Research Papers on All Black Studies

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  • Four Dissertations on Interdisciplinary Social Work

    This is a 4 page paper that provides an overview of interdisciplinarity in social work. The particular example of Black churches responding to the AIDS epidemic is utilized. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Studies

    A nine page paper which looks at two research studies concerned with the way in which stress and resultant high blood pressure affect Black people, and the different aims and methodologies of the two studies in terms of the quantitative and qualitative approach, the way the which the studies can be used in juxtaposition to provide an overview of the problem, and the applications which they have in the fields of health care and social issues.

  • Program Proposal for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS in Teens

    A 5 page research paper that takes the form of a hypothetical proposal for initiating an HIV/AIDS prevention program for teens, age 11-18. The parameters of the proposed educational intervention are outlined in 4 pages, with a 1 page abstract. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black Middle Class and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement

    A 11 page research paper, plus a 1 page proposal for that paper, that examines how the civil rights movement has caused the creation of a large, African-American middle class in contemporary America. The writer offers an overview of the civil rights era and argues that this large black middle class has reaped the benefits of that era, as well as furthering its goals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • African American Women and Anorexia Nervosa

    This 7 page paper details the proposed outline for a research study on anorexia in the black American. Proposed research studies are cited, suggested and methodolgy is outlined. Assumed conclusions are offered. All examples quoted from current studies and cited. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Study of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    A 3 page research paper that in which the writer explains that another paper (kheeoc3.rtf) offers a suggested methodology for a proposed research study, which hypothesizes that an examination of news articles on the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) published in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources, would suggest whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its mandate to oversee fair and just employment practices. The following examination of literature provides an example of how such a study might be accomplished. The writer summarizes news articles on the EEOC. The evaluation phase of this proposed study is offered in kheeoc5.rtf. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • RESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN COWBOYS AND EAST TEXAS, DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES

    This 4-page paper presents a research proposal concerning a study of bigotry and discrimination against African American cowboys in East Texas during the 19th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Research Proposal for Small Business Diversity Planning

    This 30 page paper provides an overview of a proposal and the final research study on diversity planning. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Proposed Research Study for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Methodology

    A 3 page research paper that offers an outline for the methodology section of a proposed research study. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with overseeing whether or not both the private and public sectors of the economy use non-discriminatory hiring practices. The proposed research study suggests a methodology that examines the past and present of the EEOC by examining the content of news articles on the EEOC that have been published in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources. Please note that this paper does not contain references to these news articles, but simply outlines procedure for a proposed study. The hypothesis for this study would be that such an examination would point toward whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its mandate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • African American Poetic Modernism

    A 5 page analysis and research paper which examines three representative poems from leaders of the Harlem Renaissance to illustrate the principle of modernism in black poetry. These poems are: 'Mulatto' by Langston Hughes; 'Incident' by Countee Cullen; and 'He was a man' by Sterling Brown. The writer first discusses what experts have said regarding the definition of modernism and then examines how these statements can be applied to each poem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Diversity Issue/Harassment

    A 4 page essay that, first of all, summarizes a news article that addresses the diversity issue of racial workplace harassment. Then, the writer discusses this information in regards to its implications for workplace management. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • An Examination of Aborigine Oppression in Doctor Worreddy's Prescription for Enduring the Ending of the World

    This 3 page paper discusses this complex and insightful telling of the oppression of the Aborigines in Australia. This story illustrates the ways in which the whites oppressed the blacks and how the culture and history of the Aborigines was devestated as a result. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Elitist Poetry of Langston Hughes

    A 5 page paper which examines three of Langston Hughes’ poems, illustrating how he is actually an elitist more than a socialist. The poems examined are “Walkers with the Dawn,” “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and “Dream Deferred.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'Claudette Colvin Goes to Work' by Rita Dove

    This 4 page report discusses one of the poems in Rita Dove’s poetry volume titled “On the Bus with Rosa Parks.” “On the Bus with Rosa Parks” exemplifies the ways in which Dove captures a moment, sees it for what it was and is, and then addresses its unique beauty and power and the poem “Claudette Colvin Goes to Work” provides the reader with a truly unique insight into the awarenesses and experiences of one woman who . . . “goes to work.” Bibliography list only the primary source.

  • 'On Being Brought from Africa to America' by Phyllis Wheatley

    A 7 page paper which examines Phyllis Wheatley’s poem “On Being Brought from Africa to America.” The paper argues that the poem is one that subtly offers praise to the institution of slavery for having brought Christianity to the savage. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

  • 'Ballad of Birmingham' by Dudley Randall

    This 3 page paper analyzes this poem for form, tone, symbolism, alliteration and more. Examples given from text of Dudley Randalls poem: The Ballad of Birmingham. Bibliograpy lists 1 source.

  • African American Poetic Modernism

    A 5 page analysis and research paper which examines three representative poems from leaders of the Harlem Renaissance to illustrate the principle of modernism in black poetry. These poems are: 'Mulatto' by Langston Hughes; 'Incident' by Countee Cullen; and 'He was a man' by Sterling Brown. The writer first discusses what experts have said regarding the definition of modernism and then examines how these statements can be applied to each poem. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 'On Being Brought from Africa to America' by Phyllis Wheatley

    A 7 page paper which examines Phyllis Wheatley’s poem “On Being Brought from Africa to America.” The paper argues that the poem is one that subtly offers praise to the institution of slavery for having brought Christianity to the savage. Bibliography lists 5 additional sources.

  • 'Ballad of Birmingham' by Dudley Randall

    This 3 page paper analyzes this poem for form, tone, symbolism, alliteration and more. Examples given from text of Dudley Randalls poem: The Ballad of Birmingham. Bibliograpy lists 1 source.

  • The Civil Rights Era and its Impact upon African American Poetry

    7 pages covering the voice of struggle expressed in Black poetry of the civil rights era. Analytical focus is specifically upon the works of such greats as Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovani, and Gwendolyn Brook. Bibliography lists 7 sources, Report also includes samples of two relevant poems (no additional charge).

  • Poetry of Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes During the Harlem Renaissance

    A 3 page paper which examines poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. The poems discussed and compared are Langston Hughes’ “Dream Deferred” and Countee Cullen’s “From the Dark Tower.” Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Maya Angelou: Her Works and Her Life

    This 5 page paper discusses Maya Angelou’s life and four of her poems, and argues that many of the things that happened to her in her life are expressed through her poetry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Countee Cullen's 'Heritage' and African American Ancestry Perceptions

    A 5 page paper that examines early twentieth-century poet Countee Cullen's perception of his African-American ancestry as expressed in his poem "Heritage". Discussed are the conflicts and contradictions Cullen found in this perception and the factors and emotions that contributed to these conflicts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Culture, Demographics and Socioeconomics of the Black American Family

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the demographic, socio-economic and cultural characteristics of African American families. Studies of demographic, socio-economic and cultural characteristics of African American families and communities have shown that overall, African Americans report lower incomes, lower education, higher unemployment and poverty rates, and higher mortality and suicide rates than most White communities in the United States. All of these factors have improved over the last decade and unemployment was reported at an all time low in the last U.S. Census. Despite these adversities however, a large percentage of African American families have succeeded in their educational and professional careers. It is believed that this “resilience” is enhanced by several cultural support characteristics which exist within the African American families and their communities. Most African Americans have reported that their most difficult challenges are based on racism and oppressive factors rather than factors which relate to their family or socio-economic status. Racism, oppression, and segregation are also believed to be some of the primary differences in the mortality and suicide rates in the African American population from the white population. In social science studies and in relation to agencies which wish to establish social support groups to help African American families, all of the cultural, socio-economic, and demographic differences must be taken into account. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Historians Phillips and Woodson and Slave History Recording

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts these two historians. Their personal lives are looked at to try to decipher just why their views are so vastly different. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • KKK's History

    A 7 page paper that examines the history of the development of the Ku Klux Klan. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Our Kind of People Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham

    (7 pp) Through six years of interviews with more than three hundred prominent families and individuals, journalist and commentator Lawrence Otis Graham weaves together the revealing stories and fascinating experiences of upper-class blacks who grew up with privilege and power. Previously known for his provocative New York magazine exposé of elite golf clubs, when he left his law firm and went undercover as a busboy at an all-white Connecticut country club, Graham now turns his attention to the black elite. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Films Chinatown and Raisin in the Sun and Ethnicity

    This 5 page paper discusses these two films and analyzes the role which ethnicity plays in both. African Americans are depicted in Raisin in the Sun and Asian Americans and African Americans are depicted in Chinatown. Bibliography lists no sources.

  • Past and its Importance in Black Culture and Black Consciousness Afro American Folk Thought From Slavery to Freedom by Lawrence W. Levine

    An 8 page paper which examines how the African-American present culture is influenced by the past, with particular emphasis on the chapters “The Rise of Secular Song” and “A Pantheon of Heroes.” No additional sources are used.

  • Law Cannot Alter Social Injustices in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    A 5 page paper which discusses the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, illustrating how it indicates that no law can truly change the social injustices experienced by those who are the victim of racism. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

  • Civil Rights and Law Enforcement

    This paper supports the thesis that during the period of segregation in the United States, Black people were forced to live under laws in which they had no say. This paper uses articles to prove the thesis through example. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Race According to Charles R. Lawrence and John Stuart Mill

    This 5 page report discusses the viewpoints of the 19th century philosopher, John Stuart Mill who was certain that the highest normative principle is that, “actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness” and the modern writer and legal scholar, Charles R. Lawrence who believes that “racist speech is peculiarly deserving of curtailment.” Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Education, Special Needs Individuals' Rights, and the Law

    An 11 page overview of the diversity of considerations which are reflected in the laws, court decisions, and legislation pertaining to the rights of people with special needs. The author provides a detailed summary of several of these considerations and emphasizes that applications range from addressing the needs of individuals with physical disabilities to addressing the needs of individuals with specific cultural characteristics which make special educational provisions a necessity. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Discrimination Law Interpretation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    A 4 page research paper on the policymaking of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that oversees compliance with federal laws that guard against discrimination in employment practices. The writer examines loopholes in EEOC policy, specifically look at the manner in which academicians evaluate the EEOC. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Life and Art of Jacob Lawrence

    A 6 page paper which provides a look at the life and works of the African American artist Jacob Lawrence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cinema and 'Race Films'

    This is a 5 page paper discussing the film genre “race films”. In the 1920s emerged a new era of cinema known as the “race films” which were made by African Americans, starred African Americans in independent roles and were meant for African American audiences. This movement was meant as a rebuttal for the largely popular film “The Birth of a Nation” (1915) which glorified the Ku Klux Klan. The actors who starred in the race films were soon integrated into Hollywood films in the 1930s to 1950s but received largely supporting and stereotyped roles as mammies as seen in “Gone With the Wind”. The 1970s brought about another era of race films inspired by the civil rights movement and again a decade of films were released which were made, starred and intended for African Americans. The 1980s saw another era of supporting roles and black/white buddy movies for black actors until the most recent movement in black film making began in the late 1980s. Black directors such as Spike Lee showed the political and economic climate of the urban African American situation which resulted in another boom of race films. The genre had changed over the years however and in today’s cinema can be found a mixture of black/white buddy roles, stereotyped racial roles and movies depicting African American urban blight. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Spike Lee the Man and His Work

    A 5 page paper discussing Spike Lee's filmmaking views and his advertising career. Of his films, even his critics report that Lee is honest and reports in his films only what is there is to see. Demanding and exacting, he has a clear idea of what he wants to see in his films, and he has gained the respected position of managing director. Still, many black people are uncomfortable with what they see on a Spike-Lee-sponsored screen, but Spike Lee continues to lead his own life, making films and designing advertising campaign in his 'spare time.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Middle Passage/Deslauriers

    A 3 page research paper that describes French director Guy Deslauriers’ 2000 film “The Middle Passage” endeavors to portray the horrors endured by Africans abducted from their homes and forcibly transported to the New World. The film is a “stylistic gamble” as it is “without dialogue, individualized characters or conventional narrative arc” (Harvey 26). In other words, the film attempts to offer a contemporary audience the illusion that they are looking directly at history and the atrocities perpetuated on captured Africans. The main question, therefore, in evaluating this film is whether or not this depiction is accurate. The writer discusses this question, drawing on the narrative of Olaudah Equiano. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • African American Stereotypes and Cinematic Semiotics

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the semiotics of the black film genre. Certain cinematic codes are used in films to portray semiotics or symbolism to the cinematic audience. Some of the most significant of these can be found in the African American film genre which has changed significantly in its symbolic representation over the years. Originally, blacks in films were stereotyped blatantly and retained the status of the servant to the white man, similar to a Mammy’s role in “Gone With the Wind”. After the cultural revolution took place in the 1960s, Blaxploitation evolved as a black film genre which symbolized the new empowerment felt by the black American population. Blaxploitation, although popular with black audiences, did not have a long life span however and African Americans in films in the 1980s were once again relegated to “buddy” or comic relief roles as support to white actors who retained the leading roles. The black film genre changed again in the 1990s when many films were released showing the urban blight, violence and discrimination experienced by blacks. Again, the genre was filled heavily with stereotypes and the symbolic roles of blacks in American society although the stereotype has changed. Recently, film makers have decided to use more subtle approaches to symbolize the African American in today’s society. This approach has lead to films such as “Devil in a Blue Dress” which explores the subtle cultural differences found in African Americans rather than blatant stereotypes and also new films which spoof the previous stereotypes depicted which in effect erases cinematic coding of black roles. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Comparison of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Spike Lee's 1992 Malcolm X Film

    An 8 page investigation into the life of one of the most controversial black leaders of all time. This paper contends that while the film is more graphical and moving, by the nature of its cinematic format, both the film and Haley’s book provide the same overall picture of Malcolm X. The author of this paper cautions, however, that to really understand the man we must look beyond his words and, indeed, the words of those who so eagerly portray him in film and book to find more objective sources for our conclusions. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Civil Rights Movement and the Role of African American Women

    A 5 page paper that discusses the behind-the-scene roles that black women played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and how these roles supplied the support and strength to carry this movement forward. Also discussed is the triple burden of oppression that these women have labored under, a burden consisting of not only racial prejudice, but gender and class prejudice as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Subjugation in Rabbit-Proof Fence

    An 8 page discussion of the concept of manifest destiny as it is illustrated in the film "Rabbit-Proof Fence". The author reviews the plot of this film and compares the blatant discrimination experienced by the characters with other acts of discrimination conducted against other aboriginal peoples around the world. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Harlem's Musical Renaissance Reflected in Josephine Baker and Diana Ross

    A 7 page paper that compares Josephine Baker and Diana Ross and the contribution that each has made to the advancement of African American music. Included is a discussion of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s and the effect this era had on black entertainment. Also included is a brief history of the changes that have shaped African American music from the time of the Harlem Renaissance to the present. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Freedom Bound A History of the Civil Rights Movement by Robert Weisbrot

    This 3 page report is an overview of Weisbrot's chronicle of the major events of America's civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The History Of American Gospel Music

    This 5 page paper discusses the history of gospel music in America, from its pre-Civil War beginning to its breakthrough in the mid-1900s to its current popular status. It pays special attention to the influence of gospel music and its performers, particularly Thomas Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson, on the changes in the African American condition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • US Slavery History

    5 pages in length. A discussion of the beginnings of slavery in the South and how it impacted the economics, as well as the nature of the institution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Healthcare of African Americans After the Second World War

    A 5 page paper which discusses how Africa Americans experienced a great change in access to health care, and access to health care professions following WWII, when the federal government made an active assault on discrimination policies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Australian History and Blight

    This 10 page paper looks at the period of time when Aboriginal children were stolen and placed into mainstream white culture. The paper uses singer Archie Roach as the primary focus. Roach was a victim and had been taken from his family in 1958. The paper looks at events in historical context and argues that this event is one in a larger chasm of global racism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Segregation History Since the 1980s

    This 7 page paper deals with the trends in segregation and desegregation during the period of 1980-2000. The paper utilizes recent data from a twenty year study by the University of Albany as well as current information from the US Census Bureau. Conclusions drawn from the data are supported with examples, quotes, all cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Culture, History and Artistry of Black America

    A 5 page paper which examines Paul Beatty’s “The White Boy Shuffle” as it involves a somewhat irreverent look at African American history and culture. The paper then compares his presentations with the outlooks provided by Addison Gayle’s “The Black Aesthetic” and Larry Neal’s essay “The Black Arts Movement.” No additional sources cited.

  • 20th Century Race History

    This 6 page paper discusses the history of race in the twentieth century and included such major movements as slavery, segregation, desegregation, and the civil rights movement. Furthermore, many notable authors and their views on this topic are noted in this paper, such as Zinn, McBride, Mel King, and more. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Slave Trade Economics and History

    15 pages. Explores the history and economics of both the North and the South before, during and after the Civil War. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • The Role of Women and Minorities in the Labor Movement

    A 7 page paper which examines the role of women and minorities in the history of the labor movement. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • History of the Civil Rights Movement in America

    This 7 page paper examines the general history of civil rights in the United States, ranging from the mid-1800's through the modern-day civil rights movement that occured in the late 1950's. This paper highlights such topics as the Reconstruction era, the KKK, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the GI Bill, the modern civil rights movement, and more. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Monica Sone's Nisei Daughter, Pauli Murray's Proud Shoes, and History

    A 5 page paper which compares and contrasts the historical aspects found in “Proud Shoes” by Pauli Murray and “Nisei Daughter” by Monica Sone. No additional sources cited.

  • US Black Muslim History

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of how African Americans embraced Islam in the United States. While Farrakhan is mentioned the focus of this paper is on other factions. Some statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • An Analysis and History of The Congress of Racial Equality

    A 10 page paper which examines the history of CORE (The Congress of Racial Equality) and analyzes the organization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The History of African Americans From the Civil War Reconstruction, through the Progressive Age, and the First World War

    3 pages in length. The writer provides a brief overview of these three periods as they relate to African-American history. No bibliography.

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs and History

    A 4 page paper which examines and analyzes an excerpt from Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl” as they pertain to historical context. No additional sources cited.

  • Pacific Northwest Immigration of Blacks and History Lessons

    A 5 page discussion of the problems black immigrants to the Pacific Northwest have faced. The author asserts that the deep societal prejudice and the discrimination that resulted has had long term impacts for black immigrants and their descendants. A complimentary annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • History and Immigration of Blacks to the Pacific Northwest

    An 11 page discussion of the problems black immigrants to the Pacific Northwest have faced. The author asserts that the deep societal prejudice and the discrimination that resulted has had long term impacts for black immigrants and their descendants. A complimentary annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Websites on Black History and Information Verification

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares sites on black history. An Internet site entitled "History Notes" lists numerous articles by Runoko Rashidi. Two of these articles were selected for comparison with other Internet sites for verification of information and to discern if contradictions exist between the articles selected and other Internet sources. The two articles chosen were "Ancient Africa and Early Rome" and "The Moors in Europe." Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Blues Music History

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the history of the blues. Attention is paid to origins of this important music style Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Freedom Rides and African American History

    A 6 page paper which discusses the history of the African American through the Freedom Rides. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • African American Education Throughout History

    In this 4 page paper, the writer encapsulates the struggle for education for black children between Colonial America and the 1930s. Major persons, dates and events are presented. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Relevancy of the History of Civil Rights

    A 5 page research paper that sums up the state of racism in America during the Civil Rights movement and today. Presumably the United States is a pluralistic country made up many races and ethnic origins, wherein all citizens enjoy equal rights under the law. Conservative Republicans, arguing for the dismantling of Affirmative Action laws, argue that racism is a thing of the past and that such laws are not longer necessary or just. However, an examination of Black history and the history of the Civil Rights movement demonstrates the blatant, deeply-embedded institutionalized racism of the first-half of the twentieth century is still evident. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • History of Slavery in the US

    A 3 page paper which examines the history of slavery in the United States from Pre-Revolutionary to the Civil War. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • History and Contemporary Issues of African Americans

    This 5 page paper discussed the types of discrimination and segregation faced by African-Americans in the United States. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada and History

    A 9 page examination of history in Ishmael Reed’s “Flight to Canada.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • UK Immigration History

    A paper which looks at the history of immigration to the UK, the history of London and its development as a multicultural city, and at Iraqi migration patterns, past and present, to the UK.

  • "Colored People": The History of the Term

    This 3 page paper considers the various terms applied to African Americans over the years, whether or not the term "colored people" is derogatory, and whether the NAACP should consider changing its name. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Racism within the Context of Literature

    This 10 page paper discusses the issue of race in the novels, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines, and Sula, by Toni Morrison. This paper compares and contrasts the way in which the author deals with the subjects of racism, sexism and the universal themes of conflict and resolution. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Feminist Literature's Portrayal of Prejudice and Oppression

    This 11 page paper looks at Zami: A New Spelling Of My Name" By Audre Lorde and the way in which we can see social criticism of different forms of prejudice include gender, race and sexuality. The way this is communicated in the book, and the underlying message are considered by looking at social norms and the way in which, as a reader, we may interpret the book. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Alice Walker's Literature

    This 10 page paper discusses Alice Walker and compares and contrasts two of her most famous works: "The Color Purple" and "The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart". Discussion of Walker's life is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Spirituality as a Concept in Black American Literature

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of African American Literature and the evidence of spirituality in that medium. Furthermore, this paper cites many African-American writers and their works as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Zora Neale Hurston's 'The Gilded Six Bits' and Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'

    This 5 page paper analyzes Walker's "Everyday Use" and Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits". Specifically, this paper highlights their portrayal of women, black-on-black issues and mother-child relationships. Bibliography lists 0 sources.

  • Literature, Poetry, and Identity Themes

    This 3 page paper discusses the theme of racism and identity in representative works of Ellison, Morales, Johnson and Lakoff. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Black Literature and Violence

    A 15 page research paper/essay that examines the theme of violence in Frederick Douglass' Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk. The writer argues that the violence regularly perpetrated against people of African descent is a common thread connecting these works. While, naturally, these authors address other issues and complications of the institution of slavery, violence provides a background theme that serves to underscore all else. It is the coercive and pervasive element that white mainstream culture uses to keep blacks "in their place" during the antebellum era, and long after African Americans theoretically were free. In regards to the slave narratives of Douglass and Jacobs, the writer focuses on the differences between male and female slave experience. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Literature and Dual African American Worlds

    This 7 page paper illustrates the conflict of ethnicity to nationality in the literature of two Harlem Renaissance writers: Hurston and Wright. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Examples of Post-Colonial Strife In Literature

    This 4 page paper examines the following stories in regards to the issue of post-colonial strife: "The Heart of Redness", "Anil's Ghost", and "Sozaboy". Furthermore, this paper illustrates how the characters in these stories are confronted with strife and how they proceed to overcome the strife that occurs in their experience. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • True Life Stories, Literature, and Issues of Gender, Sex, and Race

    A 5 page paper which examines the theme of sex, race, and gender in Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye,” Harriet Jacobs’ “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl,” Paule Marhsalls’ “Brown Girl Brownstone,” and Henry Roth’s “Call it Sleep.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Mathabane: “Kaffir Boy”

    This 5 page paper discusses the autobiography “Kaffir Boy” by Mark Mathabane, and those who had the most influence on him, particularly his mother. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Perspective on Slavery

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of some basic questions regarding the literature of slavery, including: 1. What is/was one of the most enduring themes in African American literature? 2. Why did early African American anti-slavery advocates study the history of human slavery? and 3. Define fully the term social death. These questions are answered relative to works of African American literature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Under Representation Ethnic Minority Students in College Attendance Figures

    This 14 page paper considers two hypotheses; Members of ethnic minorities are less likely to attend colleges for post compulsory education and counties with higher than average ethnic minority populations are more likely a lower proportional number of college degrees than countries where there is an average or lower than average ethnic population. The paper starts by explaining the hypotheses, then conducts a short literature review, presents an annotated bibliography and then conducts two statistical tests, one for each hypothesis, to test if they are correct. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Black, Professional & Female

    A 7 page research paper that, first of all, offers a literature review on factors affecting the success of professional black women. Then the writer relates this information to suggests to a student on how to compose a "Findings" section for a research project conducted by that student. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mathabane/Kaffir Boy

    A 5 page book review that discusses this autobiography as a primary historical source that relates information about the apartheid era of South African history. No additional sources cited.

  • Racial Factors Within the Context of Sports

    This 10 page paper looks at race as a social construction but explores theories that suggest biological aspects play a part in sports. Both sides of the controversy are discussed. Various explanations are offered, inclusive of stereotyping. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Child Developmental Psychology and Roots The Book and Miniseries

    A 5 page paper which compares Alex Haley's book, Roots (Chapters 1-42), with the 1977 miniseries to determine the major differences in terms of how each addressed child development, the difference in the socialization process between Kunta Kinte's tribe and that of Anglo-American children in the U.S., the classification of Kunta Kinte's society from an American cultural orientation, and the development of a child in Kinte's culture with the same aged Anglo child, from a specie perspective. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Issues of Stereotypes and Prejudice

    A 5 page paper which examines various issues concerning prejudice and stereotypes as perceived through "Beyond Silenced Voices : Class, Race, and Gender in United States Schools" by Lois Weis, "A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America" by David Shipler, "Beyond the Masks : Race, Gender and Subjectivity" by Amina Mama, "Social Psychology of Prejudice" by Melinda Jones, and "It's the Little Things : The Everyday Interactions That Get Under the Skin of Blacks and Whites" by Lena Williams. No additional sources cited.

  • Society and Rap Lyrics

    A 2.5 page paper which examines the effects of rap lyrics on today’s society. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • African American Hip Hop and its Influence

    A 6 page paper which examines how African American hip hop music has influenced today’s youth culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Evolution of Black Music Hybrids

    (5 pp) A hybrid of anything is the offspring of "genetically differing parents;" or one of "mixed origin or composition." For a change Mr. Webster is not too far off. A musical hybrid, then has a similar definition, a musical "child" of different parents. In this discussion we will examine some of those musical hybrids as well as looking at what influenced their development. People may not know about the "art" element of African American music, but that's true of the society at large. Classical music, in general, has nothing to do with the listening habits of the average American. When you combine that indifference, with separatism or racism, no wonder the African American share of performances or broadcasts is considerably smaller. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 1960s' Civil Rights Music and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page paper which examines the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights music of the 1960s. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Mainstream Society, Underground Music, and African American Culture

    In five pages this paper examines the concept of underground music as it relates to African American culture and urban history with go-go music and soul among the topics of discussion. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Violence in Rap

    This 7 page paper contends that this musical genre promotes violence. All of society is affected but blacks, in particular, suffer as a result of rap music. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Origins of Blues Music

    A 10 page research paper which examines the origins of the blues and how this musical medium grew out of African-American culture as an expression of protest against the society which suppressed them. The writer covers such topics as the history of the blues, as well as spotlighting African-American artists whose works were instrumental in forming the blues as we know it today. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Music Addressing Racial Prejudice and its Political Implications

    This 7 page paper examines the implications of using music to "discuss" racial discrimination, with particular emphasis on the Billie Holiday song "Strange Fruit." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Just My Soul Responding: Rhythm and Blues, Black Consciousness and Race Relations by Brian Ward

    This 6 page report discusses Brian Ward’s 1998 book that looks at forty years of Black music in America and the ways in which its development paralleled that of the political and civil rights movements of the times. Ward makes the point that it was Rhythm and Blues that became the first musical genre to successfully permeate white American culture. As a cultural historian, Ward is able to eloquently present a number of fascinating correlations between white admiration for black music (and culture) and how it related to and still relates to racial inequalities. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Hip Hop: Past, Present and Future

    A 13 page paper which examines the significance and position of Hip Hop music as it relates to the past, present and future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Influential Jazz Musician Miles Davis

    This 11 page paper discusses the extraordinary life of Miles Davis and his impact upon Jazz. This paper highlights the many notable achievements of Davis' career as well as the unique elements of his music which contributed to his success. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • James H. Cone's Teachings in A Black Theology of Liberation

    A 3 page discussion of the teachings of James H. Cone. Cone presents a unique perspective of black theology, a perspective which is intended to overcome racism and to bond blacks together not only so they can reap the eventual reward of heaven but also so that they can enjoy an immediate improved status in their everyday lives. No additional sources are listed.

  • James Cone/Black Theology

    A 9 page research paper/essay that summarizes and reacts to James Cone's text A Black Theology of Liberation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • History and Theology in the Black Church

    This 4 page paper discusses the history and theology of the black church. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Methodology of Anna Julia Cooper

    A 3 page research paper that offers a brief biography of this African American educator and then discusses her methodology of teaching. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ideology of Dr. Martin Luther King's Nonviolence and Global Terrorism Applications

    A 6 page analysis of the applicability of Dr. King's teachings in contemporary times. Although many blacks continue to adhere to the ideology of nonviolence, others feel that the end justifies the means. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Comparison/Contrast

    A 7 page paper which compares and contrasts Maya Angelou’s poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings to the life and experiences of a white male teaching in a Black school. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Dyson: Come Hell or High Water

    This 3 page paper discusses the concept of framing as explained by Michael Eric Dyson in his book “Come Hell or High Water,” and shows how that concept was used to denigrate blacks in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Color of Water by McBride and Racism

    This 5 page paper looks at the autobiographical account with a focus on this black man's white, Jewish mother. The theme of racism are explored. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • James McBride's The Color of Water

    This 4 page paper reviews The Color of Water by James McBride. Brief synopsis given, critque, comparison/contrast, and recommendations. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Biography of Harriet Tubman

    A 7 page paper which provides a biography of Harriet Tubman along with 2 pages of quotes from and about Harriet Tubman. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • African American Hip Hop and its Influence

    A 6 page paper which examines how African American hip hop music has influenced today’s youth culture. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Hip Hop: Past, Present and Future

    A 13 page paper which examines the significance and position of Hip Hop music as it relates to the past, present and future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Criminal Justice System and the Issue of Racism

    6 pages in length. One of the most damning aspects of racial stereotypes as it relates to the criminal justice system is the manner in which all members of a particular race become grouped together for the actions of a relative few. By casting a negative light toward being Black, Mexican, Asian or any number of other ethnic races, the criminal justice system clearly demonstrates a great deal of ignorance and disrespect for that individual; just because someone is a member of a certain race does not mean that he or she represents any of the negative connotations associated with that race. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers

    A 6 page review of the book by Author Michael K. Honey. Honey outlines the societal conditions which were at play in 1930s Memphis Tennessee in comparison to the various laws which were on the books to protect black rights. The contention is made that custom can, and does, sometimes outweigh law. This was the case in Memphis but the arrival of the Civil Rights movement and such efforts as the labor movement was soon to turn the tides more in favor of the severely disadvantaged classes in this southern community. The societal move towards unionization of the workplace was particularly advantageous. No additional sources are listed.

  • Comparison Between Indira Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the leadership skills of Martin Luther King and Indira Gandhi. The writer argues that an examination of the leadership skills and accomplishments of King and Gandhi demonstrates that, while there is much to applaud in Mrs. Gandhi's political career, history has judged King's leadership more positively than India's that of famous prime minister. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Interracial Relationships

    A 7 page paper that begins with the data regarding interracial marriages in the U.S. The major focus of this essay is white men with black women but it also includes information about the converse. The essay reports comments from other authors about the acceptance of interracial relationships. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Interracial Relationships

    A 4 page review of the problem criticism of interracial relationships presents to those engaged in such relationships. This paper presents several solutions to that problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Slavery Abolition in England

    This 5 page paper discusses the involvement of various British citizens in the anti-slavery movment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • UK Multiculturalism and Anti Racism

    This 8 page paper consider the issue of anti racism and multiculturalism. The writer demonstrates why there is a need for anti-racist policies and legislation, and also why anti racism does not automatically lead to multiculturalism. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Relationship among Race, Ethnicity and Binge Drinking

    A 10 page paper which first defines binge drinking as the drinking of excessive amounts of alcohol in one episode and then identifies it as a phenomena is of serious concern in that it is not only life threatening but is increasing on a world wide basis. Asserts that while alcohol consumption man be decreasing among adults in many countries, the propensity for youth to engage in binge drinking appears to be increasing. Contends that an individual’s propensity for binge drinking is believed to be directly related to their ethnicity and/or race. Summarizes several studies which would appear to support that contention. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Protests Against Black History Month

    A 3 page paper that summarizes and analyzes three essays that protest the institution of Black History Month. In general, these authors argue that black history should be taught throughout the year, rather than in just one month. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Websites on Black History and Information Verification

    A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares sites on black history. An Internet site entitled "History Notes" lists numerous articles by Runoko Rashidi. Two of these articles were selected for comparison with other Internet sites for verification of information and to discern if contradictions exist between the articles selected and other Internet sources. The two articles chosen were "Ancient Africa and Early Rome" and "The Moors in Europe." Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Importance of Black History Month for African American Youth

    A 5 page paper which illustrates why Black History Month is important for the African Americna youth to learn and celebrate. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • THE BLACK HISTORY OF AMERICA’S WHITE HOUSE

    This 10-page paper discusses racism in the White House throughout the history of the Presidency. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Insight into the Black Panthers

    8 pages about the Black Panther party of the 1960's and 70's. Discusses their role, their purpose, and the government's "plot" to exterminate them. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • White Establishment and the Black Panther Party

    A 5 page paper which examines this radical group and considers why they were feared by the white people of the White American establishment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • M.L. King/Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    A 3 page essay that analyzes Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous letter. On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King responded to a published statement signed by eight of his fellow clergymen that castigated him for his involvement in Civil Rights protests that took place in Birmingham, Alabama, which is the reason why King was arrested. King’s response to the allegations of these clergymen is considered to be a masterpiece of modern rhetoric. This examination of King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” demonstrates that his argument fits with the framework offered by Rogerian analysis. No additional sources cited.

  • Speech Analysis / King's 'I Have a Dream'

    4 pages in length. A detailed analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King's infamous 'I Have a Dream' speech -- written from a communications perspective. Among other things, the report looks at King's use of language, conviction, credibility, and semantics. Numerous examples (quotations) are used to demonstrate how King's got his message across effectively. No Bibliography.

  • Utopia and Martin Luther King Jr.

    This 3 page paper discusses Dr. King's famous letter from the Birmingham Jail and how it relates to Utopian principles. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • King’s Premise of Non-Violence: Applications to the Women’s Movement

    A 4 page exploration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s premise of non-violence. This paper observes the impact of this premise on the women’s movement. Biblography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis of "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King

    An 8 pages analysis of Dr. King's famous speech, drawing on Kenneth Burke's Theory of Dramatism. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King's Ideologies and How They Contributed to His Murder

    In six pages this paper takes a sociological approach to Dr. King’s 1968 assassination, considering how his personal and professional philosophies may have led to his demise. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Workplace Equality?

    This 5-page paper supports the assertion that there continues to be inequalities in the workplace in terms of gender and race. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The United States and The Civil Rights Movement

    A brief, 4 page overview of the struggle for civil rights in the United States. Covers relevant politics and law-making from 1870 to the present. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Civil Rights' Struggles of African American Women

    This 8 page paper provides an overview of the wya in which Belinda Robnett relates two specific themes in her book How Long? How Long? African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights. These themes include the role that women played in the background of the Civil Rights Movement, and the conflicts that arose from trying to view the Civil Rights Movement from a feminist perspective. Robnett recognized that women were instrumental in many aspects of the Black Power Movement, but that they were not recognized as leaders of a movement that was lead by men and seemed inherently sexist. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Studies

    A nine page paper which looks at two research studies concerned with the way in which stress and resultant high blood pressure affect Black people, and the different aims and methodologies of the two studies in terms of the quantitative and qualitative approach, the way the which the studies can be used in juxtaposition to provide an overview of the problem, and the applications which they have in the fields of health care and social issues.

  • The Mass Media and the African American CultureAfrican American Culture in the Media: Ebonics and Advertising

    A 4 page discussion of how African American culture is being reflected in the media. Television advertising is particularly interesting in this regard in that there is a greater and greater tendency to produce advertisements using ebonics, a form of communication developed by the African American community. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography for Paper on Affirmative Action

    This 4 page paper is an annotated bibliography listing 8 sources of material for affirmative action.

  • Considering Affirmative Action

    This 3 page paper considers some of the issues surrounding affirmative action, including how concepts should be defined; whether or not racial and sexual discrimination still exist; whether affirmative action creates reverse discrimination and whether quotes are always immoral. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Study Guide/Oedipus the King & Darker Face of the Earth

    A 5 page research paper that offers a study guide and suggestions on how to understand and approach the task of essay writing on 2 plays: Oedipus the King by Sophocles and The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. To repeat this, this paper is not an essay but it rather suggestions and a study guide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Black American Perspectives on Death and Dying from a Religious View

    This 10 page paper discusses religious beliefs and cultural customs regarding death and dying among the African American population. First, it would be wrong to lump all African Americans together and assume they all share the same religious and cultural beliefs and use the same procedures when it comes to death and dying. That would be a gross stereotypical conclusion. There are a multitude of variables that influence any family's beliefs and customs. This essay reports the comments and discussions of a number of persons who belong to this racial community and/or who have studied the topics. There are some core beliefs that may be practiced by many of the black population, such as spirituality, the circle of life and the collective decision making process. These are explained and discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Barack Obama's Speech On March 18, 2008: Race

    3 pages in length. Titling his speech "A More Perfect Union," President-elect Barack Obama inspired listeners with the ideals of a nation that is written in constitutional purpose but as of today has yet to be realized. The primary focus of Obama's speech was to revisit this major discrepancy of American culture by way of illustrating how history has set a harmful precedent that must now be restructured to incorporate race as an all-encompassing and nurturing concept. No bibliography.

  • Domestic Violence and African Americans

    A 3 page consideration of the factors that contribute to domestic violence. While blacks might seem more prone to domestic violence, numerous factors are at play in creating that suggestion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 1834 Bermuda

    This 8 page paper explores Bermuda in the early 1800's, and the relationship between masters and slaves. This paper highlights the process of freedom for slaves who were eager to be free as well as the masters who were largely also eager for the slaves to be free. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Where Do We Go from Here Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page review of the civil rights leader’s last book. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' by Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 7 page paper which analyzes the types of arguments used by Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from Birmingham Jail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1960s' Civil Rights Music and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page paper which examines the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights music of the 1960s. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Social Change and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Arguments

    This 5 page paper discusses the predictions that Martin Luther King, Jr. made about the fate of America based on events which were taking place at the time. His political observations/arguments are included from the book, "Where do We Go From Here" and "Why We Can't Wait". Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in order to provide damages in regards to employment discrimination cases and to make it clear how provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act pertain to “’disparate impact’ actions. The writer discusses how its provisions affect the workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Staff Sergeant Ruben Rivers

    This 3 page paper discusses SSG Ruben Rivers, who was recommended for the Medal of Honor for his heroism in 1944, but did not receive the medal until 1997 (posthumously) . The paper argues that the delay can be traced to Rivers’ race: he is black. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Rosa Parks

    A 4 page paper on Rosa Parks. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Civil Rights Movement

    This 9 page paper discusses the contributions of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The writer recounts Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat on the bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 and also explains the segregation laws concerning the buses in Montgomery. A small group of black women then distributed flyers asking blacks not to use the bus on the following Monday. A new committee was formed with a relatively new resident of the city as its leader - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The writer then recounts some of King's remarkable work and achievements on behalf of the civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • America and Being Black and Female

    This 9 page paper discusses the issue of being black and female in the United States, as percieved by Alice Walker and Zora Neale Hurston in their various writings. Loads of quotes and examples given from texts. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Common Ground Stood on by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

    A 4 page essay that contrasts the positions on political activism of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King by looking at Letter from the Birmingham Jail and Malcolm X's autobiography. The writer argue that by the end of his life, Malcolm X's attitude toward violence had changed and come much closer to that of Dr. King. No additional sources cited.

  • Comparison of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

    A 5 page paper which examines the lives and contributions of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, arguing that Martin Luther's life and works had a more understandable vision for change in relationship to the impact made upon the African American population. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Maya Angelou: Her Works and Her Life

    This 5 page paper discusses Maya Angelou’s life and four of her poems, and argues that many of the things that happened to her in her life are expressed through her poetry. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Leveling the Playing Field with Affirmative Action

    This 4 page paper discusses the pros and cons of affirmative action. While we must guard against reverse discrimination, affirmative action is still very much needed in our modern world. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Phenomenal Oprah Winfrey

    A 3 page paper which discusses why Oprah Winfrey is a phenomenal woman. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Stereotype Cause And Effect On The Black Population

    4 pages in length. The marginalizing factor associated with stereotypes leaves many minority populations with a sense of self-defeat and the inability to overcome what many hold as accurate attitudes. The black population is particularly prone to this type of social thinking, inasmuch as blacks are hit with a disproportionate number of stereotypical allegations that make the entire population out to be thieving, lazy, dumb womanizers who have no value for themselves or anyone else. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension a.k.a. DASH

    This 10 page report discusses the “DASH” or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet DASH is a sound dietary concept that has the potential to save lives and offers a new way of thinking about health, fitness, and nutrition. Hypertension or “high blood pressure” is a major health problem in the United States but African-Americans face a much greater risk of hypertension and all of its related health problems than white Americans. This report particularly focuses on DASH, hypertension, and the African American population. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Segregation in Education

    7 pages. This paper gives an effective look at the fact that African Americans need neither segregated schools nor mixed schools. What they need is simply good education. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Racial Profiling and Racial Discrimination

    This 8 page paper discusses the practice of racial profiling as it relates to minorities, and concludes that racial profiling is actually a form of racial discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Affirmative Action and Workplace Racial Discrimination

    A 10 page research paper including an 1 page Outline, examines the continued need for Affirmative Action policies instituted in the 1960's. Some authors state that American minorities still need Affirmative Action's protection; some state that we have moved beyond the quota system and that Affirmative Action has outlived its usefulness; and at least one maintains that the quota system was illegal from the outset and was never supposed to have been an issue. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Racial Profiling: The Classroom as the Base of Societal Change

    This 3 page paper explores the issue of stereotypical images created on television and in film that lead to racism and racial profiling. The paper argues that the classroom and technology are the proper forum for changing this world view. Bibliography lists 3 student sources.

  • Racial Segregation and Housing

    A 4 page discussion of the historical development of the suburb and the racial segregation that it perpetuated. This paper argues that our governments itself played an incriminating role in this development. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Discussion of the U.S. Civil War Reconstruction and Recommendations

    This 7-page paper focuses on the U.S. Civil War and its Reconstruction, and offers recommendations and potential legislation for how things could have been different. Also discussed are reasons for the War itself and where Reconstruction went wrong. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Summary and Tonal Analysis of 'Salvation' by Langston Hughes

    3 pages in length. Langston Hughes, one of the founding fathers of Negritude, had a difficult time placing himself within the stringent boundaries of organized religion, a part of life that proved quite important to his family but was little more than an excuse for the weak and opportunist. His contempt duly noted in Salvation, Hughes illustrates the struggles he faced while trying his best to conform to familial mandates, a battle he fought within himself until there was nothing left for him to forge. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Segregation History Since the 1980s

    This 7 page paper deals with the trends in segregation and desegregation during the period of 1980-2000. The paper utilizes recent data from a twenty year study by the University of Albany as well as current information from the US Census Bureau. Conclusions drawn from the data are supported with examples, quotes, all cited. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History of Racism in the United States

    This 5 page paper addresses the color line by delving back to slave days. Frederick Douglass's narrative is used in the discussion. The culture of poverty thesis is also discussed. Examples are provided. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Slavery & Religious Principles

    A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely antithetical to Christian principles, this historical fact is difficult to comprehend. However, an examination of primary sources, both pro and con, shows that this was a complex debate, which had both sides drawing on scripture for justification of their arguments. However, ultimately, the most compelling arguments are against slavery, as the reality of the inhumanity of slavery negates any rationalization that can be put forth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • US Slavery History

    5 pages in length. A discussion of the beginnings of slavery in the South and how it impacted the economics, as well as the nature of the institution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves

    An 8 page consideration of an often overlooked component of American history. While it is impossible to assign a precise number to the percentage of slaves that were white, suffice it to say that this number was significant and that these slaves served in the same capacity as blacks. As a consequence, they began to identify more with blacks in some instances than the did with whites. As white slaves interchanged both culture and genes with blacks, the previously strictly separate ideas of Caucasian verses African began to somewhat blur. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Alleged North and South Dichotomy and American Slavery

    This 8 page paper examines the North/South dichotomy regarding slavery. The thesis is that the difference is overstated. Much attention goes to Virginia to prove the point. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Slavery and the South

    A 4 page paper which examines how slavery affected people in the South. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Spirituality as a Concept in Black American Literature

    This 5 page paper discusses the issue of African American Literature and the evidence of spirituality in that medium. Furthermore, this paper cites many African-American writers and their works as examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cold War Civil Rights

    A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.

  • The Heart of Whiteness by Robert Jensen

    A 7 page book review of Robert Jensen's The Heart of Whiteness, which deals with the lingering legacy of white supremacy and its effect on American society. Only the text is cited.

  • Maycomb, Alabama and Themes of Loneliness and Childhood in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

    An 11 page review of Harper Lee’s novel depicting the many societal impacts of racism in 1930s Alabama. The author discusses the importance of Maycomb Alabama as a setting for the novel as well as the importance of the theme of children, and loneliness. No additional sources are listed.

  • The Health Care System in the United States and Access by Black Americans

    This 17 page paper reports the health status of African-Americans in the U.S. Statistics about the incidence of specific diseases and mortality rates among Black Americans as compared to White Americans are reported. The essay includes a discussion of the barriers to quality health care services. For instance, Black women are more likely to die of colon, rectal and breast cancer and Black men are more than twice as likely to die of prostrate cancer. The writer then turns to report the racial and ethnic composition of physicians as well as that of medical students. The discussion includes a few suggestions for correcting this inequity in quality health care. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 27 sources.

  • Causes and Effects of Discrimination

    In 6 pages, the writer discusses the cause and effect of discrimination. The Rodney King case is used as one of the prime examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Concepts of Negritude

    5 pages in length. The social, cultural and political events that helped to shape the concept of Negritude for Leopold Sedar Senghor, Leon Damas and Aime Cesaire were vast and far-reaching when it came to sculpting their individual interpretations of the word. In short, the birth of Negritude was the birth of Black Consciousness and the Harlem Renaissance, which was hastened by the need for the African community to be recognized for its beneficial and inherent contributions. Spawning a significant literary movement in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s comprised of French-speaking African and Caribbean writers, Negritude opened up an entirely different view of blacks that had never before been considered. The writer discusses what Negritude represented to the individual writers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 'Passing' and the Harlem Renaissance

    A 5 page paper connecting the prevalence of the theme of black people 'passing' for white in the 1920s with the way black literature emulated white modernism during the same period. The paper concludes that in both cases, white culture was seen as superior and desirable. Both a bibliography listing seven sources and endnotes are appended to the paper.

  • Enlightenment Modernity and Black Politics

    This 5 page report discusses the parallels between the origins and evolution of Black politics and the Enlightenment's project of modernity. The shift from 'modernity' to 'post-modernity' has been duplicated in the process that resulted in the development of modern politics for the African American community in the United States. Parallels between the emergence of Black politics in the U.S. and the entire process of 'modern' thinking actually can be compared to the development of the 'Enlightenment' of earlier centuries and its focus on 'modernity.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Affirmative Action and Why People Support It

    A 15 page paper presenting a literature review and an abbreviated survey-based research seeking attitudes and reasons why Affirmative Action policies appear to be ingrained forever in our society. Research findings indicate that while individuals, both African American and white, believe that the very program tends to extend racial discrimination rather than alleviate it, none wants to be accused of being either 'racist' or uncaring regarding the fate of others. The sample is a limited number of women equally divided according to race; the findings indicate that further research is warranted. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Social Classes and Growing Up

    A 3 page essay contrasting and comparing growing up in the upper and lower classes. The writer focuses on money and spontaneous freedom of actions. No additional sources cited.

  • Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion and its Cause

    On August 22, 1831, a band of slaves, led by lay preacher Nat Turner, entered a house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of a family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner's rebellion. This 8 page paper reviews the life of Nat Turner and his role in the rebellion. Bibliography included.

  • Fires of Jubilee Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Oates

    A 5 page paper on this illuminating nonfiction analysis of the most famous slave rebellion of the antebellum era. The paper analyzes the way Oates brings the character of this brilliant, articulate, but tormented man to life. Bibliography lists two sources.

  • Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

    5 pages worth of notes, analysis, & information pertinent to Martin Luther King Jr.'s book Why We Can't Wait. No sources are listed.

  • Harlem Renaissance and White Literary Movements

    A 7 page paper which assesses the amount and type of influence that white literary movements had on the distinctive literature that arose in Harlem in the 1920s. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones

    A 5 page analysis of Howard Jones' account of the Amistad case, in which black captives seized control of a slave ship in the early 1800s and tried to return to Africa. The writer argues that Jones demonstrates how the repercussions of the Amistad case went far beyond its immediate effect on the defendants, but rather affected the course of the American abolitionist movement, foreign relations with Spain, and the perspective that those involved toward the legal system of the US. No additional sources cited.

  • Common Misconceptions Regarding Affirmative Action

    A 7 page research paper that examines the white male backlash against affirmative action and offers a rebuttal against some of the assumed ideas of this movement. The writer argues that there are numerous misconceptions concerning affirmative action and that these programs are still needed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Civilization and Savagery in the Works of Mary Rowlandson and James Fenimore Cooper

    A 5 page analysis of James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans and Mary White Rowlandson's personal narrative that tells of her capture by Narragansett Indians in a 1675 attack on Lancaster, Mass. The writer argues that both of these accounts are revealing as to how whites viewed Native Americans and how this showed the contrast between what is considered 'civilized behavior' and savagery. No additional sources cited.

  • Autobiographical 'Black Boy' by Richard Wright

    A 5 page analysis of Richard Wright's autobiographical account of his youth, in which he recounts what it was like to grow up male and black in the South during the first half of the twentieth century. It is a story of rage, fear, and oppression. Although he lived in a culture that had a well-defined place for him, a place that was based on the assumption that blacks were inferior‹sub-human, even‹Richard Wright never assimilated into himself the idea that he was inferior in any way to the whites that surrounded him. No additional sources cited.

  • In My Father's House by Anthony Appiah

    A 5 page analysis of African writer Anthony Appiah's book In My Father's House. In this work, Appiah rejects what he refers to as the 'rhetoric of descent,' and advocates a 'reasonable' course for identifying and consenting to a paradigm that defines issues concerning African identity, No additional sources cited.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Style of Leadership

    This 6 page paper looks at styles of leadership, focusing in on transformational leadership. Charisma is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Taste of Power by Elaine Brown

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