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    Being black himself, Ta-Nehisi Coates recognized the hardships of life as a man of color. He knew that he would always be guilty even if he was the victim and that safety would never be guaranteed. Coates believed that being black in Baltimore, “was to be naked before the elements of the world,” (Coates 17). However, being black was all he had. It was the only thing he knew wouldn’t be ripped away from him. “Dimly perceiving the great barrier between the world and [himself],” Coates realized that America was white while watching the fair skinned boys play (65). He understood that life wouldn’t as easy or bestowing as it would for someone who wasn’t constantly defined by their race. Coates was learning to overcome this struggle, or even learning to live with it.…

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    In my last paper, I explored the relationship between the loop jump and the beautiful body, ice skating, and the nation and how that relationship reveals the views of America. However, what I failed to examine in that paper was the threat black bodies pose to the world of sports’ ideals of beauty, rules of perfection and standard of a world class athlete. In this paper I will use the cases of Serena Williams and Surya Bonaly to explore how their bodies and the lines their bodies create…

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    In the reading Black Sound, Black Body, Waksman makes several points about who Jimi Hendrix was as an black musician, and what this meant for himself and others. The article talks about the last year of life, and how he spent this time to open a world of sound. Electric Lady was his greatest effort to get better control of sound and to move one-step further. In the Electric Lady studios, this was a place he could escape certain expectations as a black man performing for a mostly white audience.…

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    of which is highlighted by Dorothy Roberts in Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, show the disparity between whites and blacks who seek fertility help from the new reproductive mechanisms. She concludes that it is very evident that the methods are used also exclusively by whites: there are a few black middle-class patients, but largely exceptions. The cost of the procedures is the first of many barriers that rule out numerous black families as statistically,…

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    Through out American history black bodies were subjected to negativity, Ta-Nehisi Coates states his beliefs and the conditions of the black body in the New York Times bestseller Between the World and Me. Coates writes about the racist and violent acts that African Americans endured in America. Present day, people do not feel that racism exist, but the tales of murdered black bodies suggest otherwise. Black bodies are being destroyed and their destroyers are being left unpunished. Coates…

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    Kimala Price, “Killing the Black Body” by Dorothy Roberts, and “All This That Has Happened to Me Shouldn’t Happen to Nobody Else” by Jennifer Nelson discuss women of color’s battle for reproductive justice and respect within the reproductive rights movement. Price’s “What is Reproductive Justice”, provides an in-depth introduction and overview of the movement for reproductive justice and the WOC organizations working to address these issues. “Killing the Black Body”, analyses the root and…

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    In the book Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses what it is like to inhabit a black body. He draws upon his memories of his childhood, his teenage years, and recent times in order to illustrate the changes he has faced in how he views himself and others. Coates first discusses his childhood, claiming that being black in Baltimore was to “...be naked before all the elements of the world, before all the guns, fists, knives, crack, rape, and disease,” (17). People often carried…

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    Marlene Choi September 25, 2016 SOC 222: The Family Instructor: Naomi Gerstel TA: Yolanda Wiggins 9:05am-9:55am In the reading “Reproduction in Bondage,” from Killing the Black Body, by Dorothy Roberts, the author discusses the conditions black females had to endure during 1800s. During the 19th century, white men dominated the majority of Africans in slavery. Most importantly, black procreation helped sustain slavery and gave slave masters an economic motivation to govern black women’s…

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    internal energy from one region to another region. Then all forms of the electromagnetic radiation transfer internal energy are called,” heat waves.” Thermal radiation is produced by a heated surface in all directions and moves directly to its point of absorption at the speed of light. It doesn’t need an intervening medium to carry it. Thermal radiation extends wavelength from the longest infrared rays through appearable light spectrum to the shortest ultraviolet rays. The distribution and…

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    The Greenhouse Effect Most people recognize global warming, but fail to recognize what is really behind it. In addition, most people would also recognize the concept of the greenhouse effect, or at least some variation of it. The fact is that the greenhouse effect is what leads to global warming, but how does that happen? Let’s start with some historical analysis of the topic. The greenhouse effect (or at least a rough version) was originally thought of and recognized by Jean Baptiste Joseph…

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