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    Hell-Raisers vs. Ass-Kickers It seems that there has been much discussion lately as to whether or not Generation Z, otherwise known as the Millennials, are “better” or “worse” than their predecessors, Generation X. This is quite an interesting topic. It is one that deserves more and more attention as the younger generation enters adulthood and the work force. There are questions that come to mind that need to be addressed. First, what are these generational differences? Second, are these…

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    Homeboy Malcolm X Analysis

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    “Homeboy” is an exceptional narrative, in which Malcolm X expresses his struggle of “self-degradation” (Malcolm X 181). Although I was not interested in an essay about a man’s hairstyle, I quickly learn that this essay is far, far more. However, elements throughout this essay enticed me to continue reading and enjoy the substance of what I was reading. Description, imagery, and vocabulary are some of the elements that I thought Malcolm X excelled at in this essay. The relatable aspect of…

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    society grows, so do the social needs of society. Throughout history different generations have enter the workforce. The perceived decline in work ethic is perhaps one of the major contributors of generational conflicts in the workplace. Generation X for instance, has been labeled the ‘slacker’ generation and employers complain that younger workers are uncommitted to their jobs and work only the required hours and little more (O’Bannon 2001). This research explores the seriousness of managing…

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    Race Car Research Paper

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    Law enforcement claims that Peters a drug wholesaler, and Arturo Beltran Leyva had a relationship. Craig Petties (Race Car aka Kansas) is an African American male who was born in Tennessee. He was raised in the Riverview – Kansas neighborhood by a hard working mother who lay a spiritual foundation. Religion played a critical role in his life. Nevertheless, Race Car dropped out of high school and started dealing drugs at 19. He met a member of the Beltran Leyva family, La Barbie. Over the years,…

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    The language perspectives of Malcolm X "Homemade Education" and Jimmy Santiago Baca "Coming into Language" give their accounts on the experiences they had in developing and accomplishing their vocabulary and language skills through self- exploration and determination. Malcolm X was an African American male, his perspective of language came from the streets of Harlem, his life as a hustler made him street smart. Before his incarceration he felt and expressed in his essay that he was one of “the…

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    Malcolm X rose to prominence as an African-American orator in the 1960s. His ideas were diverse in separating the blacks, allowing violence upon violence, against other activists wishes, as well as becoming part of the Nation of Islam. These notions grew in success over time, some failing, yet still, caused the power of Black Nationalism. The ability to distinguish oneself and advocate on black independence, earn national identity and be equally free as the whites. Most importantly proud like…

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    “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Declared by one of the most inspirational and effective individuals towards the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King. Martin contributed most of his life towards the works of increasing the rights of African Americans. His state of mind towards solving this overall conflict within the excessive amount of tension of the whites and blacks was to…

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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X fought for equal rights for all African Americans across the United States. King and Malcolm X were both influential in the civil rights movement, but they actually only met once and exchanged just a few words. Martin Luther King Jr. with the bible in one hand and nonviolence in the other. Malcolm X was the opposite with the Quran in one hand and violence in the other. Both men would become known for their styles; the good, the bad, and the ugly. From the…

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    overcome their obstacles and they would never learn from their mistakes. The readings “Letter from Birmingham jail” by Martin Luther king Jr., “Graduation” by Maya Angelou and “A Homemade Education” by Malcolm X show persistency at its finest in their own individual ways. Maya Angelou and Malcolm X both share their goal for education fulfillment and stop at nothing to achieve it, Malcolm and MLK share their goal of Justice for their race and are faced with many obstacles that weren't enough to…

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    The Black Power Mixtape is a historical documentary that shows footage shot by Swedish journalists who were examining the evolution of the Black Power Movement in America from 1967 to 1975. Their mission was to “[show] the country as it really is.” The documentary examines the movement year by year, highlighting important black leaders and historic events that have shaped our nation into what it is today. The footage they showed was very insightful. Interviews with black people living at the…

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