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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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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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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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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 Importance Of Black Culture And Community And The Second Half Of Between The World And Me

- Ta-Nehisi Coates second half of his letter to his son, Samori, shifted from him telling his son how to protect his body as a black male in American, through serious questions asked to him to now trying to find an understanding to the burden of black males dying in unreasonable situations and a solution in to how to avoid his son’s life being endangered. Coates started the second part of the letter talking about how he feared his life when he was pulled over by the police before his son was born that transitioned to him talking about a former classmate traveling up the road innocently to see his fiancée getting killed by an unconvict policeman from Prince George County....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, African American]

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The Black Of Black Masculinity

- Media is a focal reason for the evolution and formation of masculinity, especially black masculinity. Men are at the forefront of media, and the men that are portrayed in media are almost perfect in every fashion. The media has stereotyped black men, which ultimately leads to the evolution of the black man. The evolution of the black man is formed through a stereotype because, it affects the expectations of what black men are supposed and not supposed to do. Starting in the early 1950s the image of black men started to change....   [tags: Stereotype, Gender, Hip hop music]

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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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Black Is Black Ain 't By Marton Riggs

- The film I watched in class is called "Black is Black ain 't" by Marton Riggs -a homosexual man dying of aids. Through various clips Riggs demonstrates different themes about what it "really" means to be black. During the video famous activists and ordinary African Americans spoke about how they felt on certain issues faced by the black community. These individuals clarify certain myths that are sought to portray African Americans as incompetent, aggressive people. Due to this, many African Americans have been excluded from their community for reasons such as race, color, physical feature, masculinity, sexuality, gender, culture, and speech....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Taylor 's Black And Black Liberation

- Rhetorical Analysis Taylor’s Black Lives Matter     In Dr. Taylor’s book, From #BlackLivesMatter To Black Liberation, she talks about in chapter six the outrage of deaths of the Black community.  She explains how to African American people are upset on how they are killing us Black people, while African American males.  We are still continuing to be slaves to the United States.  The purpose of this essay is to explain the ethos, pathos, and lagos of Taylor’s book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people]

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Black Women Have Been Imprisoned For Having The Girlfriend Role

- Black women have been imprisoned for having the ‘girlfriend role’. This is when a woman is dating a drug dealer and gets caught in the drug conspiracy charge due to her boyfriends or husbands drugs in one form or another (acluvideos, 2008). This does not just hurt the woman who was convicted but also here children and other dependents. Black women who live in poor neighborhoods are disadvantaged within their disadvantaged neighborhoods and are often exploited by men who hold the power. Blacks have been stereotyped to be criminals since the slavery era....   [tags: Crime, Black people, African American, Cocaine]

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The Great Migration Of The Black People

- The Great Migration, a significant event in the history of the Black people of the country began in the first quarter of the 20th century, and lasted for nearly two quarters, ending in 1970s. This event is generally referred to the mass exodus of the Black people from the rural regions of the South to the urban regions of the North, West and Midwest. This event not only had a significant impact on the urban life of the country, but also forever altered the dynamics between the racially different populations in the American cities....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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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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White Privilege And Black Americans

- Black children in Toronto represent 8% of the city’s youth—yet, Black children make up 41% of the city’s foster kids and 40% of its High School dropouts. And though, Black Canadians represent only 3% of the Canadian population, 10% of the nation’s prison inmates are Black. In America, only 47% of Black students graduate from college, compared to 65% for White students. Consequently, Black Americans average a yearly income of 35,000 a year, compared to 57,000 a year for White Americans. In fact, 27% of Black Americans live below the poverty line, compared to just 10% of White Americans....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, Racism]

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You Wan Na Holler Discuss The Problems Of The Black Americans From An Insider Prospective

- The novel Makes Me Wanna Holler discuss the problems of the black Americans from an insider prospective. When I say black Americans, I mean from the cultural issues, fatherhood, family, and how blacks working class families are anything, but lazy. Nathan recalls his troubled childhood, rehabilitation while in prison, and his success with the Washington Post. The novel helped me understand the mindset of black males and why some choose to be affiliated with gangs. Additionally, I learned that bouncing back from a hardship time help you regain strength because Nathan went threw a lot....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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The Violence Against Black People

- After Zimmerman was acquitted, protest erupted across the United States. The protestors were calling for justice for the slain teen, Trayvon Martin. People voiced their outrage via traditional local marching and social media. As soon as the verdict was announced, Alicia Garza, a worker’s activist immediately posted on Facebook, “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” From this phrase spawned the controversial term, Black Lives Matter. Patrisse Cullers, a friend and fellow activist of Alicia was the one who actually post the Black Lives Matter hash tag....   [tags: Black people, African American, White American]

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The Black Voices Of Gospel Choir

- The Black Voices, Gospel Choir, had a huge impact on the lives of students in the study. It helped African American students to create a sense of belonging on predominantly White Institution. By establishing a sense of belonging on campus, while reducing feelings of marginalization, gospel choir participation enabled African American students at a PWI to persist in college. The Black Voices afforded participants opportunities to develop ethnic pride and understanding. Despite differences in the impetus for their involvement in the gospel choir, participants identified advancing knowledge about Black culture and the Black community on campus, representing the Black race to White peers and fac...   [tags: Race, African American, Black people, University]

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The Genesis Of Contemporary Black Feminism

- The first article is written by Black feminists and African American lesbians. This reading was broken into three different topics that all centered around the idea that they have never felt equal throughout their entire lives. The first topic, The Genesis of Contemporary Black Feminism, describes the origins of the ongoing struggle for liberation for black feminists and lesbians. The beginning of the late 1960’s, feminists had been beginning, however, the black feminists decided to branch off into their own separate feminist group, which was named the National Black Feminist Organization....   [tags: Feminism, Black feminism, New Testament, Bible]

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A Black Woman With Natural Hair

- Natural Hair Discrimination This paper will argue that to be a Black woman with natural hair, is deviant in the eyes of white culture. Natural hair is regarded as unkempt, unclean, and unprofessional (Thompson 2009). American society seeks to demonize the hair of Black women because natural hair disregards Eurocentric beauty standards (Robinson 2011). To rebel and wear one’s hair naturally comes with a price - especially in the workplace and school environment - because there are discriminatory dress-codes that prevent Black women from meeting institutional requirements (Klein 2013)....   [tags: Race, White people, Racism, Black 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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White Privilege And Black Privilege

- When majority of individuals hear the term privilege one thinks about the thought of something that is earned through hard work and respect, but is that the case for all privileges. White privilege is an advantage that white people have in society that is unearned and usually unrecognized. A decent amount of white people in today’s society do not even realize that they are born with this privilege. Throughout their lifetime they are taught to ignore the fact that there is an extensive separation between them and the minority communities....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Racism]

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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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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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Female Characters Of The Black Men

- A study predicted that male television characters stood a greater chance than female characters of being perpetrators of violence and crime while female characters stood a greater chance than male characters to be the victim in crime drama shows (Parrott, & Parrott, p. 70). Cultivation theory predicted that heavy views might saw women in need for greater protection than the men. Using survey methods they asked what viewers thought of popular crime drama shows. A random number was generated to choose episodes for coding (Parrott et al., 2015)....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Gender]

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Black Wonder : A Woman Who Is Against The Unfair Treatment Of Black Women

- Black Wonder is a woman who is against the unfair treatment of black women and children. She has the power of knowledge and she is the wisest woman of all, her powers were acquired through her adventure into a toxic waste facility some years ago. She gained the motivation to do this through her work as a government official in the welfare office. Seeing the multitude of single moms who get denied welfare because of the women that abused welfare years ago these women were called the 'Welfare Queens’....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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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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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 Men : The Black Of Identity And Barred From The Category Of Human

- Stripped of identity and barred from the category of human, Black people have attempted to prove their humanness and assimilate into the White hegemonic society. Historically, defined as the other Black people are classified as less than and not-quite-human (Weheliye, 2014). Early European travelers’ log sent back to Europe constructed a negative image of the African woman. These men described the African woman as a monstrous beast, unwomanly, and savage whom must be tamed and put in her place (Morgan, 1997)....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Race]

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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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The Super Bowl For Young Black Hollywood

- In the last few weeks of class, we have gotten into some interesting conventions on various topics. We have talked about subjects ranging from the Super Bowl to Old Black Hollywood. We also took a look at two old African American films one directed by a white American man entitled Hallelujah and another by an African American man named, Within Our Gates. Our reading included Donald Bogle 's Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams.  The Sunday before last was Super Bowl fifty, which was almost within itself....   [tags: African American, Black people, White American]

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The Importance Of An African American Male By Adrienne Rich

- Growing up being an African American male I would often hear that I had “2 strikes against me and with one more strike I would be out.” Now this is something I’ve been told since I was a toddler by my mother, father, grandmother, and on occasion even my teachers. They were implying that being black in America is a strike, and being a male was another strike, and all I needed was one more strike before I ended up behind bars or even dead. So based on what I’ve been told it seems to me that I came into this world with a huge disadvantage....   [tags: Time management, Procrastination, Figure 8]

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Black Noise : Rap Music And Black Culture

- Vulgar, obscene, violent, honest, or genius, are only a few of the opposing terms associated with rap music in today’s American society. Whether it is the lyrics, the videos or the storytelling behind it, rap music seems to always have controversy surrounding it. Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America by Tricia Rose analyzes the lyrics, themes, storytelling, and cultures in rap music and delves into the cultural issues and debates that frame it. Tricia Rose is a hip-hop theorist who teaches African American Studies and History at New York University....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop]

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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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Intraracial Discrimination in Mary Mebane´s Shades of Black

- Within the Black Community there are a myriad of stigmas. In Mary Mebane’s essay, “Shades of Black”, she explores her experiences with and opinions of intraracial discrimination, namely the stigmas attached to women, darker skinned women, and blacks of the working class. From her experiences Mebane asserts that the younger generation, those that flourished under and after the Civil Rights Movement, would be free from discriminating attitudes that ruled the earlier generations. Mebane’s opinion of a younger generation was based on the attitudes of many college students during the 1960’s (pars.22), a time where embracing the African culture and promoting the equality of all people were popular...   [tags: Mary Mebane, Black American, dark skin]

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The Black Lives Matter By Dr. Martin Luther King

- February 26th, 2012; a day a mother and father lost their son. August 9th, 2014; a day where a petty theft caused civil unrest to erupt. September 20, 2016; a day where a man was shot for possession of marijuana and a firearm. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Keith Scott were all black men in different areas of the country who were fatally shot for various reasons. Blacks, regardless of education, wealth, or social status, are generally looked upon by white people as inferior and are the first non-white people accused when something goes wrong....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Slavery]

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The Attic Black Figure Ovoid Neck Amphora

- The Attic Black-Figure Ovoid Neck-Amphora is a pottery piece that one does not know a lot about. It was produced sometime between 600 to 400 B.C., and is now housed at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. It was used to hold liquids and was often a source of trade for the Greek potters. In this paper, one will learn how the pottery was made, what the designs on the vase mean, history, and about the culture of the Greeks. The first step in understanding the Attic Black-Figure Ovoid Neck-Amphora and other black figure pottery is to understand how the pottery is made....   [tags: Greek mythology, Athena, Black-figure pottery]

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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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Single Black Women

- Black women are amazing, smart, loving, independent and strong, yet, many of us are single. We as black women have stereotypes surrounding us more than any race I believe. Many of those stereotypes seem to play into the issue as to why we are single. There are so many astounding black women that single in America and my question is why that is so. I feel as though it is because there are fewer educated black men in America, we are notorious for our bad attitudes, and sometimes we can get too involved into our work to be held back by a black guy who would not help us, but with help from sources like Steve Harvey we can combat this issue and maybe one day get rid of this statistic....   [tags: stereotypes, college graduates]

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Black Power Movement

- The words of ‘I am Black and I am proud’ was an anthem that filled the 1960s. A time period which saw the militancy of Malcolm X, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and a student movement that would push forward an agenda of black culture empowerment that would change America. This movement arose from civil activism of the 1950s with leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X during the Civil Rights movement and then Stokely Carmichael. The Black Power Movement arose from males who had grown weary of mistreatment and of the broken promises of the equality within American....   [tags: Stokely Carmichael, civil rights movement]

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The Movement Of Black Lives

- It is my understanding that you three individuals are the original organizers of the movement Black Lives Matter. I have read that you created Black Lives Matter as an ideological and political intervention in a world where black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. You created the infrastructure for this movement project—moving the hashtag from social media to the streets, while connecting people across the country and working to end the various forms of injustice impacting our people....   [tags: Discrimination, Race, Racism, Race]

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William Faulkner 's The Dust As A Black Man Accused Of Murder

- Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner followed the adventures of Chick Malison and his companions as they proved the innocence of Lucas Beauchamp, a black man accused of murder. The novel, first published in 1948, the adapted into film a year later as the fight for racial justice was beginning to strengthen heavily in the United States. Faulkner used Intruder in the Dust as a way to highlight racial injustice and the issues it bore on humanity. Some of the issues that both the book and movie addressed were a white society unable to view blacks as their equals, stereotypes of what black should have been, and standing for injustice despite skin color....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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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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The Moment Claudine : A Movie About A Poor, Single Parent Black Family

- Claudine is a movie about a poor, single parent black family. For families to receive government assistance they have to meet certain qualifications; however, it’s almost as if the system is designed to keep single mothers lonely and dependent on the government. If they don’t work, they’re considered as being lazy, and if they do work or if there is a man in the household, the family has now become ineligible for services. There is no winning in the situation, no matter how it is handled. The need for government assistance upon survival has removed black men from homes and dismantled families....   [tags: Family, Black people, African American]

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Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism

- Black Women in Sports: Sexuality and Athleticism Men and women who chose to engage in sports from which they would traditionally be discouraged because of their gender, particularly as professionals, redefine the sport. The social and cultural "costs" are not the result of the individual's participation, but rather the way in which sports have been socially, politically, and economically constructed. Gender is only one of the few ways in which people are categorized according to their proficiency for some athletic activities....   [tags: Expository Essays]

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Black Girls Matter By Kimberle Crenshaw

- Kimberlé Crenshaw’s assertion that the advancement of racial equality is not attainable without the advancement of gender equality is supported with adequate evidence throughout her article, “Black Girls Matter.” Crenshaw’s argument is founded upon the biases woven into government-funded initiatives focused on bettering the lives of the nations underprivileged youth while turning a blind eye to the marginalization of the female colored youth. In particular Crenshaw focuses on President Obama’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and Michelle Obama’s global initiative Let Girls Learn....   [tags: Gender, Female, United States, White people]

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Black Women During The Plantation South

- Deborah Gray White in Aren’t I a Woman: Female Slaves in the Plantation South theorizes that black women in the plantation south were the most vulnerable group in early America. These were black women in a white Southern society, slaves in a free American society, and women in a society ruled by men which gave them the least power and the most vulnerability in the plantation south. Their degradation was the result of American stigmas that understood black women as being promiscuous, licentious females who had high birth rates as well as a high pain tolerance....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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The Differences Between Male And Female Crime

- Feminist theories are needed because they recognize that there are gender inequalities in society; however they seek to create a more balanced scale between the sexes. Some myths about feminism are that the theories are geared towards women and that they lack objectivity, but they provide us with abstract thoughts and analysis that will help to obtain gender equality. They provide evidence of the difference between male and female crime from various theoretical aspects. Some of those aspects include biological, sociological, and physiological factors....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, Sociology]

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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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An African American Of The World Is Not Black Or White?

- As an African American, to me, the world is not black or white, with shades of gray. The world to me consists of colored or white and anything colored is unacceptable or associated with something unacceptable. I was never born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but instead, my ancestors were the ones who polished the spoons. As a matter fact, if accused of stealing silver, they would be punished immediately without question, without a proper investigation, and without a fair trial. Now in the present day in America, colored people are now given proper investigations and even if the evidence is leaning their way, colored people are still being punished for crimes that they are probably innocen...   [tags: White people, Colored, African American, Race]

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Advertising Lingerie For Male And Female Audiences

- Marketing companies try to surpass one another thinking outside the box and creating advertisements which are unconventional, however, they operate within a few stereotypes about gender roles and representations. This essay will examine the differences between advertising lingerie for both male and female audiences. Commercials of focus are Primark’s Valentine’s Day campaign called 'For every side of you ' (see Figure 1.) and Justin Bieber’s photo shoot for Calvin Klein (see Figure 2.). Both brands are well – known, nonetheless their profile and target groups are slightly different, mainly because of price range, thus associations created by their campaign can be seen variously, depending...   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Man]

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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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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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Black Oystercatcher

- Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani, commonly known as the black oystercatcher, is a large costal shorebird. It is about the size of a crow, the average height being about 17 inches tall. Females are usually larger than males. The bird’s feathers are completely black, however, black oystercatchers with all black feathers range only from Alaska to Oregon. Most birds south of Oregon also have white and brown feathers mixed in. Its eyes are yellow encircled by a ring of red skin. Its legs are stout and colored a dull pink to dull orange, making the name “Haematopus” suiting because of its meaning: “blood-foot”....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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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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Summary Of ' Hills Like White Elephants ' By Ernest Hemingway And Black Man And White Woman

- Not Everything Is Said Two stories can relate if they have similar topics, writing styles, or themes. In the short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat” by Russell Banks the main theme of abortion is evident. In both these short stories, the readers begin in the middle of the story, and realize that what is happening in the present is just as important as what happened in the past, and future. Both Hemingway and Banks capture the readers by making what is not said in each story more important what is said....   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Black people, Writing]

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Black Male 's Perceptions And Success

- Statistics Literature Review: Black Male’s Perceptions and Success in Community College Completion Izaah JB Knox Iowa State University RESEV 552 Section-XA (Fall 2014) Black Male’s Perceptions and Success in Community College Completion The literature pertaining to black male achievement is begin to become robust. Funneling the information down to 10 articles for this literature review was difficult. However, I now have more articles and data to use for my own research. I began my discovery using a simple internet search using Google Scholar and reviewing the documents that I have already acquired through previous classes, work needs, or conferences....   [tags: Higher education, University, College]

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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 Challenge School Librarians Is Creating Male Readers, Regardless Of Age Or School Setting

- One of the perennial challenges school librarians is creating male readers, regardless of age or school setting. However, in today’s increasingly fast-paced society, it is particularly hard to reach adolescent males with the gospel of reading. Many of them have been scarred by years of painful reading experiences in school, weakened by little to no exposure to print and meaningful literary experiences outside of it, and a distracted by a plethora of extracurricular activities and entertainment alternatives that knock recreational reading several notches down their priority lists....   [tags: African American, 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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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 Crime Has Devastated The Heart Of Black Communities

- Black on black crime has devastated the heart of black communities for years. Within a three year period, I have lost three of my students to violence and I constantly see the struggle of my younger black male students as they try and imitate what they see in their environment. I currently teach at a Title I school and crime seems to be the norm in the student in the student lives. While mothers and fathers cry out about the innocent blood shed of their young, America chooses to ignore it. According to Roosevelt Dunning (1976), the treatment of the subject of black-on-black crime could be likened to the mentally-ill child of the family in years past....   [tags: African American, Black people, 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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Police Officers And Black Men

- Police officers shoot unarmed African Americans out of fear from an untrue generalization that all African Americans are dangerous. After multiple shooting of unarmed black men by police officers, one case had been publicized in the media repeatedly. As opposed to the other shooting of unarmed black men, in the case of Akai Gurley the officer did not even see Gurley. He blindly shot Gurley, while having his gun drawn in an open stairwell. This case brought to light the fear and prejudice that even non racist and fair police officers have for African Americans....   [tags: African American, Black people, 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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Society 's Views Of A Black Man

- Walking through the streets alongside my black anguish, looking like the only threat in society 's views of a black man. Watching the ominous stares of people I don’t know. Having nowhere to turn when I get lost, looking like a mugger with a suit on, no need to ask for directions because my pigmentation is as black as a aryans heart. Probably if I was a little bit more lighter I’d most likely be trusted a little more. We saw how the ghetto react when extorted firearms it’s another world out there, but I guess the only thing now on my bucket list is to ‘stay alive’....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Race]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Male Rose

- ... Soon, he absorbed enough of it to last a whole day in the desert. He ran in a normal running speed, knowing if he ran too fast, his energy would drain quicker. It became night, and he had run two hundred fifty miles. He was awfully tired, so he absorbed enough energy to last thirty-two hours. The bright sun set down and before long, the shiny, clear moon came up. Soon, the sun was beaming, so the plant was forced to wake up. “Hissssss!” He started running at a normal speed again and after 12 miles; two hundred snakes slithered and hissed, blocking the snake’s path....   [tags: short story]

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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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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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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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Colonialism and Imperialism - The White Male and the Other in Heart of Darkness

- The European, White Male vs. the Other in Heart of Darkness      The novella Heart of Darkness has, since it's publication in 1899, caused much controversy and invited much criticism. While some have hailed it's author, Joseph Conrad as producing a work ahead of it's time in it's treatment and criticism of colonialist practices in the Congo, others, most notably Chinua Achebe, have criticized it for it's racist and sexist construction of cultural identity. Heart of Darkness can therefore be described as a text of it's time, as the cultural identity of the dominant society, that is, the European male is constructed in opposition to "the other", "the other" in Heart of Darkness being define...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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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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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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Black Athletes in Society

- Introduction In the collegiate world of sports, basketball has become an increasingly recognized sport among African Americans, predominantly males. The hope of any young basketball player is that one day a scout will come and recruit them into stardom The question that presents itself as a problem to the lucky few who are chosen to go professional, is whether or not an education is more important than a million dollar shoe deal, “The NCAA's (1998) annual six-year study reported that only 33% of Black male basketball players graduated, (Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Black Woman In America

- The black woman, she is as diverse and as beautiful as the billions of humans she gave birth to. The first homo sapiens to appear in the fertile land of East Africa were nurtured from her bosom; the wisdom and strength that is characteristic of the black woman today is not a recent acquisition but qualities that were honed over thousand of years. Every woman on this earth has mitochondrial DNA (mitochondrial DNA is the DNA transferred from mother to child and the only genetic material that stands the test of time)from Lucy, the small black woman found in the Awash Valley in Ethiopia....   [tags: Race]

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