Gun Control In America - 1,371 words
On March 24, 1998, firing from the woods overlooking their school, 13-year-old Andrew Golden and 11-year-old Mitchell Johnson shot and killed four middle school students and a teacher and injured ten other students in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The two boys had a semiautomatic M-1 carbine with a large ammunition magazine, two other rifles, seven handguns and more than 500 rounds of ammunition which they took from the home of one of the boys grandfather, who had a large arsenal of weapons left unsecured. Officers arrested the two boys as they ran through the wooded area near the school, and they were convicted on five counts of capital murder and ten counts of first-degree battery in September 1998 ...
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Militarization Of The Us Mexico Broder - 1,834 words
Militarization of the U.S. Mexico Border Corranle, all viene la migra!, translated into English, this means Run, there comes immigration! This is what illegal immigrants shout everyday when they are about to cross the Rio Grande in search for better lives. Unfortunately, not many get through alive because of the militarization that has developed on the U.S. border with Mexico. Operation Rio Grande continues a process put in motion over a century ago by the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It tries to erase the reality of a social geographical order that defies neat national divisions and impose a narrow notion of citizenship on people on both sides of the international boundary. In the process, ...
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Immigrations - 1,254 words
The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration The Chicano View of Mexican Immigration During the 1970s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the "Chicano movement." Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students and youth, these activists focused on maintaining a pride for their culture as well as their ethnicity to fuel their political campaign. Left out of this campaign initially though were Mexican immigrants. As is made clear in the writings of David Gutierrez, si ...
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A New Immigration Policy - 431 words
The population of the world is ever increasing. The United States is no exception to this trend. The current population of the United States is 270 million people. This year alone, one million immigrants will enter the United States, whether legally or illegally. Some of those illegal aliens who evade justice for four years or more are granted amnesty, legal forgiveness, and are given U.S. citizenship. Allowing these illegal aliens to remain in the country takes a serious toll on the economic and social levels in the United States. My proposal is to take a more severe approach to slowing down and eventually stopping illegal immigration. The main issue regarding illegal immigration is the fac ...
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Imigration - 1,783 words
Many Americans are concerned about the influx of immigrants into our country. They see new arrivals as a threat to jobs, a drain on over-burdened social services and a threat to cultural traditions. They complain, "There is a limit to how many newcomers can be absorbed, and the rate at which they can be assimilated into the existing system." "We can't just tear down the borders and let everyone in (with or without documents)."Over the years the United States has been called a nation of immigrants. The fact that we are a melting pot for so many different cultures, races, and religions makes us unique in the world. It is also what has helped create our national character. For more than 300 yea ...
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Maxine Hong Kingston - 4,357 words
National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan See also the Kingston entry in DLB Yearbook: 1980. BOOKS: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (New York: Knopf, 1976; London: John Lane, 1977); China Men (New York: Knopf, 1980); Hawaii One Summer: 1978 (San Francisco: Meadow Press, 1987); Through the Black Curtain (Berkeley: Friends of the Bancroft Library, University of California, 1987); Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (New York: Knopf, 1989). OTHER: "Cultural Mis-readings by American Reviewers," in Asian and Western Writers in Dialogue: New Cultural Identities, edited by Guy Amirthanayagam (London: Macmillan, 1982), pp. 55-56;"Personal Statement," in Approaches to Teaching Kingsto ...
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Immigration - 1,249 words
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! (Szumski 19). This poem, placed at the base of The Statue of Liberty was rightfully depicted as a welcome mat for the rejected and oppressed people of other nations. However, our country is now becoming disorganized and bombarded with mass immigration. This problem causes money to be spent on various areas of immigration, therefore Immigration negatively depletes the United States economy. A nation of immigrants is what we asked for and is what we received, with people first starting to a ...
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The Ku Klux Klan - 1,425 words
In the southern states of the USA, the period known as Reconstruction created a pressure and fear and hate for the African Americans among many of the southern white people. This was because the African Americans were now free people and had the same rights as the white people. This angered many white people and they created groups to support their beliefs and to allow people with the same ideas to gather together and share their ideas. This is how the Ku Klux Klan came into existence. The Ku Klux Klan began in Pulaski, Tennessee on December 24, 1865. Six men devised the earliest version of the Klan. These men were all ex-confederate soldiers. They were trying to think of an idea to cheer th ...
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Unreasonable Traffic Search - 858 words
When police set up traffic checkpoints looking for signs of drug use, walking a narcotics detecting dog around the car, and examining drivers licenses and registration does that practice violate the Constitutions protection against unreasonable searches? From August to November of 1998, police in Indianapolis set up six traffic checkpoints to look for signs of illegal drugs transported on city streets. Officers stopped cars, checked each drivers license and registration, looked for signs of drug-related impairment of drivers, and walked a drug-sniffing dog around the car. If the dog alerted, then the officers search the car. Drivers approaching the stops were warned with signs that said, N ...
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Racism The Question Of Japanese Internment During World War Two - 2,239 words
... is when the Western Defense Command was actually set up. To get an idea of the size of the W.D.C. imagine a line splitting California, Oregon and Washington in half; the western half of those states would be the W.D.C. and would eventually be devoid of anyone of Japanese descent. Southern Arizona was also included in the W.D.C. Now the internment didnt happen all at once. It happened in a series of proclamations, each taking more rights of the Japanese away once it was put in to action. Proclamation three was the first which directly violated the rights of most Japanese Americans (Daniels 53). It called for an 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. curfew for every person of Japanese descent in the W.D.C. Dur ...
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Immigration - 1,098 words
... ea citizens tend to view them in a hostile manner because of the perceived notion that illegal immigrants are using resource meant for legal residents (Bean 204). The United States immigration policy does not allow people to immigrate if they are expected to be dependant on public services. Yet in 1993 approximately 12% of the 5.9 million recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits were immigrants, which account for about 5% of the population (Mont 15). Statistics such as these add to the growing anti-immigrant sentiment among American citizens. This anti-immigrant attitude was clearly reflected in 1994 with the passing of California's Proposition 187 (Kirschten 16). Although Pro ...
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What To Do About Immigration - 1,227 words
The concern about the impact that immigration impose on American society is not a new one. Since the discovery of the New World immigrants from all over the world moved to American continent in search of a better life, that this vast and rich in sources, yet scarce in population land had promised them. Soon the immigrants outnumbered the native population. They came from England, Europe and Asia. In addition, millions of Africans were imported as slaves. By 1700 the United States became a country of immigrants and more were still to come. At that time America welcomed everybody who ventured to settle in the new country. At the end of the last century, however, not all immigrants were gladly ...
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Immigration - 846 words
The simple dispute for immigration issues in Wausau became a complex dilemma after the major migration of the Hmong Asians. People of Wausau did not clearly understand the meaning of Immigration and all of its complexities. People first believed that the immigrants were decent and was under control. Later people were poisoned with the fact of Asian gangs affluent around their small town. This gave people assumptions. People of Wausau speak for their community. Some believe that before 1978, the small town was filled with no racial conflicts. The town to some people was truly socially diverse in almost every way possible. Then in late 1970s, Wausau congregations allowed a few Hmong, Lao and V ...
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The Diversity Myth - 2,736 words
... rse discrimination cases, acrimony over quotas and affirmative action, and the proliferation of racially exclusive professional organizations. Every good-sized police department in the country has a black officers' association devoted to explicit, racially competitive objectives. In large cities, there are associations for Asian, Hispanic, and even white officers. Many government agencies and private companies hire professional "diversity managers" to help handle mixed work forces. This is a new profession, which did not exist before the idea that diversity is a strength. Most of it boils down to trying to bridge the gaps between people who do not understand each other, but since it conc ...
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X Mexicos Exodus - 1,844 words
The problems created by waves of illegal immigrants leaving Mexico for the United States are very real. Every succeeding year sees an increase in the amount of those caught while trying to cross. One must ask why does such a wealthy developing country, with mineral resources and oil reserves, and a population of nearly 100 million people and a rich culture dating back to the 1500s, need to have economic and social difficulties that force such a large exodus every year? And why does the established government of Mexico seem incapable of solving this issue? Border agents called Federal Prevention Police have proved inadequate in stopping the flow of Mexicans going north. The 700 lawmen posted ...
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The Problems With American Democracy - 1,856 words
Dont get me wrong! I thoroughly love American democracy and the abundant freedoms that it allows me to enjoy. I can be creative, individualistic, entrepreneurial, and I can unequivocally believe in my interpretation and practice of American free enterprise. American democracy allows me to be expressive and critical of politicians positions on various issues and simultaneously pretend being intellectual without any palpable fear of government reprisal. I can publish fiction and non-fiction books and expound on my diverse opinions with impunity. I truly appreciate and value what my guaranteed liberties personally mean to me. But outside of myself and outside my interests and needs I am genuine ...
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Mexico - 1,655 words
Population The Mexican population is divided into three main groups, the people of European descent, the Native Americans, and the people mixed with European and Native American descent or better known as Mestizos. Of these groups, the Mestizos are by far the Largest, making up about 60% of the people of Mexico. The Native Americans are the next largest with 30% and the Europeans the smallest with only 10%. The society is semi-industrial. The population of Mexico in the 1995 census was 93,670,000 giving the country an estimated person for about every 4 square miles. About 75% of people live in urban areas. Mexico consists of 32 administrative divisions, 31 states and the Federal District. Th ...
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Overcrowding America By Immigration - 1,626 words
... n, the Federal Reserve Chairman, said that the large amount of workers created by high immigration have helped tremendously to the nations prosperity (Masci 571). The immigrants who come in with low levels of education are taking the jobs American do not want such as washing dishes in a restaurant or driving a taxi, and they work for less money, so the business can make more. Celia Munoz, vice president for policy at the National Council of La Raza, the nations largest Latino advocacy group said, I dont think people realize how many important jobs are done by immigrants and what would happen if they all went away (qtd. in Masci 573). Immigration also helps businesses by constantly havin ...
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Illegal Immigration - 726 words
There are several problems that seem to plague contemporary Americaabortion, Iraq, social securityhowever none of these compares to the sweeping epidemic of illegal immigration. According to the 2000 census, an awe-inspiring 8 to 11 million illegal aliens live in the United States. The immigration crisis is founded on the contention that illegal immigration harmfully influences the American workforce. Moreover, these illegal aliens mostly hold jobs that require little to no training, which is a system that is auspicious for an employer. The Senate is currently deliberating on the Sensenbrenner Bill, which, if passed, will favorably contribute to the cure of the immigration pandemic. A common ...
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The Impact Of Immigration On American Politics - 1,816 words
Introduction One of the most important and perhaps unique historical elements contributing to the character of the American system is the diversity of backgrounds from which the nations citizen come. Immigrants from almost every corner of the world have decided to leave their ancestral homes and make a new life in the United States. Except for the American Indian, Eskimos and native Hawaiians, every American is either an immigrants or a descendant of immigrants. The flow of people to what is now the United States began in the sixteenth century. It continued largely unrestricted until 1921, when congress enacted legislation setting quotas for the number of the persons who could annually enter ...
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