Research Papers on Race Politics & Society

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  • The Case Study of a Homeless Man and the Social Forces Working Against Him

    This 7 page paper provides an overview of the life of a homeless man and the social forces that have worked against him. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Political Ideology and Management Style

    This 10 page paper evaluates a case study of a hotel and how it is managed. Various subjects such as equality, scientific management and capitalism are discussed in the context of the analysis. The case study exemplifies a tightly managed situation where there is a division by race, gender and so forth. Further, workers subsists on tips and live under tight control. Many theorists are noted inclusive of Marx, Durkheim and Weber. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Bar Setting and Sexual Interaction Construction The Sexual Construction of Gender, Class, Sexual Orientation and Race in the Bar Setting

    This 5 page paper relates the fact that there are distinct interactions that occur in a bar setting. This paper outlines the sexual construction of gender, class, sexual orientation and race in a bar setting, and incorporates an interview with one participant. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Contemporary Racism in Germany

    (10 pp) Although the upsurge of violence in Germany has been well publicized in international media and condemned by the German government, it continues to grow. Violent crimes are far above pre- nification levels. Meanwhile, non-violent crimes such as criminal harassment and intimidation have also significantly increased in the last two years. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Patriarchal Societal Aspects of Great Britain

    This 6 page paper argues that Britain is still a patriarchal society despite the apparent levels of equality. The paper considers the cultural, political, social and sexual attitudes and the supporting societal structures. The bibliography cites 190 sources.

  • Medical Experts and the Decline in Trust

    This 5 page paper argues that with increased class mobility, changing class structures and social norms, and increased information flow individuals have a declining trust in the knowledge and abilities of experts. This is demonstrated by an examination of the changing role of doctors in an era of alternative medicine and awareness of medical negligence combined with individual specialisation. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Definition of an American and Homelessness

    A 7 page paper which focuses on the homeless to define an American living in 2006, illustrating how the homeless portray American ideals, and considers the struggle to survive through contemporary articles and literary/artistic media (a speech, memoir of a homeless person, and two poems). Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Temperament in Paul's Case by Willa Cather

    (5 pp.) This story is often used in high school discussions, either as a "jumping off" place for talking about the "choice" of suicide, or an exercise in "cognitive thinking." The writer uses quotes from the story as well as statements from other critics to support the basic thesis statement: Paul's choice of suicide had several contributing factors. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Race Concept and its History

    14 pages in length. Drawing upon the work of David Goldberg's "Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning," one can readily argue that idea of race has always combined references to what is seen as natural (fixed) and social construct, suggesting that very divergent discourses have been implemented over time as a means by which to account for human diversity within the colonial context of European and non-European differences. Furthermore, the notion of race is not inherent to biology, but rather it is a social and cultural classification that has been erroneously attributed to biological implication. The writer discusses the concept of race from the Puritan colonization to present-day criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Cultural Diversity and the Dynamism of History by Sasaki Takeshi

    5 pages in length. The writer provides a brief analysis of Takeshi's article. No bibliography.

  • History of Colonial Order Construction

    A 10 page contention that the same construction of the colonial order which has determined much of our history also controls many aspects of our contemporary world. This contention is presented with the backdrop of the historical interaction which occurred between colonizers and the colonized to emphasize that the same scenario is unfolding today even in countries like the United States as our tendency for the world view of “us” verses “them” determines our relations with one another. With such recent incidents as the Rodney King beating, a beating forever etched into our minds by the modern technological marvel of the video camera, the construction of the colonial order has progressed forward from the pages of history and into our contemporary social consciousness. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Legal and Racial Perspectives Pertaining to the KKK

    10 pages in length. To understand the Klan's motivation is to first comprehend their beginning. Having existed for several decades with beliefs of racial superiority, the Klan has come to represent everything wrong with society. It can be argued that all the ill will, strife and discord that occurs even in today's world can be attributed somewhat to the origins of racism. Without such intolerance, there would be no war; there would be no need to fight people for their land, their people or their existence. The writer discusses the origins and legal concerns in relation to the KKK. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Law and Race Perspectives as They Relate to American Skinheads

    10 pages in length. The closely shaved scalp and spouting white-supremacist beliefs are difficult to miss. Indeed, American skinheads have carved out a niche for their radical and very violent approach to what they deem as social and racial injustice, much the same way the Ku Klux Klan has achieved for its members throughout the twentieth century. As the world continues to spiral toward complete and utter eradication, there exists a select sector of the population that refuses to allow this to happen without at least a good fight. The writer discusses how American skinheads have long been at the forefront of controversy in their indignation toward racial intolerance. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Law's Role in Anti Oppression

    This 8 page paper considers what role the law can play in reducing different forms of oppression. The writer looks not only at legislation, but the way in which the law may be used to promote and support models of social change and change attitudes as well as behaviour. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Arguments for English Only Laws in the U.S. Both For and Against

    4 pages in length. The debate over whether English-only laws will actually help or hinder the issues of social and cultural determinism is one that has both sides in an uproar. A number of recent events and protests have made it clear that there exists a distinct dividing line with regard to the inherent benefits of a bilingual American society. Not only is this concept a hot potato within the ethnic community, but it has also served to touch upon a raw nerve with the general public, as well. No bibliography.

  • Sociological Analysis of Paul Haggis’ Film Crash

    In five pages this paper presents an analysis of this 2004 Academy Award winning film, considering such topics as how the film categorizes people, how it makes its claim, its audience, humanitarian themes, personalization, and examines whether or not Crash can be regarded as a white supremacist film. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Mexican Americans' Culture and History

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of some of the historical points relative to the culture and identification of Mexican Americans and asserts that while recent immigration concerns have sparked controversies over the largess of Mexican American communities, Mexican Americans have been a significant segment of the American culture since they first settled regions of the West in the 16th century. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • America's Latino Gang History

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the history of and the issues involved with the formation and development of Latino/Hispanic gangs in the United States. The increasing Hispanic population in the country has also seen an increase in the membership in Latino gangs. Violence surrounding these gangs is high and usually involves racial discrimination and conflict issues. Recently, Latino gangs have affiliated with their communities and other inter-racial gangs to help develop a solution to overcome discrimination and violence issues. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Answers to Questions on Immigration History

    A 7 page paper which answers questions (asked by student requesting this essay) from Nancy Foner’s work “From Ellis Island to JFK.” No additional sources cited.

  • Affirmative Action's History

    This 7 page paper provides a history of affirmative action, along with a look at its future. Many events and court cases are discussed inclusive of Bakke and Hopwood. Affirmative action is discussed as it respects both a legal and ideological timeline, and in the end it is thought that affirmative action will fizzle, in part due to the fact that diversity is embraced by many institutions. As recent Supreme Court decisions suggest, race should be one of a number of factors, but discriminatory practices should never be tolerated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • “American History X": Sociological Analysis

    A 4 page paper which analyzes the film “American History X” from a sociological perspective. No sources cited.

  • Literature Review on Coping with Social Prejudice

    This 5 page paper is a literature that considers relevant literature in how racism forms in society and how it may be reduced. Included are ideas such as cultural identity, Sherif's Robbers Cave study, social contact theory and many others. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Protest Literature, Valdez And "Los Vendidos"

    3 pages in length. Playing the stereotype card is the most effective of all possible ways for Valdez to point out misconceptions people have about others; indeed, it is an appropriate tool for other ethnic groups to display their discontent as well. As minorities, Chicanos are not created equal in many numbers of ways based upon a protocol established by another race entirely, a distorted attribute of human existence that otherwise defines and limits their collective ability to seamlessly assimilate into white society. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Dignity as a Universal Sociocultural Theme

    A 5 page affirmation that although we typically view our modern world from the perspective of our own sociocultural background we can experience the universality of human dignity first person simply by turning to the literature. This paper examines dignity as it is illustrated by Ernest J. Gains' book "A Lesson Before Dying", Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail", and several other noteworthy writings. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Homeless Adolescents and Resiliency Correlations Part Two

    This 7 page paper gives an example of how to write an review of literature, study design, sample, and variables, which are all important components of any quantitative research study on resilience in the homeless populations. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Homeless Adolescents Resiliency Correlation Part Three

    This 5 page paper gives an example of how to write a review of literature on the topic of correlates of resilience in homeless adolescents, including race, socioeconomic status and parental involvement. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Societal Effects of Sports

    This is a 12 page paper with examines how the integration in sports lead to the integration of both races and gender in society. The bibliography has 7 sources.

  • Learning Prejudice

    This 3 page paper discusses racial discrimination, argues that it is learned and explains how it is learned, and what theory of social psychology best accounts for it. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Racial Inferiority Concept

    A 5 page overview of racism as it has existed since the nineteenth century when anthropology, medicine, psychology, and sociology all became vehicles of racism as they proposed and supported theories which perpetuated disenfranchisement and segregation. Even the concept of evolution itself indirectly supported the predominant feeling that there was a hierarchical relationship between the races from the primitive to the advanced. The author of this paper presents the contention that our everyday classroom activities and even our standardized educational tests perpetuate the age-old institution of racism. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Sexuality, Society and Slavery

    This 3 page paper answers several questions about sexuality, marriage, society, and slavery. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Class, Race, Sexuality, and Identity

    A 9 page paper which examines sexuality as an underlying facture of stereotypes and gender identity, and how race and class figure into identity models. Bibliography lists 3 sources.


    This 7-page paper points out "gangsta" rap as a form of music that provides more than demaning lyrics and images. It shows how it can switch behaviors among adolescents, particularly African-American females. The paper also examines non-gangsta rappers who are trying different forms of music. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Censoring Rap Music Because Freedom of Speech Has Gone Too Far

    In five pages this paper examines why this musical genre should be banned in an assessment of pros and cons and also discusses whether or not such censorship is detrimental to society. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Political Power, Supernatural Rituals and Anthropology

    This is a 4 page paper discussing supernatural rituals and political power, misunderstanding and civilization, and individualism within American culture. Three central ideas within modern day anthropology are discussed, namely: the political functions of supernatural rituals; the misunderstanding of civilization; and, the core values of American culture in relation to the unequal distribution of wealth and the public education system. Supernatural rituals have a political function which can be twofold: those who are influential within the religious structure in society carry that power beyond the ritual itself; and, politically, those who wish the support of a large population within society can align themselves with a religious group. Misunderstanding and illusions for truth are part of the realizations of a young daughter in Barbara Kingsolver’s novel “The Poisonwood Bible” but these ideas are applied to anyone’s idea of his or her own civilization which becomes wholly dependent and built on one society but is inapplicable to another. Finally, the idea of “individualism” within the United States has become so profound that those who are wealthy within the U.S. (including the government itself) have done little for those who are less fortunate. This is well reflected in the high poverty rates in the country and the public school system which is unable to meet the basic needs of its citizens. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


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