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  • Puerto Rican And Us - 1,927 words
    Puerto Rican And U.S. Most instruments designed to measure acculturation have relied on specific cultural behaviors and preferences as primary indicators of acculturation. In contrast, feelings of belonging and emotional attachment to cultural communities have not been widely used. The Psychological Acculturation Scale (PAS) was developed to assess acculturation from a phenomenological perspective, with items pertaining to the individual's sense of psychological attachment to and belonging within the Anglo-American and Latino/Hispanic cultures. Responses from samples of bilingual individuals and Puerto Rican adolescents and adults are used to establish a high degree of measurement equivalenc ...
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  • Puerto Rican And Us - 1,951 words
    ... ional acculturation scales and included in each version of the questionnaire for validation purposes. Individual items concerning language use (both reading and speaking), cultural foods, music, holiday celebrations, and family celebrations were inspired by items on the Marin et al. (1987) and Szapocznik et al. (1978) scales. Parallel items were included to address actual cultural behaviors (e.g., How do you celebrate family events?) and individuals' preferences for cultural behaviors (e.g., How do you prefer to celebrate family events?), yielding a total of 12 items added to each questionnaire. Complementing the response format for the PAS items, these items were scored on a 9-point sca ...
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  • A Journey Though The Golden Gates Of Promise - 2,284 words
    ... because, without them, the United States would become overpopulated and it would slowly deteriorate. If Congress did not create the quota laws as a way to control who is allowed to enter the country, it would leave the magnificent "Golden Gates" open to anyone who wanted to enter the promise land. It is insane to even consider letting everyone of every ethnicity into the United States because the results would be devastating for the American society. American citizens often criticize that the quota laws discriminate towards different ethnic groups, but, in reality, it is common sense to prefer letting immigrants into the country that are more likely to "fit in" with the cultures being p ...
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  • Among School Children - 1,231 words
    Among School Children Among School Children 1. What are your thoughts about what happened to Clarence? It is a teacher's job to try and reach all of his/her students. That is extremely difficult with children that have no problems. In Clarence's case, Mrs. Zajac tried everything she knew to get through to this troubled child. When it comes to the best education of one child or twenty the choice must be the majority of the children. Clarence's disruptive behavior was hurting the rest of the class. The only way to solve that problem is have him removed and sent to another facility that could better understand his problems. This is so unfortunate, but the best interest of all the children must ...
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  • Anthropology - 1,269 words
    Anthropology Transcending the Barriers "My primary interest is to explain something out there that impinges me, and I would sell my soul to the devil if I thought it would help." Eric Wolf, 1987. Eric Wolf's interest into the realm of anthropology emerged upon recognition of the theorist- imposed boundaries, encompassing both theories and subjects, which current and past anthropological scholars had constructed. These boundaries, Wolf believed, were a result of theorist tending to societies and cultures as fixed entitiesstatic, bounded and autonomous, rather then describing and interpreting societies within a state of constant change, ceaselessly vulnerable to external influence, and always ...
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  • Bernie Williams - 394 words
    Bernie Williams Berine Williams was born September 13 1968.His paernts always encouraged him to be what ever he wanted to be when he grew up. He also had a brother named Hiram they used to be together all the time. Bernie became intrested in baseball when he was 8.The Yankees were very popular in San Juan.Bernie grew older and got better because his dad used to take him evrey day to play baseball after school. The Yankees discovered Bernie at the age of 16 but he was too young. When a basebal player reaches his 17th birthday a major-league team can sign him. They sent him to Sarasota Yankees in New York State. He quickly becomes the top base runner in the league. In 1991 after Roberto Kelly ...
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  • Bilingual Education - 1,269 words
    ... of different cultures. When students are educated in their native language and learn to rely only on it, then they do not blend with the rest of society. Robert King, author of "Should English be the Law?" states that "language is tearing apart countries around the world" (57). The United States should not become another victim. Speaking English is a necessary skill needed to succeed in the United States. The United States job is to educate all people and teach all people English. Bilingual education programs may inhibit the reality of this goal. In contrast, Richard Rothstein, author of "Bilingual Education: The Controversy," argues that " teaching in ones native language reinforces on ...
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  • Birth Control - 1,146 words
    Birth Control The history of the Pill is a history interwoven with capitalism, exploitation, racism and classism. In that this is a historical look at oral contraception, this section will proceed in chronological order through the development, testing and present day situation of "the Pill." This historical look will also discuss the effects of capitalism, exploitation, racism and classism, with a careful look at how the effects of oral contraception were felt in vastly different ways by white women and black women. Development of the Pill was partly facilitated by Katherine McCormic, multi-million dollar widow and friend of Margaret Sanger, who contributed over three million dollars for sc ...
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  • Ch Paul Whiteman A Classically Trained Violinist And Violist Who Adored Jazz But Lacked The Gift To Emulate The Uni - 1,031 words
    ... = a declamatory setting of a text, with rhythms and inflections related to those of speech. Aria = a songlike setting, musically expressive, accompanied by the orchestra. Da capo = from the beginning a three-part design. The composer writes the first section and a contrasting middle section of a da capo aria, and the performer repeats the first section with embellishments. Chorus = a large ensemble, with several voices on each part. Libretto = the words of an opera or other dramatic vocal work. Overture = in music theater, an introductory instrumental piece. George gershwin = ansombels. Ch. 18. Drone = a single tone, sounded continuously or repeated. Jimmie Rodgers(1897-1933) = from Mis ...
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  • Chicano Migration - 1,058 words
    Chicano Migration Who is in charge of the past? The Spanish language is the second most spoken language here in the United States. Jose just replaced Michael as the most popular name last year in two southwestern states. According to Mireya Navarro, America is home to 31 million people of Latin ancestry, a number that is rapidly growing. In fact, "In the next five years the number is expected to surpass African-Americans as the largest minority group and will most likely make up a fourth of the nation's population in 50 years"(Navarro, "Latinos Gain Visibility in Cultural Life of U.S.,"Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, 1998, p. 364). The question that arises from all of this is, ...
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  • Claiming Life By Michelle Brown - 1,320 words
    Claiming Life By Michelle Brown Claiming Life By Michelle Brown Judith Ortiz Cofer is a Puerto Rican whose writing often examines the conflict and the beauty of cultures mixing together, as people immigrate to America. Though she exhibits a strong connection to her Latin heritage, she often seems to also resent that part of her life. There are many standards and expectations in the Puerto Rican society which Cofer writes to subvert, viewing them negatively. As a Puerto Rican woman, Cofer often disagrees with the limits and expectations placed on a woman in Puerto Rican society, and this attitude is the subject of much of her work. In "Claims," the speaker describes "Grandmother." Cofer uses ...
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  • Cocaine - 1,399 words
    Cocaine Cocaine When you reach into the refrigerator for a Coca-Cola, do you ever wonder where it got its name? You might be surprised to find out! When coke was created 120 years ago, it contained cocaine (Bayer 27). At the time scientists did not realize that cocaine was addictive and dangerous. Scientists today know that cocaine is among the strongest stimulants known, and trying the drug even one time can cause heart attack, stroke, and even death. Even the most in shape athlete could die from one use (Bayer 26). The history of coca leaves began hundreds of years ago in South America. The Indians of Peru and Bolivia chewed coca leaves so that they could work hard in high altitudes and ne ...
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  • Culture In International Marketing And Buyer Hehavior - 1,206 words
    Culture In International Marketing And Buyer Hehavior Index Introduction Characteristics of culture International Marketing and buyer behavior Examples of Cultural Blunders Made by International Marketers The Culture Sensitivity of Markets The Development of Global Culture Cultural Analysis of Global Markets Cross- cultural analysis Conclusion References Introduction Culture is the learned ways of group living and the group's responses to various stimuli. It is also the total way of life and thinking patterns that are passed from generation to generation. It encompasses norms, values, customs, art, and beliefs. Culture is the patterns of behavior and thinking that people living in social gro ...
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  • Culture Of Poverty - 375 words
    Culture Of Poverty Culture of Poverty The culture of poverty was introduced or was popularized by Oscar Lewis while studying poor families in Mexico and Puerto Rican families San Juan and New York. The theory maintains that culturally based attitudes or predisposition such as present-mindedness and obsessive-consumption are the major barriers to economic mobility for many of the poor. Lewis theory likewise implies that this is not a short-lived financial predicament for the poor, but a way of life bolstered by the hopelessness of accomplishing even minor economic goals. Lewis argues that there are certain cultural characteristics among the poor in industrial capitalist societies. Lewis and o ...
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  • Educating Hispanic Students - 1,063 words
    Educating Hispanic Students Education is the key to individual opportunity, the strength of our economy, and the vitality of our democracy. In the 21st century, this nation cannot afford to leave anyone behind. While the academic achievement and educational attainment of Hispanic Americans has been moving in the right direction, untenable gaps still exist between Hispanic students and their counterparts in the areas of early childhood education, learning English, academic achievement, and high school and college completion. Hispanics will represent more than one-quarter of school-age children in the United States by 2025. These children are more likely than others to be educationally and eco ...
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  • Environmental Racism - 424 words
    Environmental Racism? There is a political theory of justice that was created by John Rawls that states, that all rational members of society in the original position should make decisions. Rawls called this method as a veil of ignorance. This is used as an instrument to make decisions in developing local projects. In the United States there is a spectacle called NIMBYism, which stands for Not-In-My-BackYard. This is when a group of a local community members protest about developments or a certain development in their community. NIMBYism could be a good or bad spectacle, which depends on what activities are suspended because of it. A bad view of this would be if there were no developments. T ...
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  • Gangs - 1,599 words
    GANGS OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a "number of people who went around together-a group." Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: an organized group with a leader a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict a group whose members show unity through clothing, language a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are one of the results of poverty, discrimination and urban deterioration. Some experts believe that young people, undereducated and without access to good jobs, become frustrated with their lives and jo ...
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  • Gangs - 1,599 words
    GANGS OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a "number of people who went around together-a group." Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: an organized group with a leader a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict a group whose members show unity through clothing, language a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are one of the results of poverty, discrimination and urban deterioration. Some experts believe that young people, undereducated and without access to good jobs, become frustrated with their lives and jo ...
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  • Gangs - 1,599 words
    GANGS OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a "number of people who went around together-a group." Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: an organized group with a leader a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict a group whose members show unity through clothing, language a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are one of the results of poverty, discrimination and urban deterioration. Some experts believe that young people, undereducated and without access to good jobs, become frustrated with their lives and jo ...
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  • Hip Hop - 437 words
    Hip Hop Hip Hop is an art form that includes deejaying, rapping, breakdancing, and graffiti art. Hip Hop originated in the South Bronx section of New York City around the mid 1970s. It been strong for years in black and Puerto Rican communities in New York and has recently started gaining success from widespread exposure. A large part of Hip Hop is rapping the origination of this gets its roots from a Jamaican art form known as toasting. Artists like James Brown, The Last Poets, and Gil Scott Heron along with many others and a popular black activist H. Rap Brown have helped influence rap to its present form. The art of Deejaying another large part of hip hop was brought about by Grand Master ...
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