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    black Sunday School teacher. I had just heard a joke from a friend and was laughing. She asked me what was so funny. At 5 or so years old I do not recalling actually knowing what the N-word meant, I don’t even remember the joke and why I thought it was so funny. Perhaps, early onset peer-pressure, but likely it was at least in part what Wendell Barry refers to as the “hidden wound.” The racism that has been passed down from generation to generation often times unbeknownst to us and even if we do…

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    and her short story, the relationship she had with her mother was sort of similar. During her life growing up, she stated that her mother’s anger toward her grew stronger as she became a teenage. Same goes for the mother, daughter described in Girl. “Just as the voice of the mother in “Girl” resents and worries about her daughter becoming a woman, Kincaid’s mother seemed to become more oppressive and bitter toward Kincaid as she grew older” (Sparknotes). The mother simply wanted her daughter to…

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    When it comes to adoption as an alternative, there are more factors as to why you would not want to have a baby than just not wanting to take care of it. Depending on the circumstances just having the child in a hospital can cost between three thousand and thirty-seven thousand dollars. Also as stated earlier complications could cause the death of the mother as well as the child. Lastly regarding the…

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    Kurt Cobain's Life

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    old, his parents Wendy and Donald divorced, leaving a young Kurt emotionally distraught, and filled with a deep rooted sense of unrest and loneliness, “he was transformed from an outgoing, happy child to a withdrawn introvert, ashamed and sullen. ‘I just remember all of a sudden not being the same person, feeling like I wasn't worthy any more,’ he told his biographer, Michael Azzerad” (Riches). As a direct result of his parentally inflicted broken home, he was shuffled around between family…

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    Friendship is one of the only concepts that is both accepted and embraced worldwide as an aid to get through hardships of any kind. It is the bond In The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, the author utilizes a combination of expertly located tone shifts, carefully composed and shaped character foils, and implied symbolism in order to exemplify both the differences and the constant similarities between the vital friendships that Tim constructs and bonds to throughout the novel. O’Brien uses…

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    In 1938 segregated Oklahoma, the compilation of a white educator and a black community created a rare gem, that until recently has been known only to a select few. Long before The Civil Rights Movement officially began, Emma Elizabeth Akin saw many voids within the ‘separate but equal’ system in which the African-American was forced to live. One of these gaps was the presence of educational literature that focused on the culture and history of the African-American within the United States.…

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    Catholic Truth

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    You, Me and Catholicism: The Truth Revealed ‘I am Catholic.’ The seemingly simple phrase may pass over your head without a second thought. Yet, the phrase itself produces theatrical reactions and heated debates at conflicting times. I set out to decipher this apparent duality. I was quick to realize that both people far and near to me unconsciously associated Catholicism with bigotry and judgement; they all had the same grimace when I brought up Catholicism when debating over social issues. I…

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    Emerging Nursing Issues

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    previously, I strongly believe that keeping up with health care trends and faults is an important aspect of becoming a better nurse and coworker. As students, we may not always get to see the negative issues of the mental health care setting. The little time that we actually get to spend in clinical gets consumed by paperwork and field experience. But it is important for us to understand that there are legal and ethical issues that exist, and for us to learn from the research that is available…

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    having different ways in defining and measuring crime, the issue with this is that some people may disagree wth certain charges and conflicts arise. Defining and measuring crime through historical context is a factor because a crime at one point in time may not be a crime at a different point. (Pepper & Petrie, 2003). Age is a factor because if a young two-year-old baby steals candy from a shop does not understand that it is a crime, so there is a level of understanding and an age of criminal…

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    Chaucer utilizes his intelligence and storytelling ability to criticize medieval English society in his compilation of short stories, The Canterbury Tales. The church's power and its ability to harshly punish dissenters forced Chaucer to use his stories as a way of questioning established religious beliefs and commenting on his society. Chaucer appears to have enjoyed criticizing established religion and societal norms, and uses his texts to illustrate these criticisms. The most prominent…

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