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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Black Males

- In today’s society there are many stereotypes surrounding the black community, specifically young black males. Stereotypes are not always blatantly expressed; it tends to happen subconsciously. Being born as a black male puts a target on your back before you can even make an impact on the world. Majority of these negative stereotypes come from the media, which does not always portray black males in the best light. Around the country black males are stereotyped to be violent, mischievous, disrespectful, lazy and more....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color, Stereotype]

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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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Black Men And Public Spaces By Brent Staples

- Racial prejudice began an undoubtedly winding journey, meandering through decade after decade. In the Norton Reader 14th Edition the personal narrative "Black Men and Public Spaces" by Brent Staples describes the multiple experiences he had with being racially stereotyped and how it affected not only him, but also other black men in society. His specific experiences become imperative to the meaning and all inclusive power of narrative, bringing to women 's attention that not all black men pose a threat....   [tags: Race, Stereotype, Black people, Miscegenation]

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Analysis Of ' On Being Told I Don 't Speak Like A Black '

- Throughout history society has created many stereotypes and assumptions based on race and nationality to confine us into categories. The reality is, not every individual fits a specific category because we are unique even within the same ethnic group. In “On Being Told I Don’t Speak Like a Black person” Allison Joseph illustrates some speech stereotypes that come hand in hand with her racial background and how even people from the same racial background and house hold don’t all sound alike. The author portrays that race and linguistic has such a huge impact on our daily life and how society sees her differently to others when they see she does not fit in the stereotype of sounding “like a bl...   [tags: Race, Stereotype, Black people, Ethnic group]

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Analysis Of `` Just Walk On By `` Black Men `` Public Space ``

- In Brent Staples essay, “Just Walk on By: Black Men in Public Space,” Staples describes the issues, stereotypes, and criticism he faces just for being a black man in public surroundings. As humans, we tend to evaluate and criticize everything we come in contact with, especially, we evaluate other people and we try to gain deep understanding of them. As Staples describes in his essay, a majority of Americans today, have constructed and monsterized the image of black men in our society. The negative stereotypes that are, til this day, being created of black men have a detrimental impact on black individuals....   [tags: Race, Stereotype, Black people, White people]

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The Social Class Of Karl Marx

- The social class I would like to use the definition of Karl Marx in Das Kapital, where he states that each class is comprised of people whose incomes flow from the same common sources. My family’s social class could be described as working lower middle class, my family did not have much, but we banded together to help and make sure we had enough to live on. We lived in a very nice neighborhood, one that I would describe as middle class, we rented a house that was near the beach and was quiet. My mother worked two jobs and my father worked as many to make sure we were comfortable....   [tags: Black people, Stereotype, African American]

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The Movie ' Crashing ' Facts And Stereotypes

- “Crashing” Facts and Stereotypes This movie is filled with shocking details and scenes; it shows that each character, whom all are residents of L.A. is different, but shares the same assumptions, fears, and hopes. While watching the movie, I was feeling sorry for the couple who were car jacked, but then later saw how the lady assumed that the Hispanic man was a criminal. Peter is involved in carjacking a vehicle, but is later shot dead by Officer Hansen. Shaniqua was belittled and yelled at by Officer Ryan, but later shows her yelling and berating another driver involved in an accident, at the end of the movie....   [tags: Black people, Stereotype, Race, Miscegenation]

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The Color Of One 's Skin

- The color of one’s skin does not determine the potential of an individual. People have been created in one form, which means that everyone can be of good quality. Blacks are always known for their hard work, their skills, dedication and determination. The colour of a person doesn’t determine one’s intellectual capabilities. It is one’s knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and their desire. Going back to my elementary and high school days, I used to be the top performer in my class. My grades were always outstanding, and I was ranked in the top ten students of my school....   [tags: Stereotype, Black people, Stereotypes, Race]

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Racism, Prejudice, Stereotypes, Discrimination

- Racism, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, these are just a few of the topics that the movie Crash touches on. This film was well written and shows an honest depiction of the racial and social tensions that we face every day. However, the film shows us that no matter who you are, we all have some type of stereotype ingrained into us and it is not one group of people that believe in the stereotypes of others. In the first ten minutes of the film we see a Persian man trying to buy a gun and the sales clerk, who was white, becoming impatient and refers to the man as “Osama.” This shows that the sale clerk believes that all Middle-Eastern looking people come specifically from Arab....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Stereotype]

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Racial Stereotyping And Racial Stereotypes

- What is racial stereotyping. Racial Stereotyping Is a overall idea of a group of people, such as a race or a population. Racial Stereotypes can cause you to do unnecessary things. They could make you lash out in rage or even confront that person face to face. If you stereotype someone more than once and mean it that could push them to do something irrational. Racial stereotypes are exaggerated mental pictures that we hold about all members of a particular racial group. When we stereotype people based on race, we don’t take into account individual differences....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, Stereotypes, Black people]

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How Ignorant Can Society Be Stereotypes

- How Ignorant Can Society Be Stereotypes are present today and they are publicized through media, televisions, and magazines. Society makes this prejudgment based on your race, gender, religion, and evr your sexuality. They come up with these ideas without even getting to know a person, or where they came from, or even how they grew up. We are labeled based on what society thinks of us, which can impact our future. Stereotypes are barriers that I will have to deal with because it will take time for society realize that not all black women are angry....   [tags: African American, Stereotype, Black people, Race]

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Movie Analysis : ' The Movie ' Crash '

- Movie Analysis Racism, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, these are just a few of the topics that the movie Crash touches on. This film was well written and shows an honest depiction of the racial and social tensions that we face every day. However, the film shows us that no matter who you are, we all have some type of stereotype ingrained into us and it is not one group of people that believe in the stereotypes of others. In the first ten minutes of the film, we see a Persian man trying to buy a gun and the sales clerk, who was white, becoming impatient and refers to the man as “Osama.” This shows that the sale clerk believes that all Middle-Eastern looking people come specifically f...   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Stereotype]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of African Americans

- Stereotyping has been a huge problem in society for many decades. Everyone does it whether it is race, looks, and language or body types. If society did less stereotyping our society might be a little more complicated and more peaceful. If you look different, dress different, or act different out of the norm you are being judge or stereotype. I was always taught do not judge a book by its cover. That phrase is very powerful and if society followed that phrase we could be a more peaceful community....   [tags: Race, United States, Stereotype, Black people]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- #BlackEducationMatters In a paper designed for illuminating education, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that “We are prone to… become invaded by legions of… prejudices… The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and think critically” (The Purpose of Education). In the past few decades, African American children have been invaded with this prejudice that is based on ignorance and the mindset lacking in change. Excluding those who don’t identify with the overall black community, the African American position in the achievement gap and common group identity leads to an assumption of skills and ethics, resulting in unfair discrimination towards a certain group....   [tags: Stereotype, Black people, African American]

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The Representation Of The Ghetto

- The houses are run down, the windows are not clean. If the storm door is not propped up against the house, the screen is missing and the white frame is varying shades of brown and black. There are no flowers in the yards. The yards don 't even have grass. This is the stereotypical representation of the Ghetto. The image, usually includes half naked dirty faced children, a few stray dogs and a broken down car in the front yard. That is just the environment. The portrayal of the people who live there is even more dismal....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, Stereotype]

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Not Merely Entertainment : Social Responsibility Of Hollywood

- Not merely entertainment: Social responsibility of Hollywood Movies, TV programs have been a major part of our life entertainment, as watching films in the cinema or on the living room couch with friends or families at leisure, while actually, the impact that the movies and TV programs have on this society has already reached further than just entertainment. Some people might conceive that the movies are just made for divertissement, which should not be taken seriously, and that a movie needs stereotyped characters to make it looks interesting, representative, and attractive....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, Film, Black people]

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The Skin I 'm By Desmond Cole

- All blondes are dumb. Gingers have no soul. All Jews are greedy. All Asians are bad drivers. Imagine living in a world where people are put into a category simply because of their appearance, race, or religion. It limits a person’s chance of expressing individuality through categorization. Desmond Cole’s article, “The Skin I’m In” introduces the struggles faced by black people through racial stereotypes in Canada— a country known for its diversity. Cole reveals the experiences of black people who are stereotyped as dangerous; as a result, they are victimized with prejudice, discrimination, and injustice by society....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, White people, Black people]

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Gender Stereotypes Of A Sex Stereotype

- A sex stereotype consists of opinions about the mental traits and features and the activities that are suitable to males and females. Sexes title roles are defined by actions while the sex typecasts are the notions and approaches about manhood and feminist. Masculinity stereotype is much powerful as they distress conceptualizations of ladies and males and develop communal classes for sexual role. According to Sharon, a stereotype signifies a trick in which people fall in. According to Claude and Joshua, they claimed that the persistence of the undesirable typecasts distresses those who are in the categorized assemblies....   [tags: Race, African American, Black people, White people]

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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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The History Behind Spanish Lake

- Over the last few weeks, I really enjoyed reading and learning about the information in the readings, films, and chapters. I mostly enjoyed the videos that explained the inequality issues going on in America. What was really surprising and interesting was learning the history behind Spanish Lake. I drive in the area quite often; I have family, friends, and clients who live in Spanish Lake. I was very surprised to hear how Bellefontaine road was originally a fort during the war; the original name was called Fort Bellefontaine....   [tags: Family, Black people, White people, Stereotype]

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The Domestic Violence Stereotype Threat

- Beating the Domestic Violence Stereotype Threat In society stereotypes are thinking mainly of; race and gender differences. As Claude M. Steele explains in, Whistling Vivaldi, stereotypes can be anywhere and affect anyone. I grew up as a Caucasian female in the suburbs of California. Stereotypes; for the most part, was not directed towards me. After high school, I entered an unhealthy, turned abusive relationship. I stayed in that relationship; no one would want me after having two kids, and there was no way I was going to be able to support myself plus my children on my own....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Stereotype, Child abuse]

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Analysis Of Steele And Aronson 's Research On School With Black And White Students

- Within their introduction, Steele and Aronson wrote about how persistent negative stereotypes can cause people to feel vulnerable and anxious. The researchers focused on performance in school with black students compared to white students, and how even measuring intelligence could induce the threat while white students would not have this problem (798-799). The first study Steele and Aronson conducted was composed of 114 male and female, black and white participants who were undergraduates at Stanford....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Stereotype threat]

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Racial and Cultural Test Bias, Stereotype Threat and Their Implications

- Racial and Cultural Test Bias, Stereotype Threat and Their Implications A substantial amount of educational and psychological research has consistently demonstrated that African American students underperform academically relative to White students. For example, they tend to receive lower grades in school (e.g., Demo & Parker, 1987; Simmons, Brown, Bush, & Blyth, 1978), score lower on standardized tests of intellectual ability (e.g., Bachman, 1970; Herring, 1989; Reyes & Stanic, 1988; Simmons et al., 1978), drop out at higher rates (e.g., American Council on Education, 1990; Steele, 1992), and graduate from college with substantially lower grades than White students (e.g., Nettles, 1988)....   [tags: Black-White Achievement Gap]

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Discrimination Towards The Black Community

- tickets Tampa issued in the past dozen years. The newspaper found that even though blacks make up about a quarter of the city’s population, they received 79 percent of the bike tickets.” (Zayas and Stanley). If blacks only make up a quarter of the population in Tamps, how is it that they’re mostly the ones who are receiving the tickets. Just because they are on their bikes doesn’t mean that they are up to no good. They are using this strategy as way to deter crime but this is clearly showing discrimination towards the black community....   [tags: Racism, Stereotype, African American]

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Beyond Stereotype and Comedy Analysis

- This model draws on the psychological perspectives that hypnotize stereotypes to possess two dimensions in their approach, which include warmth and competence. Bulk of the stereotype activities are based on the ethnicity or race. The social groups, be it the Blacks or the whites, are perceived to be warmth if they do not indulge in internal competition for the same resources; for instance, if college students do not compete for space based on their ethnicity or race, that social group would be described as warmth according to SCM model....   [tags: social groups, competence, stereotypes]

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Book Punished : Policing The Lives Of Black And Latino Boys

- Victor Rios is a previous gang member, whom “was given the opportunity” to get out of the youth control complex. In his book “Punished”, he analyzes the experiences of young black and Latino boys in Oakland, California. Rios gives us an intimate description of some of the everyday forms of “hyper discrimination” these minority boys experience. This book review will focus on the main concepts explained in chapters one through three from the book Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Criminal justice, Stereotype]

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Stereotype, Stereotypes, And Stereotypes

- The Stereotypical, Stereotype Essay Everyone living in canton is rich, white trash live in trailer parks, and there 's nothing but trouble in Detroit. These are all prime examples of stereotypes. Are all of these false, all of the time. Maybe not, but there are some people branded with these stereotypes that are the exact opposite. When you pin a belief on a specific person of a race or their surrounding based on the “overall population”, it is considered a stereotype. Stereotypes are not always black and white, there are many everyday examples of what stereotypes usually look like....   [tags: Pregnancy, Teenage pregnancy, Mother, Adolescence]

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Stereotypes of Large Black Women

- Weighing over 250-pounds, she is very hard to miss. Although her presence takes on quite a few variations, she can be easily recognized by a handful of defining attributes. Other than her enormous size, she is more than often of a darker skin complexion, she is typically taking part in a conversation that is either confrontational or embarrassing and her best line is often little more than a sassy "Mmmm hmmm." This caricature, playing on stereotypes of large black women as rambunctious and sometimes aggressive, has been showing up for some time in black television sitcoms like "The Parkers" and movies like “Norbit” often have directors and writers who are black themselves....   [tags: Obesity, Black Women]

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Inequality And Discrimination : Black Lives Matter

- Inequality and discrimination are some of the most outrageous and detrimental problems in society today, and have been for quite some time now. Racism has grown tremendously and is frequently seen in the justice system. The movement “Black Lives Matter” has recently taken over the internet as videos of police authorities treating African American citizens terribly have caught the attention of many. But, not everyone in the world means no harm. African Americans are normally stereotyped to be horrible people in low income neighborhoods who are up to no good, when in reality they 're just people going about their day....   [tags: African American, Stereotype, White people]

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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 Black Of Black Arts Movement

- After Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965, those who embraced the Black Power Movement became Black Revolutionary Nationalists and were a part of the Black Panther Party or were Black Cultural Nationalists who called for the creation of poetry, visual arts, and other artistic creations to reflect pride in Black people and formed the Black Arts Movement. The latter movement took place in an era that dealt with multiple issues regarding racial discrimination, poverty, and lack of civil rights. Black communities needed to be empowered by the visually artistic manifestations of art, poetry, and plays that not only depicted their struggles as Blacks, but gave them strength to love their culture an...   [tags: Black people, Racism, African American, 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 Men And Public Space By Brent Staples

- In his essay “Black Men and Public Space,” Brent Staples discusses his personal experiences of being an African American male, while coming to the realization of the harsh realities of the stereotypes it carries. Through his anger and frustration, he learned to alter himself in public spaces by making others around him feel less threatened. Not always would it work, such as the occasional double glances he’d get from the person in front of him or a click when walking past someone in their car. Seeing first-hand the effects of being an African American male made me think twice about how they had to present themselves in public due to the decade long stereotypes that the color of someone’s ski...   [tags: African American, Stereotype, Public space]

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Jezebel Stereotype

- Being a woman is hard work. We many have pressures on us from society to marry, bear children, be an upstanding citizen, and maintain some sort of career, all the while trying to understand our bodies and its changes; being a woman of color, or black woman, it’s even harder. Not only do we have to deal with everything a White woman does, and we also have the added pressure of defying stigmas and stereotypes within our own group of people. What stigma’s you ask. How about not being perceived as ignorant, uneducated, and or “ghetto”....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Racial Stereotype in the Movie The Green Mile

- Racial stereotypes have always invaded films, from the earliest silent film, to the most modern film production. Stereotypes in early America had significant influence over how other viewed African Americans, Latinos, Asians etc. The most stereotyped race in history is the black male. In most early films, they were portrayed as simple minded and careless individuals, but when African Americans started to stand up for themselves films portrayed them as more savage and bloodthirsty. In the 1999 film The Green Mile directed by Frank Darabont, Michael Clarke Duncan is portrayed as John Coffey a giant simple minded black man in 1934 who is accused of raping and killing two white girls....   [tags: Prejudice, Racism, Film]

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Cultural Stereotype and Racial Inequality in The Titans

- Remember the Titans is a film that was made in the year 2000, and it depicts many aspects of racial inequality. Racial inequality can be defined as discrimination based on race in opportunity for things such as socioeconomic mobility or access to certain goods and/or services. In the United States, this discrimination can have a strong effect on many aspects of society such as home life and employment. A large gap between Caucasians and African-Americans still exists in America. In this film, there are more white people than there are black people....   [tags: film analysis, african americans]

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The, And Black Citizens

- The year is 1963, and black citizens are finally fighting the oppression inflicted upon them by white supremacists. My mother, Carol, and I are on our own. My father, Eric Hawkins, and my little brother Sam were lynched while protesting peacefully, killed by a violent mob of white supremacists who didn’t want to accept that blacks are part of this country. Ever since their deaths, my mother doesn’t allow me to go out on the street to protest. She barely even allows me out of the house for a couple hours....   [tags: Black people, Ku Klux Klan, Racism, White people]

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The Images Of Black Women

- Media always find a way to portray women as sexual object. What’s so upsetting to me is how society portrays women and its always one particular group that stands out the most. Just take a great guess on what group you think stands out the most. Yes you guessed it right, Black women in media always have a very negative view. Media supports negative stereotypes about African American women by showing them in an objectifying darkness. I feel society has to bring down a particular group and that group is black women....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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The Black Body And The Media

- In body language was about the fascination with the black body and interpreting the black body 's dramatic role in America and the media. In the book the author was an emigrated from Ghana when she move to America she start to become aware of her blackness and how the word black describe everything about her in America but nothing in Ghana for example “ I emigrated with my family from Ghana to America. I don’t remember ever being aware of my blackness before them, I guess that was one of the privilege of living in a predominantly black country....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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Black Theology and Feminist Theology

- Although black theology became popular in the early 1960’s, it was not an entirely new subject. Black theology views God and Christianity as a gospel relevant to blacks who struggled daily under the oppression of whites. The origins of it are clearly seen in spirituals sang by African Americans during the time of slavery nearly 400 years ago. Because of slavery, Blacks’ concept of God was totally different from the masters who enslaved them. White Christians saw god as more of a spiritual savior, while the reflection of God for blacks came in their struggle for freedom....   [tags: the black messiah, God has no race]

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Black Racism And The Fourteenth Amendment

- The thirteenth amendment to the Constitution proclaims that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This amendment was the piece of history that abolished slavery and did innumerable things for our country, but it also made room for something now known as black criminality. Through the thirteenth amendment emancipation was born....   [tags: Black people, Slavery, African American, Race]

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The Black Imagination By Bell Hook

- History is a cycle that repeats itself and it is only in hindsight that we seem to notice our repeated mistakes. White privilege is one such social construct that appears to reoccur. The idea of white supremacy became a source of economic and political power during the period of colonialism. White Europeans expanding territorial boundaries established a system of oppression that would remain steadfast in modern day globally. I will use the concept of race as a single story and the notion of the mythical norm, as tools to argue that the white privilege, and systems of power grounded in colonialism remain, and are strengthened and perpetuated through an understated invisibility....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, Race]

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The Black Mind Matter

- . “Genres can be defined as patterns/forms/styles/structures which transcend individual art products, and which supervise both their construction by artist and their reading by audiences” (Ryall qtd. in Lacey, 2000, p. 132). Some of the patterns, forms, style and structure I observed while analyse the images is that the main headlines appear to be big and at the front of the page and it is mostly in black and white. I also noticed that all the written are in Capital letters with the intention of grapping the readers mind....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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The Slang Of Black Slang

- First of all, let me throw out a few facts for you: 1) Making fun of people’s slang/pronunciation and perceived “ghetto names” is really low, because white Americans say words incorrectly all of the time and use slang that upper class British people find unintelligent as well, due to the fact that white societies often demonize and demean the everyday slang of ethnic people without acknowledging the incorrect slang of the white people who live in the country. All Americans are prone to pronounce words like “arctic” as “artic,” “athlete” as “ath-e-lete,” or “clothes” as “close,”, etc....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, United Kingdom]

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White Supremacy And Black Americans

- For most of America’s history, “white supremacy” has been used as an umbrella term to describe white discrimination against people of color, particularly black Americans. This term was mainly used during slavery as well as during the abolition of slavery. However, although this term was used in the past it is still very much prevalent in modern society within the United States. Therefore, being under the constant scrutiny of racism in America, black individuals face the direct consequence of struggling with their identity....   [tags: African American, Racism, Race, Black people]

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Stereotypes Are A Side Of Our Everyday Life

- Stereotypes are a side of our everyday life. We tend to hear stereotypes every day and everywhere. Frequently, we can find ourselves in a position where we make stereotypes for a big category of people. Every one of us, young or old, is characterized with either positive or negative stereotypes. Stereotyping is a method that people characterize each other. Each set is called by name, that doesn 't really able to everyone in that particular set of group. Stereotypes influence people’s public lives, emotions or mental state, and how people communicate with their community....   [tags: Stereotype, Ethnic stereotype, Stereotypes]

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The Height And Weight Perception Of Black Males

- This present work is centered on the superhumanization bias and how it may influence the height and weight perception of black males. Superhumanization is the perception of black people as beings beyond the human realm that possess supernatural physical abilities and supernatural intellectual abilities. While it may seem like a positive attribution, superhumanization denies Blacks the vast array of emotions and hardships that are allowed to white people. Considering the physical superhumanization of Blacks in pop culture and the media, the current question is whether if this bias will correlate with the estimation of Blacks as taller and heavier than they really are....   [tags: White people, Black people, Slavery]

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Race Between White And Black Students

- Race is involved in education because of teachers. In my opinion, teachers involve race in education as they deal with things in class based on their racial belief. For instance, teachers believe that there has a racial difference between white and black students as white students are smarter than Black students. Therefore, teachers usually put all white students in one group and all black students in another group. This action of teachers not only give their racial belief to all the students in class, but also leave all students with a constructed view of the world as a segregated place where whites and blacks live separately....   [tags: Black people, Race, Education, Racism]

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The World And Me Is Presented As A Black Man

- Between the world and me is presented as a letter written to his son about the perils of growing up as a black man. This narrative of Ta-Nehisi Coates life and struggles is based in recent years but also goes back into American history since this is where all the turmoil began. The turmoil which built a nation’s wealth on the backs of slaves and people of color; a wealth that was not to benefit the people performing the hard work, but instead only benefited the white people. These events are, unfortunately, not only events from our past but are hauntingly like the events of racism unfolding today....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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The Integral Black Lives Matter Movement

- “The integral black lives matter movement commenced on social media in March 2012 after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges regarding the murder of Trayvon Martin.” (McClain 1) I have always known racial profiling still existed, but I always ignored it due to not having faith that racism would change but unfortunately racism still remains. As seen in an image of a figure of Michael Brown, a teenager atrociously murder by police, I believe that the African American community has had enough of he senseless killings despite what the media displays; I now am confident that all of the people who do not believe in racial equality will one day understand that black lives matter too....   [tags: Race, African American, Black people]

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Stereotypical Black Women

- When I lived in Atlanta approximately 1 year ago, growing up as a child I would hear the term black queen. To my understanding a black women and a black queen are one in the same, but growing up the two words became different meanings. People began to change and no longer were they practicing their queen ways. People were now becoming ignorant and began following the crowd instead of being themselves, setting them apart as just black women. Black women have been around for several centuries and in that time we were vigorously known as black queens all over the world such as in, Africa....   [tags: black queen, baby mama, ratchet]

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White And Black Culture Is Inherently Racist

- The idea that there should be a distinction between white and black culture is inherently racist. Because of the idea that this distinction is necessary, racial tension in the United States has been on a constant rise. In Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly, Lamar explores racial tension in modern American culture by creating a loose narrative that follows Lamar’s life in Compton and beyond. In Kendrick Lamar’s song “For Free. An Interlude,” Lamar incorporates dark comedy and vulgar elements to satirize gender roles within the black community thereby exposing the negative impacts of these stereotypes as well as serving as an extended metaphor for the relationship between white America and b...   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, United Kingdom]

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Black, White And Jewish By Rebecca Walker

- Today many people believe we live in a post-race society and the concept of colorblindness stems from this notion. Colorblindness refers to this idea that race doesn’t matter; that we shouldn’t see it or distinguish it and we are all equal. This ideology of colorblindness is harmful to individuals, their experiences and society as a whole. The concept of colorblindness denies people the power to define themselves while also classifying important aspect of their identity irrelevant or non-existent; race being one them....   [tags: Race, White people, Race, Black people]

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Themes Of Social Darwinism And The Black Community

- Themes include social Darwinism, which metaphorically encourages individuals to fight to the finish in order to receive rewards. The ways in which the black community’s strongest and wildest members take advantage of their fellows, refusing to cooperate against the common white enemy just as Tatlock refuses to fake defeat; the corrupting influence of prizes and praise on the narrator himself; and the need for the white establishment to maintain symbolic as well as literal power over the black community....   [tags: Black people, White people, Racism, Race]

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Stereotype Threat

- How have my own experiences conforming to stereotypes equipped me to deal with stereotype threats that may be present in my sessions with students as a Speaking Fellow. My past is inundated with the roles I have adopted. As the single female in a combat unit in the military this stereotype manifested as I forfeited my femininity to become one of the boys. I had no desire to be seen as a woman who needed to be coddled (as the men I served with presumed) so I assumed the role of tomboy, eating as they, sporting baggy, unfitted pants to cover my womanly curves, and sacrificing my use of silverware in my efforts to be “just one of the guys.” As I matriculated to Barnard, my identity changed agai...   [tags: stereotypes, identity, individuality, ethnicity]

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The Beautiful Struggle And The Wire Deeply Expressed The Black Experience

- The Beautiful Struggle and The Wire deeply expressed the Black experience. Both factors gave the perspective on how Black individuals view society based on what they go through. The book, The Beautiful Struggle, covers Ta-Nehisi Coates’s childhood and adolescence of growing up in Baltimore, Maryland. In the show, The Wire, it is based on a group of four boys who are also being raised in Baltimore, Maryland. The Beautiful Struggle and The Wire are comparable because the book and the show both consist of young Black boys who are trying to find a place in life where they belong, while being surrounded by street challenges such as, violence, gangs, and drugs....   [tags: Black people, African American]

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Intra Group Violence Against Black Women

- Introduction Contextual Analysis A quote by Darlene Hine, an African American historian that has studied violence, particularly intra-group violence against Black women, sums up the experience of Black women provides some insight as to why it has been and still continues to be difficult for Black women to protect their bodily rights and seek the justice deserved: I suggest that rape and the threat of rape influenced the development of a culture of dissemblance among Black women. By dissemblance I mean the behavior and attitudes of Black women that created the appearance of openness and disclosure but actually shielded the truth of their inner lives and selves from their oppressors (1989)....   [tags: black liberation, tyson, rape case]

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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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The Article ' Black Men And Public Space ' By Brent Staples

- The article “Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples, originally published in Ms. Magazine in 1986, under the title “Just Walk on by,” depicts the existence of racism within the unconscious prejudice of people. The main idea of this article is the fact that blacks are perceived as a violent and disastrous people, and this, in turn, puts them in danger. Staples uses a detailed imagery to illustrate the stereotype of individuals based on black people. In the article, the author portrays the poignant events that black people face and uses pathos to describe his melancholy of people judging him by his skin color....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race]

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The Harlem Renaissance : A Cultural Movement That Sparked Black Modernization

- The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that sparked black modernization. This period in history introduced art, music, and the culture of people with African descent. Although all of these characteristics help to understand the African lifestyle, there are obstacles surrounding this topic. Without the Harlem Renaissance, people may not have experienced such things as rap music or hip hop. Through this movement, everyone has a better understanding of how African Americans lived at that point in time....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Gender Stereotypes And The Credibility Of Newspaper Articles Associated With Athletes

- This study tested racial stereotypes and the credibility of newspaper articles associated with athletes. Previous studies have been done that prove the mass media describes athletes of different race in diverse ways. It is evident that black and white athletes typically excel in different ways and often times utilize a different skill set that makes them stand out. Previous studies have shown that journalists and broadcasters often describe black and white athletes using different key terms. When describing white athletes, they focus on their intelligence, but emphasize physical strength more consistently when discussing black athletes....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Race, Ethnic stereotype]

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Black Women 's Oppression By Patricia Hill Collins

- “Portraying African-American women as stereotypical mammies, matriarchs, welfare recipients, and hot mommas helps justify U.S. black women’s oppression” (Patricia Hill Collins, Feminist Thought Sister Citizen 51). In early American history, racial stereotypes played a significant role in shaping the attitude African Americans. Stereotypes such a mammy, jezebel, sapphire and Aunt Jemimah were used to characterize African American women. Mammy was a black masculine nursemaid who was in charge of the white children....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Racism]

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How Movies And Or Tv Focus On The Glorification Of Black Death

- Give an example of how movies and or TV focus on the glorification of Black Death. (Death of reputation, mental, emotional, physical) i.e. Love is a death of emotion. Civic Engagement Throughout our history, observations reveal the fascination that America has with Black deaths as entertainment. The most popular TV shows and movies easily dictate the ways in which people view Black lives. The majority of TV dramas and other entertainment programs concerning Blacks brainwashed America into affirming these images accurately reflect true lives of African-Americans....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Film]

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American Horror Story From A Black Latex Suit

- Darkness is often associated with evil, monsters, violence and the ugliness that exists in the world; this is problematic when it becomes linked to the representation of black individuals in pop culture. When looking at American Horror Story from a distance it is about a dysfunctional white family who moved into a place referred to as the Murder House, where the previous 20 white residents were murdered and live as ghosts. This becomes a problem with the portrayal of the security guard Luke, who happens to be black because it has deep roots in systemic racism and perpetuates the stereotype that all black men are criminals all while remaining the hierarchical structural idea that white people...   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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Lynching : An Effective Method Of Terrorizing Black Folk Into Submission

- After hearing of the gruesome death of two of her close friends, infamous activist, and writer, Ida. B. Wells, said, “This opened my eyes to what lynching really was: an excuse to get rid of Negros who were acquiring wealth and property, and thus keep the race sterilized and keep the niggers down (The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, 37:25)”. Wells is commenting on the way her friends were murder, which is known as lynching. Lynching is, “a form of execution by mobs who operated outside the rule of law (Lecture 4B, 1:01)….an effective method of terrorizing black folk into submission (Lecture 4B, 4:46) As you are well aware, lynching has become a very popular means of execution throughout this na...   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, South Africa]

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Robert Heilbroner's Take on Stereotype

- Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and felt the pressure of your life drowning down their thoughts, felt that you are suffocating in their tight shallow eyes. But then again have you ever walked through a hallway without observing quietly every person that passes by and judging a book by its cover. Stereotyping, something done more than said or heard, a disease that some don’t even know they are suffering from. Looking at someone and saying or even thinking “ he’s stupid, because he’s black” yes that is stereotyping....   [tags: essay analysis, judging of others]

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Racial Discrimination : A Black Woman Looks Into A Mirror

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Teachers Should Not Stereotype Students

- Everyone is given an ascribed status. Whether it is race-ethnicity, sex, or social class it is involuntary and determines how people look at the individual. Someone can not change the stereotype that comes along with their ascribed status, but a person can earn an achieved status by not following the norms they associate with. For example, it is common for people to connect a low-income student with failure in education. The targeted child can disprove this propensity by getting honors in school and graduating college....   [tags: Stereotyping Essays]

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Is White Man Doing Better Than Black Man?

- After reading Klein, I was not surprise to see white man doing better than black man regardless of economic class. I think the reason why white man are doing better is because society does not stereotype them as they do for black man. When it comes to opportunities, the white man have more chances to rise up the income ladder especially when they are the one that makes the rules. This shows how racism still an issues in our society because why would a white man do better than a black man when they both live in poverty....   [tags: Race, Black people, Race, White people]

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Kanye West: The Black Buck

- ... Rather than allow herself to be assaulted by Gus, she throws herself to her death. A spiral of events occurs which then ends with a state militia (led by the mulatto protégé of a local Congressman) clashes with the Ku Klux Klan (portrayed by the film as heroic figures), with the Klan being ultimately victorious. ((InfoRapid). Although Kanye West did not sexuality abuse a white woman, he did become the victim in an event that lead him to be the most hated person on a television program. Another known fact about the Black Buck is that they reflect white society’s fears about black male power, and the fear that black men might brutalize and rape white women a s retribution against white sla...   [tags: sterotype, druckness, outspokenness]

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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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Bryan Stevenson : A Black Man Who Was Born Into Rural Delaware

- Bryan Stevenson is a distinguished black man who was born into rural Delaware in 1959. Stevenson was raised in an impoverished community where he discovered that there is an obvious division between human beings. He realized that life is much different depending on what class and/or race you are a part of (2009 Justice Prize 1). His minority status caused him to be repeatedly mistreated and misunderstood; nobody took the time to get to know him prior to making false assumptions and accusations. It was this mistreatment that caused Stevenson- whether he knew it or not- to enter his specific field of work....   [tags: Race, Racism, Black people, Miscegenation]

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The Impact of the Violent African-American Stereotype in Rap Music

- This paper will show that the stereotype of the violent, criminal African-American portrayed in rap music lyrics can become a self-fulfilling prophecy for African-Americans. Repeated and long-term exposure to this stereotypical behavior in rap music lyrics can lead to increased aggression and this stereotype becoming accepted as a social norm by African-Americans. I intend to support my argument with examples and analysis of the violent African-American stereotype, and by explaining how the stereotype can become accepted as a social norm....   [tags: Rap Music Promotes Violence]

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Stereotypes And The On Stereotypes

- According to Greenwald article On Stereotypes, he believed that stereotypes are inevitable, it is human nature to stereotype and put different people in categories. This theory maybe true, but different authors express their opinions about the idea of suggesting positive stereotypes. The idea that positive stereotypes can be beneficial to people rather than negative stereotype can improve and help the lives of other people. Doosje, Russell, and Spears in the article When Bad Isn 't All Bad: Strategic Use of Sample Information in Generalization and Stereotyping they point out that “people use variability judgements strategically… [They] proposed a motivational basis is relatively homogeneous...   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes]

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The Diary Of A Black Woman

- The Diary of a Black Woman Introduction We live in a patriarchal society were inequalities amongst men and women are still very prevalent. We are improving, but every day we are striving to fight for more equality amongst the sexes, especially when it comes to voicing opinions. Women are often shunned from the thought of being outspoken, still based on the old beliefs that women should be “seen, not heard”. This collection of poetry is dedicated to giving a voice to one of the most silenced demographics in America, black women....   [tags: Black people, African American, Woman]

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Stereotypes: Black Men are Prono to Violence

- People from black communities are undoubtedly overrepresented in the forensic mental health system, this anomaly is impacted heavily by the fact that the system seriously disadvantages black people within their remit (Narco, 2007; Department of Health, 2003). African-Caribbean people are more likely to receive coercive forms of care, spend longer in hospital and experience greater rates of transfer to higher security facilities (NIMHE, 2003 cited in Vige, 2005). Figures show that, at each heightened level of security in the psychiatric process, black people are increasingly overrepresented, from informal to civil detention, and then in detention on forensic sections within the courts and cri...   [tags: schizophrenia, justice system, race]

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Fear Of The Color Black

- How would you describe African American men. Stereotyping is a way of placing general characteristics on a certain group of people. Racial stereotypes of African Americans were prevalent in the United States during the nineteenth century. Whites became associated with positive meanings such as superiority, safety, and cleanness while African Americans became associated with negative meanings such as sexual monsters, dangerous, and deviance. For example, The Scottsboro trial was about nine black youths charged with raping two white women in the state of Alabama....   [tags: African American, racism, black men]

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The Media Of Black Males

- It is portray in the media that black males are criminals and most of them are in jail. But according to a survey that was analyzed and illustrated by Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., Howard University, there are more black males enrolled in college compare to those in jail from the year 2000 to 2011. According to the U.S. Census approximately 17,945,068 people in the U.S. population are black males. Among those individuals, about 6.3% are enrolled in college and 4.7% are in incarceration. The remaining 89% of the population have already graduated from college, already served some type of prison sentence, have a life trajectory that does not involve college or prison, or are too young for either to...   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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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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The Difference Between Black And White

- The difference between black and white is far more than just two colors on different ends of the spectrum of life. In Chris Cleave’s novel Little Bee, the theory of Postcolonialism between the two races, black and white, is especially present. Throughout this gripping story of rebellion and acceptance, there is a clear mark between the two worlds that each narrator perceives. Sarah is a young mother and widow who is the editor of a popular British gossip magazine. The other narrator is a teenage refugee who has named herself Little Bee....   [tags: White people, Racism, Black people, British Empire]

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