Racism - 1,378 words
If there is one thing that the OJ Simpson trial will be remembered for, it is the racial polarization felt by all who have an opinion of the trial. Even though the trial itself was a farce, it does say something about where we are today as an American culture. It seems as though the racial divide is growing ever wider in our culture. Terms such as African-American or Irish-American are only helping to expand separation based on ethnic background. Just the fact that people insist on being identified with a country where the last known ancestor left one hundred fifty years ago speaks volumes of America's 'melting pot'. It is only logical that this behavior has manifested itself on todays colle ...
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Children And Television Advertising - 3,654 words
... in childrens modes of thinking or problem solving at different stages. Second, stages of thought form an invariant sequence in individual development, so although environmental factors may alter the rate of growth, they do not change the sequence. Third, thinking typical of his stage in numerous situations that may differ widely. Fourth, cognitive stages are hierarchical and integrative: higher stages become increasingly differentiated and at the same time integrate lower stages at a new level of organization; in short, one stage melds into another. (Wackman, Daniel B.1977) The four stages Piaget came up with were the sensorimotor stage (0-2 years old) where the infants behavior is not a ...
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An Introduction To The Rite Of Spring By Igor Stravinsky - 1,752 words
An introduction to 'The Rite of Spring', The part I of the Rite of Spring starts with an "introduction". The texture at the very beginning is extremely thin, and the only instrument in use is the bassoon, in an unusually high tessatura. The bassoon is soon joined by the Horn, and later, a pair of clarinets. This little wind ensemble creates an eerie feeling, and the fact that tempo rubato is employed makes the whole start very unstable, as if the 'grand work' has just had a bad kick-off. However, this cold start doesn't last for long. Before soon as more instruments join in, more or less at random, the texture gets thicker and thicker. Each instrument has its own theme, and they seem to come ...
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Donconstructionthe Secret Sharer - 1,126 words
Deconstruction is a post-structural school of philosophy and literary criticism that was developed by French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Although he is credited with its origins, he seems to have borrowed heavily from German philosophers, Friedrich Neitzsche and Martin Heidegger, who radically questioned the validity of basic philosophical concepts and Chinese philosopher, Lao Tse who embraced the harmony of opposites. In one of his short texts Tse wrote: Therefore having and not having arise together. Difficult and easy complement each other. Voices and sound harmonize each other. Therefore the sage goes about doing nothing, The ten thousand things rise and fall without cease, Many consid ...
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The Drug Debate - 945 words
For over twenty years the drug debate has been argued over and over. The drug war in the United States has been historically seen as a costly, yet necessary component of public policy; a policy that has been under substantial political fire for years. As we enter a new century, many are reconsidering their feelings towards the drug war. Critics cite the billions of dollars spent every year as well as the overflowing prison problem as reasons to cut back, and even legalize some or all recreational drugs. Those who are in favor of the war on drugs encourage its funding and continuation because of the perceived link between drugs and crime, and the detrimental health effects and medical economi ...
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find - 414 words
The story "A Good Man is Hard to Find," by Plannery O' Conner is a very interesting story. In the story an old woman says, "People are certainly not nice like they used to be." Nowadays people are selfish and their behavior toward others is worse. There are two methods of fighting each other. One is by law, and the other is by force. The first one is not so bad because people can get help when they are in trouble such as notices from court, traffic tickets, etc. the second one is bad because it is physical and a lot of people use this method. They express their anger and behavior at society in different ways. Sometimes people can be victims without any reason. Last week, a man was killed in ...
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Candide - 1,186 words
Candide Wealth and great materialistic possession brings happiness and success to most peoples lives. Although wealth does not always bring happiness, El Dorado was one society where all its inhabitants lived lives full of success and happiness. In Candide, wealth proved to guarantee a person a step forward in life and some sense of freedom. Sometimes when one lives in an environment consisting of total equality, one may prefer to leave and go to a different place where they would be considered superior and everyone else inferior to them. The people of El Dorado were so wealthy that they abused the things that they possessed that others would cherish. The children proved this when they were ...
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Children Of The River - 673 words
Children of the River is an excellent portrayal of immigration by the Cambodian refugees during the Vietnam War. Linda Crew provided an honest look at the Cambodian people, their hardships, their likes, their dislikes, their talents, and their faults. This honesty and openness is rare when speaking or writing about a race or culture, but it proves that honesty will still teach the most. Irony was one of the most affecting features in this book. The irony of Soka wanting Sundara to marry Chinese because of their lighter skin, but not wanting her to marry a white boy, was utterly ironic, and gave insight into the way Soka, and other Cambodians were thinking, with this contradictory goal of wan ...
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Us Involovement In Korea - 768 words
The question of whether The United States was right to enter into the Korean war is not a geomilitary question, but rather an ethical one. Was the US just in their decision? To respond to this dilemma, we look to Just War Theory as our guide. Just War Theory denotes the inevitability of war, distinguishing between a moral and immoral war. The basic qualifications for a Just war involve a defensive or Punitive war. An offensive war is usually the immoral one. Aristotle helps to justify Just War Theory with his notion that, "No one chooses to be at war or provokes war for the sake of warWe make war that we may live at peace." In the late 1940's, the United States viewed the Soviet threat in re ...
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Thomas Jefferson Bio - 3,830 words
... ainfully slow, and the treaty had to be ratified by a specified date. Napoleon, who was thought by some to have already repented this transaction, could not have been expected to tolerate any departure from its terms. Recognizing that this was no time for constitutional purism, the president yielded to his friends, while strict constructionist arguments were taken up ineffectually by the New England Federalists. Nearly everybody else enthusiastically approved of the acquisition. In May 1801 the Pasha of the piratical state of Tripoli, dissatisfied with his tribute, declared war on the United States. Jefferson ordered a naval squadron to the Mediterranean Sea to blockade Tripoli. The biza ...
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Aids And Africa - 1,665 words
The following are facts cited in Acquired Immune Deficiency syndrome by Gerald J. Stine. Worldwide, about 9,000 persons a day become HIV-infected. The majority of all HIV infections worldwide occur in people ages 15-24. Over 1 million people die of AIDS each year. The number of HIV-infections worldwide has tripled since 1990! It is estimated that there will be a 20% decline in population in East Africa by the year 2001 due to AIDS (Stine, 360). AIDS is the leading cause of deaths among adult men and the second leading cause of deaths among adult women in Africa (Bethel, 135). The first for women is pregnancy and abortion related. It is extremely difficult to judge the exact extent of AIDS in ...
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Henry Ford - 2,194 words
"A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it." Henry Ford's parents left Ireland during the potato famine and settled in the Detroit area in the 1840s. Henry Ford, born July 30, 1863, was the first of William and Mary Ford's six children. He grew up on a prosperous family farm in what is today Dearborn, Michigan. Henry enjoyed a childhood typical of the rural nineteenth century, spending days in a one-room school and doing farm chores. At an early age, he showed an interest in mechanical things and a dislike for farm work. He had an intelligent, inquisitive nature and was energized by the huge growth of industry occurring in the Detroit area. He was also an avid experimen ...
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Cezanne - 957 words
Czanne was born at Aix-en-Provence in the south of France on January 19, 1839. Czanne developed artistic interests at an early age. His father was a common laborer then became a hatter and, eventually, a successful wealthy banker. He had high expectations for Paul and would never fully accept the notion of his son becoming an artist. Sadly, his father died before realizing the extraordinary accomplishments his son had achieved. He went to school in Aix, forming a close childhood friendship with the future novelist Emile Zola. From 1852 to 1858, young Cezanne studied humanities at the College Bourbon in Aix. Czanne pursued his education, studying law in Aix from 1859 to 1861; however, his int ...
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Tv Violence And Children - 1,616 words
The Effects of Television Violence on Children What has the world come to these days? It often seems that everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results. Much research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowing box and the action that takes place within it. Research shows that it is definitely a major source of v ...
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Internship - 525 words
Every human being in this world has his or her own individuality and he or she has his or her own way of living. However, in todays competitive world, only the ones that can distinguish themselves from this broad and general category are the highly successful ones. And any person, who has the ability to be very patient, is hard working and has enough self-motivation, is also most likely to be the highly successful. I, even as a kid, have always tried to be unique in what I am and the way I look at the world. Unlike most of my peers, my goals have been set for a while. I decided to pursue my goals in the field of modern computing at about age fifteen, when I migrated from India with my parent ...
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What About The Hype - 1,551 words
In our society today there is one key element that informs the world in many different ways. This element is the media. It comes in many forms such as television, newspapers, magazines etc. Since we are subjected to the media everyday, it can influence how we feel about people. Some influences can be positive and some can be negative. One negative influence that it has is its coverage of African Americans. The media's coverage of African Americans encourages the majority of white society to have a negative perception of them. Many times in the media whites are not portrayed in such a manner. One of the reasons this occurs is because of the structure in which the news is presented. This reaso ...
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Correlates Of Delinquency - 2,454 words
... ical harm to others, and forcing someone into other aggressive behaviors to cause property destruction such as fire setting with intention of causing serious damage or deliberately destroying other property. Breaking into someone elses home or car, lie to avoid obligations and stealing are characters of deceitfulness and theft. Serious violations of rules are identified by behavior such as running away, being truant from school, and staying out late at night regardless of parents prohibitions (before age 13). Repetitive and persistent patterns of these behaviors indicate that a child is most likely to be diagnosed with conduct disorder (First,1994). Conduct disorder is a persistent patte ...
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School Violence - 1,686 words
... ching becomes almost impossible, and concerns about safety and control take precedence over concerns about learning and teaching. In general, school factors that are conducive to disorder, crime, and violence include: (a) overcrowding; (b) high student/teacher ratios; (c) insufficient curricular/course relevance; combined with (d) low student academic achievement and apathy, which give rise to disruptiveness; (e) poor facilities design and portable buildings that both increase isolation and hamper internal communication; and (f) adult failure to act because cognizant leaders improperly identify potentially inflammatory situations, are reluctant to admit a problem, believe nothing will wo ...
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Three Chinese Schools Of Thought - 1,860 words
The three schools of thought-Confucian, Taoist, and Legalist, all have different views and reasons as to whether or not the United States should be involved in the conflict in Kosovo. Each school perceived Tao in different ways and had different views on human nature. To consider how each school would take its side on this issue, we must first have some background information on the Confucius was one of the main contributors of the Confucian school of thought. He had one overwhelming message: if men are to achieve a state of orderliness and peace, they need to return to traditional values of virtue. These values are based entirely on one concept: jen , which is best translated as "humaneness ...
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Violence In Schools - 857 words
Violence in schools is hardly new to the United States, but growing news coverage and public concerns about the problem has marked recent years. Shocking reports of violent crimes committed by juveniles seem to have become common. Is the media to blame, for the violence juveniles commit in schools? Exploring how juvenile offenders have taken the brunt of crimes policies reaction to the high level and recent increase in school violence in the United States, may answer that question. I believe that media is not to blame, and that each individual is responsible for their own thoughts and actions. In order to show important aspects of the problem, we must answer the following questions: How has ...
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