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    African Americans

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    African Americans have always been a major part of the history in the United States and its criminal justice system. African Americans first started to become majorly involved in the criminal justice system in the times of the Civil Rights Movement and during the time where Martin Luther King Jr. had a major impact on the African American community while fighting for their rights. These protests and movements led to an active involvement in the criminal justice system and was just the start of their

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    African Americans

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    leased, or mortgaged like a form of livestock (Gilder Lehrman, 2009).” Because slaves are under the private control and care of their owner they were often exposed to sexual abuse and cruel unusual punishment. In many cultures, especially the African American culture, slaves were representatively desecrated; for instance, many were branded, tattooed, or required to wear distinctive clothing that could represented a slave. Also, regardless of the place and time period, societies had established certain

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    How is it possible for Lorraine Hansberry, an African-American playwright born in the year 1930 and Ta-Nehisi Coates, an African-American journalist and author born in the year 1975, to have the same view of life? Maybe it is because of all of their common intersecting identities. Such as race (African-American) and socioeconomic status (low). Both of which affect the opportunities they are presented with in life. Although Coates and Hansberry were born nearly forty years apart, in Coats’ Between

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    African American or Inhuman?

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    community. Jefferson, a young African-American man, is an innocent witness to a liquor store shoot-out where three men are murdered, but he is the one and only survivor, and therefore, he is sentenced to prison and death. As a young boy, Gaines grew up on a plantation in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, which represents the Bayonne in his fictional writings. Having experienced the lifestyle of slavery, Gaines portrays the hardships and difficulties of living an African-American life. Although the main

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    African Americans in Slavery “ Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women. Superadded to the burden common to all, they have wrongs, and sufferings, and mortifications peculiarly their own.” ( Harriet Brent “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” page 119). Gender played a key role in slavery and after reading “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” it is obvious that women in slavery received far worse treatment then that of men. Not to take away the incredible injustices

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    African American Culture

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    African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves were set free from slavery. Blues The

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    race or culture. I will discuss what are most Americans afraid of when it comes to the interactions with one another along with what causes fear and lastly what we can do to make a difference and diminish fear once and for all. I first want to begin with the history of interpersonal connections and how much depression is influenced with that. People naturally

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    African American Hair “I’m black and I’m cursed! God cursed me with terrible hair!” I personally know that trying to manage African American hair can be very difficult because unlike Caucasians black people have a rougher grade of hair. No one really knows why God gave Caucasians fast growing soft hair and black people slow growing rough hair. As a African American female I can testify that my hair doesn’t grow fast and I am a proud “creamy crack “user so therefore the chemicals from relaxers I

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    Inequality for African Americans

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    and political inequality for African Americans. This made it difficult for African Americans to accept their own ethnicity and integrate with the rest of American society. By the end of World War II however African Americans had made great strides towards reaching complete equality, developing their culture, securing basic rights, and incorporating into American society. Toward the end of the Progressive Era American social inequality had stripped African Americans of their rights on a local and

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    The strong discourse about American Exceptionalism has helped the United States to successfully internalize and convince their narrative to the international community that they are the “exceptional” nation (Waltstephen, 2011) which embraces and upholds cultural diversity and multi-ethnicity as their main national character (Gary, 1995). Yet, statistics show that African-American people who have lived in Unites States continuously experience racial discrimination in many sectors of society that their

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