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    Black or African American? When you hear people talk about the black or African Americans’ what and whom do you think about? The “African American” portion sometimes reminds people of slavery, death, and racism. When people hear about “black” people, they think of a different kind of person; they think of a hard working person that has a family that has rebounded from tough times. However, these names can also be switched and can be known for bad things as well as any other person or certain race can be. Through good times and bad, I do not think “African American” is a term that means something different than the word “black”. There was a harsh time in America around 1619 when the Africans’ were brought to the Jamestown, Virginia colony,…

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    African American Women

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    Influences on the Misperceptions of African American Women Stereotypes diminish individuals through simplified and exaggerated characteristics and insist that these traits are natural qualities (Love). In a speech by Malcolm X, Civil Rights Activist, he says, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black Woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black Woman.” African American Women make up approximately seven percent of the United States population, a majority of the seven…

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    With the various Supreme Court cases, protests, legislations, policies/programs, and martyrs, it is reasonable for an individual to assume that African Americans and other minority groups have advanced economically, socially, and politically. Throughout the fight for liberty, there have been gains and also setbacks that negate those gains. Many factors like The March on Washington and Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech gave hope to many of a possible society where life, liberty and the pursuit…

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    Living in a world where people are being separated and treated unequally is very unacceptable for the reason that it violates human rights and freedom of every individual. Black Americans suffered from economic, social, and educational advantages for a very long time, and still do, while White Americans benefited from it. Society will not improve if people from all races and cultures do not get along. As a matter of fact, this is only going to cause more problems to this world and make this…

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    African American Women

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    The late arrival of African American women literature has become the focus of the study that reflects how African American women sought out freedom and equality. At first, this form of literature was unknown and not voiced because throughout history African American literature was through the perspective of African American males. Authors and poets like Phillis Wheatley, Lucille Clifton, Maya Angelou and many others have paved the way for many aspiring African American women. Often these women…

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    African American Sociology

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    with so many different types of ethnicities under the same government. African Americans generally, persons living in the western hemisphere who are descendants of Africans, especially black Africans. Ethnicity is defined as a shared culture, which may include heritage, language, religion, and more. No ethnicity group came into this country without fighting for their place in society, but the longest fighting group was done by African Americans from 1620 to 1960s. Although slavery was abolished…

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    Emma Philbin Paper #1: Appropriation 2-7-16 Rock History In the 1940s and the 1950s, the music of African American people was the supporting block for the rise of Rock and Roll music. During this time period, racial integration began happening as African Americans began moving from the South to the Northen cities, and within this we began to see cultural integration. However society still greatly held African Americans and whites segregated; and as a result music was greatly segregated as…

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    In 2014, Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara performed a study called Deadly force in black and white and researched data that noted in the time frame of 2010-2012 1,217 killings that left civilians dead at the hands of law enforcement. The federal data showed that African America males ranging from the ages 15-19 were killed at a 31.17% per million rates as opposed to White Americans were only killed at a 1.47% per million person’s rate. For that statistic to equal out for a…

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    There has been subtle change in how the modern-day justice system has reformed historically throughout America. Initially, African Americans were enslaved and taken from their homes to work for white man’s financial profitability since the birth of this nation. Many were kidnapped from their homes in Africa and forced on lengthy voyages to tend for laborious tasks on American white men 's plantations. They were racially ridiculed and were deemed as inferior. Even though the civil war concluded…

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    African American Activists

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    A new breed of potentiating, powerful, and persuasive African American activists evolved in our society. The baton of leadership was passed down to them by men and women who ran in the race of equality, justice, and self-sufficiency for their people. A militant organization leader like the late Huey P. Newton strategy lives in us. His strategy was to defend and protect his own (black people) in the wake of police brutality. The only way his strategy within the black community could be destroyed…

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