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    History plays one of the most prominent roles in shaping our lives today. Studying the behavior of the elderly, is key in influencing our behavior on a daily basis. The youth fail to behold of the privileges that are given to them today, through the hard work of our ancestors. An accurate example of this is seen in both the gender roles and sexuality in the United States. There are now women running for presidency, and all gender welcoming bathrooms in California. In “Culture and Diversity in The United States”, Jack Eller explains how the LGBT community were seen as deviant throughout the years; they were unaccepted and their acts were viewed as committing sins. He goes on explain how it was also seen as not “manly” of gays, and how many of…

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    Today in America there is a big debate on the current state of welfare programs and its recipients. Some think we should do away with welfare all together and let everyone fend for themselves; while others believe that they are helpful for struggling families. Then there are the ones in the middle, like me. I believe that the current state of America’s welfare programs are causing their recipients to become too dependent and it should require you to be employed in some form to receive a…

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    England For some reason it seems everyone in the United States has some fad or obsession with England… or maybe just their intriguing accents. Considering England has a very interesting culture and also a quite different one, many cannot blame. Due to many loses in wars and battles England was under the rule of the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Venetians for quite some time. Today, because of refugees coming from places all over the world England has become culturally diverse. Language is a…

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    The LGBT culture has become a common culture throughout the United States. With such expression of differences this culture is speaking out in a much more modern style than the past. It is clearer throughout history and throughout the world, that people are having sex with other people of the same gender (Burleson, 2014). Through art, anthropology and documented history has opened closed doors to same sex sexual practices. Although exposed, it’s still quite challenging to understand the full…

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    Consumer culture is incredibly fascinating because it is completely created and altered by easily mutable human habits. This culture has insurmountable power to change the way an individual makes choices. My discussion class decided it is necessary to delve into the woes of consumer culture and how consumer culture is interconnected with the environment and many environmental issues. Consumerist society has an immense impact on the environment by consisting of complicated feedback loops of…

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    Rape culture A shocking 1.3 million women experience rape every year in the United States. Although a sensitive topic, rape is not an issue that should be disregarded. Rape is the action of being sexually taken by force, and although the target may be male or female, statistics prove that it is more common for women to be the victims. There are multiple reasons why women are more likely to be sexually assaulted than men, and are also likely to avoid reporting an incident that may have occurred.…

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    Culture is a tough thing to define as it is constantly evolving as time proceeds forth. Culture currently represents the behaviors, customs, values, norms and traditions of a society. Society is a group of people who share a common set of values and norms. People in society generally perceive that their society is distinct from other societies in terms of shared traditions and expectations. But, how important is tradition in culture? And what are the various aspects of culture? Culture can be…

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    As you mentioned Arab Americans experience discrimination in America, and in their county. It has to take an enormous amount of courage to walk with pride about yourself in a country that judges you constantly. 911, was tough for many Muslims, and people that even resembled someone from the middle east. I was surprised to learn that there are other religions other than Muslim in the middle east. Watching Ream talk about being a Christian was enlightening. She seemed proud of her culture, and…

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    It is a personal opinion that without art, music, and literature, the people are collectively dead. However, culture is more than art, music, and literature, it is the diverse contribution of the people to a subculture or main culture. While Black culture contributed to the culture of the United States of America, Caribbean popular culture is and has always been the channel used by the lesser group. When the dominant group tried to restrict the Carnival celebrations of the enslaved on the…

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    The Cultural Value of Work in America In present day society, work is necessary for survival. Work provides income, which in turn allows people to become self-sufficient and to provide for themselves and their families. It also gives people a purpose, provides an environment for social interaction, and creates mental stability. Work is important all over the world, but more specifically, it is a colossal aspect of American culture. Despite the arguments that work distracts from the true culture…

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