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Racial And Ethnic Groups That Have Disabilities

- This class has made me become more aware that we naturally identify people from their race or ethnicity and yet we still manage to leave populations out of this thought process. As I read this rubric about this paper the one thought I kept thinking about is, what about the people within these racial and ethnic groups that have disabilities. My own experiences because of my disabilities and the conversations I have had with others have made me ponder how each culture treats the members of their groups who have a disability....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Race, Thought]

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Ethnic And Of Ethnic Groups

- Ethnic group unity needs to be reinforced by a constant emphasis on what traits set an Individual apart from another. This is a universal concern of boundary maintenance, or defense, between ethnic groups. Ethnic groups can be either a minority or a majority in a population. Ethnical symbols separate us into “we” or “they" and points out racism and other unpleasant manifestations of ethnocentrism. In the United States, there is a myth that propagates each ethnicity is single as: American Indian, Hispanics, European Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, etc....   [tags: Race, United States, White American, Marriage]

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Ethnic Groups Of The United States

- When I googled ethnic groups in America one of the first sites that came up was The site stated that there are only six ethnic and racial groups that are officially recognized in the Unites states. The six groups are White American, Native American and Alaska Native, Asian American, African American, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, and people of two or more races. I found it odd that they did not officially recognize Hispanic or Latinos as their own ethnic group when there are so many here in America and those are the students that we have the most trouble with in our classrooms due to the language barrier....   [tags: United States, Race]

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Rwanda And The Ethnic Groups

- In the early 1990s, Rwanda had one of the highest population densities in Africa. The Rwandan population was comprised of Hutus, who made up 85% of the population while the Tutsis made up 14% of the population which “dominated the country,” (BBC , 2014). Before the Rwandan genocide the Hutus and the Tutsis ethnic groups got along with each other. They shared everything. They shared the same language, culture, and nationality. They were even intermarrying between the two groups. Most of the time they worked on farms together....   [tags: Rwandan Genocide, Rwanda, Hutu, Tutsi]

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

- Ethnic Groups and Discrimination According to the teaching of a young age my ancestry is of English descent. The surname Aycock comes from Anglo-Saxon origin. I was told by my grandmother that the original spelling of the family surname is Heycock. The earliest immigrants of my bloodline came from England aboard ships in the year 1682. Leaving England behind for economic, religious, and political reasons my ancestors set out to find new hope (V. Aycock, personal communication, 1976). Therefore, I am of the belief that my ethnic group both immigrated to and colonized the United States of America....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Effects Of Racial Humor On Other Ethnic Groups

- demonstrate the research and conclusion that have been reached about the negative impact or racial humor on certain ethnic groups. Media The media has a strong influence on how societies receive and react to the context of the messages that the media displays to the public. From Disney movies on up to horror films there’s a plot that each film is trying to accomplish. The controversial issue comes into play based on how the film messages are portrayed. Films that use racial humor harm the particular race that the films are depicting....   [tags: Race, Racism, Ethnic group, Race]

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Asian American Ethnic Groups Of Asian Americans

- In at least one point in everyone’s lives, they are faced with micro aggressions or discriminating adjectives about their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Most of the time, it is said without the intent of insulting the individual, but most times, it’s much more harmful than they think. Asian Americans, for example, have been “complimented” in stereotypical characteristics. They are told that they are good at math or science because they are Asian, that they are wealthy because their parents are doctors or lawyers, and that they are pretty much the second Whites of society....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Ethnic group]

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People From Foreign Ethnic Groups

- People from foreign ethnic group have names that is difficult to pronounce for native people. A typical response they get when they introduce themselves is a curious look and subsequently a question-- How do you pronounce your name again. The way a name is pronounced, it can shape how individuals see us and define our accomplishments. When an ethnic name is Americanized or changed or given nickname, it can change how people view his/her identity. Even in the job market, the employer is likely to hire candidate like them and sometime they judge a pool of potential candidates with the familiarity of name....   [tags: Employment, Discrimination, Ethnic group, Race]

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Media 's Representation Of Ethnic Groups

- The Media’s Representation of Ethnic Groups There are several different types of language issues within our nation. One of the main issues would be the representation that the media portrays about ethnic groups. Media is a way for people to communicate, share views, find out about current events, as well as national events and disasters. With that being said, most things that you see on the media about ethnic groups are usually not positive, and some of the times can even come off as inhumane. Personally, I do not agree with some of the ways that the media represents ethnic groups....   [tags: Race, African American, United Kingdom]

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Racial And Ethnic Groups Are Treated Cruel

- Many racial and ethnic groups are treated cruel, which contributes to the problem of discrimination. The inhumane treatment inflicted onto different racial and ethnic groups is provoking horrific violence around the world. The film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, gives us an insight to the cruel treatment endured by Jewish people in World War II. Jewish people were taken from their homes, separated from their families, and placed in concentration camps where they were expected to die. They were exposed to extreme levels of abuse, such as starvation, physical beatings, and emotional torture....   [tags: Race, Racism, Black people, African American]

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My Experience With Racial And Ethnic Groups

- I grew up in a small, close-minded, community that had insignificant minority people throughout it. I did not have a lot of experience with racial and ethnic groups. I did, however, have some experiences with children as well as adults who had learning disabilities as well as autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and fetal alcohol syndrome. When I was in elementary school, I had a classmate who had down syndrome; she was in and out of our classroom periodically throughout the day. In junior high; I was a peer helper during leadership class and in high school, I was a peer helper....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Elementary school]

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Ethnic Groups During The Revolutionary War

- Parrillo’s primary argument is that cultural homogenization had begun to rise during and after the Revolutionary war when cultural differences were put aside in the fight for independence. Intermingling of ethnic groups during the war was a crucial first step in the development of true American common culture and political tradition. The following step, to building an American identity, was to leave behind the Old World political and cultural values. Once the New World was able to sever ties with the Old World, the new nation was able to develop a surge of national pride and success in areas such as art, language usage, and religious authority....   [tags: Race, United States, Culture]

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A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups

- A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups Some battles go completely unknown, the Battle of Fallen Timbers is most likely one of those battles; to keep it from being one, explore your history horizons. Between August of 1794 and August of 1795, the Battle of Fallen Timbers occurred, and the Treaty of Greenville was signed (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, The Battle of Fallen Timbers included the United States, Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware: Lennai Lenape, Indians (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”,   [tags: Native AmericanS vs US, Northwestern territories]

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Healthcare Disparities Among Ethnic Groups

- A pattern in the trends of healthcare access emerged, as the logit regression was conducted by adding controls and holding socio demographic variables constant. The different races and ethnic groups have different barriers in the way of accessing healthcare. The most prominent factor affecting health care access is medical insurance. The respondents with no healthcare insurance have worst health care indicators. The second factor that impacts the access to health care is poverty. The respondents below poverty threshold have worst odds for all the health care indicators....   [tags: non-hispanics, cultural barriers]

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Race, Gender, and Ethnic Groups

- In April 1992, when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of a black motorist, thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot. In the summer of 2001, ethnic riots occurred on the streets of towns and cities in the north of England (Oldham, Leeds, Burnley, Bradford), involving young British Asian men and young White British men. More recently, in November 2005, riots emerged in Paris’ suburbs, sparked by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teenagers, and then spread to 300 French towns and cities....   [tags: Race]

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Chinese Ethnic Groups Of Singapore

- By 1827, Chinese people had become the biggest ethnic group in Singapore. They consisted of a group called Peranakans, who were descendants of early Chinese settlers, and people who moved to Singapore from southern parts of China to escape poverty. Even more came after the Opium Wars. Many came to Singapore as poor indentured laborers. The Malays were the second largest ethnic group. They usually worked as fishermen, craftsmen, or as wage earners. By 1860, the Indians had surpassed Malays as the second largest group....   [tags: Singapore, Malaysia, British Empire]

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Cultural Diversity : The Ethnic Group Based On Language, Religion, And Ethnic Groups

- Heterogeneous cultural groups have evolved into distinct racial groups that individuals misrecognize as natural instead of a social construction. Historically, people did not primarily identify according to race, but rather ethnic group, language, and kinship. Ethnicity is the identification with an ethnic group based on language, religion, historical experience, geographic isolation, kinship or race. Race is phenotypically dissimilar groups in some sort of long-term unequal power and/or economic relationship where the dominant group justifies its position through some kind of legitimating ideology....   [tags: Race, United States, Racism, Ethnic group]

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The Diverse Ethnic Groups of China

- Bronze drums are the most noteworthy instrument of the Bouyei. They are used as a symbol of power to gather the crowds. Moreover, they are played in rituals and events, such as weddings and funerals, for special purposes. Bouyei houses are easily recognized because of the unique structure. They are usually made of solid stone with an empty ground floor for livestock keeping; while humans live on the upper floor. The Bouyei men all have excellent stonemasonry skills and good at creating elaborate patterned roofs on stone buildings....   [tags: clothes, customs, population]

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Diversity: Racial and Ethnic Groups

- Diversity is around us everywhere we look, some of us may not realize how important it is to be able to relate to others, even if they are different than us. Those who are different than us may have a different skin color, sexual preferences or speak a different language. The information from this class has shown me how different people can be. I have come to understand people a little better and perceive them differently now after the last nine weeks of class. I now understand that diversity is all around us....   [tags: native americans, christopher columbus, races]

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Racial And Ethnic Groups By Richard T. Shaefer

- Using the class book Racial and Ethnic Groups by Richard T. Shaefer we can define minority groups. Shaefer states “A minority group is a subordinate group whose members have significantly less control or power over their own lives than do the members of a dominant or majority group”(4). From this definition we can say that subordinate and minority are the same thing, they just have interchangeable names. Later, Shaefer talks about the five basic properties of a minority or subordinate group which are: unequal treatment, distinguishing physical or cultural traits, involuntary membership, awareness of subordination, and in group marriages (5)....   [tags: United States, Race, Minority group]

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Ethnic Groups Living On The Territory Of The Republic Of Jarth

- Ethnic group of the Algo looks forward to working with the representatives of the 3 other ethnic groups living on the territory of the Republic of Jarth, respectively: Randies, Takas and Dorfas, in order to create a new constitution for the renewed Democratic Republic of Jarth. As a representative of the Algo ethnic group I want to say that our people would like the new state to introduce parliamentary system of government. Parliamentarism is a system of government in which the head of government is elected by and accountable to a parliament or legislature....   [tags: Separation of powers, United Kingdom]

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The Decision For Shoot Based On Other Races Or Ethnic Groups

- America is one of the most diverse countries and with that come some major issues. One issue has been biases toward Blacks, Latinos, and Asians and the police officer’s decision to shoot when they encounter the suspects. The purpose of this study was to measure the decision to shoot based on certain races or ethnic groups. Study 1 involved 69 ungraduated students from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Study 2 involved 224 police officers from Florida, New Mexico, and Washington. In both studies the participants were primarily Caucasian....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race]

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The Media Does Not Portray Ethnic Groups Really Well

- Doing this assignment, I learned that the media does not portray ethnic groups really well. When I went onto Fox’s website and Milwaukee Journal’s website I was very surprised. First, I had to really look hard to find a picture of an African American man depicted in a good way. The only time I saw one was when the article was about sports or the President. Milwaukee is a very diverse city, so I was surprised to see that the Journal and Fox had very few articles portraying minority men in a good way....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Ethnic Identity And Cultural Identity

- Introduction The purpose of this paper is to cause the writer to reflect on the past and discover what incidents developed the writer’s ethnic identity. Ethnic identity is an essential aspect of the self that connects people of common heritage with a particular ethnic group, and is an important component of social development (Brown, Spatzier, & Tobin, 2010). Ethnic Identity is part of our self-concept and how we view ourselves and our relation to the groups we belong to. Before one can truly relate to people of different ethnicity than their own they need to understand their own ethnicity and how they came to identify with that group ethically....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Ethnic groups, Ethnicity]

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Cultures And Ethnic Groups Within Our World

- As defined, cosmopolitanism as a whole is the idea that all cultures and ethnic groups within our world belong to a single community based on a shared morality. Considering this, Anthony Appiah claims that “cosmopolitanism is universality plus difference.” He says this because cosmopolitanism is based upon people accepting the variety of people, but understanding that all the different people of the world belong to one group due to a shared moral standard. But how can this be, when there are wars and conflicts going on throughout the world....   [tags: Morality, Culture, Ethics, Cosmopolitanism]

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Ethnic Groups in England

- Around the 1940's the black ethnic group came to England. Most of them had reasons like: · They needed workers to repair the damage parts of England after the Second World War. · Good jobs · Work as servant for rich merchant · Fought for the war · Education so that they make a good career · Better life · A land of good hopes Most of them came during the war to help the allies to fight and after the war most of them returned home but the rest of the black Caribbean stayed in England....   [tags: Papers]

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Ethnic Groups in Texas

- Texas, being the second largest state in the United States, has a very large and ethnically varied population. Since 1850, Texas has had more of a population growth in every decade than that of the entire population of the United States. Texas' population is growing older as the people of the post World War II reach their middle ages. It's estimated that the people over the age of 64 in Texas will more than double by the year 2020 in Texas. Four out of every ten Texans are either African American or Hispanic with the remainder predominately white....   [tags: American Culture]

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The Persecution Of Religious And Ethnic Minority Groups

- In this paper, I will discuss the persecution of religious and ethnic minority groups in both Iraq and Syria by the Islamic fundamentalist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, better known in the western world as ISIS. Not only has this group rose to infamy in the past few years, but we have seen an unheard of number of war crimes and mass killings in the modern age due to their brutal ways. In the first section, I will give a brief overview on the history of ISIS. In it, I will explain not only the history of the formation of the group, but also key leaders that drive their fundamentalist beliefs....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi]

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Concerns About Ethnic Selection During College Admission

- Introduction – Concerns About Ethnic Selection During College Admission In the United States of America, college admission process is usually considered as an unpredictable process: unlike countries in East Asia like China, which holds annual national examination for high school graduates – and the result of the examination is the only factor which affects the college admission, colleges in America scrutinize many distinct aspects of a student. Other than quantitative factors – standardized examinations including SAT and ACT, colleges will for sure ask for students’ personal statements, extra-curricular activities and many other detailed personal information....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Polyethnicity, Ethnic groups]

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Minority Groups: Ethnic Minorities

- In a world where society is mostly driven by our faults, family can be a relative term that brings it all back down to earth. Since societies can be extremely divided at times, it is important to have a back bone and a community that understand your own values, customs, and practices. It has been said that “minority group” families, which in Canada or the United States, could be considered anyone who isn’t Caucasian, are less stable in form and function than families who are a part of the general societal “majority”....   [tags: asians, blacks, religion, muslims]

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Portrayal of Different Ethnic Groups in the Media

- Portrayal of Different Ethnic Groups in the Media During the course of looking at education, and ethnicity issues I became interested in how ethnic groups were portrayed in the media. Although I haven’t studied this before, I wanted to do something different, but still apply the fundamental theories which I have studied. I have noticed how there seems to be a trend with all areas involving ethnicity, and personally feel there is racism and under-representation of ethnic groups on television, and definitely inequalities in the press....   [tags: Papers]

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Ethnic Conflicts By Neal G. Jesse And Kristen P. Williams

- The genocide in Rwanda, the wars in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Syria all have something in common: civil war and ethnic conflicts. We know that fights, battles and wars can start because of power crazy leaders, territory hungry countries and the fear of threats such as potential nuclear war. Looking at the past and now, many wars are actually caused by differences in ethnicity or religion. There are many factors that go with all of reasons above including race, language, and shared history. Ethnic Conflicts and many other articles written by various authors have contributed to bringing many views on the idea of civil war and ethnic conflict and this allows the common person to be able to...   [tags: Ethnic group, Ethnic groups, Race, Ethnicity]

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Social Problems of Portland Remain Unresolved: Inability of Ethnic Groups to Fully Integrate

- Social Problems of Portland Remain Unresolved; Inability of Ethnic Groups to Fully Integrate Entering the Courtyard Residence I had some presumptions of what we would experience with the older generations. As a result of my own experiences being part of a family composed of two different ethnic groups (white and Mexican), I have experienced many awkward moments with the older generations on my Father's side of the family who slip with racist remarks. Because of this, I had a hunch that we might encounter these moments at the Courtyard residence as well....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Health Care Services with Different Ethnic Groups

- ... The household annual income ranges from 32,000-38,000 dollars per year. And certainly she doesn’t have a health insurance. She lives in a low socioeconomic area with her primary language is Spanish and very limited English. She has less than high school education level and low medical literacy. Regarding social organization, she values Hispanic culture which emphases the importance of the extended family. That means the family includes many people in their extended families, not only parents and siblings, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and godparents of the family’s children (Padilla & Villalobos, 2007)....   [tags: nurse, bias, patient, defects]

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Ethnic Groups And Discrimination

- As Michael Glazier, ed. 'The Encyclopedia of the Irish in America,' (1999), “Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. Thirty-four million Americans--or roughly 15% of all Americans--report Irish ancestry, more than any other ancestry but German. The term Scotch- Irish (or Scots-Irish) is usually used to designate descendants of immigrants from Ulster whose ancestors originally came from Scotland. Some Scotch-Irish also consider themselves Irish-American....   [tags: Ethnicity Racism Discrimination]

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Left or Right Who Has More Brain Power to Learn

- brain is a very complex part of the body that has everything to do with daily life and the ability to learn. As many people do not understand there are two parts of the brain and each works completely different in how one will learn and retain information. Why is the brain such a complex system and has the ability to adapt to every situation. We are going to be looking at the Left and Right side of the Brain and how each hemisphere works from the time you are a child and starting to receive information and the brain as a whole....   [tags: brain, ethnic groups, indians]

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Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1896: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- ... Serbia refused to comply and Austria declared war. Europe's “long-smoldering feuds” had finally erupted into war. At this particular time, Europe was suffering from many problems. One of the reasons the assassination was so effective was because of the existing nationalism in Europe. In 1815, a treaty at the Congress of Vienna was signed that created an equal balance of power. Due to the strong surge of nationalism at the time, the divided states of Italy and Germany began to unite, leading to the Italian unification and the German Unification....   [tags: serbian nationalists, ethnic groups]

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Neighbourhood Contracts Effects on Social Progress

- Introduction Cities are places of diversity: functional diversity and social diversity. The word diversity has become the new standard in the field of Architecture and planning. Considering the rapid flow of use and the globalized models of metropolis of contemporary world, cities are becoming borderless. The dynamics of population and the need for specialization unites people of different background. Being places of unity in diversity, cities are clear images out of the chaos of their elements....   [tags: multi-ethnic groups]

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Ethnic Groups And Discrimination In American History

- Most European emigrants left their homelands to escape political oppression, to seek the freedom to practice their religion, or to find opportunities denied them at home. Between 1620 and 1635, economic difficulties swept England. Many people could not find work it was getting harder to support their families. ( North American History) My ancestors were among the many boats that traveled from England to America in 1630, Anthony Emery was the first of our namesake to settle in America, behind him followed James who settled in Boston, Francis settled in Salem, and in 1638, Andrew Emery settled in Virginia....   [tags: Discrimination]

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The Baule and Their Art

- With over one million people living between the Comoé and Bandama rivers identifying as such, the Baule represent one of the largest ethnic groups in Côte d'Ivoire (Figure One). Living in villages organically organized into compounds that center around family courtyards and open onto the communal gathering space, the Baule form independent communities of agriculturalists. They grow yams, maize, kola nuts and cocoa and supplement their diet with fish and pastoralism. A fairly egalitarian society, Baule social and political institutions consist of a centralized government headed by a king or chief who inherits his position according to matrilineal lines....   [tags: ethnic groups in Côte d'Ivoire]

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Teh Handicap of Definition by William Raspberry

- A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” Paris Owens Essay2: Second Summary En112c.002 A Summary of William Raspberry’s “The Handicap of Definition” In “The Handicap of Definition” William Raspberry emphasizes the stereotype of what it means to be Black. Raspberry uses many beliefs that has taken a toll on African Americans on the definition of being Black. Raspberry uses many comparisons to compare blacks to whites and other ethnics. He begins off by using basketball as an example....   [tags: ethnic groups]

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Scandinavia Traditions and Practices

- Scandinavia is a vast region with many musical traditions and practices. Although Scandinavian music has very traditional roots, a large amount of modern music has also come out of this region; much of which was influenced by traditional music and practices of the Scandinavian people. Firstly, It’s important to note that Scandinavia is comprised of a variety of countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Although these countries are in different geographical locations, they are similar in their cultures....   [tags: music, dancing, ethnic, groups]

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Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups

- Exploring the Reasons for Differences in Educational Achievement Between Different Ethnic Groups I believe that this is an important issue to consider as research has shown that whilst Afro-Caribbean males are at the very bottom in terms of achievement, West Indian females tend to do even better than white females at GCSE. Sociologists such as Cecil Wright link educational achievement with teacher racism and labelling whilst other sociologists such as Charlotte Brookes link it with cultural deprivation: issues concerned with ethnicity....   [tags: Papers]

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Diversity Training: Defining Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination

- DIVERSITY TRAINING Goal The goal of this training is to enhance employee’s understanding of diversity and provide them with skills to effectively interact with people from diverse backgrounds. It is the company’s aim is to encourage employees to examine their own perceptions, values and biases, to provide strategies to respond effectively to situations arising from diversity, and offer skills to promote positive workplace interactions with various ages, genders, cultures and ethnic backgrounds Objectives • To provide training on diversity to employees • To provide a process for employees to enhance their understanding and skills for working in a diverse environment • To create opportunities...   [tags: diverse environment, racial, ethnic groups]

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Italian Culture and Society

- ... There is basis on which the Italian culture can be viewed as a single group of people. That basis would be there diverse ways of living from all other cultures and their patriotism for their country. Some aspects of Italian culture may pertain to other cultures but the uniqueness of this exact culture give it its own ability to strive as just one group. With closely knit communities, families, old loyalties to hometowns, and a striving economy people of the Italian culture are a single group of people that have survived using the same techniques as their cultural ancestors before them....   [tags: diverse ethnic groups]

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A Brief Look at the Yoruba People

- In Southwestern Nigeria there is an ethnic group of people known as the Yoruba. This culture is found in other areas of Africa such as Togo, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In these countries their group is known by different names such as Anago, Tsha, Ife and Aku (Yoruba Online). Through archaeological excavation in Oyo and Ife, it is thought that the Yoruba people originated between the years of 800 and 1000 AD from the Middle East (p. 13 Drewal, Henry John, John Pemberton, Rowland Abiodun, and Allen Wardwell.)....   [tags: Southwestern Nigeria ethnic groups]

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Cultural Background Of Ethnicity, Class, Gender, Age, And Belief

- Everyone comes from a different cultural background. Many of us though, never really stop to think about what defines our own, I, myself included. This is important to do though, so one, we can know ourselves better, but also so we can start to understand other cultures as well. Surrounding the idea of culture are the concepts of ethnicity, class, gender, age, and belief, each of which I will be reflecting upon. To begin with, we have the concept of ethnicity, not to be confused with race, as I often did....   [tags: Ethnic group, Ethnic groups, Race, Culture]

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The American Indians

- Subculture Assignment The American Indians are also known as Native Americans who are present within the United States and comprise varying ethnic groups and tribes and hold distinctive attributes which makes them different from the white Americans who are present in the society of the United States. The immigration to the US started from the 15th century due to which the society of the United States was seen to be holding distinctive tribes and immigrants who formed groups in the US and started achieving recognition in the US society....   [tags: Native Americans, Ethnic Groups. Tribes]

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History of Anthropology in the United States

- During the 20th century, anthropology has developed following influential people such as Boas. The four subfields existed for a long time as separate fields, but with the direction of examining human culture within the United States, it became important to be holistic. Each subfield contributed greatly as no one field can study the entire breadth or depth of culture and behavior. However, there are forces that are contributing to each field going in its own direction that can lead to a break-up in the future....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Native Americans]

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Overview and History of the Sudan

- Due to its large size and location, the Sudan is referred to as “The Heart of Africa.” This country has a rich history that is marred by constant war and religious oppression. The Sudan is located within a varied landscape and with a varied populace. Fundamentalist Muslims who pronounce freedom but practice religious oppression control the government of Sudan. Despite this, other religions exist in the Sudan, but this often leads to rebellion and armed conflict. The Sudan, a nation still budding from its first independence since the Empire of Kush, suffers from an oppressive religious government that condoned the murder of its citizens and contributed to the secession of South Sudan....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Muslim Dictatorships]

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Genocide in Democratic Republic of Congo

- Genocide is a calculated and analytically carnage of people who reside to a certain racial, political, and ethnic groups (Genocide). Genocide can occur and does occur in many places around the world. One of these places it takes place in is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 1996 there has hardly been peace in Congo (Global Research). Over 6 million people had lost their lives in the DRC genocide and many woman had suffered from rape and are still undergo rape by rebels who use rape as their main weapon (World Relief)....   [tags: Racial, Political, Ethnic Groups, Africa, Congo]

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Assimilation Theory

- What is the most important concept that you learned in this class. Write this for a reader who is unfamiliar with the concept. One of the most important concepts that I have learned from class is Assimilation Theory. This theory is based on the adaptation that a certain ethnic group goes through in order to fit in and survive in the new dominant society. For example, according to the book the United States in known to be a predominantly white cultural society, therefore many ethnic groups from all over who choose to come to the U.S often have to assimilate and adapt to the social and cultural norms....   [tags: Adaptation, Ethnic Groups]

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Get Along

- Ever since the dawn of humanity, groups of people have gone to war with each other over a countless number of reasons. Some of these reasons are political, some are religious, and some are just for profit. It is unfortunate that in this day and age war still exists. One of the most provocative and longest lasting conflicts going on today is the conflict between the nation of Israel and the Palestinians. Even the duration of this conflict is controversial, with some saying it started 70 years ago and others saying it goes back 2,000 years....   [tags: ethnic groups, discrimination, argument]

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Cultural Sensitivity

- Cultural sensitivity occurs when people recognize and are aware that each country or various ethnic groups of people have their own set of experiences, beliefs, values, and language that affect their perceptions toward life. Addressing Cultural sensitivity permits people to comprehend that there are differences between cultures. Furthermore, having awareness in the differences between cultures permits a culturally competent person to communicate effectively with others that are outside of one’s realm....   [tags: social issues, ethnic groups]

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Anorexia Nervosa: Body Image and Internalization Issues Among People from Different Ethnic Groups

- Description: Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a distorted body image. The individual is severely underweight and thinks they are fat or has a fear of becoming fat (Comer, 2013). There are two types of anorexia. The first type is restricting-type anorexia. The individual restricts food intake to a dangerous degree. The second type is binge-eating/purging type anorexia. The individual purposely regurgitates after eating uses laxatives and/or diuretics (Comer, 2013). Females compose 90-95% of people suffering from anorexia nervosa (Comer, 2013)....   [tags: Health, Eating Disorders]

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How Important is Racism in the Educational Experience of Pupils in Britain from Minority Ethnic Groups?

- How Important is Racism in the Educational Experience of Pupils in Britain from Minority Ethnic Groups What is racism. The Cambridge International dictionary of English describes it as "the belief that people's qualities are influenced by their race and that the members of other races are not as good as the members of your own, which results in the other races being treated unfairly" From the reader (block 5 unit 4) 'race' was a term used in scientific literature in the eighteenth century to explain the differences between humans....   [tags: Papers]

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The Culture Of African Art

- African art is of great uniqueness not just in comparison to what we have studied up until now, but the way they interpret both art and the leadership roles that possess their people, it is of great fascination. Although sharing some similarities to previous topics we have covered this semester, African leaders are often viewed as having spiritual relationships with the land, their people and objects. But the role of which the women play is most significant, and the biggest difference compared to what we have learned so far this semester....   [tags: Woman, Nudity, Ethnic groups in Africa]

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Comparative Culture May Be of Value to International Business

- To make comparative culture may be value into international business it can be issues in social stratification with rank some people more highly than others like dictates a person’ class, status and financial rewards within that culture. In business, this may entail ranking members of managerial groups more highly than production group members. For issues, the social stratification is determined by individual’s achievements and qualification, next the affiliation with or membership in certain groups and this two points or factors interact but the importance of one versus the other varies by business function and by culture....   [tags: ethnic and racial groups, social stratification]

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Unethical Advertising: False Claims That Misleads People

- Advertisements became the most powerful tool companies use to create product awareness to audience through which they highlight the product or service benefits. Advertisements seen everywhere around us in magazines, TV channels, webpages and billboards in streets. Advertising is a way that companies and organizations use the media to market their products through to a mass audience. Companies now assign a significant amount of their budget for the advertising sector to drive the sales of their products and services....   [tags: ideal woman, ethnic groups, minorities]

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Everyday Life of an Anglo-Saxon Barbarian

- Anglo-Saxons barbarians though they were always depicted that way. In most of England, the Anglo-Saxons lived with their animals in single-family homes, wooden buildings that were surrounded by a commercial court or a warm fire-lit chieftain’s hall. The Anglo-Saxons consisted of small units, each focused on the central figure of the king. Fame and success, and even survival were gained only through loyalty to the king, especially during war, and success was measured in gifts from the leader. The effectiveness of the king’s reign depended on his ability to inspire personal loyalty and thus keep the tribe unified....   [tags: socioeconomic analysis, ethnic groups of the past]

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The Campbell Family And Mugabe The Authoritarian Ruler Of Zimbabwe

- The focus on the film was the Campbell family and Mugabe the authoritarian ruler of Zimbabwe. The role of the Campbell family was one of a victim being wronged by the Zimbabwean government because of Mugabe’s Land distribution policy. The role of Mugabe was the party wronging not only the Campbell family but other white Africans in Zimbabwe. The Campbell family’s relationship with the state is that of farmers and Mugabe is the authoritarian leader in charge of the country. The political context of this film is when Mugabe is implementing his Land distribution policy....   [tags: Africa, South Africa, Ethnic groups in Africa]

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The Severe Civil War in Syria

- ... Also experts of the international organizations criticized rebels because they have disposed their military bases near the densely populated settlements. That’s why air attacks harm this settlements. Also Internationals oranizations have criticized position of Russia and China, who blocked decision of UN to judge policy of Syrian government. Starting from October 2011, Russian and Chinese side blocked already three such kind of documents. Of course, law enforcement bodies are asking world society to stop provision of arms in Syria....   [tags: caos, disorder, ethnic and religious groups]

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Cultural Assimilation

- Many people come to the United States for change. Change they think will be given to them the moment they step foot on U.S soil, which happens to be incorrect. There is a process to undergo before an individual is able to experience change. A process which occurs once they allow it to begin. Cultural assimilation is “a process by which members of an ethnic minority group lose cultural characteristics that distinguish them from the dominant cultural group or take on the cultural characteristics of another group” (   [tags: United States, American society, ethnic groups]

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Ethnic Identity and Self Esteem

- In a nation whose population is growing increasingly diverse and where minority groups continue to grow, it is unsurprising that ethic identity may play an important role in the mental health of individuals in the U.S. Though the constructs of ethnic identity vary across studies, the general consensus is self-identification within a specific ethnic group (i.e. Hispanic, Asian, etc.), inclusion within this group, and display of appropriate group traits. As a component of one’s identity, ethnic identity may be related to important aspects of mental health such as self-esteem....   [tags: minority groups on the US]

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How Do Ethnic Boundries Affect Assimilation

- Richard Alba and Victor Nee assert in Remaking the American Mainstream: Assimilation and Contemporary Immigration that the way in which we understand assimilation is changing. In their writing, they reshape the dated view of assimilation constitutive of “marked deficiencies”. (6) One of the ways in which Alba and Nee discuss assimilation is through discourse about ethnic boundaries. The question: what are ethnic boundaries and how do they fit into the discussion of assimilation?, is something that is considered in the book....   [tags: culture, groups, differences]

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Racism Is The Open Expression Of Prejudiced And Being Threatened By Minority Groups

- In today’s society, it’s often we see the modern (symbolic) form of racism. This form of racism includes individual’s beliefs about minorities that may appear positive however, include subtle, racial components (Aroson, Wilson, Fehr & Akert, 2017). In contrast, how can we be sure that this form of racism isn’t to turn into blatant racism. Blatant racism is the open expression of prejudiced views which, can sometimes be harmful, resulting in criminal behaviour towards others. The realistic group conflict theory would suggest, when recourses are scarce and being threatened by minority groups, ethnocentrism is increased, increasing the risk of prejudice and discrimination (Aroson, et al., 2017)...   [tags: Culture, Discrimination, Ethnic group, Hypothesis]

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Ethnic Identity And National Identity

- It seems necessary to begin this essay by discussing the differences between a nation and a state before one can analyze what Collier meant when he declared, “leaders must build a nation before they can build a state” (Collier, 2009, pg. 52). A nation represents a collection of people that are united by the sharing of similar cultures, decent, history, and/or languages within a particular region. In contrast, a state represents a region that is considered to have an organized political structure beneath a single government....   [tags: Nation, Ethnic group, Race, Ethnicity]

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The Ethnic Factor : An Act Of Racialisation

- 1.1. The Ethnic Factor: An Act of Racialisation During the interviews and studying the report, I repeatedly stumbled over what Max had called the ‘ethnic constant’ as one possible influencing factors. For example, the report discussed the possible ‘influence of ethnic affiliation’ of the subject – he Ethiopian – in detail. I quote it in full. INFLUENCE OF ETHNIC AFFILIATION […] On the basis of the international literature at hand results no indication for serious inter-ethnic difference in the temporal course of skeletal maturation and sexual maturation....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Ethnic group]

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The Media Bias Affects Ethnic Nationalism

- In addition, the media bias affects ethnic nationalism in its way to communicate the news about national collective identities. Commonly people consider mass media as mean of determining the knowledge level and information about their nation interests, but in the later historic periods down to modern times, there has been propaganda. Propaganda is an information of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. The relation between the propaganda and mass killings was clear in Yugoslavia case as the Serb soldier begin to read only newspaper writing by Serbs....   [tags: Nation, Ethnic group, Nationalism, Race]

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The, Us And Them : The Enduring Power Of Ethnic Nationalism

- Reading Jerry Muller’s "Us and them: The enduring power of ethnic nationalism" Foreign Affairs 2008, against Michael Ignatieff’s "A cosmopolitan among the true believers" Harpers March 1994. Made me think who is really right about nationalism, the wanting to belong how it affects the world as a whole. So before we can get to whose wrong whose right, or if there is a definitive distinction really, I have to give you an idea of what the articles are about. So you can understand my comparison. Jerry Muller’s "Us and them: The enduring power of ethnic nationalism" Foreign Affairs was an interesting article....   [tags: Ethnic group, Nation, Race, Ethnic nationalism]

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A Brief Note On The National Ethnic Diversity

- One. NZ Ethnic Diversity. Some 15 years ago “bi-ethnic” may have been an appropriate expression for NZ’s ethnic makeup, but now “multi-ethnic” would now be a more accurate description due mainly to changing immigration patterns. Also, intermarriage has meant more dual-ethnicity. Our 2013 census showed our residential population to be European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4% (Index Mundi, n.d.).  Statistics NZ ethnic projections indicate a 90 percent chance that our make up in 2025 will be (Statistics NZ, 2015): • European or Other population (3.31 million in 2013) will be 3.43–3...   [tags: Religion, Ethnic group, Christianity, New Zealand]

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Everyday, Many Face the Issues They Have with Their Ethnic Identity

- Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is the importance of society today. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, and various other things....   [tags: psychology, ethnic minorities, ethnicity]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- Introduction China is everywhere; it seems that vast amount of products have the label "made in China". Immersed in the overwhelming trend of globalization, China has already become the "world factory". Clothes are stitched in China, toys are made in China and electronic equipments are assembled in China. The world factory is manufacturing in a high speed to provide commodities worldwide with cheaper labor. China's rapid economic development over the past thirty years has become one of the economic wonders of the modern world (Guo & Zhang, 2010)....   [tags: world factory, china, multi-ethnic country]

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Racial Ethnic Self Schemas And Segmented Assimilation : Identity And The Academic Achievement Of Hispanic Youth

- Students ownership of the text made Latinos’ feel “socially valuable, personally justified and were therefore inclined to claim space and speech” (Vasquez, 911). Students in general must feel accepted in any institution to succeed and by Ethnic studies courses implementing literature by diverse authors into their teaching plan, Latino students become academically engaged to participate and exceed. Based on the responses of this case study I can assure that Ethnic students respond well to a curriculum designed around their culture and language....   [tags: Ethnic group, Culture, Multiculturalism, Race]

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Putting Women 's Health Care Disparities On The Map : Examining Racial And Ethnic Dispartities At The State Level

- Cara V. James, A. S.-B. (2013). Putting Women 's Health Care Disparities on the Map: Examining Racial and Ethnic Dispartities at the State Level. In S. C. C.L. Estes, Health Policy: Crisis and Reform (pp. 254-266). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Purpose and problem: The purpose of this article was to present the findings from a report designed to examine the disparties that exist between white women and women of color. The problem the authors were interested researching was the extent that disparities existed between white women and women of color at the state level....   [tags: Race, United States, Ethnic group, United Kingdom]

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The Pros and Cons of Ethnic Identification

- Many circumstances oblige people to move from their native country to a foreign one. From this movement of migration have emerged many ethnic groups. An ethnic group is a restraint number of persons living in a larger society and sharing the same distinct cultural heritage. Some people tend to bury their habits and accommodate to the new way of life. However others hold on to their identity and try to identify their race and maintain it. This enriches societies and makes them multi-racial. Therefore, every ethnic group is essential to complete the mosaic....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide

- Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide Does society truly stand to gain from what some might call a breaking of racial and ethnic barriers. When we as a society propose the overly-voiced concepts of 'embracing racial equality' and the 'dissolving of stereotypical values' in an effort to support societal efficiency, do we consider that perhaps these revolutionary ideals will hurt more than help us in the long run. The average individual, in an effort to function properly in the society to which he or she belongs, will follow that which society generally accepts as politically correct, as normal....   [tags: Racial Ethnic Race Racism Essays]

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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict?

- The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]

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Ethnic Poverty and Inequality in the UK

- Ethnic Poverty and inequality in the UK And ethnic group is a category of people (within social terms) who have a common culture, language religion and common norms and values. In Britain the main ethnicity is white however in the past 50 years Britain has become culturally diverse and now has a mix of diverse ethnic groups (sociologyencyclopedia 2009). More than half of people living in low-income households in London are from ethnic minorities. This is as a result of the high proportion of people from ethnic minorities in London who are in low income combined with the high proportion of the total population in London who are from ethnic minorities....   [tags: culture, norms, values]

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Ethnic Inequality in Health Care

- The purpose of this essay is to firstly give an overview of the existence of inequalities of health related to ethnicity, by providing some evidence that ethnic inequality in health is a reality in the society and include definitions of keywords. Secondly, I will bring forward arguments for and against on the major sociological explanations (racial discrimination, arefact, access to and quality of care) for the existence of health inequalities related to ethnicity. Thirdly, I would also like to take the knowledge learnt for this topic and brief outline how this may help me in future nursing practice....   [tags: Health Care]

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