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Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Society and
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Society and
Tess of the D\'Urbervilles - Society and Thomas Hardy\'s Tess Of The D\'Urbervilles is a novel in which his protagonist and other characters are confronted by an almost endless array of moral and socially acceptable choices. Thomas Hardy makes the reader to take a critical look at the character\'s situation, the character\'s thought process and the impact of the character\'s decision making in the society in which they live. Thomas Hardy presents his reader with three major characters. They are
National Association for the Advancement of Colore
National Association for the Advancement of Colore
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Born from the Niagara Movement, led by William E. B. DuBois, the NAACP has had a volatile birth and a lively history (Beifuss 17:E4). The impetus for the creation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People came in the summer of 1908. Severe race riots in Springfield, Illinois, prompted William English Walling to write articles questioning the treatment of the Negro. Reading the articles, Mary White Ovington and Dr.
Native Son: Reviews
Native Son: Reviews
Native Son: Reviews Native Son, by Richard Wright, was hailed by reviewers as an instant classic upon its release in 1940. The novel was an instant bestseller, having been included in the book-of-the-month-club. Due to its proto revolutionary themes it was the subject of many reviews. Two such reviewers are Clifton Fadiman and Malcolm Cowley. Clifton Fadiman, writer for The New Yorker declared that Native Son was the most powerful American novel since the Grapes of Wrath. He is positive that any
O.J. Simpson: Guilty
O.J. Simpson: Guilty
O.J. Simpson: Guilty This paper attempts to prove that O.J. Simpson is guilty by giving evidence from both sides, and statements made by witnesses. On June 12, 1994, two people were brutally killed. Those two people were Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Nicole was O.J. Simpson\'s ex-wife. O.J. was arrested the next day and charged with double homicide. O.J. pled innocent to murder chargers against him and went to trial in criminal court. The trial lasted a year, and caused worldwide medi
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion
The American Education System: Cause for Rebellion Kevin Stenger EN 102-07 Nov. 29, 1996 The American Education System; Cause for Rebellion If America’s Schools are to meet the needs of the twenty first century, they must be reinvented. It is not enough to try to fix the schools; they must be reconstructed in both fundamental and radical ways. The school system must be restructured. The future of the American public school system is significant because the maintenance of an informed and producti
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar by English 102 August 4, 1995 Outline Thesis: The major accomplishments of Paul Laurence Dunbar\'s life during 1872 to 1938 label him as being an American poet, short story writer, and novelist. I. Introduction II. American poet A. Literary English B. Dialect poet 1. Oak and Ivy 2. Majors and Minors 3. Lyrics of Lowly Life 4. Lyrics of the Hearthside 5. Sympathy III. Short story writer A. Folks from Dixie (1898) B. The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories (1900) C.
United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating t
Racial Discrimination
Racial Discrimination
Racial Discrimination KAFFIR. When you see or hear this word, what runs through your mind? Do you picture a man with skin the color of the midnight sky, do you see him bending his muscular body down to the dry earth to pick cotton from thorn-ridden plants? Can you feel the heat of the sun beating down on his charred back? Perhaps you can even taste the beads of sweat swelling from his forehead and arms. Or maybe you are more inclined to visualize a dark-skinned woman with creases in her forehe
Creative Writing: Destroying Racism
Creative Writing: Destroying Racism
Creative Writing: Destroying Racism As the snow covered the house that my grandma occupies, I looked out the window to the neighbor\'s front door, their mailbox, and the circular driveway they had. It was just another home, where kids could build a snowman or throw snowballs on the front lawn. But there where no children or snowmen here. And beneath the snow, the word N-I-G-G-E-R was written in the grass. A family- a home- where they had bothered no one. One night someone decided to take weed
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges Racism has been a steady problem all through time. One of the most troublesome areas of racism is in places of education. Finding a cure for this would be a major step towards ending racism in general. No one has ever thought of a solution yet, and racism will be strong as long as there isn\'t one. It all started back when the colonists traded certain goods for slaves. They had never seen a black person before and thought of them as lower human beings because they did all of t
Racism Today
Racism Today
Racism Today ...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to bru
Racism In America
Racism In America
Racism In America In America there seems to be a major problem. It has hindered this country since America was founded. It has been used against Native Americans, Japanese, and Black Americans. The problem is racism. If this country wants to become truly great racism must be eliminated. Racism began when someone thought they were better than someone else. One source said, “ Racism began during the Enlightenment Period in Europe” ( D\' Sourza 87). Now organizations like the Ku Klux Klan and the I
5 Court Cases
5 Court Cases
5 Court Cases I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the absence of a compact between the Tribe and the State regarding the regulation of class III gaming. The State also alleged that the Tribe planned to construct a new facility on its
Proposal for Reparations of African Americans
Proposal for Reparations of African Americans
Proposal for Reparations of African Americans Teresa Burk Due to the fact that many African-Americans cannot trace their genealogy back more than three generations, It would be extremely difficult to distinguish between those who are descended from Freemen and those descended from Slaves. Therefore, although it should have some impact on reparations, we must take into account those who cannot trace their genealogy( approximately 3/4th of African- Americans). We also must remember that in essence
Republiacns! Unfavorable Acts Caused The Rise of T
Republiacns! Unfavorable Acts Caused The Rise of T
Republiacns! Unfavorable Acts Caused The Rise of The KKK The years after the civil war were frustrating times for the Americans. New laws and rules were posted for which to abide by and due to the outcome of the civil war, the people from the south had now to accept the new slavery laws issued by the political parties and congress. This created turmoil amongst both northerners, who mostly were against slavery, and southerners. This was also true for both political parties that consisted of the R
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks Rosa Parks is an extraordinary person because she stood up against racism and stood up for herself. It was even harder for her because she is a woman, and in those days, things were much harder for woman. Rosa Parks hated the ways of her life. She had always dreamed of having freedom in her life. As she grew up, she went through different experiences that gave her courage and strength. One day, Rosa Parks had so much courage and strength that when her bus arrived to pick her up, she g
Sarah (Moore) and Angelina (Emily) Grimke
Sarah (Moore) and Angelina (Emily) Grimke
Sarah (Moore) and Angelina (Emily) Grimke Sarah is the eldest of the Grimke sisters, born in Charleston South Carolina in November of 1792. Angelina, the youngest, was born in Massachusetts in February of 1805. The Grimke family consisted of the sisters, an aristocratic, slave owning father, Judge John Faucherand and Mother, Mary Smith Grimke. Sarah had the overwhelming desire to practice law, though due to her status as a women, she was not admitted, or allowed to attend any Universities that w
Equality
Equality
Equality I have a vision, that all people be treated equally. Race, religion, sex, age, and other petty differences should not mater. Every one has a rite to me here, on Earth. Everyone has a rite to be heard. I hope that some day, when a person looks at another they won\'t judge them until they actually meet them. Race, religion, sex, and age doesn\'t make someone any less of a person. Age should not mater. Both young and old have a rite to be heard. As long as a person is educated about someth
Stephen Bantu Biko
Stephen Bantu Biko
Stephen Bantu Biko Stephen Biko is known internationally as the founder of the South African Students\' Organization (SASO), and a leading force in the South Africa Black Consciousness movement. He fought against the separation between black and whites, called apartheid (the Afrikaans term for separateness). His childhood experiences and character, lead him to became a powerful leader. Steve Biko was born on December 18, 1946, in King William\'s Town, South Africa. He father was a clerk and his
For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ Whe
For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ Whe
For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf: Style and Theme Lorin Hobart AML 2604 11-25-96 Ms. Hunt For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf is a piece of work written by Ntozake Shange. It is written in an unusual style that is called a choreopoem. This style is very effective when done by a skilled poet such as Shange. She uses a combination of rhyming lyrics and a play like format to captivate the reader. The subject matter of her wo
The Assassination of MLK
The Assassination of MLK
The Assassination of MLK One of the world\'s best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr. synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. (Carson 1). However, these protest strategies only furthered racial segregation, resulting in the eventual death of King. Michael King, who was later known as Martin Luther King, Jr. was born January 15, 1929, at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. His roots were in the African-American Baptist chu
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has manycharacters and themes. The main themes are racism and theinteraction of colored and white people in the south. The settingis Maycomb County, Alabama. The main characters are the Finchfamily; father Atticus, daughter and narrater Jean Louise (Scout),and her older brother, Jem Finch. Jem was a brave boy. He was brave enough to stand up and do the things he had to, even if they scared him. An example i
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement
Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement Segregation was an attempt by white Southerners to separate the races in every sphere of life and to achieve supremacy over blacks. Segregation was often called the Jim Crow system, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During Reconstruction, which followed the Civil War (186
Delsohn's The Emmitt Zone: Summary
Delsohn's The Emmitt Zone: Summary
Delsohn\'s The Emmitt Zone: Summary 4-18-97 Steve Delsohn\'s, The Emmitt Zone, was a fascinating book. It gave insight into the life of an NFL player, as well as to the life of Emmitt Smith. It was a non-fiction book. Telling of Emmitts life ever since he was big enough to hold a football, to the present day. Emmitt Smith came from the town of Pensacola in Florida. In his family were his two brothers and his sister. Since his parents did not make that much money, and Emmitt wanted to go to colle
Why The End of Integration?
Why The End of Integration?
Why The End of Integration? After four decades of school integration America has given up, and the question is: Why?. I believe the answer is because absolutely nothing worked! Bussing was a hassle, most magnet schools were set up for false reasons, and everything was very costly. With everything they tried there were still no significant changes in the test scores of the minority students. So now here we are in the late 21st century and it can all be summed up with what Chris Hansen of the Am
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early Amer
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early Amer
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the slave culture has contributed greatly to the development of America\'s own music, dance, art, and clothing. Music It is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission , and forced into lifelong slave labor, they would be, on the most part, resentful and angry. Various f
The Injustice of Slavery
The Injustice of Slavery
The Injustice of Slavery Slaves were people who were taken from their home land in Africa and brought to America, to serve as servants on farms, doing household chores, etc. Slaves were used from the beginning of time, by people like the Egyptians. Now a days it is illegal to own slaves, but it still happens. And to this day African Americans are discriminated. In my opinion, that is just not fair, they did not ask to come over to our country, we brought them here. We are the ones to blame. Yet,
The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America
The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America
The Slave Trade and Its Effects on Early America Slavery played an important role in the development of the American colonies. It was introduced to the colonies in 1619, and spanned until the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The trading of slaves in America in the seventeenth century was a large industry. Slaves were captured from their homes in Africa, shipped to America under extremely poor conditions, and then sold to the highest bidder, put to work, and forced to live with the new conditio
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Tiger\'s Real Name: Eldrick Woods. The nick-name Tiger was given to him by his father. It\'s the same nick-name of a South Vietnamese combat buddy, Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger\'s father\'s life a few times in the Vietnam War. Rumor had it that Tiger was planning to official change his name to Tiger Woods when he turned 21 this past December but sources say he didn\'t do it for some reason. Tiger\'s Dad: Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Earl Woods served 2 Tours of Duty in the Vietn
Underground to Canada : Mammy Sally's Version
Underground to Canada : Mammy Sally's Version
Underground to Canada : Mammy Sally\'s Version As Mammy Sally was cooking this lady called Nina who also worded in the kitchen said I found a passage way out o\' here. Mammy Sally looked shocker. But if we get caught Massa Simms gonna whip us until our day are done workin\'. Said Mammy Sally. But, Nina was Strong and Fearless and said I don\'t care I\'m sick of the way those people treat us I goin\' to Canada. Mammy Sally stood there for a while and in came Massa Simms with his whip. And sa
Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the \'cradle of voodoo\'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carr
What Wrongs Have White Administrators Done to Abor
What Wrongs Have White Administrators Done to Abor
What Wrongs Have White Administrators Done to Aborginal people In The Past? Have all wrong Been Righted? Even though Hardy wrote his book in 1968, he gives a good definition of how the Aborigines were treated in that time. A very bias \'opinion\' based difinition of the treatment of Aborigines: To this day the Aborigine is treated as less than a man, his situation isapalling. His destiny and very identity is decided by his white superiors. He can live only on terms dictated by the people, who d
White Lilacs
White Lilacs
White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer I predict that . . . the Jefferson family will have many more harsh times ahead. I think this because they are already struggling to bring home enough money to get by. And I also think that Henrys attitude will get him in trouble and put more stress on the family. If this was a movie I\'d title it . . . Freedom, unless it was narrated then I would use White Lilacs because you would need to here Rose Lee\'s thoughts to understand the title White Lilacs. I also think
William Christopher Handy
William Christopher Handy
William Christopher Handy Handy was an American black composer and compiler of BLUES music. He was born in Florence, Alabama. He was educated at the Negro Agricultural and Mechanical College near Huntsville, Alabama. He was the son of former slaves. He was educated in the public schools and by his father and paternal grandfather, both of whom were clergymen. Handy was the first to bring the African- American blues to the general publics attention with the publication of his MEMPHIS BLUES in 19
THE PORTRAYAL OF POLITICS IN SOUTH AMERICAN LITERA
THE PORTRAYAL OF POLITICS IN SOUTH AMERICAN LITERA
THE PORTRAYAL OF POLITICS IN SOUTH AMERICAN LITERATURE A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists, as seen with Gabriel Marquez’s 100 years of solitude and Isabelle Allende’s The house of the spirits, is the traditional and long lasting conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies considerably depending on t
Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (LSD)
Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (LSD)
Lysergic Acid Diethlamide (LSD) LSD or lysergic acid diethlamide is a commonly used drug of teens. LSD is a hallucinogenic drug which effects the nervous system. The drug is ingested in many different ways, absorbed through the skin, taken orally or absorbed through the eye or ear. This drug was originally developed by the government of the United States as a treatment for psychological conditions such as alcoholism and drug addiction. In Canada, where experimentation is not heavily restricted,
Legalization of Drugs: Against
Legalization of Drugs: Against
Legalization of Drugs: Against Everyone agrees that something must be done about the tremendous physical and emotional health problems that drug abuse causes. Concern about the abuse of drugs is so widespread that recent polls indicate it to be one of the most serious problems in today\'s world, threatening the security and freedom of whole nations. Politicians, health experts and much of the general public feel that no issue is more important than drug abuse. America\'s other pressing social pr
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Alcoholism, chronic and usually progressive illness involving the excessive inappropriate ingestion of ethyl alcohol, whether in the form of familiar alcoholic beverages or as a constituent of other substances. Alcoholism is thought to arise from a combination of a wide range of physiological, psychological, social, and genetic factors. It is characterized by an emotional and often physical dependence on alcohol, and it frequently leads to brain damage or early death. Some 10 percent
Alcohol
Alcohol
Alcohol Alcohol is a widely used substance for both science and in technology. Its name comes from an Arabic word al-kuhl meaning a powder for painting the eyes. The term was later applied to all compounds that contain alcoholic spirits. To most people alcohol is considerd a downer that reduces activity in the nervous system. Some of the things alcohol effects you is, the alcohol intoxicated person exhibits lose muscle tone, loss of fine moter coordination,and often has a staggering drunken
Alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism Brandie M. Lee I woke up from coma wondering what had happened to me. I am going to die, what have I done to myself. Does my mother know? She will kill me. I am so SCARED! Most kids my age, who only had their grandma and grandpa never knew what it was like to have a great-grandmother. Not only was she the best great grandma but she also played the role of a mother. To me I consider her to be an angel sent from heaven, to show some of us a few lessons about life. Her name was Jos
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol plays a major role in society today. It is constantly being . ...... in our minds through advertisements, whether its commercials or billboards, holidays, or even just at the popular social scene. Alcohol is consumed for many purposes, such as celebrations, to increase romance, out of boredom, or a way to relax. Alcohol is a drug that is depended upon by the majority of our society. Nonetheless, alcohol has very damaging effects, not only does it cause
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol Abuse Alcohol abuse is a very dangerous condition in that it can cause many problems in a persons life and affect many aspects of their lifestyle. Alcoholism (or alcohol abuse) somehow effects everyone\'s life at some point in time; through a parent, a sibling, a friend, or even personal encounters. Alcohol abuse, as a medical diagnosis, refers to a pattern of behavior characterized by excessive alcohol consumption. This consumption can occur at regular intervals, regular weekend interva
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects Composition I April 1, 1997 Alcoholism is a disease that affects many people in the United States today. It not only affects the alcoholic, but also their family, friends, co- workers, and eventually total strangers. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism is defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, yet, they continue to drink. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, the
Beer
Beer
Beer Historically hops, yeast, malted barley, and water have all played the greatest and most important role in society. For almost 8000 years these ingredients have been mixed and have been appreciated by all classes of society in almost all civilizations. The old cliche accident is the mother of invention is a phrase that definitely holds true in the world of beer. The discovery was made way back when the Mediterranean region was the seat of civilization and barley flourished as a dietary st
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids Description: Anabolic steroids are performance enhancing drugs. They are a synthetic form of the chemical testosterone that is normally found in the body. By taking anabolic steroids, a person\'s testosterone level can be raised up to a hundred times more than the usual amount of 2.5 to 10 mg. Per day. The increase in testosterone increases anabolic activity, which results in greater muscle bulk. It also increases protein synthesis and androgenic activity (enhanced secondary se
Antibiotics
Antibiotics
Antibiotics An antibiotic, is defined to be a drug produced by certain microbes. Most doctors use antibiotics to help fight the germs in a patient. Antibiotics are obtained from plants, fungi, air, water, soil, just about anything on earth. Antibiotics kill and attack the germ or virus in the body, but do not hurt the human cells, ordinarily. The antibiotics are used to treat many various types of diseases, such as tuberculosis, syphilis, and several kinds of infections. People have been using a
A Pharmacist
A Pharmacist
A Pharmacist Being a pharmacist is much harder than what you probably thought it was. Pharmacists in a hospital have many, many responsibilities. They must be very careful that they have measured the medication correctly, because one little mistake can be potentially fatal. Pharmacists must know what many of the medications do, and if there are any side effects and incompatibilities with other medications the patient might be on. For example, a person might be taking a medication for another pro
The World of Uncle Tom and Company
The World of Uncle Tom and Company
The World of Uncle Tom and Company Bibliographical Data: Uncle Tom\'s Cabin Written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. 446 pages. Published by Bantam Books First published in 1851-52. It has never gone out of print. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote this novel during the time of the debates that lead to the Civil War and near the time of the Compromise of 1850. The book provides a defiant protest against the social and political conditions of that era. The division between the northern industrial states and th
Creative Writing: Beer and Drugs Make People Suck
Creative Writing: Beer and Drugs Make People Suck
Creative Writing: Beer and Drugs Make People Suck There is a weak smoke rising up over the treetops. The golden sun is on its way down in west and on a little campsite in the woods, can Dan see a little flame from a fireplace and he can hear laughter, songs and clinging bottles. Dan walks a little closer to find out who\'s there. Suddenly he steps on a stick and one of the people on the campsite stands up and shouts: Who is it ? Dan can hear that it is George who is shouting. It\'s Dan! he s
Be Healthy and Drug Free
Be Healthy and Drug Free
Be Healthy and Drug Free To be healthy and drug free means much more than it sounds. It means turning down peer pressure, not using drugs, and not feeling the need to use drugs. Many people have died from drug overdose; including Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton\'s brother. There are many different types of drugs. Some drugs are good for you and some could kill people. Some good drugs are anesthetics, hormones, vaccines, and antibiotics. Some bad drugs are narcotics. These are sleep inducers. Example