Action Debate Essays

  • The Affirmative Action Debate

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    The Affirmative Action Debate Most Americans desire a colorblind society. A society where individuals are judged upon merit, as opposed to the color of their skin. That is the reason Affirmative Action was birthed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. That is also the reason that Proposition 209 was voted for in 1996.  These two historical events are driven by the desire of equality. What is Affirmative Action?  According to Geraldine Leshin, it is "Taking positive or active steps to accomplish

  • The Affirmative Action Debate

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    essay, affirmative action in education is defined as: “policies and programs designed to advance equality of educationalopportunity for individuals from groups that have suffered systematic historical discrimination” (Mickelson 29). What is being referred to here is race-based affirmative action, or the act of taking into consideration an applicant’s race in the college admissions process. This is a hot topic all over the United States and has been for quite a while, the debate raging between two

  • The Debate Over Affirmative Action

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    The debate over affirmative action is a debate over the conflict of rights. This conflict of rights makes a clear-cut ruling or decision on the subject almost unattainable. However, there can be arguments made both for and against affirmative action. Supporters of affirmative action claim that racism and sexism can only be overcome by taking race and sex into account in finding a solution. They think that giving everyone equal rights is not enough to overcome the burden. Therefore, for everyone to

  • Police Officers: Their Work and Actions: Structure Agency Debate

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    In order to understand the attitudes towards police work and the actions of police officers one can make use of the Structure-agency debate which has three distinct perspectives; structure, agency and structuration. This essay shall argue which position is best to apply by drawing on sociological theories and concepts. As stated by Abercrombie (in Van Huyssteen, 2003: 228) the Structure-agency debate refers to “what extent individuals are the product of social structures, and to what extent can they

  • The Power of the Voice

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    Created by speakers and debaters long before today, the art of Speech and Debate has taken hold upon the American high school and college life. Before my first debate, I was nervous and shivered in fear of the outcome. However, I felt like I was part of something. With judge looking at me and the timer in his hand, I began my first speech. It all just happened in a whirlwind and all of a sudden the judge called the end of the debate. It felt like forever, but then the judge finally gave his vote to my

  • Pre-Nursing Student Failure

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    Failure: One of the most memorable time that I failed would be my debate experience from my Government/Economy class about social issues. Instead of letting students choosing their group members, the teacher assigned each individual into the affirmative and the negative. Wasn't able to work with peers that I'm familiar with, the team's cooperation was severely unbalanced. We were having inefficient conversations and in group arguments on selecting specific topics for each member. In short, no one

  • Importance of Debate in John Milton’s Paradise Lost

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    Importance of Debate in John Milton’s Paradise Lost Paradise Lost Is an epic novel depicting the creation of the world and Man's fall from grace. It also shows the fall of Lucifer and his entrapment in Hell with other arch demons. Though Lucifer was one of the most beautiful angels, he became the most hideous of creatures in hell as Satan, the most powerful demigod-god. Satan resents God for the punishment that he has received and seeks revenge on Him. Satan knows, however, that he and his forces

  • Alasdair Macintyre's After Virtue

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    ethics has been the attempt to reconcile the good for the individual with the good for all. It is a problem which appears in contemporary discussions (like those initiated by Alasdair MacIntyre in After Virtue) as a debate between emotivism and rationalism, and in more traditional debates between relativism and absolutism. I believe that a vital cause of this difficulty arises from a failure to ground ethics in metaphysics. It is crucial, it seems to me, to begin with "the way the world is" before we

  • Flag Burning: The Debate Continues

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    Supreme Court ruled that this act was protected by the First Amendment freedom of speech rights. The debate over this topic continues, with both sides arguing for "the good of the country." In a 1943 landmark Supreme Court case, Justice Robert H. Jackson wrote, "The freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much" (qtd. in Jacoby el al. 20). This concept can be applied in the debate on whether to amend the Constitution to ban flag burning. When one considers the Constitution and

  • Lincoln - Douglas Debate

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    probably have occurred in the absence of sanctions. ? To achieve- to fulfill ? U.S. Foreign Policy goals- to encompass changes expressly sought by the sender state in the political behavior of the target state. ? Moral- capable of right and wrong action or of being governed by a sense of right; subject to the law of duty. I ask you to affirm this resolution in order to achieve my all-important value premise of societal welfare. To make my position clear, I will define societal welfare as the United

  • The Young Offender's Act Debate

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    Under fire from the date of its creation, the debate over the validity of the Young Offender’s Act continues. Should the YOA remain in its current form as a part of the Canadian legal system? An examination of the reasons it is seen as being ineffective, the need for change, and the suggested amendments and substitutes will provide an accurate picture of the situation from which a conclusion can be drawn. The young offenders act in its current form is nearly optimal. However, there enough reasons

  • Coming Of Age Analysis

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    Interpretation of the Coming of Age Process When I debate public forum style, I have to be quick on my feet and make split-second decisions. If I impulsively blurt out a wrong or inconsistent fact, I can lose the entire round based off that statement alone. If I lose focus even for a second and am not present in that moment, I can hurt not only myself, but also my partner since we debate as a team. On the other hand, if I make the right decisions and have razor-like precision with my arguments and

  • Against Condoms in School Debate Paper

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    Against Condoms in School Debate Paper USING CONDOMS IN SCHOOL – CLEARLY NOT A GOOD PLAN In a large amount of schools across America, this has become a disturbing trend. Schools are handing out condoms to kids. This is wrong on so many fronts that I cannot even begin to name them. The fact that people argue this fact astounds me. I cannot believe this action was even considered. I will name a few points that I believe are the most prominent and powerful arguments for my case. Firstly, the

  • Socrates

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    He developed a method by which he would win every debate. His favorite hobby was going to the marketplace and debating philosophical issues with other men in front of an audience. The result of these debates was that Socrates embarrassed the wise men in front of the crowd. This caused many to dislike him. After being named the wisest man, Socrates attempted to prove that this was not true. He debated with many men in the streets. These debates are some of his most famous argument methods. He started

  • Hillary Clinton Presidential Debate Essay

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    Prompt 1: Who won the debate & why? Based on the performance and content of the presidential debate, Hillary Clinton emerged the winner. A debate is a typical adversarial argument, which is characterized by competition. There is one winner and one loser. The argument revolves around two people who have different or opposite ways of thinking, argue the same topic. The arguer is intent on changing the other’s beliefs. Further, the arguer usually tries to refute the opponent by showing or invalidating

  • Reflection On Reading And Writing

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    English reading and writing Throughout my high school career I’ve had 3 different English teachers. I attended James Monroe High. This school has a law and government/ Police academy Magnet program; I was in the Police academy. High school requires English for all four years. I would say throughout my English classes it has had a somewhat impact on me and that I’ve learned a good amount of materials during my four years of high school. Freshman year, my English teacher was a laidback man who

  • Analysis of Physician Assisted Suicide Debate

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    Analysis of the Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Debate This essay leaves no rock unturned in its analysis of the debate involving euthanasia and assisted suicide. Very thorough definitions are given for both concepts - with examples that clarify rather than obscure the reader's understanding. Euthanasia is the intentional causing or hastening of death in a person with a medical condition that is judged to be serious. The patient may either be (a) alert and (b) aware and (c) competent

  • Mining Pollution Debate Summary

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    Mining Pollution Debate Summary Though it has had many negative impacts on the environment in the past, mining is a vital industry completely necessary to our economy and lives. Nearly every item we use or encounter in our day to day lives is mined or contains mined products. Without the excavation of such materials things like computers, televisions, large building structures, electricity, and cars would not be possible. Virtually every technological and medical advance uses minded materials

  • Calpine and Cisco Debate Over Coyote Valley

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    Calpine and Cisco debate over Coyote Valley Throughout the years the technology industry has been growing with incredible speed expanding all over California. San Jose is known as the capital of Silicon Valley where major technology companies and start-ups call home. With fast spreading companies it is necessary to have enough power in San Jose to supply the increase in energy demand. Recently there was a plan proposed to the City of San Jose by Calpine Corporation to build a power plant in

  • Informative Essay: The Debate over Gun Control

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    These are the questions many citizens and lawmakers are asking themselves when setting about to create gun control laws. The debate over gun control, however, is nothing new. In 1924, Presidential Candidate, Robert La Follete said, “our choice is not merely to support or oppose gun control but to decide who can own which guns under what conditions.” Clearly this debate still goes on today and is the very reason for the formation of gun control laws. Guns are extremely powerful weapons. They