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Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a fiesta in memory of deceased relatives. At this ceremony family members wear calacas which are wooden mask. They dance around and have a good time. These masks are also placed on altars to dedicated to the dead. Sugar masks are also made and the name of the dead person is placed on the forehead of

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Nat Turner: A Man of

Courage and Wit

Nat Turner is by far one of the most well known slaves in American History. Most people know Nat Turner as the man responsible for a large slave revolt, which took place in August 1831. However, after reading and analyzing “The Confessions of Nat Turner and Other Related Documents,” one i

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The Controversial, First Black Supreme Court Justice:

Thurgood Marshall



Thurgood Marshall was the first black man ever to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Marshall was one the finest and most recognized civil rights leaders of the 20th century. Marshall had a lot of liberal views that brought much co

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Thurgood Marshall was the first black man ever to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Marshall was one the finest and most recognized civil rights leaders of the 20th century. Marshall had a lot of liberal views that brought much controversy upon him. Marshall did what he thought would make for a better country and most cer

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Thurgood Marshall was the first black man ever to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Marshall was one the finest and most recognized civil rights leaders of the 20th century. Marshall had a lot of liberal views that brought much controversy upon him. Marshall did what he thought would make for a better country and most cer

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Not White Enough for The American Dream



“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or let it slip?”

-Marshal “Eminiem” Mathers



One of the single greatest drives within human beings is the drive toward success. Mixe

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Although many people believe that affirmative Action is a form of racism, it is actually used to help minorities find employment in an otherwise racist world.

“In the United States, equality is a recurring theme. It has flared into a fervent moral issue at crucial stages of American history: The revolutionary and Jacksonian Period, and

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The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal.” If all men are created equal then why is there so much racism in our society today? People judge others all of the time because of their skin color, sometimes they don’t even realize it. Most of these feelings towards another person of a different skin color are deeply roote

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Class Inequalities: Impact on Our Lives



“The Inequality Express” by Barry Bluestone:

• Inequality in the United States is on the rise

-by the late 1980s, family income inequality was higher than at the end of World War II

• Source of economic inequality:

-Changes in the distribution of wa

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W.E.B. DU Bois

1. Basic philosophy on ways in which African-Americans could achieve equality.

In a meeting, 1906 at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, W.E.B. Du Bois said “We will not be satisfied to take one jot or title less than our full manhood rights. We claim for ourselves every single right that belongs to a free-born Am

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Racial Profiling





Abstract: Racial profiling is considered by many to be the largest problem in our criminal justice system today. Racial profiling is common defined as the improper practice of selecting potential criminal suspects because of their race or ethnicity. Seeded in the roots of racism, racial profiling st

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Affirmative action is defined by Webster’s dictionary as a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment. In many eyes though, affirmative action in its meaning is completely hypocritical. Instead of benefiting the d

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“Integrity is like the weather: everybody talks about it but nobody knows what to do about it” (Carter, 1996, p.160). The definition states the uprightness of character; honesty; the condition, quality, or state of being complete or undivided. Integrity is all-or-nothing; either one has it, or one lacks it.



A person of integrit

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Affirmative action, the set of public policies and initiatives designed to help eliminate past and present discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, is under attack.



Originally, civil rights programs were enacted to help African Americans become full citizens of the United States. The Thirteenth A

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Many People thought that the need for a women’s rights movement in the United Sates ended with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But women still faced many hurdles in the quest for equal rights and even lost ground in the late 1940’s and 1950’s. Then, beginning in the 1960’s, new generations of leaders arose to push for equal right

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The Color Purple



The Color Purple by Alice Walker, American author and poet, most of whose writing portrays the lives of poor, oppressed African American women in the early 1900s. Born Alice Malsenior Walker in Eatonton, Georgia, she was educated at Spelman and Sarah Lawrence colleges. She won the American Book Award and the Pu

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Title: Poverty

Word Count: 1644

Grade: 97





Poverty in this nation is a universal term. Its grasp reaches men and women, young and old, black and white. It affects people in all states, all countries, and of all nationalities. Why, then, is such a universal term so commonly misunderstood? How

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There are many reasons that sociologists or anthropologists oppose placing Americans into the racial categories that our government and business are apt to use. I I think that it’s time to acknowledge the increasing number of multiracial Americans — not only because doing so gives us a more accurate view of the population, but because it wi

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“Frankie’s Got a Gun”

The ballad “Frankie and Johnny” is a song that was written to shock the listener and deliver an important message. It is the story of a woman who discovers that her husband has cheated on her and takes it upon herself to see that justice is served by shooting him. This song reflects the time period in which it was w

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The Middle Passage



The Middle Passage was a time in our nations history that most of us would like to forget. It was a time of depression and hatred, especially among the African Americans who suffered the most terrible conditions. The movie “Amistad” illustrates a great example of the suffering African Americans had to go thr

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