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  • Character Analysis Of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun

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    The play, “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, follows the story of the Youngers, who is an African American family that lives in the suburbs of Chicago during the 1950’s. Together they live a hard life and have to face the harsh reality that African Americans do. Most of the characters follow tradition since they work in low-income jobs, face racism, and limitations that do not allow them to progress. However, one family member steps outside of one tradition in their life, being the character

  • African American Women In Advertising Analysis

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    depicts the back of a larger African American woman who is not wearing any clothes. On the right we see rippling heresy’s chocolate syrup. Hershey’s is trying to make a correlation between the colour/shape of the women on the left, and Hersey’s chocolate syrup on the right. Throughout this paper I will be taking a look at how women are affected by advertisements that promote dehumanization, body shaming, objectification, and the negative portrayal of African American women. A large issue that I have

  • The Portrayal of African American Women in Recent Films

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    The portrayal of African American women in recent films, has served to highlight the negative stereotyping against them and increase awareness to their plight. The negative stereotyping occurred before the passing of the Thirteenth Amendment, where African Americans were predominantly bought and sold as slaves. It is only after the passing of the amendment and the Civil Rights Act, were African Americans considered citizens of the United States, granted the opportunity to vote and had the right for

  • African American Stereotypes

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    said about African Americans on a daily basis. From the beginning we have had stereotypes built up against us tearing down our image in society. Over the years it would seem that African Americans would want to fix this image of them but instead they have continued to build to this negativity. One of the main reasons why this image is present until this day is reality television. Although it may not be real, portraying these images on television gives both sexes of the African American race a bad

  • Interracial Relationships in To Kill a Mockingbird

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    relationships were banned when Americans started to own slaves. At that time, African Americans were seen as the minority and were not to be seen as equals. However, times changed and then the laws that banned interracial relationships were uplifted. As a result of these laws though, many white Americans today still discriminate because of the past. American still has those who discriminate and are against interracial relationships, however, the number of Americans who agree with interracial relationships

  • A Historical Approach on Racism and Identity Crisis Through Langston Hughes’s Mulatto

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    as an African-American human being; the white man and woman have control and authority over all. During these times a great African-American writer tried to convey to his people that there was no such thing as a superior race. Langston Hughes was not an average African-American for those times. He was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance and a pusher for equal rights. Through his many writings he showed his disappointment and disbelief with the behaviors of North and South African-Americans

  • Equality: Beware fo the Disney Princesses

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    primarily the original princesses of Belle, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty, is often perceived positively as being an essential part of a girl’s childhood, the commercialization of the Disney Princesses is in fact a detriment to the American society’s movement towards gender and racial equality. Feminism in today’s society holds true that women are strong individuals who are capable of achieving their dreams. A significant problem with the Disney Princesses is that even surrounded

  • African American History Reflection Paper

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    challenging myself to become a more enlighten and knowledgeable scholar. This African American History II class is one I look forward to coming. Besides the slow start, because of the snow, I feel as a class we are truly on a roll. From the amazing documentary, Slavery by Another Name, to the readings, and the class discussions, I believe as a class we are really on the move. I personally feel as if my understanding of African American history for the first time, in my college experience, is actually being

  • Analysis Of The Isis Paper The Key To The Colors

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    large scale than poorly uneducated oppress Negro or African American during 1950’s. The life of Henrietta and her family’s situation had moderate similarities of another book, The Isis Paper. The Isis Papers the keys to the Colors, by Dr. Frances Cress Welsing’s, (March 18, 1935- January 2, 2016.) In

  • Racism In America In the 1960s

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    was today. In this day and time, African Americans can vote, eat in restaurants, and even drink at the same water fountains as White Americans. In the early 1960s, African Americans were treated poorly, and even long after slavery was abolished, they were still treated as though they were 3/5ths of a man. The civil rights movement, and the famous “I Have a Dream” Speech, by Martin Luther King Jr. was also a major point in reference to racism amongst African American in America during the 1960s. Another