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    required one, but as a whole, my views of the world and issues here in our own country has been dramatically changed and challenged. The one thing which I think would greatly contribute to the understanding of students will be spending more time on Angela Davis book on prisons. Other than that, there was no single class or reading which I did not learn something new, useful and practical. I think anyone’s academic career will only be worth if they get more opportunities to expose to real…

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    Everyone knows back then blacks wasn’t treated equally, and they had no rights. The whites was horrible to them and couldn’t do anything that whites did. Some of the whites abused and rape other blacks just for fun. However in 1966 many blacks were treated wrong, however they finally stood up to the whites and created The Black Panther Party for Self Defense. In the 1960’s African Americans that live in North America was still have trouble economically and socially. These urban centres had a…

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    The answer is yes, we can change. And we are changing, just, not as drastically as the times we are in are. With the growing technology and forms of communication the media itself has not developed as rapidly as the technology platforms that it uses. Going on to the internet anyone can connect with anyone from almost anywhere. You can have friends all over the world, from different backgrounds and different lifestyles. You can learn about so much from media sites like tumblr or twitter, so…

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    The Politics of Black Feminist Thought For this week, we read Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement,” “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color,” by Kimberle Crenshaw and the book Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics by Joy James. Our discussion focuses on feminist thought and intersectionality. The Combahee River Collective’s aim was to combat the oppressions experienced by all women of color and to…

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    The 13th Movie Analysis

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    The 13th is a documentary by Ava DuVernay, who provides a realistic representation of our current criminal justice system and the people in it. The documentary follows the chronological progression of events that lead to our current criminal justice system, starting from the beginning of the twentieth century and ending in modern times. Representatives from both sides of the issues presented were brought forth and their stories were told, even Newt Gingrich had progressive things to say about…

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    The Politics of Black Hair: A Feminist Analysis of the Construction the Black Female Identity The general consensus amongst most feminist scholars is that beauty standards have not changed much since the 1800s—the construction of female beauty still features a young white woman with large breasts, a small waist, light eyes, and long flowing hair. The act of policing the alteration of Black hair has become one of the most significant ways in which Black people engage in respectability politics.…

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    Oppression In Native Son

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    Book Summary Richard Wright’s Native Son is a Harlem Renaissance era novel which utilizes a unique type of protagonist that, unlike most characters from social justice novels at the time, exhibits a very violent demeanor. From the very first scene, Bigger Thomas, a 20-year old African American man living in 1930s Chicago, is shown to be aggressive towards his family and friends. He and his gang make their living by robbing the people in their neighborhood, taking advantage of the fact that the…

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    Samuel Wetherill Arguments and Persuasion Professor Ana Hartman 19 November 2017 Fabricated Stratification and its Effects on Society The idea of race and the perception or belief in subjective superiority based on superficial genetic features has been around as long as human civilization. We have made great strides as a collective global society in equality, and mainstream racism throughout most of western culture and beyond has been abolished. Children from a young age are taught in school to…

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    Racial profiling is any use of race, religion, ethnicity, or national origin by law enforcement agents as a means of deciding who should be investigated, except where these characteristics are part of a specific suspect description. As Professor Angela Davis has noted, “The practical effect of this deference [to law enforcement discretion] is the assimilation of police officers’ subjective beliefs, biases, hunches, and prejudices into law” (Fisanick 57). Violence’s continue to happen…

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    Children are our pillars for tomorrow. It is therefore important to study children in different ages. The main goal of this project is to understand child development by using case study method along with child observations and parents interview. Given the circumstances of long distance, Skype is used to observe the child and parent interview. Matthew, who is born and raised in Hong Kong, is an outgoing and smart 7th grader. He is a 10 year-old Chinese boy growing up in a middle class family…

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