Affirmative Action - 1,541 words
Affirmative action is one of the more recent and popular civil rights policies that affect today's society. Affirmative action can be described as nothing more than a lower educational standard for minorities. It has become quite clear that affirmative action is unfair and unjust. However, in order to blend race, culture, and genders to create a stable and diverse society, someone has to give. How can this be justified? Is there a firm right or wrong to affirmative action? Is this policy simply taking something from one person and giving it to someone else, or is there more to this policy, such as affirmative action being a reward for years of oppression against those whom it affects? There ...
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Amish Culture - 1,941 words
The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in our country alone. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other cu ...
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Mixed Blood - 677 words
The question of race has been a long debated topic that still has not been answered. Jeffrey Fish embraces this issue in his writing entitled, "Mixed Blood." The document opens by proposing the question of "What is race?", then breaking it down into smaller factions. The two lesser questions that are formed instead are: "How can we understand the variation in physical appearance among human beings? How can we understand the kinds of racial classifications applied to differences in physical appearance among human beings?" The preliminary hypothesis determined is that race is a myth and does not really exist. Yet, Fish chooses to expand on various possibilities that may lead to other conclusio ...
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The Human Body - 1,117 words
E-mail: Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on the world of art. Egyptians needed art for their religious beliefs more than decoration or self-gratification. The most important aspect of Egyptian life is the ka, the part of the human spirit that lives on after death. The ...
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The Human Body - 1,119 words
... phy Before the portrayal of the human body can be critiqued, you must understand the artist's culture. As man evolved over centuries, his views of the body also transformed. Our tour definitely showed the drastic changes in different cultures' art. Each culture and era presents very distinct characteristics. Through time and experimentation, we have expressed our views of the human body clearly with our art. Egyptians were the first people to make a large impact on the world of art. Egyptians needed art for their religious beliefs more than decoration or self-gratification. The most important aspect of Egyptian life is the ka, the part of the human spirit that lives on after death. The k ...
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Report From Los Angels County Museum Of Art - 772 words
Report from Los Angels County Museum of Art The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in the Western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Moreover, the museum has seasonal exhibitions, which focus on many different types of artists every month. The variety of artwork fascinates visitors and never bores them. I am a frequent visitor of the museum, and, this time, I was enchanted by the sculpture Lady, which was created by Michael Lucero in 1999. The sculptures body simulates Roman or Greek statues, but there is no human-like head. Instead of creating the head, he randomly stacked ...
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The Upper Room - 1,314 words
When an artist displays a work of art in a public place such as Battery Park City, he or she must take into consideration the degree of interaction that may take place between the public and their work of art. When I spoke with the artist of The Upper Room, Ned Smyth, he explained his intention of the publics interaction with his sculpture was to be both physical and emotional. In this paper, I will discuss the different issues that have made his intent a success. First, I will address the impact that the physical appearance of the work has on the public, and why. The Upper Room is constructed from concrete with inlayed stone and glass mosaic. It is a large-scale sculpture, yet it is very we ...
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William Wallace The True Story - 1,802 words
For generations, William Wallace has been a hero to Scotland and a patron of freedom. After Mel Gibsons portrayal of Wallace in the award winning movie, Braveheart, there was a dramatic rise in the popularity and recognition of the Scottish hero. The story of William Wallace has been passed down through many different generations. These generations include people of English, Scottish, and Irish decent, a few among many. All of these different cultures have passed down different versions of stories and records about William Wallace. Since there are many different stories about the same man, historians and scholars find it difficult to determine the actual truth about William Wallace and his p ...
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The Lottery By Shirley Jackson - 920 words
The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, is about a small-minded village that savors on tradition. The town holds a lottery once a year where all the families gather around in a big crowd in the Village Square. The lottery is conducted by Mr. Summers, a man who often leads the town's activities such as square dances, Halloween parties, charities, etc. In the crowd, wives gabber about the daily gossip. Fathers chat about tractors, crops, and taxes, while the kids playfully gather small smooth stones, piling them in a clearing behind the crowd. Mr. Summers calls their attention to get the lottery started, and the scattered family members hurry about and find each other. Mr. Summers brings out an old b ...
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Globalization Of Coke - 1,010 words
... dation was formed, with the sole purpose of helping those in need. Many of the needs that are focused on are educationally based. With operation in nearly 200 countries, the company frequently encounters the great gap between those who thirst for learning and the adequate educational resources available to them. Whether it is supporting computer training in Vietnam, or providing access to school in Mozambique, the Foundation's aim is to make educational excellence more widely available. The Coca-Cola Foundation supports global education, and emphasizes innovative programs that foster understanding, such as Michigan State University's global fellowships that allow high school teachers to ...
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Managing Diversity - 1,569 words
... (Rowe 79). A comprehensive 1993 study of U.S. workers' attitudes bears out Rowe's assertions. The first installment of a planned quadrennial survey, the privately funded National Study of the Changing Workforce found that perceptions of discrimination take a heavy toll on job performance. More than one-fifth of minority workers reported they had been discriminated against by their current employers. Those beliefs correlated with a higher tendency to feel "burned out," a reduced willingness to take initiative on the job and a greater likelihood of planning to change jobs. (NSCW 1993). From an external perspective, a diverse workforce can also provide a distinct competitive advantage for a ...
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Human Behaviour In Business - 1,066 words
... it illustrates the point very clearly. Managers for the most part do not want to have to rehire a new staff every time they are required to upgrade their companies computer systems. This being said, if management can not get through to the workers on why and how to implement these changes, then rehiring staff will be their only option. Management has make sure that their staff is open to new ideas so that the company will be able to keep up with the world, and not fall behind while training staff on new system requirements. Matching personalities with jobs may be one of the most effective ways to allocate human resources. If a person is properly suited to their position in relation to th ...
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Differences In Tradition And Culture - 493 words
Differences in Tradition and Culture The word Tradition is a very vast one. Every country, city, and land has its own tradition and culture that is entirely different from each other. People, generally after they have picked up a certain tradition, find it very difficult to adapt to another tradition or culture. This reluctance to easily adapt a new tradition is the main reason as to why there are many differences among people, due to their tradition. Some people, refuse to accept another tradition because their views are different and they treat all basic activities differently, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer." (Robert Le ...
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Power Of 3 - 318 words
In America we have freedom of speech. We have the option to express our feelings and thoughts. Sometimes it is unwanted and uncalled for but we can speak out . Unlike some countries we wouldnt be penalized or attacked for speaking against our countries or president or government. Some countries keep a strong tap on any person or groups that bad talk or plan against the government . The KGB from Russia was known for their killings of people talking against the government . They taped a lot of people. If you want something in America or want to be something you can do it. There arent many deadly obstacles in you way. Many things like racism and politics on a small scale , can hold you back but ...
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Education Essay - 700 words
Every person in the United States is required to attend some schooling. Since college is not required, there are so many reasons not to go. Motivation is one of the biggest reasons that people do go. There are so many things that motivate different people to attend college. Probably one of the biggest things that motivate people to go to college is to improve their jobs or compensation. Anymore, to get an individual would have to have a college degree. Anyone can get a job where they show up to work, work long hours, with a low pay rate, and cannot wait to go home. However, by going to college and getting a degree in a field of choice, a person will be able to choose their job, work better h ...
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The Maltese Falcon - 1,326 words
A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammetts The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-known metropolises such as Los Angeles or New York City, Hammett opted to place the events of his text in the lesser-known, yet similarly exotic cultural confines of San Francisco. Hammett used his own intricate knowledge of the San Francisco Bay Area - coupled with details collected during a stint as a detective for the now defunct Pinkerton Agency - to craft a distinctive brand of detective fiction that thrived ...
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Five Perspectives - 735 words
00.01 The purpose of this paper is to focus on history and culture. This is also the required paper four for English composition 1301. 00.02 The thesis is this that this essay analyzes and interprets five essays on history and culture in terms of understanding the meaning, evaluating the strategy and appreciating the language as suggested by The Sundance Reader. 01.01 In the first essay by Matthew Arnold he writes about the two influences in our world, which are Hebraism and Hellenism. Hebraism is strictness of consciences and Hellenism is spontaneity of consciences. In the second essay by Ruth Benedict she writes about The Pueblos of New Mexico, which are Indians. These Indians have a diffe ...
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The Cultural Diversity In The Euuropean Union - 1,419 words
02 jun 2000 RESEARCH PAPER The European Union and its cultural diversity Meike Berns Int 305 City-University The European Union and its cultural diversity I would like to discuss that a sense of community which is necessary in business and in daily life is not achieved yet. Even with opening the borders between the member states and establishing a common currency the work is not done yet. The question often asked is how to achieve a sense of community in the different member states with their different cultures. Is it even possible? How can the goal of feeling as an European be achieved? Should people give up their national pride? To make Europe one unit is it necessary to have one language? ...
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Samurai And Knights - 602 words
The Medieval Era saw the emergence of two distinct warrior classes in Europe and Japan. These were the Samurais and the Knights. They were marked in history as a code for courage and sacrifice. Never had the world seen such courageous and dedicated military class before them. Although, they represented two different cultures; they were similar in several ways. The Samurais were the military class warriors of Japan. These warriors acted as retainers to greater lords, fighters, and the enforcers of policy and morality. Their importance and influence grew during the Heian Period (794-1185) when the powerful landowners hired them for the protection of their properties. The knights on the other h ...
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How The West Was Won - 1,146 words
World War II came without warning or invitation for the people of the South Pacific and brought issues that few understood. The war became a period of excitement, hardship, and at the same time, of material abundance. Their islands, the place they called their homes, were abruptly exposed and used as never before to new outside influences and by uninvited guests. "Their harbours were used by fleets of warships, while onshore bases were built to house troops, and landing fields were constructed to service a suddenly created aircraft traffic," (Howe 156). Pacific Islanders were for the most part, observers of the war and the turmoil it generated, rather than constituents. Although there were a ...
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