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    1972, race relations are addressed with the appearance of Sammy Davis Jr. In this episode, Sammy Davis Jr. leaves his briefcase in Archie Bunker 's taxi. Throughout the episode, Archie’s prejudice comes into play in his conversation with Sammy Davis Jr. The Bunkers treat Sammy politely as Edith offers him something to drink and food, even though it is a twinkie which the Bunkers refer to as “soul food”. Sammy is surprised but knows that the Bunkers are ignorant and unaware of their racist comments and puts it off. The show managed to show off Archie’s racism while still maintaining his humanity and at some points his vulnerability. Gloria Bunker and Michael Stivic, part of the younger generation, even make a comment to Archie about his discriminatory speech. They continually apologize for their father 's bigotry towards Sammy. In the last scene, as they are taking a picture, Sammy places a kiss on Archie’s cheek while Archie reacts in shock. This scene was a perfect representation of the social change that was occurring in the United States. Sammy Davis Jr., an African American male, kissed Archie, a white middle-class man, on the cheek on national television. This was unprecedented and truly showcased the changing times. Overall, this episode was a good representation of people’s attitudes towards race during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Archie represented the older, conservative view that was stuck in an older time of treating other races inferior to himself. While…

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    Although the show was made in the 1970s, reruns are occasionally still aired on cable TV, and many episodes are available to view for free on YouTube. The situations the characters found themselves in are still relevant today, over 40 years later. The main character of the show is Archie Bunker (played by Carroll O 'Connor). Archie is a white man in his 50s who is struggling to accept the changes taking place in the world around him. He is portrayed as a racist and bigoted man. While that…

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    The shows Scandal, All in The Family, and Dynasty all show the same opinion of heterosexism. In Dynasty, Steven keeps his secret relationship with another guy away from everyone, and he is hooking up with Sammy Jo. In All in The Family, Archie is irritated at Mike 's “fruity” friend, who dresses and behaves in a way that leads him to think that he is gay. Archie later on finds out that one of his best friends is gay and it makes him act differently. In both of these shows, being gay is looked…

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    over it and the rain. My boots were sinking into the Earth as I stood outside my bunker in the trench and took a long drag from my cigarette. In the background I could hear the German artillery start their daily barrage, the newer men cowered at every shot, but I not did for I was accustomed to this terrible sound of death. For it was my second year in this god forsaken continent. I reminisced back to before the war and the good times I had on our little farm in Saskatchewan outside of…

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    it’s field set on a forest or just surrounded by trees with wooden houses, bridges, walls of many different sizes. Where a game could take from fifteen minutes to hours of how big the fields usually are. Unlike speedball, a game could take a minute is that was the case. Speedball is where all the inflatable bunker are. Bunkers that look like pyramids on one side, a big W down the middle, human size soda cans, and other small ones throughout the rest of the field. It’s usually where all the…

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    On September 24, 1942, German police moved into the ghetto, fires were everywhere, some shops had to close, families separated, and more citizens perished everyday. Children young as four years old attempted to take care of their bedridden families. Desperate cries of agony heard in the streets were the most horrendous sounds anyone could ever hear. Paula and her father, Adam, had been living in this town for a while now, and they had predicted this would happen a while back. In the midst of…

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    Ever since I was a child, I have always searched for an adrenaline rush. While vacationing with our cousins at the beach in the South of Spain, I was mystified by a large stone military bunker which had been used in various wars for centuries. Since I could remember, my cousins and I were told never to go near the bunker because our parents told us it is very dangerous or at least they saw it that way. Many times we would see small figures scaling the bunker eventually finding themselves at the…

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    this they could go home together; Live happily, start families, return to normalcy. Hitler’s war was ending. At last, a high pitch dog whistle sounded from the boat's commander, the massive steel doors at the bow of the boat eased open, revealing the men to the beach that they were about to storm. For a brief moment, John remembered seeing the beachscape; The surf, the sand, the spikes in the sand, the concrete bunker on the hill. The waves moving against the shore, the men running in the sand,…

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    development, again, not instructional, which definitely was harder. As I began to nurture my passion for reading, I began devouring True Detective Magazines more than Sexology, which led to a further passion for crime and drama. On many occasions, even though I did not enjoy visiting my aunt’s house, I discovered she was a True Detective Magazine fan and while there, I was able to read infinitely of my favorite magazine. In those days, many people did not own air conditioners; therefore, on…

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    - The roots of evidence -based practice can be traced back to the primitive procedure of bloodletting. • 1972- Archie Cochrane stressed that random controlled studies were necessary to gauge the effectiveness of the healthcare…

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