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    The logical impossibility of the LGBT+ community ever outweighing and oppressing heterosexuals allows the concept of heterosexual pride to become a vessel of homophobia as straight pride proponents boast that they are within the known majority, and embodying a gloating decree of ‘normality’ in response to the LGBT+ pride which is all about celebrating identities scorned by a heteronormative society. Proclamations of ‘we are proud to be straight’ funnel into an implied ‘we are proud to be normal’. By promoting a Pride movement for the socially expected orientation these individuals establish a binary that positions the LGBT+ community as abnormal or…

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    Straight Outta Compton

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    Straight Outta Compton broke many records such as the best R-rated August opening, topped the North American box office for three weeks in a row, the top-grossing music biopic and the highest-grossing film from an African-American director, just to name a few. The movie is filled with action and suspense which gives the movie it's exciting and upbeat mood. This movie has topped charts and made history for its true and and unbelievable plot and storyline which were based on true events. The…

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    “Straight Outta Compton” is a documentary film directed by F. Gary Gray. This film was a hit in the industry and marked the box office for more than two-hundred million tickets sold for “Straight Outta Compton.” “Straight Outta Compton” was nominated for over thirty awards for their outstanding cast and music involvement. The story is about an upcoming rap group called NWA in the late 1980’s. Their music contradicted, very controversial subjects like police brutality, violence, and gangs.…

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    of media, in which several films nowadays are those of a biopic, a biographical film. “Straight Outta Compton” is a biopic from 2015 that talks about the career of the hip-hop artists of NWA, Niggas with Attitude- Ice Cube, Easy-E, Dr. Dre, MC Ren, and DJ Yella. The release of the film “Straight Outta Compton” allowed many different depictions and interpretations to arise, focusing on its culture and music. “Straight Outta Compton” was a biopic that was not afraid to address many controversial…

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    Violence peppers the history of Black Los Angeles, a pervasive force of destruction found both within the community and between the black community and the Los Angeles Police Department. Menace II Society and Straight Outta Compton approach similar situations of conflict within South Central Los Angeles, examining the relationship between discrimination and violence. Directed by the Hughes Brothers and released in 1993, Menace II Society chronicles the life of fictional Caine Lawson, a son of…

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    In “Straight outta Compton,” directed by F. Gary Gray, some undiscovered artists from Compton want to make money and become rappers while living in very poor conditions. During the movie, the transformation from these undiscovered artists to famous rappers slowly begins to change they way these rapper were viewed as people. What once were best friends begin to think of each other as enemies because of the money made and the power gained from rapping and being famous. Race, Setting, and the…

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    The realization of how difficult this would be hit me about five minutes in. My back began to ache and I found it difficult focusing on staying awake and keeping my breathing deep and smooth. At about ten minutes I had gotten a rhythm going and was able to breath easily enough but keeping my back straight was still impossible. Than it hit me, the calming wave of silence where I could focus into whatever I wanted. In the eight minutes that I find myself, so much stress and anxiety was…

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    The big debate about college or straight to a career, is still around. In my opinion you should go to college first. Even though many people including my family has not gone to college and had a very successful and productive life. On the other hand, college can get you to better jobs and a better career. To go to college you have to spend a whole lot of money to attend there. A few classes will cost you a few thousand dollars. With college you show people that you are smart and qualified for…

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    It is only in the past four to five weeks since beginning this module on Sociology in relation to Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport that I have properly thought about and indeed got a chance to reflect on the various concepts relating to this absorbing topic. Sociology in its most simple form is the study of human behaviour. Man Vs Woman, White Vs Black, Straight Vs Gay, Catholic Vs Protestant, Skinny Vs Fat. These are all battles that various people will go through and fight every…

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    It’s still that way to a point now, with shows happening in bars and 21+ venues, but back in the 80’s and parts of the 90’s, alcohol and drugs ruled the scene. That was until Minor Threat came around. Minor Threat was a hardcore band from the 1980’s who pioneered the Straight Edge movement with a song called “Straight Edge”, which told kids that it was okay not to do drugs. That in turn gave birth to something of a sub-genre, straightforwardly named, “Straight Edge Hardcore”, which include other…

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