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- Ana Castillo - 573 words
Ana Castillo Chicana poet and writer Ana Castillo was born and raised in Chicago, but has spent most of her writing career studying her Mestiza heritage. In her first novel, The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986), Castillo explores the relationship between two women who travel to Mexico in search of a better understanding of their place in both the U.S. and Mexican societies. The novel, written in the form of letters between the two women, is considered the landmark novel that made Castillo a leading Chicana feminista writer, winning the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. Castillo's interest in race and gender issues can be traced through her writing career, culminating in Mas ...
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- Art Upsets, Science Reassures - 1,615 words
Art Upsets, Science Reassures 'Art upsets, science reassures' (Braque) Analyse and evaluate this claim. The difference between; reality and fantasy, an accurate representation of what is, and a brilliant orchestration of the mind, can often become blurred with the paintbrush of an artist. Yet, as Braque would surely agree, there are certain areas knowledge that only serve to reify our reality, saving us from delving into the fantastic chasm of questions arising from art. This specific area is of course science. One can often become lost in art, in a never ending series of inquiries as to how such a sculpture or painting could be physically possible. Although, science will reassure us as to w ...
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- Colombia - 1,207 words
Colombia La situacion de los derechos humanos en Colombia es, sin duda, la peor de America Latina. Las ejecuciones extra-judiciales, la tortura, las desapariciones, las violaciones contra ninos e indigenas han alcanzado en los ultimos anos en proporsiones epidemicas. Voy a hablar de los derechos humanos en respecto al conversaciones del presidente con las guerrillas, la libertad de expresion y de prensa y el Plan Colombia. Colombia es una democracia constitucional multipartidista en la cual los partidos liberales y conservadores han dominado la escena politica durante un largo tiempo. Los ciudadanos colombianos eligieron en 1998 al presidente Andres Pastrana del partido conservador y un cogr ...
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- Cuba: Crimes Against Human Rights - 2,006 words
Cuba: Crimes Against Human Rights PART ONE CUBA: A Media Profile Media is the used around the world for the central purpose of sending and receiving information. To study the media in a country such as Cuba, you must consider the political, social and the cultural ideologies of the country. While most of the world is free flowing with information using mediums such as radio, television, the press and the Internet, Cuban people are exempted. The content within these mediums, reflect the ideologies of the Cuban government and also maintain a sense of nationalism. Information that reflects different ideologies of the Cuban government are not permitted on the island and are considered illegal. I ...
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- Fleur By Louise Endrich - 1,180 words
Fleur By Louise Endrich Latina Blacknall "Fleur" a story written by Louise Endrich is a tale about a young Chippewa Indian woman who is feared by all the people that live on her reservation, Argus. They believed that she has been cursed by the water monster of Lake Turcot who seeks her life for his own. Her general lifestyle is an awe to them because she lives outside of traditional ways. She stirs things up with her uncanny luck and the circumstances that surround her. I believe this is a good story because I like the way that Fleur did things in her own way, she never let the people dictate her life. The story begins with Fleur being rescued from Lake Turcot after her boat capsizes and she ...
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- Jennifer Lopez - 583 words
Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York on July 20, 1970. She is the daughter of a computer specialist Kindergarten teacher. Lopez always knew se wanted to be a performer. She started her showbiz career by appearing in the chorus of dancer, singer and choreographer Hinton Battles Synchrocinicity musical in Japan. Jennifer Lopez got her shot at acting in Connie Kaisermans My Little Girl where she perform a little part as Myra. She was selected as one of choreographer Rosie Perezs fly girls after she won a national competition of about 2,000 contestants. Lopez whose hip-hop dance numbers commanded a loyal audience in Foxs in living color, parlayed her new visibility into ...
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- Magic Realism - 1,411 words
Magic Realism Magic Realism appeared as a critical term for the arts and it later extended to literature. The term was first used by the German critic Franz Roh in 1925 to characterize a group of Post-Expressionist painters. Franz Roh described it as a form in which "our real world re-emerges before our eyes, bathed in the clarity of a new day." It was later replaced by "New Objectivity." Magic Realism survived to define a narrative tendency in Latin America during 1949 to 1970. It can be defined as a preoccupation or interest in showing something common or daily into something unreal or strange. A magic realist narrator creates the illusion of "unreality," faking the escape from the natural ...
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- On Thursday Afternoon, I Went To Huntington Library With Thao And Jane When We Arrived At The Library We Found That There Was - 1,010 words
On Thursday afternoon, I went to Huntington Library with Thao and Jane. When we arrived at the library we found that there was exhibits on Jack London and George Washington. We bought the entry ticket, which was green, and went into the library. We started in the first exhibit on our right hand side. It was the exhibit on Jack London and George Washington. We started with Jack London first. Jack London was a famous writer as well as a adventurer. Throughout his life time, he had spent his short forty years writing fifty books, which would consist of novels, short story collections and notification works. He wrote the books wtih the adventure experiences that he had went through. He's most fa ...
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- Racial Oppression: The System - 1,256 words
Racial Oppression: The System The System Today, a serious problem exists all over the world. Racial oppression takes place in the poorest and the richest countries, including America. Racial oppression is characterized by the majority, or the ruling race, imposing its beliefs, values, and laws on the minority, or the ruled race. In most areas, the ruling race is upper class whites that run the "system", and have a disproportionate amount of power. In other areas, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that is comprised of the majority, makes the laws, or has the most money. These are the keys to domination over the weaker minorities that don't have the power to thrive under t ...
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- Racial Profiling - 1,596 words
Racial Profiling Racial profiling is the tactic of stopping someone because of the color of his or her skin and a fleeting suspicion that the person is engaging in criminal behavior (Meeks, p. 4-5). This practice can be conducted with routine traffic stops, or can be completely random based on the car that is driven, the number of people in the car and the race of the driver and passengers. The practice of racial profiling may seem more prevalent in today's society, but in reality has been a part of American culture since the days of slavery. According to Tracey Maclin, a professor at the Boston University School of Law, racial profiling is an old concept. The historical roots "can be traced ...
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- Spanishamerican War - 2,058 words
Spanish/American War Spanish America PART ONE THE CONQUEST AND COLONIZATION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1 Legacy of hate: The conquest of Mexico's northwest A. The invasion of Texas-Not all the Anglo-Americans favored the conflict. Eugene C. Barker states that the immediate cause of the war was " the overthrow of the nominal republic by Santa Anna and the substitution of centralized oligarchy" which allegedly would have centralized Mexican control. Texas history is a mixture of selected fact and generalized myth. Historians admit that smugglers were upset with Mexico's enforcement of her import laws. B. The invasion of Mexico- In the mid-1840s, Mexico was again the target. The expansion and capitalist ...
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