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  • Affirmative Action - 2,162 words
    Affirmative Action If one is to discuss and problem solve an issue, he or she must first know what the issue is truly about. Affirmative action is defined as the equal opportunities given to women, minorities, and small groups so they will have the same tools, education, and allotment to achieve their goals in life. Since affirmative action came about, debate arises daily about if it is truly equal and fair. Was it a word made as a cushion to the people so they will feel equal? Another interpretation is did this word actually make the white male group less important and unequal to the minority group, doing more harm to others than good. Affirmative action is not used unequally in the world, ...
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  • Cultural Activism - 695 words
    Cultural Activism In our society we have the convenience of technology--computers, television (the media, film, and video), and other means of communication with the general public. Our society has developed ways to convey ideas and beliefs through the use of technology. In other parts of the world, there are still some societies that are not aware of this technology that our society embraces. However, the growth of technology will soon reach and combine with traditional cultural societies. In Faye Ginsburg's article From Little Things, Big Things Grow, she argues that these latest products of indigenous expressive culture are part of self-conscious efforts to sustain and transform culture i ...
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  • Death Penalty - 1,189 words
    ... stressing and may take several minutes. The courts step in. By 1967 legislation efforts were under way to persuade the U.S Supreme Court that the death penalty violated cruel and unusual punishment prohibitions of the eight amendment. The court responded by staying execution by the court order pending outcome of the suits. In June 1992 the court decided that the erratic selection of offenders singled out for the death penalty resulted from lack of standards. On July 1972 the Supreme Court again ruled on the death penalty and issued 5 opinions. One decision stated that capital punishment for the crime of murder was not cruel or unusual punishment. They also ruled that to be constitutional ...
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  • Death Penalty - 1,285 words
    Death Penalty INTRODUCTION: I. I'd like everyone here to close their eyes for me. Now picture a young boy, your boy, about 5 years old. Your 5 year old son is playing in a neighborhood park, when a predator attracts his attention. The predator hits the boy knocking him unconscious and drags him back to his apartment. There, the predator tortures batters and molests your son. For hours he does this while videotaping him. Eventually he strangles the battered child to death and buries the body ... . But keeps the child's underwear as a souvenir. II. This is not the first time this predator has done this to a child. He has molested children multiple times. BODY: I. Open your eyes and look at thi ...
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  • Death Penalty Herrera Vs Collins - 619 words
    Death Penalty - Herrera vs Collins The Supreme Court addressed the constitutionality of executing someone who claimed actual innocence in Herrera v. Collins (506 U.S. 390 (1993)). Although the Court left open the possibility that the Constitution bars the execution of someone who conclusively demonstrates that he or she is actually innocent, the Court noted that such cases would be very rare. The Court held that, in the absence of other constitutional violations, new evidence of innocence is no reason for federal courts to order a new trial. The Court also held that an innocent inmate could seek to prevent his execution through the clemency process, which, historically, has been "the 'fail s ...
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  • Dialectic And Spectacle In The Harrowing Of Hell - 2,225 words
    Dialectic and Spectacle in the Harrowing of Hell Medieval Literary Drama Dialectic and Spectacle in the Harrowing of Hell Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant presents the locus for discussing the sport of presentation, or, if you prefer, t ...
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  • Feminism In Movies Inspired By Bonnie Clyde - 1,053 words
    Feminism In Movies Inspired By Bonnie & Clyde Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who were eager to break away from convention. The genre of the crime film represents such a change in the roles handed to women. Two films that can be contrasted, in order to support this view, are ...
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  • Legality Of Abortion - 1,405 words
    ... liberty is being denied from the fetus. Although the law has set boundaries on when a fetus should be considered a citizen, there are people who believe that life starts before birth no matter what the law states. I am sure these people wonder why the fetus doesn't have rights as well as the mother. Abortion author Faye Ginsberg states that, never in the history of the United States has the state granted one citizen the right to have another killed to solve one's problems (156 Ginsberg). But, people who consider a fetus to be a life must also believe that Constitutional rights are being denied from the fetus. Abortion, to people who that believe a fetus is a citizen, seems as though a h ...
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  • Media Too Powerful - 1,443 words
    Media Too Powerful? Exposure to the media is a constant event. It begins as soon as the radio or television are turned on, or as soon as a newspaper or magazine are opened.. The television, radio, newspaper and magazines are all ready to give us their spin on the top stories of the day. Some try to give us facts, with as little of their input and thoughts as possible, some work only on rumors and inuendoes, while others give us facts but slanted to their way of thinking (Kurtz 1). The media contributes to public opinion and provides understanding of the news. The media entertains us, watches government and social institutions, and gives the public information for debate and discussion about ...
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  • Medieval Literary Drama - 2,222 words
    Medieval Literary Drama Medieval Literary Drama Dialectic and Spectacle in the Harrowing of Hell Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant presents the locus for discussing the sport of presentation, or, if you prefer, the performance of the spo ...
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  • Rebel Of The Underground - 1,381 words
    "REBEL OF THE UNDERGROUND" The Life and Works of Tupac Amaru Shakur Both Tupac and Amaru are words of Inca origin. Together they mean, shining serpent. Shakur means thankful to God, from the Arabic language. Tupac, commonly known as America's most controversial rapper was labeled a gangster rapper and one of the largest figures in the rap community. He was always known for doing what he wanted and not caring what others thought of him. His life symbolized what a lot of people have gone through. Through his music and movies he showed how hard life can be. On June 16, 1971 Tupac was born to Alice Faye Williams in Brooklyn, NY. His mother was a revolutionary as she called herself Afeni Shakur. ...
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  • Reduce The Stray Cat Population By Spaying Your Cat - 855 words
    Reduce The Stray Cat Population By Spaying Your Cat REDUCE THE STRAY CAT POPULATION BY SPAYING YOUR CAT 1. Did you know that every un-spayed female cat and her offspring might produce up to 420,000 kittens over a seven-year period? 2. Today, you will realize the effect un-spayed cats can have on increasing the number of the stray feline population. 3. Almost everyone has a stray cat roaming the neighborhood, and should be concerned. Stray cats can spread diseases, and are a menace to society. In order to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe; everyone needs to address this issue. A. I have encountered this problem myself. 1. When I lived in an apartment, I lived next door to a couple who ref ...
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  • Romeojuliet : Parody - 1,144 words
    Romeo&Juliet : Parody ROMY AND JULIUS ACT III SCENE I  MARCY (mercutio)  BONNY (benvolio)  TAI (tybalt)  ROMY (romeo) IN THE THEATER ARCADE MARCY: Like oh my God, wouldnt this make the coolest accessory. It like totally complements my outfit! Bonny: Just play the game MARCY: (mumbles) Like fine, miss thing, you dont have to be so rude. Like, okay, I have to tell you something else. Guess who I saw yesterday at the mall getting a fro-yo, like, it was so totally cool amiga. Bonny: (false enthusiasm) Who? OH wait, I dont care. So anyways, what time is it? MARCY: Okay, I can get this one, like Jeff has been teaching me how to tell timegotta prepare myself, its uh, ...
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  • The Harrowing Of Hell Dialectic And Spectacle - 2,221 words
    The Harrowing of Hell - Dialectic and Spectacle Roland Barthes's essay on "The World of Wrestling" draws analogically on the ancient theatre to contextualize wrestling as a cultural myth where the grandiloquence of the ancient is preserved and the spectacle of excess is displayed. Barthes's critique -- which is above all a rewriting of what was to understand what is -- is useful here insofar as it may be applied back to theatre as another open-air spectacle. But in this case, not the theatre of the ancients, but the Middle English pageant presents the locus for discussing the sport of presentation, or, if you prefer, the performance of the sport. More specifically, what we see by looking at ...
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