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    prejudice about African-American is still a painful blain. It’s not hard to find various cases about racial profiling and criticism towards police officers for excessive force. Many innocent people became the victims of this cognitive bias such as Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown… Some of the victims were killed, some of the victims were arrested and some of the victims remained unknown. Therefore, people will have a closer look to what actually happened to American criminal justice system and how it connected to social problems by reading the book Writing on the Wall, written by Mumia Abu-Jamal, an American activist and¬ journalist who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for the killing in 1981 of a white Philadelphia police officer, Daniel Faulkner (Abu-Jamal 2015). Despite the fact that racial profiling violates the constitutions’ core about equal protection of the law, it continues to be a problem today as it has been used in law enforcement tactic by the police to characterize the targets that most likely to be criminals (Ryberg 2010). Therefore, whether racial profiling involves or not in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s criminal case has become a controversial subject since he is African-American. According to Writing on the Wall, Abu-Jamal was arrested for trying to preserve his life and his brother’s life from the police’s assaults when he was stopped for a traffic check in 1981. He was deathly injured but still put in the prison for against the police. Thus, Abu-Jamal had…

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    In a bloody battle with Necho’s Egyptian army in 605 BC, Prince Nebuchadnezzar the son of Nabopolassar, pushed the Egyptian army back across the river and claimed Judah to Babylon. After Nebuchadnezzar departed back to his homeland to ascend to the throne, Judah began to revolt against the Babylonian rule which called for the now King to return to suppress the trouble. Upon his return the King had completed many projects to remind Judah of whom their king was. One of the projects was to take…

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    An example of this precision is the sentence from "A Rose for Emily" discussed in Alice Hall Petry's article: "Thus she passed from generation to generation - dear, inescapable, impervious, tranquil, and perverse"(280). In this sentence Faulkner summarizes Emily Grierson's character and her relationship with her community in five adjectives. While probably overlooked by the casual reader, Petry explores how closer examination reveals Faulkner's organization and manipulation of language. Placed…

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    A dictator is someone that appoints themselves into a role of total power over a group of people. Dictators maintain their power by force through planting fear into the people that they have rule over. Dictators have a tendency to force their views on the people as well. In Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Crusoe presents himself as a generous and beneficent governor of the island that he is stranded on, when in reality he exercises a dictatorship rule by using might rather than right.…

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    Automatic Processing and Controlled Processing The cognitive processes that influence perception are influenced by the techniques and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled…

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    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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    Kahneman and Tversky developed the Prospect Theory to describe how people choose different choices that involve risk, knowing the probable outcomes. This demonstrates the way a person feels toward taking risks that involve positive outcomes is very different from the way a person feels toward risks that involve a negative outcome. The decision a person makes reflects on their judgement which can be heavy considering the conditions of uncertainty. For example, if people had a choice of: a) 100%…

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    Daniel's Prophecies

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    book of Daniel and his prophecies. Daniel ‘name means ‘God is my Judge. For instance, in Chapters 1, vs 17. The early prophecies in Daniel life. Chapters 2., 4, 5. The Prophetic Book will reveal how God uses dominion of other nations, adversity, pride to humble and bring all people back to him.. We will see how the remnant (the few) will continue in the faith and worship him in spirit and truth, the coming of Jesus Christ, and how Daniel explains to us about the kingdom, which will no longer…

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    The perception of our emotions, and the world we live in isn’t all that it seems. Daniel Gilbert, a professor of social psychology at Harvard has an inquisitive view of the relationship between perceived happiness, and reality. In the chapter “Immune to Reality” from his book Stumbling on Happiness, Gilbert reasons that our psychological immune system causes us to be self-deceiving and as a result, causing us to have the tendency to cook the facts of situations that can affect our happiness.…

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    ‘Flowers for Algernon,' written in 1958, by Daniel Keyes is a short science fiction story about a mentally disabled protagonist called Charlie Gordon. Charlie, who is a 37-year-old man, due to his eagerness to learn, receives the opportunity to increase his intelligence through an experimental surgery. Following the experimental process, Daniel Keyes uses the techniques of the juxtaposition of events such as the thematic apperception test, as well as changes his writing style’s literacy skills…

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