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    The beginning of time has always played a major role in history. The beginning of time explains the reasons for each and every creature, plant, and unexplainable phenomena that have occurred on this earth. Chapter one of World History: A Topical Approach primarily explains to the reader the different arguments that people believe are true. There are many claims that scientist have found to be very true, but then there are others who believe in a phenomenon quite different. Some scientists date the

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    and highlight distinctions about the meaning attached to youth violence, from the modern era to present day. Based on this meaning, we are able to understand the myriad of ways delinquent juveniles are affected by certain policies. Specifically, African Americans are over-represented in the juvenile justice system of Cook County, Chicago. Thus, they are a vulnerable population that is singled out by the system, and this further exacerbates and stigmatizes them. II. Historical Background: Children

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    African traditions encompass the history of human civilization and devise right relationships as their core values. The African tradition enjoins their leaders as well as citizens to act with compassion and thoughtful tenderness towards others, which is the hallmark of the noblest spirit of humanity. Humans’ acts of decency, respect, and fair play have allowed societies to evolve from their primitive beginnings to conditions where the rule of law, ethics, morality, and a constitution of rights and

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    The Breakdown and Rebuilding of South African Society within the novel Cry, The Beloved Country “...what God has not done for South Africa man must do.” (25) In the novel Cry, The Beloved Country, written by Alan Paton, some major conflicts follow the story from beginning to end. Two of these conflicts would be as follows; the breakdown of the tribal community and the power hope and faith pocesses to rebuild broken relationships. Kumalo, as an indivigual, demostrates the power of this hope which

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    The author questions the fact, whether African American men are actually a criminal threat or a victims of society. “Black men are typically constructed as criminals when in truth they much more likely to be victimized by American Society” (BMCV, pg. 1). Most fail to realize that African American men can commit crime but they also can be victims of crime and a majority of the time they are the victims. Another idea he questioned is, why are more African American men considered to be perpetrators

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    Brutalities of African Society Exposed in Things Fall Apart David Carroll writes, of the novel Things Fall Apart, "This incident is not only a comment on Okonkwo's heartlessness. It criticizes implicitly the laws he is too literally implementing..." (Carroll) The incident that David Carroll refers to is the death of Ikemefuna. Ikemefuna was a young boy who was handed over to the village of Umuofia as compensation for the murder of one of that village's citizens. He is handed over to Okonkwo

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    witches, evil persons who are able to harm others by using mystical powers, is part of the common cultural knowledge. Samuel Waje Kunhiyop states, “Almost all African societies believe in witchcraft in one form or another. Belief in witchcraft is the traditional way of explaining the ultimate cause of evil, misfortune or death.” The African worldview is holistic. In this perception, things do not just happen. What happens, either good or bad, is traced back to human action, including “ancestors who

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    Many were very frustrated. The narrow economic base of the Los Angeles African-American community caused by their low occupational status provided nothing for them to fall back on. As a result, the problems of ghettoization, of poverty and neighborhood deterioration soon arose. According to Williams (1999), these transformations have led to the gradual loss of the ghettos' civic and organizational base. "A typical feature of contemporary American ghettos is the lack of organizations that can support

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    American Society in the 19th and 10th centuries and A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun causes some powerful criticisms of American society. At first glance, her play can be viewed as an African American family’s struggle to move out of the ghetto in the Southside of Chicago, but it is noticeable that Hansberry employs many themes and complicated characters. Looking at her characters more in depth, they are so complex that they demand for numerous

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    protection. This is the complex situation of many in the African American community. Consisting of using physical discipline as a method of protection and discipline. Many parents with children of color often go through great lengths to make sure that their child is well disciplined. Discipline, is the practice of training one to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. The method of discipline many in colored societies opt for is physical discipline. However, there are

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