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    Blind Conformity: Malcolm X In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform with whatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, we sometimes feel forced to change

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    Language in Amiri Baraka's The Dutchman The popular saying "actions speak louder than words" is upended in Amiri Baraka's play, The Dutchman, where words, or in this case language, speaks louder than the actions of the characters, Lula and Clay. Language governs the characters and their actions, and is therefore a prominent feature in shaping the identities of Lula and Clay. In the play, Baraka conveys the significance of Lula and Clay being enabled to change their identities by a simple change

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    The Green Mile starts off with cotton fields which ironically represents what Coffey was treated as. Coffey comes into the prison as a man with not a whole lot of money as a sharecropper or a migrant worker. Coffey’s black male stereotype represents what slaves were taught to be uneducated, dumb, but strong to do all the labor work. Coffey appears to never wear shoes and has jean overalls with holes in it. He also has markings that look like whip marks on his arm. Coffey suffers and is in a constant

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    Formal Analysis of Lady in Blue Beata Drozd’s piece, titled Lady in Blue, shows a figure, split in two, with one half black and one white. It was created in 2014 for the exhibit i found god in myself; the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls. i found god in myself originally debuted at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, New York, but is currently at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. The piece, which is quite large, is a collage on canvas

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    The novel, “The Help”, was made into a movie in 2011 which was written and directed by Tate Taylor. The author, Kathryn Stockett, was part of the civil rights movement in 1960. Stockett decided to write the novel so that her readers as well as the movie audience could get an idea of what life was like during such a remarkable era. Throughout the movie there are examples of cultural differences, interpersonal communication, cultural dimension, listening, biases, prejudice, lies, and cultural sensitivity

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    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells the story of Scout and her brother Jem, where they live in a small and peaceful town of Maycomb, Alabama. Throughout the novel you see as Jem and Scout “grow up” as they see racial tensions and segregation in their town. Their father, Atticus is a lawyer and he's defending a client, Tom Robinson, who's been accused of raping a white woman Mayella Ewell. Throughout the book Scout loses all the innocence that she had before the trial as she was exposed to the

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    Slavery in the Movie The Help

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    The term “The Help” according to dictionary.com means the action of helping someone to do something. Which refers to the duty of a person that helps keep a household clean and organized. Back when racism was still openly accepted by society, black women were the only candidates available for this type of job, because it was very difficult for them to find jobs. The job of being “The Help” in the house for rich white folks includes taking care of the kids, the house, and worry about preparing 3

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    Solomon used his social experiment to get a better understanding of life as a black man. He was dedicated in finding out what that life would be like by dropping out of school for a semester, making his skin darker, and leaving home to travel. What influenced him to decide to do all of that? Solomon wanted to see if his black friends were right about if life is harder for them just because they are black. I do believe he found his answer. What surprised me most is that Solomon only lasted two days

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    Push depicts the struggles of a young woman, Precious, whose self-image transforms throughout the novel as her friends and supporters encourage her. Precious Jones is a young black women who has been sexually and physically abused by both of her parents from a young age. The atrocities of her childhood, which not only included abuse from her parents but having a baby at age twelve, inflicted more damage than just what is seen. The mental damage incurred made her think no better of herself than “black

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    1 I watched King’s “I Have a Dream” on the YouTube. It took about seventeen minutes long. I have heard the name, King, and I have known he did speech for black people, but I have never seen his speech and I didn’t know the contents of the speech. King is not so famous in Japan, and many people don’t learn about him in the school. By watching the video, I learned the past, present, and future of black people. For example, what they were done, how white people treat them now, and what they hope in

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