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    There is a racist remark as well, that blacks killed by police officers are more than likely white police officers. This is a false accusation as black and hispanic ethnic groups are more likely to shoot blacks than whites, this is according to the Justice department about the Philadelphia police department. This study was further conducted by the University of Pennsylvania Greg Ridgeway who majors in criminology and the final conclusion to the stats were that a black police officer were 3.3 times more likely to discharge a weapon at a crime scene. After 2015 statistics I can not argue against the point that I think that this is not a controversial topic but a stupid one which has progressively become worse due to social media and media itself.…

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    Greek Observation

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    Observation My selected artifact is two photographs that Benson took of the organization MOVE, when they were prevalent in Philadelphia. The first, MOVE 78’, depicts 8 members of the group sitting and standing near a fire that is in a large trash can. They appear in front of a dilapidated house. It seems to be either winter or fall, given that many of the members are wearing what seem to be thick coats and the trees are bare. The group consists of mostly males and it is unclear what has been…

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    was able to persuade comrades to try to escape and though he doesn’t mention his path, it can be inferred he might’ve read the safe route to New York. He had a great deal of respect for life, as he not only valued his, but everyone’s. It is seen many times in his writing, his general understanding for the way his master’s acted, and also his regard for the current slaves- his only writing enough to discover their condition, but not reveal their abilities to escape to the population. Benjamin…

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    In Elijah Anderson’s The Cosmopolitan Canopy, he delves into the diverse city of Philadelphia and observes how people of different ethnicities and backgrounds experience and interact with each other, as well as the city itself. Many areas of the city are segregated, whether it be by socioeconomic status, race, or background. However, within the city, there are many areas of harmony. Elijah Anderson calls these pockets, “cosmopolitan canopies”. A cosmopolitan canopy is viewed as public space in…

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    Franklin is our most engaging founding father and we see the reflections of him and his personality through his legacy and his life’s work, helping make this country great. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston Massachusetts. He was the fifteenth of the seventeen children to his father Josiah Franklin by his two marriages. As the youngest son of the family, Ben was taken out of school at ten to help at his father’s candle making shop but left to apprentice at his brother’s…

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    Mott Haven is a community district in the South Bronx. Mott Haven attracts new immigrants from diverse cultures due to its affordability, economic opportunities, and its access to cultural institutions (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014). In 1849 Jordan Mott purchased the land of what is now known as Mott Haven. He purchased the land for workers’ homes to support his iron works business on the Harlem River at East 134st (“Mott Haven – Choice Neighborhoods Initiative”, 2014).…

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    No Place For Hate

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    It is an initiative campaign that enables schools and organizations to challenge anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry as a whole. No Place for Hate has an innovative and powerful model for creating more inclusive environments, it aims to reduce bias and bullying, increase appreciation for diversity and build communities of respect. The initiative is free-of-charge, and is tailored to fit the needs and cultures of any school or organization. The Philadelphia Regional Office first implemented No…

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    Chester County: Case Study

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    Chester County is where I have been raised all my life, it’s a wonderful area. It is located in southern Pennsylvania in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, about fifteen miles from Philadelphia. Specifically it is located at 40.0010 degrees N, 75.8069 degrees W. William Penn founded the county in 1682 making it one of his three original Pennsylvania colonies. It was named after Chester, England. The landscape is beautiful here, lots of rolling hills and valleys flourishing with wildlife and…

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    "I, the said William Penn, have declared, granted, and confirmed, and by these presents, for me, my heirs and assigns, do declare, grant, and confirm unto all the freemen, planters and adventurers of, in and to the said province, these liberties, franchises, and properties, to be held, enjoyed and kept by the freemen, planters, and inhabitants of the said province of Pennsylvania for ever," said William Penn in his First Frame of Government. His ideas here clearly mirror the Declaration of…

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    be defined as the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada in the Constitution Act, 1982. The NCC was founded in 1971 by the leaders of the Métis Association of Alberta, the Métis Society of Saskatchewan, the Manitoba Metis Federation, and the B.C. Association of Non-Status Indians. Daniels served as the president of the NCC, which later became the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, from 1975 to 1981. In 1976 to 1981, he also served as the first president of the Métis National Council. Near the end of his…

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