversation....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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Black Disciple

- The gang's genesis dates to 1960, with a South Side gang called the Devil's Disciples had become sufficiently large to warrant being given an outreach worker by the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Services (source: Chicago Historical Society). The Devil's Disciples were mostly male African-Americans, 15-18 years of age, frequenting the intersection of 53rd St. and Kimbark Ave., and operated from 53rd and Woodlawn to 49th St. and Dorchester Ave. In the early 1960s this gang known as the Devils Disciples became the "Black Disciples" (see Explosion of Chicago's Black Street Gangs: 1900 to Present, 1990, by Useni Perkins)....   [tags: Gang Gangs]

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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 &quot;sisterhood&quot; between black and white women as a &quot;violent connection&quot;(pg 4)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Incarceration Rates Of Black Males Versus White Males

- In the U.S. we have a problem. People see the color of someone’s skin and stereotype based on the color and that determines how one treats others. There are an unsettling difference in drug incarceration rates of black males versus white males. This is a major problem and people realize that these issues, still happen and nothing is being accomplished to improve this. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, I hope this memo helps to bring you attention to these problems many people are facing. Enough to move you and encourages you to make a difference....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people]

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White Supremacy And Black Men

- In the 19th century, white supremacy was established into the foundation of the United States and as black people made efforts to integrate, in turn, white individuals  were afraid of the notion of a black planet and the possible collapse of white people’s social structure once black men became their sexual equals. While both paintings contain similar elements such as the mix of both black and white people, women and men, free and enslaved, the power dynamics between the black and white man in each image differs....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Slavery]

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The Black Media Of Color

- Black Media of Color The media has had countless dilemmas with representing race and culture accurately and mostly by people of color. Such as the Blaxploitation movies and black TV and the attraction that they have to other races, mainly whites that also go to enjoy these cinemas and cultures. Whites always seem to be willing to accept the black lives on screen but never appear to in real life. But black people themselves have had some reservations about the very show and movies that put them in a place to be seen and respected....   [tags: Black people, African American, Hip hop music]

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The Black Swan

- Introduction Post-modernist critique points to the destabilization and fragmentation of the idea of the coherent, unique subjectivity that has led western culture, and subsequently its critique, through time. Cultural objects seem to correspond with the processes of naturalization of gender divisions and the female body. On a literal level, Black Swan gives the impression that it follows this tradition. In this paper I argue that the use of allegory in Black Swan is a conscious choice that emphasizes the discrepancies between the film and its original source Swan Lake, in order to contest the notion of a stabilized female subjectivity....   [tags: post modern subjectivity, feminism]

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