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  • Cinematic Techniques In Citizen Kane, An American Film

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    Citizen Kane is an American film written, produce, directed and starring Orson Welles. The movie debuted in 1941, eventually becoming one of RKO’s most prevalent films of all times. The main character Charlie Kane is played by Orson Welles and is often argued to be a portrayal of the media mogul William Randolph Hearst’s life. There are several reasons why the film grew in popularity, whether being the decent acting by fresh faces of Hollywood, or the creative, unique and innovative cinematic techniques

  • Targeted Killings of American Citizens

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    September 30, 2011: One of first times the United States ever killed an American citizen under its then nearly 10-year-old drone program. May 22, 2013: The first time the United States government publically acknowledged the killing. Was it right, or was it wrong, to wait exactly 600 days to admit the drone killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an American citizen? Did it violate the American ideals of due process, or was it necessary for the country’s self-preservation? More importantly, was it legal under

  • The Struggle for Freedom Among African American Citizens

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    characteristics in American history. The United States thrives through the means of diversity. However, diversity has not always been a positive component in America; in fact, it took many years for our nation to become accustomed to this broad variety of mixed cultures and social groups. One of the leading groups that were most commonly affected by this, were African American citizens, who were victimized because of their color and race. It wasn’t easy being an African American, back then they had

  • Racism In Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric

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    matter their race. In Claudia Rankine 's book called Citizen: An American Lyric she present many stories that portrait racial injustices from the white community to the black community in many different ways. These racial injustices are evident, in her lyrics, not only towards a regular black person, but also to famous athletes in the early 2000. Although african american professional athletes nowadays rarely suffer racism, nowadays african american professional athletes are the ones who are standing

  • Discrimination In Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric

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    dodge the buildup of erasure.”1 People who live with this constant stress have the sense that they need to work extraordinarily harder for their accomplishments to be recognized, and prevent the erasure of their entire life meaning. In the book Citizen: An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine describes her personal encounters of racism and inequality, and its ceaseless recurrence proves that both ideologies are still thriving today. Whether it be from a stranger, or a close friend, attacks on her person and

  • Analysis Of Claudia Rankine's Citizen-An American Lyric

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    In the book, “Citizen - An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine wrote about racial prejudice that the black body has been facing due to stereotyping. In the book, Rankine said the blacks are being judged by the color of their skin and not viewed as equal to their white counterpart. Rankine then backed up her claims by using descriptive imagery to create pictures in our mind as well as evoking feelings by citing various incidents to illustrate how black persons are still being discriminated against

  • I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen

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    I am a Filipino Through the Eyes of an American Citizen In Webster’s New Dictionary, history is defined as a study of past events; course of life or existence. Without history, we wouldn’t know our cultures, where we came from, and the major events that changed the world. This is true for many people, because some of them don’t know their culture or their families’ history. People of color, especially many minorities who are born in America (second generation) tend to not learn their histories

  • Racialization And Colonialism In Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric

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    Racialization, Colonialism, and the Best Female Tennis Player of All Time Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric provides racially charged commentary on the internal and external conflicts of black experiences in America. She uses various formats - poetry, short essays, and artwork- to articulate her ideas and nuance the various themes over which this conversation takes place. By addressing Rankine’s discussion on Serena Williams, the themes of racialization and colonialism interact

  • American History: David Walker and his Appeal to The Coulored Citizen

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    our modern reality (Turner 11). David Walker’s Appeal influenced many throughout American history, especially those of African descent. His fight in the cause of justice for black people will never be buried. He is one of the most influential and controversial figures since the beginning of the United States. Works Cited Page Turner, James. David Walker’s Appeal: To the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in particular, and very expressly, to those of the United States

  • The Patriot Act is Detrimental to the Rights of American Citizens

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    details the rights the citizens of the United States of America are guaranteed. Unfortunately, during the past two hundred years, politicians seem to have lost focus on the principle of personal liberty. One of the most recent examples of this came with the passage of Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act is a crucial attack to the rights of American citizens and a disgrace to the

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