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  • Race in Relation to Movies

    Race in Relation to Movies

    For this entry, I chose to do the movie “Crash”. The movie is centered around race relations in everyday life. The movie begins with one storyline about a prominent white district attorney of Los Angeles being car-jacked by two disenfranchised black males. Another story focuses on a latino locksmith and a Persian shop owner who has his store vandalized, and blames the locksmith for not fixing it correctly. Another angle focuses on a white police

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Top
  • Race Is Imaginary

    Race Is Imaginary

    The concept of race and its validity is a question that has been debated for centuries. The two articles “Out of Our Skulls: From Race Typology to Variation on the Physical Anthropology Laboratory,” by Leonard Lieberman and “Bred in the Bone,” by Alan Goodman, examine race, its implications and whether or not race really exists. Lieberman’s article discusses how best to address race in a laboratory setting and in forensic analysis of findings. He discusses

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Bred
  • Race, Poverty & Globalization

    Race, Poverty & Globalization

    Race, Poverty & Globalization INTRODUCTION How is poverty related to globalism, and why are people of color under the most severe threat from this process? Certainly, other people are also under a threat from this globalization process, and some would assert that democracy and capitalism itself may be undone by this process if it is not checked. To answer the above question and to understand why minorities and other marginal populations are most at risk,

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Race: Social Concept, Biological Idea

    Race: Social Concept, Biological Idea

    Race: Social Concept, Biological Idea Gloria Ramon Race, in the common understanding, draws upon differences not only of skin color and physical attributes but also of language, nationality, and religion. Race categories are often used as ethnic intensifiers, with the aim of justifying the exploitation of one group by another. Race is an idea that has become so fixed in American society that there is no room for open-mindedness when challenging the idea of racial

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Monika
  • Racial and Ethnic Issues

    Racial and Ethnic Issues

    Short Critical Writing Assignment #1 Today In American society it is very evident that racial tension, as well as segregation is still very much existent. Although it is not to the extreme extent of slavery, many Americans are avoiding a huge problem that is breaking our nation apart due to skin color and what media portrays. With many immigrants moving to the United States, they are not given the fair chance to gain a job

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    Submitted: January 22, 2014 By: choco1960
  • Racial Classification

    Racial Classification

    Racial Classification Black, white, orange, green or purple? What is the difference? The way I look at it is if everyone in the world was colorblind then we wouldn’t know if other people were different colors or not. “If we stop obsessing on race, people may actually become colorblind” (Blumner). Almost every battle in our history was started because of some sort of racial controversy. From the 1800’s to present day theses battles have

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Racial Discrimination

    Racial Discrimination

    Racial Discrimination Report. There are many facts about racial discrimination. Here are several of those facts. Europe is often one of the first places people think of when racism is discussed, due to Nazism, and other factions (Author unknown, page 4). Europe is often one of the first places people think of when racism is discussed, due to Nazism, and other factions (Author unknown, page 4). Europe is often one of the first places people

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Anna
  • Racial Disparity in the Correctional Population

    Racial Disparity in the Correctional Population

    Running head: RACIAL DISPARITY Racial Disparity in the Correctional Population Christina Kaba University of Phoenix Online Cultural Diversity in Criminal Justice CJA 420 Kevin Moore April 12, 2005 Racial Disparity in the Correctional Population Racial disparity in the correctional population refers to the difference in the number of minorities versus whites represented inside institutions. “The American Correctional Association acknowledges that racial disparity exists within adult and juvenile detention and correctional systems. This contributes to the

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Janna
  • Racial Distribution in Sports

    Racial Distribution in Sports

    Francis Kyle Francis Mr. Alfino Comp II 4/14/16 Racial Relations in Sports No bigger social change has happened in the world than American sports today being dominated by 68 percent of African-Americans. Judging from the United States history with slavery, no one could imagine in the slavery days that African-Americans would become such a huge part of our society. In American athletic culture, distribution in race occurs so frequently that some sports are becoming either

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    Submitted: May 1, 2016 By: kylef25
  • Racial Equilty

    Racial Equilty

    1. Mommy is in control and a little confused about what to do. Daddy goes along with whatever Mommy says or does. Neither Mommy nor Daddy seem to know what they are doing. Mommy talks more than Daddy. Daddy repeats himself on two occasions. The first time, he says, “Whatever you say, Mommy.” The second speech that he repeats is, “What do we do now?” These speeches tell us that Daddy does whatever Mommy says

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: July
  • Racial Hierarchy

    Racial Hierarchy

    American Ethnicity Final Exam Question Racial Hierarchy In reading and examining the arguments made by Blauner, Ture and Hamilton and Steinberg, I have come to realize or maybe just acknowledge more so, the many aspects of race, racism and its role within our nation. Not to say that I was oblivious to it (race) before this class, but I had not taken the opportunity before to examine it as closely as we have this semester.

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Anna
  • Racial Inequality

    Racial Inequality

    Colonialism, imperialism, capitalism these are all terms that cannot be separated from the systematic exploitation of groups of people for the exclusive purpose of extracting wealth, land and cheap labor from a group of people for the increased profits of foreign capitalists. This is achieved by undermining the laborers ability to access resources, as well as the ability to sell and retain fair value for their labor through the mechanisms of citizenship and later

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    Submitted: May 25, 2010 By: Monika
  • Racial Negative in Advertising

    Racial Negative in Advertising

    Racial Negative Stereotype- This advertisement from Playstation is a racial negative. In this advertisement the Caucasian women is grabbing the African American women at the bottom of the chin. Sony is trying to show that white is better than black. In the cultural perspective this is presenting that white race is superior to the African American race. Most people believe in equality and this advertisement shows racist action. This advertisement was quickly taken down by

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Top
  • Racial Porfiling Arguments

    Racial Porfiling Arguments

    In this report I will focus on three different arguments dealing with racial profiling in airline passenger security in the post 9/11 world. The first point addresses racial profiling as an ineffective tool. The second argument suggests watching for behavior patterns in all airline passengers that could indicate a potential threat instead of racial profiling signs of passengers to rule out racial profiling and the third strongly suggests racial profiling as an investigative tool, not

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Dissenting from the McCleskey majority, Justice Brennan wrote: "[W]e cannot pretend that in three decades we have completely escaped the grip of a historical legacy spanning centuries. Warren McCleskey’s evidence confronts us with the subtle and persistent influence of the past… [W]e ignore him at our peril, for we remain imprisoned by the past as long as we deny its influence in the present." Justice Powell, who authored the 5-4 decision, said after he retired

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Mike
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Introduction Imagine yourself driving along on the freeway with your twelve year old son, on are hot Oklahoma day. As the two of you are driving you are stopped by local police, and soon allowed to continue on. But soon thereafter the two of you are stopped again, this time the stop is not so short. The officer asks you to step out of the vehicle so that he may search it for drugs. While

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Top
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    RACIAL JUSTICE Racial Profiling. As Americans, we understand the basics of “racial profiling”. The American Civil Liberties Union, ALCU, classifies “racial profiling” as “the practice of using race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion as the primary factor in deciding who to subject to law enforcement investigations.” This unofficial and quite frequent procedure stereotyping African American, Latino, Asian, Native American or Arab people and other minority groups continues in a great deal in today’s society. What

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    Submitted: December 14, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    On September 11th, 2002, America was attacked like no other time it our history. Three planes were intentionally crashed into three different prestigious buildings. It was later found out that these planes were highjacked by eighteen men. All of these men were found to be of Mideastern descent. Since this has happened, our country has been forced to change in order to provide better security. With this new security, we must all give up some

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: July
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling Racial profiling is defined as discrimination put into action based on a stereotype. Racial profiling other older names are “institutional racism and discrimination and owes its existence to prejudice that has existed in this country since slavery” (anonymous par 3) . No one is excluded from the potential to experience some type of racial profiling, regardless of their race, gender, age, background or religion. Racial profiling has existed in different ways since

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: David
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling Abstract Racial profiling is a current, central, and controversial area of law enforcement. There have been many concerns and issues among the minorities, politicians, law enforcement administrators, and researchers about the police use of racial profiling. This paper discusses the issues of racial profiling, such as racial bias of police, which includes racial profiling of motorist, cyclists, and pedestrians. The issue of discriminatory treatment of minority individuals and minority neighborhoods will also be

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    The process of developing descriptions of the traits and characteristics of unknown offenders in specific criminal cases has become known as profiling. On the other hand, racial profiling involves the traits and characteristics of unknown offenders based solely on their race or color. This topic draws my interests because I have plans to join law enforcement, and initially I had thought that racial profiling was a normal procedure which many law enforcement officials regularly used

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: July
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    The process of developing descriptions of the traits and characteristics of unknown offenders in specific criminal cases has become known as profiling. On the other hand, racial profiling involves the traits and characteristics of unknown offenders based solely on their race or color. This topic draws my interests because I have plans to join law enforcement, and initially I had thought that racial profiling was a normal procedure which many law enforcement officials regularly used

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Introduction When Abraham Lincoln made his epoch making decision to let American Blacks enjoy freedom as much as the whites did, little did people realize that the progressive society would retain some of the old mental shackles of negative stereotypes well into the 21st century. While time and again we are told that we live in a free and fair country where all citizens are treated equally, events often remind us that all is not

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Janna
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Outline I. Racial profiling, What is it? A. Racial profiling has been debated and over the last decade. 1. Before September 11th the majority of Americans felt that racial profiling problem, and it must be rooted out. 2. Laws were passed before September 11th, banning racial profiling by police officers. S.989 the End Racial Profiling act of 2001, which uses data collection as tool to gather information as to who is being targeted and

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Max
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Don’t Panic. It’s Organic. There is no doubt that alcohol is America’s most popular and prominent drug. The sale and distribution has been legal since its early development. However, along with the social gratification of alcohol comes many dangerous effects and consequences. In contrast, marijuana, which has less severe and damaging effects and many medicinally beneficial qualities, has been outlawed by the American government. Although the utilization of both substances may lead to very detrimental

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: July
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Drug dealers are mostly Black and Mexican, Muslims are terrorists, and Hispanics are all gang members. These are things you might hear people who use racial profiling say. Racial profiling is used by police and people of authority to narrow down and target specific groups of people. This basically means that if a person is black, they are automatically assumed to be at a higher risk of having drugs then a white person. A

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Reaction Paper In the post 9/11 era, many issues regarding race and religion have come about. Due to the violent nature of the airplane attacks on that fateful September morning, Muslims and Arab people have become suspicious looking to the general public. Airport security has been placed on a high alert in order to keep travel as safe as possible. Due to the increase in security, many hardships have been faced by the Muslim and

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling

    Racial Profiling It’s a Friday night and the sun has just begun to set. A group of well-dressed college age African Americans is heading out to the local restaurant to meet up with some friends. They get in the 2004 Ford expedition and drive off. Cursing along the road the driver notices blue and red lights in the rear view mirror. He quickly pulls over to the side of the road and rolls down

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    Submitted: June 2, 2010 By: Bred
  • Racial Profiling by Police

    Racial Profiling by Police

    Racial profiling by police officers would make more sense if whites were targeted instead of African Americans, according to the author of the new book Race and Justice (Nova Science Publishers, 2000). In the book, author Rudolph Alexander, Jr., associate professor of social work at Ohio State University, examined 1996 U.S. crime statistics for the eight most serious crimes, called index crimes. In these categories, whites were more likely to be arrested for six of

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Racial Profiling in Policing

    Racial Profiling in Policing

    Kenora OPP will test 12 in-cruiser cameras First time devices used in Canada By JANET GIBSON, Sun Media KENORA -- Like a black box in an airplane, it's indestructible. A digital video camera mounted inside a police cruiser was displayed by the Kenora OPP yesterday, part of a three-year pilot project that kicks off March COMBAT RACIAL PROFILING The OPP will test 12 in-cruiser video cameras in Kenora and 22 in Toronto -- the first

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Jon
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