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    Queen Idia was a prominent figure in the Edo State of Nigeria who played an important role in Oba Esigie’s rise to power. Esigie had brass sculptures of her head made in order to recognize her military influence and achievements, and placed these heads in her alter after her death. In 1897, during the period in which Africa was under colonial rule by the British, British men “ransacked the Benin Empire” and forcefully took the heads away to display them as a representation of their imperial grandeur. The brass head of Queen Idia, donated to the British Museum by Sir William Ingram, relates to colonialism and is a painful reminder to the African peoples of their loss of “artworks… of national significance… and of extraordinary aesthetic value” because it was taken and dispersed without their consent. The sculpture…

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    Alice Walker Identity

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    Her mom and Maggie make use of the above for household purposes; when she uses the churn top and the dasher as items of decoration, it implies that she’s become successful, but her family is still left behind to suffer in poverty. Later, she eyes the quilts that were meant to be given to Maggie saying “Maggie can’t make use of these quilts! She’d probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use” (556). Even now, she’s ignorant to the truth of these artifacts of their family lineage. It’s…

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    males to teach them some of the steps. I was a little embarrassed, but it was very fun. After the performance, I asked her how she feels about the festival. She said, “I think it 's a great idea, I love dancing and expressing my culture this way. I love teaching others about my culture.” She believed that displaying her culture and traditions will help people see them as people and not aliens. With everything that went on that day, I was tired and happy. The event was very eye opening. I bought…

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    There are over 3000 tribes in Africa who all have unique lifecycle traditions (Reference, 2016). This paper is going to focus on two unique tribes: the Zulu tribe from Southern Africa, and the Masaai tribe from Eastern Africa. Although these two tribes are both from the same continent, their practices of tradition are very different. Their cultures were created long ago so they have very specific traditions that are vital to the culture, and make it what it is. They are sacred traditions. Four…

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    complex than it seems. The novella, Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, Marlow, who is at first an innocent traveller, learns the dark truth about the corruption in a man’s heart through his journey to the center of Africa, while watching the cruelty of Europeans towards the African natives. The theme of cruelty in the novella, Heart of Darkness, serves to demonstrate society’s greed for power, ultimately revealing the true level of madness and civilization in both the perpetrator and the…

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    Discrepancy And Analysis

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    Ethnic lobbies play a very important role in the Creation and development of American foreign policy, but some ethnic groups are consistently more successful at influencing policy than others. Various foreign relations scholars have tried to explain this phenomenon that crops up again and again in American foreign policy. Among them are Tony Smith and Alvin Tillery, Jr., who developed different but complimentary theories to explain the origin of the discrepancy and analysis of how ethnic groups…

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    Neoluralism: An Analysis

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    When the racist Apartheid system in South Africa was ousted in 1994, the new ANC government embraced neoliberal economic theory and set about privatizing virtually everything, they cut taxes for the wealthy, destroyed capital controls and deregulated their financial sector. However after 21 years of neoliberal government, more black South Africans are living in extreme poverty, more people are unemployed and South Africa is an even more unequal society than it was under the racist Apartheid…

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    the same among all racial groups particularly among children of immigrants. The educational level of the parents, the quality of the child’s schooling, and community involvement are all shown to have varying effects among whites, blacks, Asians and Latinos. However, these racial groups are overly generalized and do not correctly represent the diversity…

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    What Is Modernism?

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    During the period of time where white Europeans were taking part in a humungous land grab of territories in Africa and felt the need to control the African way of life. Taking it upon themselves to take action and turn these “Cretans” into civilized humans. Rudyard Kipling explains to us in The White Man’s Burden that not only are these people lesser, they are a burden to the white man. It is the interfering of the white man with the African culture that brings the African continent into the…

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    good instance of ethnicity Spanish ancestry and German irrespective of the nationality. Ethnicity can also be termed as the sense of fit into a communal cohort with a collective nationality or social custom while the subspecies or race is a group of people with common physical features. Even though many people think of race and ethnicity as being similar, there are in fact many differences among them. The race is the biologically engineered features and can be termed as an individual's physical…

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