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  • Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA)

    taxpayers is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Established in 1967, this Act was designed to “keep citizens in the know about their government.” (United States Department of Justice, “What is FOIA?”, n.d.) Sadly, many American citizens are unaware that they can request any information from a federal agency as long as such disclosure does not fall under the nine exempted categories. Information that is not already publicly available can be requested under the FOIA and federal agencies must provide it. The implications of the FOIA are many; however, due to the high percentage of research in America that is funded by the federal…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Utnapishtim

    legendary figure to prove his worthiness by completing a test, which Gilgamesh fails. Utnapishtim then challenges Gilgamesh to change his ways, to learn to be the leader his people need. Upon Gilgamesh cleaning up his act, Utnapishtim's wife takes pity on Gilgamesh and tells him of the plant of immortality. With this information, Gilgamesh finally acts as a true altruistic hero and seeks out the plant to help his people. Consequently, like many great men, Gilgamesh loses the plant to the…

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  • Analysis Of EEOC Vs. Federal Express

    Sexual harassment is an important issue in every business; if left unattended it could cost companies millions in damages. In 1980 the Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment was a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From 1978 to 1980, sexual harassment cases brought against companies cost them $189 million. This number rose to $267 million from 1985-1987. Damages are just measured only by numbers. Sexual harassment can cause harm to a company's image, reputation, customers, as well…

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  • I Have A Dream Speech Impact

    twentieth century, African-Americas in the southern states were fighting for racial equality. Racial discrimination deprived African-Americans from acquiring decent jobs, education and the right to vote. Slavery was no longer an issue for African-Americans, but they still had to fight racial injustice. The civil rights became a controversial topic in the early 1960s, and up to this day is continues to be controversial, it started a war: white versus color. In August 1963, Martin Luther King Jr.…

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  • Voting Rights Act Of 1965 Analysis

    Analysis Paper #2 After reviewing the background of The Voting Rights Act (VRC) of 1965 from the case files from www.nytimes.com, I will brief discuss the purpose of it. According to the required reading of the New York Times, “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was encated to address entrenched racial discrimination in voting.” Voting was never considered equal when it came to women or people of color. In our history, many states never allowed those two groups to vote. However, they wanted…

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  • Redistricting Pros And Cons

    been accepted by the courts, racial ones have not. The Voting Rights Act requires map makers to consider race to a point” (Supreme Court Justices). Race clearly contributes to the way people vote, but it also is not allowed to be tampered with in many ways because there can be no discriminatory factors. With redistricting in mind, some demands would be fair and nondiscriminatory districts that will be…

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  • Voting Rights Dbq

    All people are created equal and their rights have to be protected under the Constitution. However, African Americans seem not to be one of them because they have suffered discrimination and segregation for a long period. In order to change the situation, African Americans created the Civil Rights movement that gained people’s attention. The Voting Rights Act was one of significant Act in the Civil Rights movement because it changed AAs’ lives and get rid of inequal problems. The Voting Rights…

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  • The Inspiration In The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

    speeches. He didn’t want to start a riot, but to have friendship, peace, and equal rights for all people. He led marches, which thousands of people followed and protested with him. This man was an inspiration to the world and brought humongous groups of people together. He wanted everyone to live out his dream. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspiration to everyone, even to those who didn’t suffer with the rules and conditions as the colored people did. Dr. King was born on January 15, 1929,…

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  • The Color Purple Literary Analysis Essay

    As stated before, the timeframe of the story covers from 1910 to 1940, and is set in Georgia (SparkNotes Editors). The book shows the ongoing segregation just as it was during that times as well as the racial tension between whites and blacks that existed before Civil Rights. It also covers the relationship between a male and a female and how it was around the time before women actually developed rights and were able to be more independent and less like a slave. Lastly it covers international…

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  • Allusion In I Have A Dream Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He delivered his famous “I have a Dream” speech, at the Lincoln Memorial on 28 August 1963 in order to call for an end of racism in the United States. In his speech Martin Luther King Jr. attempted to convince the majority white United States government to give African Americans equal rights through the use of biblical and historical allusions, alliterations, and imagery. King…

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