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    Malcolm Gladwell Essay

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    professor and Joyce, a Jamaican psychotherapist. When he was six, Malcolm and his family moved to Elmira, Ontario, Canada. In Canada, Malcolm’s father taught math and engineering at the University of Waterloo. Malcolm occasionally went with his father, where he would wander around the offices and explore libraries; sparking an early interest of reading and literature in him. Malcolm graduated from the University of Toronto’s Trinity College with a degree in history. However, his grades were not high enough to be accepted into a graduate school so Gladwell decided to pursue a career in advertising. Here he also faced rejection and was not accepted in any advertising agency. He moved to Indiana where he was offered a position at The American Spectator. By 1987, Gladwell’s name was appearing on “The Washington Post” where he was writing about science and business. He worked there until 1996 and switched to “The New Yorker” (Famous Authors). Gladwell’s first task at “The New Yorker” was to write a piece concerning fashion. Instead of writing a piece on the latest trends, Gladwell chose to write about a man who made low priced shirts. Readers recognized and appreciated his work, especially with two articles in particular, “The Tipping Point” and “The Coolhunt,” both published in 1996 (Famous Authors). Later, these articles became the foundation for his first book, The Tipping Point. Outliers: The Story of Success, published in 2008, is Malcolm Gladwell’s third consecutive…

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    Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur’s “Letters from an American Farmer,” and William Bartram’s “From Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida” are two works that seek to examine the environment through the interaction and experience with different animals. Each author adopts a romantic view throughout his experience, vividly describing the beauty behind the species they come in contact with. However, these two writers deviate from one another once the contact with the…

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    In his article, Malcolm Gladwell claims to understand how people become masters in a certain field; Gladwell believes a person must practice for 10,000 hours. His 10,000-hour rule receives criticism from other writers; Jared Sandman and David Bradley belong to this group of critics. Jared Sandman disagrees with Gladwell’s claim; instead, he challenges Gladwell’s claim by adopting the 500,000-word rule. The 500,000-word rule demonstrates a person’s writing career more quickly than the 10,000-…

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    Personal Reflective Essay

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    When I was reading over the instructions for this simulation, I thought the plastic wrap over my eyes would be the most difficult part. It definitely was. After I covered my eyes, I sat in my chair which is approximately twenty feet away from the television. I then attempted to select what I wanted to watch, which was impossible from that far away. To be able to see the guide I had to be standing within two to three feet of the t.v. The cotton balls weren't as bad as I thought they were going…

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    Racism In Fences

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    Fences is a play about how African Americans survives in sheds and difficulties they face to find work. Troy Maxson, the protagonist of the play is the son of an unsatisfied sharecropper whose cruelty takes his wife’s and Troy away from him. Troy is taken to prison after he is involved in various crimes like killing and robbing others. During his stay in prison he learns to play baseball and loves it. As time passes he outshines in baseball. After he is out from prison’s discrimination in the…

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    of the colonial era, white people had immediate and unquestionable authority and power over other races of people, because they had received the privilege from their visible whiteness. Along with the visibility, white people have the privilege of attaining power and having the authoritative narrative of other races by their invisible traits that characterize them as white. When reviewing this concept of invisibility, I thought of the power received by being the spectator when practicing the…

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    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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    the fittest” is one of the themes that takes center stage in “Battle Royal”. The story gives a glimpse of the kind of treatment often displayed on oppressed African-Americans at a point in time when Caucasians set the decrees. The story portrays a competition directed by the white establishment between African-American youthful males, which the winner is the recipient of an award. The honor goes to the robust challenger named Tatlock even though the frailer narrator demonstrates a worthy…

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    For decades the American film industry has discriminated against minorities. There has been some progress in the war for equality with the civil rights movement and the election of our first black president. However, perpetual prejudice and subtle racism has plagued our society and is still very much prevalent in today’s filming industry. According to my article source, the film industry is a specific reasons these ideologies are still around today. These ideologies are however very covert and…

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    On Wednesday, February 15th, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the attempted victim of a shooting in Miami, Florida. While giving a speech in front of a small crowd in Miami, Florida an assassination attempt on FDR was made. According to the police report, sources close to the president said that the president was not affected by the attempt but that he would be kept out of the public eye until things calmed down. On the evening of the speech, a small crowd had gathered to hear FDR speak…

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