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Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945

- Photos of Japanese American Children in Internment Camps, 1942-1945 Amid a growing anti-Japanese sentiment during World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, which called for the evacuation of all persons of Japanese descent from the West Coast. Many individuals and families evacuated to assembly centers and eventually internment camps in ten inland locations across the country. Among the more than 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned, many of those were children, and most of these children were American citizens....   [tags: Photos Japanese American Children Essays]

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Obesity in American Children

- Childhood obesity in America is a growing disease that has become an epidemic that has lasting psychological effects because of advertisement of fast food, lack of physical activities, and parental control has made food become a major health issue in many young teenagers’ lives today. Who is to blame. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years (cdc.gov). this takes us to the focus of how childhood obesity has become an enormous issue today. For us to understand the impact of obesity and why we should prevent it, we will need to figure out the causes of obesity and what keeps people obese....   [tags: Obesity in Children]

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Childhood Obesity in African American Children

- Childhood obesity is a consequential medical condition that effects the youth and adolescence of society. This disorder creates health problems that were once only seen in adults, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Although childhood obesity is a world wide issue, the percentage of overweight children differs, especially throughout the United States. Today, the greatest population suffering from this disease are African American children who reside in the southern part of the country....   [tags: Obesity in Black Children]

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Segregated African American Children

- ... The Board of Education. When Linda Brown was denied access to an all white school in Topeka, Kansas, her father claimed that it violated the Constitutions Equal Clause. So the Court agreed that it violated the Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, this was one of many initial steps to eliminating segregation in schools and eventually eliminate segregation everywhere. This decision did not go over well with Whites, for example when The Little Rock nine happened they were harassed by students and by the parents....   [tags: American history from 1880's to 1960's]

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Causes of Obesity in American Children

- Nowadays, the world faces many problems that are different than what have been faced in the past. Some of these things are of more critical importance than others. One item of critical importance is the obesity epidemic among children. The situation is becoming quite scary for children who are finding themselves overweight, out of breath, and unable to play with their friends. Older people typically know what got them into this situation and how to deal with it, but children don't know what they should do with obesity....   [tags: Self Control, Fast Food Marketing]

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Chinese Parents Vs. Asian American Children

- Most Chinese parents have a very low tolerance and satisfaction level, unlike American parents who tends to have a higher satisfaction level. You would believe that Chinese parents are looked at as uncaring parents, when they actually are caring parents. They’re not easy to be drawn by their child getting 70 on a test like a American parent would. Also in China and Japan they consider eye contact being very inappropriate in their culture. They believe that they should not be giving eye contact to their superior because it’s disrespectful....   [tags: Culture, African American, White American]

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The Negative Effect of Television on American Children

- During the 20th century, the literacy rate in America has begun to fall at an alarming rate. A factor contributing to the problems in the literacy rate includes children’s exposure to television which has resulted in a shortened attention span during other activities. Today, children are less active because of technology such as television and video gaming and, as a result more children are suffering from obesity. Television has been in American Society since 1920’s and has gradually been spreading around the world....   [tags: shortened attention span, obesity]

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A Brief Note On Tourists With American Children

- Tourists with American Children These days all over the news, we can hear about the immigration issues in the United States of America. The issue that had been mentioned by most of the 2016 Presidential candidate especially Republican candidate, Donald Trump. The 14th amendment grants citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” (US Cons.), and that is what causes the birth tourism or in other word anchor baby. As definition “"Birth Tourism,"[is] the practice by which foreign women travel to the US to give birth to their babies and grant them the American citizenship.” (Quintana), and the term “"Anchor baby" has become a term used by anti-immigration propo...   [tags: United States, United States Constitution]

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The Impact of The Simpsons on American Children

- The Impact of The Simpsons on American Children The Simpsons is one of Americas most popular television shows for viewers under eighteen years of age. However, the ideals that The Simpsons conveys are not always wholesome, sometimes not even in good taste. It is inevitable that The Simpsons is affecting children. Matt Groening took up drawing to escape from his troubles in 1977. At the time, Groening was working for the L.A. Reader, a free weekly newspaper. He began working on Life in Hell, a humorous comic strip consisting of people with rabbit ears....   [tags: TV Television Media Essays]

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The Impact of Poverty on the Health of African American Children

- Introduction: This paper focuses on how the poverty level of African Americans in the United States affects the health of their children. Research indicates a correlation between low socioeconomic levels and substandard health of children. Poverty affects living conditions, access to healthy foods and health-care, and increases the risk for illnesses and diseases. Studies have indicated that African Americans have the highest poverty percentage when compared to other race/ethnic backgrounds. Children who live in poverty tend to have lower birth weights, increased chances of HIV, asthma, obesity, diabetes, malnutrition, poor dental care, ear infections, and high levels of lead in their blood...   [tags: socioeconomics, politics]

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The Effects of the Boarding Schools of Native American Children

- Communication is crucial in any relationship, whether it is a personal or impersonal exchange. Since the founding of North America, the Euro-American people have constantly clashed with the First Americans, never attempting to functionally coexist together. After years of no understanding between the two civilizations and in a state of haste to resolve the Indian problem in the west plains, the United States felt action must be in order. While a portion of the public felt complete physical extermination was the solution to follow, Captain Richard H....   [tags: genocide, assimlation, labor, abuse]

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Bullying Is A Problem That Ruins The Lives Of Thousands Of American Children

- Bullying is a problem that ruins the lives of thousands of American children all over the country. Bullies are responsible for multiple mental health issues and social problems that teens face today. Furthermore, it affects the livelihood and stress among teens all over the country. Bullied children are more likely to suffer from depression and in some cases lead to suicide. Bullying is a problem which effects the victim’s mental health, substance abuse, and suicide. Bully’s effects a person’s mental health by massive amounts of stress and overwhelming situation....   [tags: Bullying, Abuse, Workplace bullying]

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Math Perceptions of Taiwanese and American children

- Article Critique The objective of this article critique is to review and evaluate several empirical studies which have examined mathematics perception cross-culturally. The main study that focuses on examining mathematics perception cross-culturally is a study that was done in 2004 by Dr. Yea-Ling Tsao. In this study, researchers proved that Taiwanese students consistently score higher in cross-national studies of achievement than American students. Several other studies were done that also support this theory....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Attention Deficit Disorder in American Children

- Attention Deficit Disorder in American Children Approximately 3-5% of all American children have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a leading cause of school failure and under-achievement. ADD characteristics often arise in early childhood. As many as 50% of children with ADD are never diagnosed. Boys significantly outnumber girls, though girls are more likely to be undiagnosed with ADD. ADD is not an attention disorder, but a disorder of impulse control (Pfiffrer 184). Characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder can include: Fidgeting with hands or feet, difficulty remaining seated, awaiting turns in games, following through on instructions, and shifting from one uncompleted task...   [tags: ADD Behavior Disorders Health Education Essays]

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The Impact of Poverty on the Health of African American Children

- Cigarette Smoke: Research has shown that another factor affecting child health in low-income families is cigarette smoke. Factors such as low income, renting a home, a blue-collar job, and less than a high school education lead to stresses that contribute to the higher percentage of African American smokers (Siegal & Faigeles, 1996). Individuals living below the poverty level are more likely to smoke (32%) and less likely to quite smoking that those that live above the poverty level (23.8%) (Flint & Novotny, 1997)....   [tags: smoking, living conditions, asthma, bad nutrition]

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Perpetuation of Native American Stereotypes in Children's Literature

- Perpetuation of Native American Stereotypes in Children's Literature Caution should be used when selecting books including Native Americans, due to the lasting images that books and pictures provide to children. This paper will examine the portrayal of Native Americans in children's literature. I will discuss specific stereotypes that are present and should be avoided, as well as positive examples. I will also highlight evaluative criteria that will be useful in selecting appropriate materials for children and provide examples of good and bad books....   [tags: American America History]

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Can Pro-diversity Television Program Influence a Change in Preschooler’s Attitudes Towards Race?

- ... Although so many children’s educational programs attempt to influence attitudes relating to racial prejudice (Persson & Musher-Eizenman, 2003), the amount of research that has been conducted to test the effectiveness of these efforts is extremely minimal. To date, only two known studies have successfully caused children to demonstrate positive changes in racial attitude as prompted by television programming. The first, Gorn et al. (1976) found that their Caucasian preschool-aged participants experienced a positive shift in attitudes towards race after watching Sesame Street....   [tags: american children, social learning]

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How Divorce is Affecting the American Culture

- The effects of divorce on the American culture are immense. Social scientists have been studying these effects for many years now. The studies are continuing to confirm that the climbing rate of divorce in the American culture is hurting the society and also frequently devastating the lives of many American children. There are many areas in which divorce has a negative effect in the life of a child or an adult. Many of these effects also directly correlate to the effect on a society. However, there is hope....   [tags: Divorce, American Culture, USA, marriage, children]

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Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/

- Children in African American Community at risk of the HIV/AIDS Many African Americans are at high risk of the HIV infection and many of them are unaware or have a lack of access to care, education and prevention services. With African American’s making up fourteen percent of the population, they make up almost half of all people infected with HIV. According to, Exploring the Social and Community Context of African American Adolescents’ HIV Vulnerability (2013), African American communities bear the burden of disproportionately high rates of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) nationwide....   [tags: Healthcare, Prevention, Community]

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Social Aspects of American Children Being Born in Poverty

- "More and more children are in greater and greater trouble" -James Garbarino This simple statement, made by James Garbarino in his book Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment, concisely and appropriately describes the current state of children and youth in America. Garbarino suggests that children today are being brought up in a socially toxic environment where violence, divorce, racism, addiction, educational failure, poor physical health, and adult emotional problems are just a few of the "toxic" social forces converging on children, robbing them of their innocence and dignity....   [tags: Poverty Essays]

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The Challenges Faced by Multicultural Children in American Schools

- Multicultural children encounter a wide array of challenges in schools in America. These challenges hinder their ability to efficiently grow and be productive. Student’s success depends on whether their social and academic lives satisfy their needs. A close study of multicultural students’ obstacles and opinions of their educational experiences in America indicates the problems and solutions for improving their learning, social and cultural experiences. Considering the views of students is especially relevant to understanding the difficulties evident in multicultural classrooms....   [tags: multicultural education, culture, languages]

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The Lives of Children during the American Revolution

- I never thought anything would come of my life. I was born in Manhattan, New York, and had a fairly easy life for 15 years. My wedding had even been arranged with Asahel Dutcher for May 16, 1778. Everything started to change when my brother, Abiel, and father, Jonas, left to join The American Army in December of 1775. My father had previously owned his own print shop but, when he left, he sold it off to another family and faced my mother and I with the question; How will we support ourselves and our family....   [tags: creative writing, perspective essay]

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The Changing American Families Positive And Negative Effects On Children

- The Changing American Families Positive and Negative effects on Children American families have endured a plethora of significant changes since the 1900’s to include the family structure, marriage and divorce rates, cohabitation, childbearing, economic conditions, feminist movement, and etc. These important factors have both positive and negative effects on the health of the overall family as well as its members, especially the children. Recent and past researchers have investigated and performed studies that indicate substantial evidence that these modifications to the American families structure or the family formation critically influences a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional well...   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Father]

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The Violence of Youth in American Society

- The Violence of Youth in American Society Times are changing. In a world where there really is no safe haven from the violence of the cold and harsh world. As an American citizen one might believe that they could send their children to an institute of learning and their children would be safe from harm and far from losing their lives. But now that idea is not reverently supported. The American children have been attacked. This should not be tolerated by America and America should do whatever they can to stop these needless acts of violence on the adolescents....   [tags: American Society Children Youth Crime Essays]

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The Lives of Children During the American Revolution

- I couldn’t work any slower than I already was. The summer heat wafted through the open door, blanketing itself around my shoulders, sucking all the precious air out of my lungs. Drowsily, I continued. Over and under. Under and over. With my needle and thread. Sewing, sewing, sewing. It was endlessly mundane. Waist coats, shirts, knee breeches and trousers, jackets, stockings and socks. Over and under. Under and over. Needle and thread. Again and again. A musket ball to the head couldn’t make it any better....   [tags: historical short story]

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Income Inequality: It’s Effect on African-American Single Mothers and Their Children

- Income Inequality: It’s Effect on African-American Single Mothers and Their Children. I believe that it’s not fair for single mothers to get paid less, when some of them are the back bones of this country. Currently the minimum wage, in the United States, is set to 8$ per hour. Women in general are only paid 77%, so it is appropriate to assume that through mathematics, women get a wage as high as $6.16. African-American women only get paid 64% of every dollar a man makes. If the minimum wage is only $8 an hour, we find out that African-American women only get a maximum wage of $5.12 an hour....   [tags: women’s equality and women’s suffrage]

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Cause and Effects of Divorce in American Couples and Children for the Last 25 Years

- In today’s society, divorce has become a normal thing in our lives. Married couples today are getting a divorce due to many different reasons. This essay will examine the cause and effect of divorce on children and couples for the last 25 years in America. Few of the causes might be getting married or the wrong reasons, lack of equality, abuse, spouses having an affair, loss of romantic feeling, conflicts, and other problems that will be discussed momentarily. The divorce would affect the children mentally, emotionally, and have a bad effect on their health....   [tags: financial problems, weakened relationships]

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Children and Violence: An American Media Controversy

- Children and Violence: An American Media Controversy As censorship of the American media has broken down over the years, the amount of violence allowed to be shown in movies, on television, and in video games has skyrocketed. From coast to coast in our nation, this saturation of hostility in our media has caused many contentious debates between scholars, parents, students and government officials alike. In this controversy, the central argument revolves around the effects violent media has on our society....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Who is Dr. Seuss?

- In 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge was completed, Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was out in theaters, and Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific. That same year the book, And to Think I Saw that on Mulberry Street, was published by an author named Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his time, managed to create a number of books that captured the attention of young readers and adults alike....   [tags: American Writer, Children's Author, Biography]

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Advertising Towards Children : An Article By The American Psychologist Association ( Apa )

- I recently came upon some very disturbing facts when reading an article by the American Psychologist Association (APA). 16% of adolescents between the age of 16 and 19 are obese and another 15% of children between the age of 5 and 11 are also obese. Obesity is associated with diseases such as diabetes and I found that it is heartbreaking to imagine that a child has to deal with such critical illnesses at younger age. This is despite the fact that food advertising is a common scenario in the mainstream media....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Marketing]

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Children Born in the U.S. to Illegal Immigrants Should NOT Become American Citizens

- Illegal or Legal Children Children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should not become U.S. citizens. Many pregnant immigrant women are illegally coming into the country just to have their babies. These women get free medical attention for themselves and the baby. This is costing the U.S. millions of dollars every year. It’s time to end the policy that illegal immigrant mothers can stay in the U.S. just because she has given birth to a child that is now a citizen. These mothers cross the border illegally and they really have no consequences....   [tags: Mexican immigrants, illegal immigrants]

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Ucla North American Integration And Development Center Estimates Dream Eligible Children And Young Adults

- A recent study by the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center estimates DREAM-eligible children and young adults would generate between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion in income over the course of their working lives (American Immigration Council, 2010). A 2008 study from Arizona State University found that an individual with a bachelor’s degree earns approximately $750,000 more over the course of his or her lifetime than an individual with only a high-school diploma (Arizona State University)....   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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H.B:No More Immigration Law

- All through American history people have immigrated into United States to find a better future for themselves and their family. Immigrants that have came into this foreign soil came to achieve the “American Dream”.You may ask yourself what is the “American Dream”. John Truslow Adam defines it as “ dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller or everyone,with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”(cite).Various immigrants through out the country have came into America soil to better their own lives and future of their families....   [tags: american dream, alien parents, children]

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Effects Of Bilingualism On Children 's Personality By Catherine Cadwell Harris ' Article On Scientific American

- Charlemagne once said that “to have another language is to possess a second soul.” Over half of the world population speaks more than one language and around 25% of the world’s countries have two or more official languages. Multilingualism used to be viewed as a disadvantage – especially among children- since researches appeared to show that multilingual persons had more problems such as confusion language compared to a monolingual person. But for the past decades, studies actually started to show benefits that multilingualism brought such as the superiority of bilingual children and adults in performance on tasks requiring cognitive control and the resistance of bilingual brains to cognitiv...   [tags: Multilingualism, Second language, First language]

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Protectionist Policies

- Historians argue whether the intention of the protectionist policies that allowed Aboriginal children to be removed was done with the purpose of killing off all Aborigines (Read 1981) as a group of people, seen of little value by the “white colonists” or whether it was indeed done for the protection and betterment of the children(Windschuttle, Why There Were No Stolen Generations 2010). Whatever the intention the systematic removal of the children from the late 1800’s till 1972 undermined the whole Aboriginal community, Marjorie Woodrow, who over 60 years ago was removed from her family says, “Little did they know they ripped our souls to pieces” (Woodrow 2001)....   [tags: American History, Aboriginal Children]

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Children in Colonial America

- The various essays comprising Children in Colonial America look at different characteristics of childhood in the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Children coming to the American colonies came from many different nations and through these essays, authors analyze children from every range of social class, race, and ability in order to present a broad picture of childhood in these times. While each essay deals with an individual topic pertaining to childhood, they all combine to provide a strong argument that children were extremely valued in society, were not tiny adults, and were active participants in society....   [tags: American History]

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Bone Black by Bell Hooks

- Bone Black In the book Bone Black, Bell Hooks gives a vivid look into her childhood. She starts off by talking about a quilt that her mother gave her from her mother. She thinks that this is special because her mother gave it to her and not one of her other sisters. Then she goes into describing how the children in her family never knew that they were poor until they grew up. They liked the dolls that they played with and the food that they ate. They never wondered why they didn’t have the things that their white neighbors did have....   [tags: Race Childhood Children African American]

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The American Dream and Domestic Violence

- The American Dream and Domestic Violence Criminal Justice Systems Topical Analysis Paper A Course Research Paper Presented to the Criminal Justice Department in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Systems Keuka College December 5, 2013 Introduction Many people have their own American Dream which have become their driving force and center of their life. However, not everyone can achieve their American Dream. Paul Krugman, who wrote “Confronting Inequality” in essay on the American Dream, stated that, “It is harder and harder for people to achieve the American Dream....   [tags: ciminal justice, pursuit of happiness, children]

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The Segregation Of White And Black Children

- The exhaustion of the long commute to Monroe Elementary School everyday had upset me, the feeling of being powerless overcame my mentality. I constantly thought to myself about the all whites elementary school only seven blocks away, what made them so surprior. I, as a third grader, grew up to the discriminatory profiling. Of course it was nothing new, but I could not comprehend why. Recalling back to Monroe Elementary; the broken ceiling tiles, the wore down floors, and the cracked windows was not an ideal place for any education to take place....   [tags: Racial segregation, African American]

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A Raisin in the Sun and Modern American Families

- Many modern families need things; they are hard pressed to make ends meet. Fathers and mothers want to be able to provide a comfortable and privileged life for their children. Just as in real life, Hansberry portrayed the family interactions within the play A Raisin in the Sun with this in mind. The younger family represents any lower-class family in America, not just those of colored descent. Every family deals with in-laws. Whether far away, or in the same house, in-laws affect a family, even after they have passed....   [tags: lower-class, family, children]

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Is It Important For Children With Hearing Loss?

- Based on the research from a variety of articles, it is important for a child to acquire language at the earliest age possible in order to have appropriate communication and language use later in childhood. Due to the risks and costs of surgery, lack of age appropriate speech and language assessments for infants, and the risk of infection after the implant is placed, a family’s decision to acquire a cochlear implant should be taken very seriously and with much prior research. A common treatment option that has been deemed as appropriate for children with hearing loss is to learn to communicate through the use of another language, such as American Sign Language (ASL)....   [tags: Sign language, American Sign Language]

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Protecting African Children's Rights

- There are no poor children in Africa; yet, there are billions of poor individuals over the world. According to the World Bank, “over one billion people live in extreme (or absolute) poverty, that is, on less than $ 1 a day. Extreme poverty occurs in countries in the Third (or developing) World” (Cannon 208). In comparison to other countries in the Third World, Africa has the greatest proportion of its popularity are children, who are living in extreme poverty. Due to the inevitable existence of poverty in their countries, many of the children are unfortunately deprived of their own human rights....   [tags: Poverty, American Help, Programs]

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Native American Education

- Children were taken away from their homes and told everything they knew was wrong. They were sent to boarding schools to change their culture. These boarding schools were run by the United States government. The government's goal was to civilize Native Americans. They sent children to these schools against their will. Native American children were educated like Americans and they had to change their native ways to be more like whites (Cayton 266). Teachers abused their students and beat their native ways out of them....   [tags: children, schooling, violation, rights, culture]

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Julius Lester

- Julius Lester Julius Lester is an African American Jewish Professor at UMass-Amherst who writes children's books along with teaching classes in departments of Judaic Studies, History and Literature. Before Julius was a professor at UMass-Amherst; he was a graduate of Fisk University in 1960, where he began as a professional musician and singer. He then furthered his career to direct the Newport Folk Festival and then went on to host a live radio show. Presently, Julius is known as "foremost among black writers who produce their work from a position of historical strengths." Julius writes children's books to teach moral and political values....   [tags: Children Literature African American Essays]

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The Presentation of Native Americans In Children's Literature

- The Presentation of Native Americans In Children's Literature In the 1970's the seed of change began to grow in children's literature. Because American Indians and knowledgeable cultural anthropologists became authors of children's books, Native American people and culture is now being seen in a more true and distinguishing light. Literature is immensely important when it comes to learning. There are four areas of development that literature takes a huge part in. The first area is language development, which is very rapid during the preschool years, and becomes more refined as time passes....   [tags: American America History]

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Freedom 's Children : The Civil Rights Movement

- Freedom’s Children is a historical fiction book that tells the story of the major events of the Civil Rights Movements in chronological order from young Civil Rights activists point of view. The book is written from a journalist point of view interviewing the young activists about their experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. The book Freedom’s Children is a compilation of 30 different people’s experiences during the time period of the 50’s and 60’s. Freedom’s Children reveals the everyday struggles of young and old African American people alike; the constant disrespect and segregation they endured on a day to day basis....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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Subaltern Children in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

- Toni Morrison (1931- ) is a Noble Prize and Pulitzer Prize—winning writer, who has emerged as one of the major contemporary Afro-American women novelists on the literary scene of American literature. The burden of history, the devastating effects of race, gender or class on an individual and especially on a woman in American white, male-dominated society constitute her thematic concerns. Morrison in her very first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), examines the debilitating effects of race, class, and gender on three pre-teen African American girls, Pecola, Claudia and Frieda, in 1940s’ Ohio....   [tags: afro-american women, identities, prince]

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Complexity in American Education Control

- ... I saw an example of this in Joel Spring’s book American Education. Spring (2014) introduced the issue as a complicated question, but I think it is more complex. Who controls American education. More importantly, who should control American education. My obvious choice would be the teachers, but after much debate, I’m not sure that is the best solution. Whoever controls what should be taught in public schools also chooses what morals and behaviors to teach students. I can remember as a child, teachers would tell my mother that they wished they had a whole classroom of kids like me....   [tags: unprepared and paralyzed children]

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The Negative Portrayal of Native Americans in Children’s Literature

- The Negative Portrayal of Native Americans in Children’s Literature The American institution has raised countless generations with misconceptions and lies regarding various foreign cultures. During the 1950’s the educational system in America was given the responsibility of teaching children the horrors and injustices they would suffer if the "evil" communist took over the world. Schools taught students that communist wanted to take away music, apple pie, baseball, and anything else that Americans cherished....   [tags: American America History]

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Media Influence on Black Children

- Media Influence on Black/African-American Children Abstract: An overview of how media in the decades since the 1950s had influenced the education of Black/African-Americann Students. Media in the decades since the 1950s has dramatically influenced the education of Black/African-American children. The media, which includes television, newspapers, magazines, radio, advertising and the internet, is a vital part of constantly creating and reinforcing stereotypes. Media affects and influences the nation and the world through many different ways....   [tags: African-American Studies]

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Protecting The Children

- Many United States children are currently exposed to exploitive and hazardous jobs in the agriculture business. They’re children that are likely to injure or kill themselves by working long hours, handling dangerous pesticides and operating dangerous farm machinery. The United States has restrictions in place for children to have hazardous jobs, but in agriculture, there’re many exemptions to these restrictions. With agriculture these exemptions shouldn’t be allowed. In the end the exploitation, injury and death of a child is the same no matter what business it’s in....   [tags: DOL, agriculture, children]

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Children of Conflict in Afghanistan

- Children of Conflict: Afghanistan In the crowded city of Kabul there is a growing population of about six million children who dropped out of school to work and support their families. These children over work themselves every day to earn 10 cents per plastic bag, running between cars after pedestrians. Girls disguise themselves as boys so they would be able to go and sell plastic bags and earn a few Afghanis to get some bread to feed the family. The United Nations estimated that there are about fifty-thousand street children in Kabul alone....   [tags: unfortunate children, money, military]

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Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children

- An embryo forms in the uterus of a soon-to-be mother. Already the organism is dependent on its mother and is physically attached to her through the formation of the umbilical cord. After birth, the interactions between the child and its caregivers determine whether this attachment continues on a healthy path or begins to become disturbed. When the latter occurs, children may develop reactive attachment disorder (RAD) Being that this disorder is fairly misdiagnosed and misunderstood, there is not much empirical data as pertains to its etiological bases and epidemiology....   [tags: Disruptive Behaviors in Children]

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Parents Putting Children in Leashes

- In this day and age there is the increasingly popular belief that everything is an ethical issue. Everything from the colors that you wear, to the people that you choose to love, to what you eat for breakfast, someone somewhere will tear it apart and find an ethical issue. Name anything that you as an individual strongly believe in, and you can find someone that thinks the exact opposite and cannot wait to tell you about how their way of thinking is correct. That is mainly a product of post-modernism, combined with the end of modernism and the belief that there is a discoverable absolute truth....   [tags: Parenting, Children, Morality, Ethics]

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No Hope for the Children in There Are No Children Here

- No Hope for the Children in There Are No Children Here       Henry Horner Homes, an inner-city housing project, is the setting in which the story of two boys growing up in America’s inner-city occurs. The story tracks the River’s family, particularly the two middle boys, Lafeyette and Pharoah, focusing on the strife-ridden times of drugs, death, gangs, and poverty. The author describes how devastating life in the inner city is for a family, but mainly for the children. Public housing complexes were seen as pleasurable places....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Parents, Children and Television

- Television is the dominant source of amusement for present day American children. There is a vast amount of literature professing how media influences children’s beliefs and behavior. As a mother, I refuse to allow a television set to give my son a real world education. Parents, we must take a stand and control the way our youth views media to allow for a positive and healthy childhood. One way to reduce the impact of television on children is offering less TV in the home. A study published in Pediatrics, an academic journal, acknowledges how most parents do not regulate their child’s TV usage habitually....   [tags: Impact of Media on Children]

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Brief Library Summary about Fiction Books for Children

- Brooks, Gwendolyn. (2007). Bronzeville boys and girls. Illus. by Faith Ringgold New York, NY: Amistad/Harper Collins. 41 pages. Gr. 3-5. Summary: In the book Bronzeville Boys and Girls there are many different poems about African-American children and their daily lives. The first poem is called Mexie and Bridie, it is about two young girls having a tea party beneath the trees. The next poems are about a boy named Val who rides off on his bicycle, a boy and girl who have their aunts and uncles visit....   [tags: Children, Imagination]

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“What is more important: children, environment, wealth, or education?”

- Review of Literature This paper asks the question: “What is more important: children, environment, wealth, or education?” This review of literature incorporates different views on how these three things ought to be prioritized. Current Demographic Trends Late Marriages Americans are getting married later and later. Several factors have led to this, including more women getting college educations, more women entering the workforce and more women thinking marriage is unnecessary (Jayson). Detailed graphs of these trends are available in the appendices....   [tags: American Society]

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American Dream or American Scream?

- America the beautiful. With its spacious skies and amber waves of grain. From one shining sea to another lies this relatively adolescent country. An “unestablished” land until very recently, the United States of America was adopted and cultured like one of Brangelina’s children. In crept the “American Dream”, laced with its fierce politics and even fiercer religious perspectives, simultaneously providing its citizens the fire and passion that drives all, if not many cultures. And, with such a rapid development of diversity in such a short amount of time, there arose a particular cohesiveness amongst families that surpassed all its rivals....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The Negative Effects of Violent Media on Children

- The rise and proliferation of media in modern society presents a problem to troubled parents: does violent media affect the growth of children. This question has been examined by numerous researchers and psychologists, either lauding or accusing the media, especially violent media, for the effect that it has on people. Some, like Gerard Jones, author of numerous comic books, say that violent media is empowering, that box office smash hits like The Avengers tell the tale of kid-friendly superheroes that defeat the “bad guys” and save the day....   [tags: Children And TV Violence, Media Violence]

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Obese Children in America: What's the Solution?

- A growing number of children are demonstrating unhealthy eating habits and as a result are becoming obese due to lack of physical activity, nutrition and genetics. Children in today’s society are not motivated to exercise and participate in after school activities. If we were to go back in time 15 to 20 years ago, children were encouraged to explore the outdoors by engaging in activities such as camping, bicycling, walking, running and playing sports. Now, living in the 21st century, technology has taken a major toll on our children health; they are spending more time indoors watching television, playing video, games, surfing the internet and texting on their mobile phones....   [tags: Obeseity, American Diet, health, Weight]

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Intimate Partner Violence and its Effect on Children

- There exists a vast amount of literature that suggests that there is a connection between intimate partner violence and maladaptive outcomes for children. Studies have shown that children who witness violence undermines the children’s sense of security. Intimate partner violence (IPV) proves to be distressing and deregulating for the children victims of intimate partner violence. Not only is witnessing violence distressing for children but is also been shown that it can interfere with the deal with stressors and learn age-appropriate skills....   [tags: Children's Memory, Negative Effects]

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Children Commiting Murder: Too Young to Kill

- In the twenty first century there have been many cases of kids committing murder, whether it is the relationships they hold at home or the video games they play, the environment a child is exposed to will affect their developmental process. Children are supposed to be innocent and pure without the desire to kill, yet in the last 50 years official statistics on Listverse.com suggest that over 1,100 kids have been found guilty of murder in England alone. The average age of a child that kills is just about fourteen years old....   [tags: abused children, boredom, entertainment]

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Children In The 1800s

- Children in the 1800s Compared to people in the twenty-first century, with all their modern conveniences and technological advances, the life of any early-American seems difficult. However, the lives of children were among the most arduous. Linda Pollock states in her book Forgotten Children that between 1660 and 1800 families -and society in general- became more affectionate, child-oriented, and permissive of uniqueness and unstructured time (67). Although this may be true, many other sources depict the lives of children as taxing and oppressive at best....   [tags: History Children Descriptive]

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Childhood Cancer And Its Effects On Children

- Is it so conceivably hard to imagine putting more funding towards childhood cancer. On average 13,500 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with a childhood cancer each year in the United States. That averages out to about 36 new cases each day. How can we stand by and watch as cancer rates in children increase at about an average of 0.6% every year. My son Kevin Jr. is now six years old and is included in these statistics. At the age of three he was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, American Cancer Society, Child]

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Children's Participation in the Civil War Was Common and Tragic

- Different to other American wars there was a high participation in the Civil war of children under the age of 18. The exact number is unknown but they probably made five percent out of all soldiers and they were involved in all aspects. Some had to fight in the battlefield while others - especially girls - served as scouts, or nurses for the injured people. And even those who didn’t participate directly in the war saw their lives changing because they had to take on the responsibilities of their family members who were actually in the war....   [tags: children under the age of 18 soldiers]

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The Women in Richard Wright's Uncle Tom’s Children

- Some critics have argued that Richard Wright’s women are “flat, one dimensional stereotypes, portrayed primarily in terms of their relationship to the male character”. (Quote, p540) However, in Uncle Tom’s Children, Wright resents three very distinct types of female characters who did not fit this description. Wright portrays women as an Avenger, a Sufferer and a Mother figure whose actions propel the stories to their final conclusion. In the story “Bright and Morning Star” Wright places the protagonist, Aunt Sue, in a domestic environment....   [tags: Uncle Tom’s Children Essays]

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Article Application: Television Harms Children by Ann Viorisek White

- In “Television Harms Children”, Ann Vorisek White claims that the intellectual and cognitive development of children who frequently watch television is threatened. To support this claim, she points to the findings that “the more television children watch, the weaker their language skills and imaginations” (White, 2006). Before the brain fully matures around age 12, it is in the stage of rapid development. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “recommends that children under the age of two not watch TV or videos, and that older children watch only one to two hours per day of nonviolent, educational TV” (White, 2006)....   [tags: language, development, children, imagination]

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A Reason to Hope in There Are No Children Here

- There Are No Children Here - A Reason to Hope The West side of Chicago, Harlem, Watts, Roxbury, and Detroit. What do all of these areas have in common. These areas, along with many others have become mine fields for the explosive issues of race, values, and community responsibility, led by the plight of the urban underclass. Issues such as violent crime, social separation, welfare dependence, drug wars, and unemployment all play a major role in the plight of American inner-city life....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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There Are No Children Here Essays: Style

- Style of There Are No Children Here There Are No Children Here In Kotlowitz's description of the harsh realities of the Chicago projects, three stylistic elements stand out: his precise narration, his bluntness, and his questionable objectivity. These three elements blend to form a unique style that is particularly well-suited for There Are No Children Here. If there is one thing on which critics agree when discussing this book, it is that Kotlowitz is a brilliant narrator. He has a keen eye for the daily particulars of this dangerous neighborhood....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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The Decay of the American Culture

- Anxiety and affluence are terms that are often applied to the post war decades in an attempt to define them. The newfound wealth that Americans enjoyed after World War II wrought changes on the American social landscape that many may not have been able to predict. The push for heavy consumerism that accompanied the sudden upswing of the U.S. economy gave way to concerns about the decay of moral character in the American home. Increasingly filled with anxieties over the ever-present threat of Communism, which most Americans were aware was an issue they themselves could do little about, the population instead turned towards new distractions, such as television, to attempt to reclaim some sense...   [tags: American Culture]

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The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here

- The Horror of Poverty Exposed in There Are No Children Here           When one thinks of poverty often the mental picture that comes to mind is of single parent welfare, dependent, women and unemployed, drug-addicted, alcoholic lackadaisical men. The children are often forgotten. The impact of poverty, the destruction of crime and stigmatization of the violence on the children is more devastating and irreversible than the miseducation and illiteracy that most often companies poverty. The implication is not the poverty can not be overcome but that the cycles of teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and dropping out of high school continues and are hard to break....   [tags: There are No Children Here Essays]

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Role of Children's Television in the Global Marketplace

- Abstract It was not long ago that there was wide agreement among broadcasters, scholars, educators and parents concerning the ultimate goal of children's television programming: to educate. Today, it would be difficult to find even two people to agree on such terms. Popular opinion would lead us to believe that broadcasters now seek to exploit the youngest members of their audience--turning them into life-long viewers (and consumers). Scholars and educators woefully condemn television for the "dumbing down" of America....   [tags: Media Children Kids]

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Women Of The American Civil War

- In the early 1860s, shouting soldiers and devastating divisions among the men and women in both the North and the South brought about the terrifying battles of the American Civil War. To men’s surprise, women inputting more than just their sewing skills became the new normal. While women in the North underwent the misunderstood viewpoints from their fellow white men, women in the South, in particular those of African American descent, still continued to suffer the discriminatory remarks of their times as fugitives....   [tags: African American, American Civil War, Black people]

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The Declaration of Independence and the American Ethos

- Imagine traveling from the oppression that seeped from the government in Great Britain during the nineteenth century to a foreign land with the hope of living a better life. This life included “Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (Jefferson, 247). This life would also provide a government that allows the citizens to dictate how they are governed and the people’s opinions are always appreciated. This new government would need to be implemented and a set of ethics would need to be created. This land I am talking about is now considered the United States of America and its foundation for its ethics is the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Ethos Essays]

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Sethe's Children

- Motherhood is an integral theme in the work of Toni Morrison. She uses the experiences and perspectives of black women to develop a view of black motherhood, that is, in terms of both maternal identity and role, very different from how motherhood is practised in the dominant culture. Whilst the African view of motherhood claims that all mothers are a symbol of creativity on Earth, American slavery forced many black women to repress their natural instinct to nurture their offspring....   [tags: American Literature]

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The “rightness” of Native American boarding school

- In the 1870s, the U.S. government enacted a policy of assimilation of Native Americans, to Americanize them. Their goal was to turn them into white men. Schools were an important part of facilitating their goal. In 1879, Richard Henry Pratt founded the Carlisle Indian School. It was the first school in which Native American children were culturally exposed to American ideology. The idea for the boarding school first came through treatment of Cheyenne warriors. In the 1860s, Americans were in the midst of a major western migration....   [tags: American History]

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Immigrants and the American Dream

- Ronald Regan describes America as, “…a place in the divine scheme that was set aside as a promised land” (“Loosing the American Dream”). Do Regan’s words have any truth to them. How can America be a promised land when immigrants are still fighting for the chance to pursue the American Dream and social acceptance. Immigrants have different motives for coming to America some may seek citizenship for political freedoms that they once did not have due to uprising civil wars in their native country. Others may come for social freedoms that they were not awarded in their home country due to sexual orientation....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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The History of American Public Education

- After the American Revolutionary war, the people of the United States were responsible for determining the best course of action within the new republic. The Articles of Confederation were replaced by the new Constitution, which provided a general set of principles the government was to be guided by. This new system was a new and improved integration of historical warnings, hoping to prevent tyranny by individual or the masses and injustice. However, it quickly became apparent that a certain education was necessary to perpetuate this union....   [tags: History of American Education]

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Prejudice Destroyed the American Dream

- Years ago, the United States of America was the prime example of prosperity and opportunity. In recent years, in the worst recession since the Great Depression, unemployment and interest rates have skyrocketed. The “American Dream” is an idea that was once a commonly accepted ideology in this country. It has since become only a fallacy. The “American Dream” is no longer an attainable idea, only a fantasy. The “American Dream” is not a true dream that will ever be equally attainable by everyone....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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