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    Since Nigeria was established as an independent country in 1960, we have had 16 different leaders, all from a myriad of religious and ethnic backgrounds. It is to be expected that there would be a high level of diversity between leaders, as there are approximately 250 different ethnic groups in Nigeria, many of which correspond to specific religious groups. The extreme diversity of our nation, in conjunction with its federalist system, results in a weak state. The federalist system divides the state, suppresses ethnic and religious minority groups, and causes many people to identify with their specific ethnic group rather than as “Nigerian,” thereby further polarizing individual citizens from one another. Government corruption is common throughout Nigeria, but it is especially apparent to residents of the Niger Delta, one of the poorest regions of the…

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    understanding of her argument through effective uses of pathos appeals. For instance, she describes the story of the Ogoni tribe of Nigeria, who are threatened by racism and discrimination from oil companies dominated by other ethnic groups. She utilizes harsh, descriptive language of how the Ogoni were “being murdered, raped and tortured” (Adamson, 460) to illustrate a vivid image to have a greater emotional impact upon the reader, in hopes that they will resonate with the tribe and feel…

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    four jobs, give or take depending on the amount of volunteers. The first job was to refill the soy and rice bins when empty one were brought in. The second job required four people to cart around two carts, two people on each, with soy and rice and give the people at the stations a refill when they ask for it. The third job was to run around and when a station was complete with a box of 36 bags you’d drop off a box and take their full one and give it to the person with the last job. The last job…

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    Why Positive Thinking Did Not Work for Me Many people believe positive thinking will lead a person to a perfect life; however, it is not completely true as it has its pros and cons. The reason why is because people request for things that they really want without really putting much effort into it and expect everything to fall into place. Today, society has gotten to the point where they make demands to God, and keep waiting to attain the stuff they asked or prayed for. For example, last year…

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    In Yona Wallach’s poem “Let Them Come” found on page sixty-six from the Collected Poems (1976), Wallach entices her readers with a poem about a woman who is having her last moments but wants her mourners to come and serve her. “Let them come and bring me foods,” this first line implies that she wants someone to serve her the last meal she will eat. The diction used and phrasing techniques lead the reader to believe that she is of importance. Specifically “let them come” as in she was okaying…

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    gay or transgender can be target consumer specific product that can helps businesses increase their market share. Business will have a competitive advantage to adapt to diversity as Census data suggest by 2050 there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the United States. Diversity is a key aspect of entrepreneurialism in the United States. According to Census Bureau, 22.1% people of color and 28.8% women own U.S. business. The economy will foster if businesses commit to meeting the needs…

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    is the presented self. This is how others around you will see you, it is your public image. Sometimes there is a pretty large gap in between the way a person views themselves, and the way others view them. A person can act rough and tough when in public, but when alone they could turn into a big crybaby. So, with that in mind, I am going to be discussing how others view me, how I view me, and how I came to know myself. I think the first thing people notice and perceive me as is quiet. Which…

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    Good physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health can contribute to feeling great and having a wonderful outlook on life. People routinely take these aspects of health for granted. For example social health is important, having a group of friends to talk with and support each other makes for a strong foundation. Since moving out here in 2013 and not knowing a lot of people my wife and I have found it increasingly difficult to engage in a healthy social life, plus with having a…

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    thing since everyone utilizes it differently allowing people to show who they are. When I was in the sixth grade, I attended a summer camp where many of the campers were from Tennessee. Living in Alabama, I believed that I had a southern accent, but these campers made my accent seem nonexistent. Many people have stories like this one where they sound different or used different words than the people that they are speaking with at the time. In James Baldwin’s essay, he discussed how various ways…

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    school or your too shy then read this paper it might help you. In schools these days many kids need help with many things like communication and paying attention. They also need help on how to do these things and how it benefits them. People need help on school and their lives and how to improve on some things. Doing well in high school is one of the most important times of your life because high school is the time where your in transition to your future and three important parts of being…

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