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  • Racial Discrimination In Black Or Black

    Shedding Color As I grew into the young woman I am today, I faced many challenges that my Caucasian counterparts have not. The melanin in my skin has acted like a beacon for harsh jokes and inappropriate comments from my peers, and on some occasions, even adults. I began to see the effects of being black in the young stages of my life, for I was one of three African-American students at my school from preschool nearly until I started high school. The United States of America is nicknamed “the Land of the Free.” It was built on ideals of liberty, opportunity, rights, and equality. Sadly, these ideals have not come true for all citizens and inhabitants of the U.S. Growing up as an African-American, I feel that while it is said that all people…

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  • Black Cuban Black American Analysis

    Destin Mizelle Black Cuban Black American The Great Divide Throughout American history, people has been unfairly separated by their race and class; unfortunately, the poor and marginalized individuals always tend to be oppressed by their wealthy white counterparts. In the Autobiography, Black Cuban, Black American, Written by Evelio Grillo, goes in to depth on the constant identity struggles and racial inequity a Black Cuban male faces in Ybor City, Florida. During the 1900, the cigar business…

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  • Blacks Vs. Blacks In The 1930's

    Life in the 1930’s isn't as easy as you think, especially if you're black. We have to go through many hard things like the great depression, we didn't have much to choose from when we wanted a job, and education wasn't the best either. Whites always thought they were better than the blacks and deserved more because of their skin color. Just because blacks were a little bit darker than the whites, they were more transcendence, but they we were are all equal. Blacks do not get much of an…

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  • Black Aesthetics

    There are various theories in Black or Africana Studies. An Africana study is a “critical and systematic” study of the African people. Under this consists of theories that are an explanation of facts that are acknowledged. Kawaida Philosophy is one of the main theories and it is also used as in a theoretical way and how it implies in the Africana Studies. Kawaida is a philosophy first developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chair of Africana Studies at California State University, which…

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  • Blacks In Advertising

    “The generalization of Blacks and their culture has been in American society for a long time, may it have been positive or negative, Blacks and their impact in advertising has dated back to colonial years of America and still makes an impact today.” Looking at brands and ads from the 1800s to now, do Blacks feel offended? From blackface, to racial terms, offensive nicknames (Jiggaboo, Mandingo, Jezebel, Mammy & etc), stereotypes and images, advertising had held a negative light on Blacks for…

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  • The Black Aristocracy

    The Black Aristocracy is Born While many elite blacks were able to maintain some of their accumulated assets, the country was in a severe state of transition economically and socially. And by the onset of the Civil War, many free black men [and slaves] had enlisted in the army and began receiving federal allotments for their service through the Freedman’s Bank (Frazier Page 35). In 1865, a month before his death, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act passed by Congress that established the…

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  • Black Culture

    group with power, privilege, and status, and a subordinate group that is seen as objects of collective oppression and discrimination. This is all characterized from Euro centric beliefs and the devaluation of Black culture. Black culture is the less ideal and therefore, causes members of its group to want to withdraw and enter into the leading mainstream culture. The major problem associated with social identity is the refusal of members from the dominant group to acknowledge their privilege.…

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  • Black Loyalists

    While many believed they would receive their freedom by joining the British army, numerous black loyalists were disappointed when they were denied their right of freedom. Why did these black loyalists not receive their end of the bargain? These Black Loyalists were mistreated and disrespected on both fronts. When the British army was in need of troops, they offered to free the slaves if they joined the British army. Countless slaves from American Plantations and other areas risked their lives…

    Words: 1931 - Pages: 8
  • Black Love Is Black Wealth Analysis

    “Black love is black wealth’ is a quote from illustrious poet Nikki Giovanni in her poem “Nikki Rosa”. In this poem she orates the circumstances of her childhood and how the portrayal of her memories may be interpreted as tragic, even though she was indeed happy. She explains the love within a family and community can dull the sting of poverty, likewise the Black Power Movement thrived on solidarity within the community. Living in the post- Civil Rights era, one may wonder if the oppression of…

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  • Black Friday

    The decision I made to not shop on the most shopped on day in the US, was an interesting one. I’ve always thought Black Friday was something that shouldn’t be as advertised as it is, I went only one year and after that I have never went again. It had nothing to do with Black Friday itself. But, waiting in long lines for something that is probably going to be on sale again isn’t something that I find enjoyable. Now, since they also start Black Friday on Thanksgiving, it makes me not want to do it…

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