Education And Egalitarianism In America - 2,346 words
... s. The new methods, combined with the physical organization of the school, represented the direct opposite of Pestalozzi's belief that the child's innate powers should be allowed to develop naturally. Rather, the child must be lopped off or stretched to fit the procrustean curriculum. Subjects were graded according to difficulty, assigned to certain years, and taught by a rigid daily timetable. The amount of information that the child had absorbed through drill and memorization was determined by how much could be extracted from him by examinations. Reward or punishment came in the form of grades. At the end of the 19th century the methods of presenting information had thus been streamlin ...
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Reconstruction - 2,247 words
... on Washington in 1964 the goals had changed to guaranteeing all Americans equality of opportunity, integration both social and political, and the more amorphous goal of a biracial democracy.32 But the goals did not include the need to transform the economic condition of Blacks. Instead they emphasized the need to transform the political At the beginning, the Civil Rights Movement sought solutions to racial injustice through laws and used the Federal courtsto secure them. The Supreme Court set the stage in 1954 with Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas: the Brown decision focused the attention of dominant Black institutions such as CORE (Congress On Racial Equality) and the N ...
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Did America Do Enought To Help The Jews In The Holocaust - 1,227 words
... to help the Jews. Description of this essay : Western Civilization - World War II Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jew Did the Western World do enough for the Jews in the Holocaust "When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn't a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a Catholic. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak." -On the Wall at the Holocaust Museum in Washington It is impossible to learn about the Holocaust and the Second ...
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Black Like Me Chapters - 1,080 words
John Howard Griffin (JHG) is a specialist for the hard life of Negroes in the south of the USA in the 1950s. His idea is to change the color of his skin for being able to experience the discrimination on his own. He visits George Levitan, one of his old friends and owner of the magazine SEPIA. After discussing the idea, Levitan pays for all the expenses for changing JHGs skin color and his trip through the south of the USA. He flies to Louisiana to meet doctors which can finally help him to find the fitting medicine to change the color of his skin from white to black. The therapy for changing his skin color has started, he takes special pills and as to sit under a sun lamp. The doctors tests ...
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City - 1,332 words
Cities exist for many reasons and the diversity of urban form and function can be traced to the complex roles that cities perform. Cities serve as centers of storage, commerce, and industry. The agricultural surplus from the surrounding country hinterland is processed and distributed within the city. Urban areas have also developed around marketplaces, where imported goods from distant places could be exchanged for the local products. Throughout history, cities have been founded at the intersections of transportation routes, or at points where market goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another such as river or ocean ports as well as railways. Cities are also sites of enormous ...
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Martin Luther King Jr. - 1,011 words
Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known person in history. He is know for his work in civil rights, and is known for his I Have a Dream Speech. King's speech not only change history for the black community it gave hope to black through out the world. King's speech was so successful because he was able to arouse his audience to their feet and get them mad at society. In his speech, he uses different types of language. One type is from Burk and Burk called charging of language. This is using strong powerful words to influence a listener's opinion. Another type of language he uses is called glittering generalities, which is the use of words to make a listener agree with what the speaker has said ...
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Alicia My Story - 1,539 words
1. Give a short summary of your book. (characters , conflict, complications, climaxes, resolutions) The story was mainly about Alicia Jurmans life during and after the Holocaust. In her life she had witnessed more trauma that we cant even imagine, such as her mother getting killed right in front of her. Thats not all, her whole family was killed during the holocaust. Her family cruelly wrenched from her, Alicia rescued other Jews from the Gestapo, led them to safe hide outs. She was only 13 when she began saving the lives of people she did not know. After the war Alicia continued to risk her life, leading Polish Jews on an under ground route to freedom in Palestine. I enjoyed this story a lo ...
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Stereotypes Definitional Essay - 762 words
Dumb jocks, Women dont belong in a professional setting, they belong in the kitchen, He must be a Jew, just look at his nose. Our society is based solely on face values where we tend to place someone in a category because of his or her actions. Prejudicial notations used to define members of a social or ethnic group are called stereotypes. We stereotype various groups of people, but none like women, different ethnic groups, and athletes. We typically stereotype women on the job. Women normally are associated with jobs such as nurses, secretaries, and tailors. These are jobs in which most people would label as a tender loving care job, which requires a womans touch. Women are rarely associate ...
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Sonny Blues - 376 words
Sonnys Blues the author is presenting the past from the perspective of the present in order to understand his own feelings concerning the role of a father. The two brothers in the story had different life choices. Both Sonny and the narrator have found their own mode of escaping the violence and harshness of the ghetto, different though those modes might be. After the death of the mother the narrator feels he is his brothers keeper, because of the promise he made to the mother. He is not exactly happy about it and especially Sonnys life style. Nevertheless, this is his only brother and he made a promise not to turn his back on him. Sonny was more like his uncle a music lover. Before the moth ...
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Raisin In The Sun - 2,468 words
The action of the play takes place in the poor South side of Chicago, sometime after World War II, probably around 1959. Most of the action takes place in the apartment of the Youngers, especially in the living/dining room and near the bathroom that they share with the Johnson family. Some of the action also takes place in the kitchen and in the two small bedrooms. The first bedroom is shared by Mama and her daughter, Beneatha; the second serves as a bedroom for Walter and his wife, Ruth. The furnishings in the Younger household are typical and tasteful, but worn; it is obvious that they have had to accommodate too many people for too many years. Crocheted doilies and covers are used to hide ...
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Raisin In The Sun - 2,473 words
... his attempts to kiss her, he departs. Mama asks her daughter whether she had a nice time. Beneatha says that she thinks George is stupid. Mama tells her that she need not waste time with fools. Beneatha is glad that she is understanding. Mrs. Johnson, a neighbor, enters. She has come over to warn the Youngers of the dangers involved in moving into a white neighborhood. Her concern for their welfare does not seem very genuine; instead, she comes across as an interfering busybody, who gets into a small argument with Mama. After Mrs. Johnson leaves, Walter's employer calls to ask why he has not come to work for three days. Mama quizzes Walter about where he has been. He tells her that he h ...
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I Know Why The Cage Birds Sing - 1,191 words
- Stamps, Arkansas, in a black ghetto neighborhood where Maya lives with her grandmother and paralyzed uncle - St. Louis, San Francisco, a junkyard, and Southern California; A brief incident takes place across the border in Mexico - starting from 1930s to mid-late 1900s, she was born in 1928 2) Character I 1: Primary Characters - Maya a black girl with nappy black hair, broad feet, and a space between her teeth; the narrator of the book; the novels based on her growing up. - Bailey Johnson (Junior) - Mayas older brother and a major person her life; he gives her advice, hes good looking, intelligent, and mischievous; he loves his mother. - Momma Henderson - Mayas grandmother, she owns a black ...
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Fahrenheit 451 - 1,149 words
It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed, begins Fahrenheit 451 (1). This opening of Bradburys novel immediately evokes the consequences of the careless use of new technology and modern-mans refusal to recognize these consequences (de Koster 44). The book Fahrenheit 451 is one of only two novels that Ray Bradbury has written, the other being Something Wicked This Way Comes. (Many believe that Dandelion Wine and The Martian Chronicles are novels when in fact they are just collections of different stories put together by connected themes.) The idea for the story comes from a story called the The Fireman published in Galaxy. T ...
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Black Like Me Report - 1,115 words
In the book Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin the reader can experience life on the other side of the color line through his words. John Griffin was an author who became another person so he could tell the story of being a black man in the 1950s south. He went to a dermatologist and took pills to darken his skin tone; he used a sun lamp to darken it more. With these methods he became black. He then traveled down to the south to live as an unemployed writer and experience first hand what the south was like for the black race. He befriended most black people and was ignored by most white people. In the middle of the story he stops being black and whitens his skin, now he goes back and goes ...
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Malcolm X - 444 words
Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His real name was Malcolm Little. His parents were Earl and Louise Little. They were both members of Marcus Garveys Universal Negro Improvement. His father was a Baptist preacher. All together there were 8 children. Malcolm and his family was driven from Omaha by the KKK when he was an infant. They moved from Omaha to Lansing, Michigan. In Lansing their house was burned down by a white hate group, Black Legionnaires. Earl Little died when Malcolm was 6. After his father died, his mother had a mental breakdown. The children were all given to foster homes. Malcolm quit school after the 8th grade. He became involved in hustling, drug dealin ...
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Immigration - 1,481 words
... the examination is completed, the petition filed in court, and all investigations of fitness for citizenship completed.(1,68) Then the petitioner will be notified to appear before the court for the final hearing. (1,68) If the examiner agrees that the applicant should be a citizen, he or she becomes a citizen. (1,68) If the examiner does not agree, he or she will have to come to court with or without an attorney and the judge will hear what the petitioner has to say. (1,68) The judge then has the final call on whether the petitioner becomes a citizen or not. (1,68) You can become a citizen if you meet the following requirements: you have been a legal permanent resident for five years, o ...
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Bobby Sands - 1,409 words
Bobby Sands was born in 1954 in Rathcoole, a loyalist community in North Belfast as the first child of John and Rosaleen Sands. He was followed by two sisters, Marcella and Burnadette, and a brother, Sean. The first years of Bobbys life were spent qui ly at Abbots Cross in the Newtonabbey area of North Belfast. However, the anti-Catholic attitudes raised their heads and the Sands family was forced to move in 1962 to another predominately Protestant ghetto in Belfast. Growing up in these areas led to e nature of hate that most Catholics have being in the segregated areas of Belfast. Bobby shared the same experiences, and had the same feelings. At the age of fifteen, Bobby quit school and bega ...
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Biafra - 499 words
Biafra: A People Betrayed by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. explains the end of the short-lived Republic of Biafra. In the article the Biafrans were portrayed as people fighting for their survival and in complete awe and knowledge of what was about to happen to them, Genocide. Complete and utter genocide, although it never came, neither did the peace, freedom, and first world life that it tried to achieve. Throughout the article Vonnegut uses sarcasm to illustrate his points. At the beginning of the article Vonnegut wrote, It had a few friends in this world, referring to Biafra, and among its active enemies were Russia and Great Britain. Its enemies were pleased to call it a tribe. Some tribe. Some trib ...
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Brown V Board Of Education - 1,432 words
Analysis of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka On June 7, 1892 a man named Homer Adolph Plessy was arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the White section of an East Louisiana Railroad train. Although Plessy was only one-eighths black, under Louisiana law he was considered black and, therefore, required to sit in the Colored section. The punishment for breaking this law, the Separate Car Act, was a fine of twenty-five dollars or twenty days in jail. Plessy went to court and argued, in Homer Adolph Plessy v. The State of Louisiana, that the Separate Car Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. The judge hearing the case was John Howard Ferguson, who ha ...
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Mlk And Malcolm X - 1,303 words
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X grew up in different environments. King was raised in a comfortable middle-class family where education was firmly stressed. Malcolm X, on the other hand came from an underprivileged home, where education was not such a big deal. Malcolm X was a self taught man, who received little schooling and rose to greatness on his own due to his own intelligence and determination. The early backgrounds of the two were clearly responsible for the distinct different responses to their fight against American racism. With King being a well-educated man, he had read up on non-violence, and would use non-violence as the tactic of the Civil Rights Movement in which he led ...
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