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Cause And Effect Of Lack Of Education, Communication, And Action

We as a race face many choices in our lives. Some theologians state that free will is a figment of our imaginations satisfying our need to feel in control. That we are only puppets of a well fabricated plan of omnipotence. This provides explanations to some who don’t responsibly control their ...

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Television Violence

Violence in television, is it turning our children into violent, destructive, and hateful toddlers. Yes or no? In today's society television plays such a big role in our everyday lives that it is hard to see if it effects our children's behavior. Television has the potential of being a ...

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Television And Movie Violence

The United States has become the most violent nation in the industrial world. The latest, a bloodbath in Littleton, Colorado, once again has us questioning our society. These revenge fantasies portrayed in Littleton are showing themselves in movies and on TV. This shows that violence in the media ...

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The Chinese New Year

Parents wake up very early in the morning to cook a vegetarian breakfast in order to thank the Goddess or their ancestors for the past year and to express their desire to have a better year in the future. After the food is ready, they wake their children up, wash up, and put on new clothes ...

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The American Dream/Promise

During the last few centuries many people have migrated to America. of America is pretty much a false idea. This promise wasn’t really a promise though. For Native Americans, African-Americans, and other groups…this promise has been broken…mostly because the American Dream is obtainable…but very ...

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The Rise Of Violent Crime In Canada

Violent crime in Canada is on the rise in Canada as well as the types of violent crimes being committed against the public. It has been on the rise for many, many years. I believe and intend to prove in the following essay that it is societies responsibility for the rise of violent crime with ...

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Societies Scapegoat

Youth crimes are on a continual rise. It seems that everyday violent offenders keep getting younger and more aggressive. We turn on the news only to hear that a ten year old mugged,shot,stabbed,beat or blew up one of his peers. With crimes on the rise involving children, people begin to look for ...

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Feminism

Females have come a long way since the early 1920s. They have slowly began to take a different approach to the male outlook of themselves. Many women today have found inner beauty as another 'boost' of self confidence. However, in the early nineteen Sadly, men has had a tremendous amount of ...

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Fingerprinting Kids

Copyright 1983 NPG,Ltd. Issue: Should parents voluntarily create detailed identification records (including fingerprints) on their children in anticipation of possible runaway problems or abductions? (1) Yes. You can never tell when terrible things will happen to a child, so its best to be ...

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American And Nigerian Culture

s are alike in some aspects of life, while being dissimilar in other aspects. This idea is clearly exemplified when one compares their own experience and knowledge of culture in America to that description and portrayal of Nigerian culture as seen through Buchi Emecheta's novel, The Wrestling ...

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Gender

can be defined as the sex-role that a person takes on according to guidelines or standards instilled in us by society. One can be a male or female biologically, but still be perceived as the opposite sex due to the way one may think or present him self or her self. Whether or not we are born ...

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Friends

Contemplating life and its meaning was never a question for me. I was happy in the world I lived in. All I needed was the presence of my family and the huge circle of I maintained. From school to the tuition center, from the mosque to the social gatherings, always surrounded me. There was a time ...

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Blacks, Prison, And Institutional Racism

Description: The title pretty much says it all in this one. This paper addresses the issue of blacks in prison and explores the socio-economic causes and solutions. This paper uses many govermentally commissioned reports. Blacks, Prison, and Institutional Racism Introduction Criminal justice and ...

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Good Communications Skills

As the semester rolls around to a close, I began to think about what I wanted to present to you in my second PAA. Of course, I also wanted to turn it in early so I could receive the extra credit points. I thought a long time about this; I recalled an experience that changed my life dramatically. ...

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Television Violence

Does entertainment influence society’s attitude towards violent behavior? In order to fully answer this question we must first understand what violence is. Violence is the use of one’s powers to inflict mental or physical injury upon another, examples of this would be rape or murder. Violence ...

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Being Just Or Unjust

Socrates' influential way of speaking allows for a central question to be answered: Is it more profitable to act justly and be just or to act unjustly and be unjust? The three parts of the soul greatly influence a person's well-being and their action thereby allowing for either just or unjust ...

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The Positive Aspects Of Fraternities

A college fraternity exists on the premise that a man is by nature a social being and needs the companionship with his fellow man. A fraternity provides a structure, and an environment in which close friendships can flourish, Bringing each of the fraternity members closer to themselves. It is by ...

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Facism

Fascism is a form of counter-revolutionary politics that first arose in the early part of the twentieth-century in Europe. It was a response to the rapid social upheaval, the devastation of World War I, and the Bolshevik Revolution. Fascism is a philosophy or a system of government the advocates ...

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What Is Welfare?

? According to recent polls, most Americans consider this nation's welfare system “a failure and a disgrace” (LeVert 10). Most people use the word “welfare” to mean income support or public assistance programs designed to help people who are already poor. Although it is geared to ...

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The Debate On Gay Rights

The argument on rights, be it human, animal, black, white or gray, is always a difficult one. One should begin by deciding who makes up these rights. Even that in itself would be difficult enough. If a group of white men made a list of rights for black men, one could say it would be biased. ...

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Animal Experimentation

As playing with your adorable pet dog, named Bailey, a news commercial flashes across the screen about . After the commercial you ponder upon what happens to the thousands of animals that were used for experimental test. Experimental test may help in finding new discoveries, but the ...

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Violent Crimes By Juveniles

In today’s society we have seen the rate of juvenile crimes soar to heights we have never seen before. Juveniles are committing murder, stealing, car jacking, and other crimes one would think a juvenile cannot even think of committing. The reasons are so many that one can only try to narrow them ...

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Television Violence And 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 families’ living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that ...

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High School Graduates And Rights Denied

High school graduates are considered adults. They are eager young pioneers ready to face the real world ahead of them. However, they are denied certain rights. No one person should be denied their constitutional rights. Actually, it is guaranteed by the constitution. People should have ...

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Trapped Inside The TV

What is it that controls what is accepted and rejected within any society? Who decides what is right, and what is wrong, and what is an illusion? In Amusing Ourselves to death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show business, Neil Postman makes many arguments that the dominant medium of culture ...

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