Research Papers on Race Politics & Society

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center Funding Proposal

    A 7 page paper discussing alternatives for the child care component of a community social program. The E Pluribus Unum Neighborhood Center (EPUNC) has come to a crisis point in funding, as is the case with so many other community programs. In this day of shrinking government budgets, government sources become less of an option seemingly with each passing day. The purpose here is to identify potential funding sources, as well as some community-based programs that can provide at least a portion of the labor needed at no charge. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Research Proposal on Ethnic Animosity

    A 5 page paper that begins by defining ethnic animosity and relating it to racism. Researchers who address the issue of hate crimes, including crimes against whites are discussed. The increase in hate crimes, a violent expression of ethnic animosity, against Muslims and Middle Easterners following the September 11 attacks is reported. The writer then presents a proposal for a case study to investigate expressions of ethnic animosity on a college campus. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Vietnamese in Houston

    This 8 page paper looks at Vietnamese community in Houston Texas and the way in which they are under represented despite being the largest minority population in the area. The paper gives 8 PowerPoint slides and notes for a presentation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • A Research Proposal for US Acculturation

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of a research study on acculturation in the United States. This paper is a research proposal, which includes a review of literature and methodology. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Gangs and Children

    5 pages. Children who join gangs have a high level of alienation. Includes hypothesis, methodology, research needs, variables, methods of analysis. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RAP MUSIC AND PERPETUATION OF MISOGYNY

    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.

  • Opposition to Illegal Immigration Arguments

    A 4 page paper opposing illegal immigration. Arguing against illegal immigration is difficult because the very stance raises the ire of well-meaning liberals and offends the sensibilities of many who are far more conservative. Further, those of us who are not of 100 percent Native American heritage are products of immigration ourselves. These difficulties do nothing to alter the facts of illegal immigration, however. Citizens and structures are not prepared for such high numbers of individuals, and the effect is that our judicial system, labor markets and social support systems are overwhelmed. The US needs to establish and enforce immigration control measures, welcoming most but maintaining control of when they arrive and how they survive once they are across the border. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Discrimination and Children

    A 7 page paper. The common belief is that children learn to be prejudiced against those who are different than themselves through socialization. In other words, they learn these negative racial and ethnic attitudes from their parents and other important persons in their lives as they are developing. The research says differently. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Examining the Truth of a Proverb - Children Learn Prejudice, It Is Not Inborn

    A 6 page paper which examines the truthfulness of the saying that children are not born with prejudices, but that they learn them. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • 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.

  • How Can Today's Society Solve The Problem Of Discrimination?

    3 pages in length. Discrimination is a multifaceted component of contemporary society that has placed a tremendous black mark upon the character of a nation allegedly inhabited by civilized beings. To dissect the overwhelming presence of discrimination is to find it in virtually every social subgroup, not the least of which includes gender, race, religious, workplace, age, economic, social status, sexual orientation and education. Solving discrimination - a prolific problem that perpetually feeds upon itself - people need only reach back to their roots when multiculturalism reflected a rich and rewarding integration whereby everyone benefited from such an alliance, unlike today where cultural ownership has taken form. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Health Insurance Coverage and Middle Class Americans

    A 15 page paper discussing the social and economic factors contributing to the increasing number of middle-class Americans who have no health-insurance coverage. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Discussion on Articles 1 - 4; Rights of Children and Health

    This 5 page paper discusses four articles concerning abuse and neglect of children, the right to healthcare, the right to education and child labor. Each article is discussed and progress towards the stated goals is assessed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Social Effects of Hip Hop

    A 6 page paper discussing positive aspects of hip-hop’s influence on society. At present, at least the “clean” versions of much of today’s rap is beneficial to society in that it diminishes the effects of racial prejudice, as predicted by Lewin’s theory. It has the ability to overturn the typical power pattern common in the US in all other areas of life in that rappers overwhelmingly are African-American, being followed by legions of white teens. They are followed by black teens as well; the surprising factor is that millions of whites fall so easily into the step called by the music industry in general and hip-hop specifically. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Right and Left Wing Politics in India

    This 14 page paper looks at politics in India and how in recent years, it has been gradually changing from left to right. Marxism is explored, especially how it has existed in India. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Indian Politics and the Significance of Religion

    This 7 page paper addresses the significance of religion in India and why secularism is both desired but problematic. The caste system is discussed. The problem is looked at sociologically through the eyes of theorists like Durkheim and Marx. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Southwark; Profile and Youth Unemployment

    This 5 page paper looks at the issue of youth unemployment and the way it has been dealt with in Southwark, a borough of London. The paper starts by looking at the demographic profile of Southwark and then considers the unemployment in this context, the level of the unemployment and the main approach to reducing youth unemployment. The bibliography cites 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.

  • Post 1970 U.S. Interracial Marriages

    A 5 page paper which examines the reasons why these couples marry, the differences in these marriages, relationships with family and friends, and having children. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Cultural Perspectives on the Northern Ireland Troubles

    This 12 page paper looks at the conflict in Nirthern Ireland from a cultural perspective, looking at the way in which the religious divide was an essential cultural divide. The way religion was used, how it influenced the communities and the cultural differences between the Catholic and Protestant communities is examined. The bibliography cites 10 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.

  • Anti Defamation League and the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee

    15 pages in length. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) stands up for myriad minority groups that find it difficult to defend their political existence amidst a wholly intolerant global society. From anti-Semitism to homophobia to Holocaust denial, the ADL's ongoing mission is to fortify the presence of these groups by infusing the younger, more impressionable members of society with a healthy dose of tolerance education. Similar to the ADL, the ADC's mission is to undo centuries' worth of bias toward people of all faiths, races and backgrounds; however, the grassroots civil rights organization's primary focus is upon Arab heritage in the United States. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • White Like Me (Reaction)

    The book White Like Me is explored chapter by chapter in this 5 page paper. Personal observations are included. No additional sources are cited.

  • Hate Speech

    8 pages. This is a controversial topic concerning the freedom of speech. There are many hate groups in the United States, and they maintain they have the freedom to speak about what they want to. This paper will consider what hate speech involves, the proponents of hate speech, as well as the disadvantages and the writer's personal opinion regarding hate speech. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • The Rhetorical Devices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of rhetorical devices in the works of Martin Luther King Jr. An analysis of his letter from a Birmingham jail is carried out. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Structural Inequality And Diversity

    This 25 page paper is comprised of two parts. The major portion discusses the history of structural inequality, how systems of oppression and inequality are created and perpetuated, the systemic nature of inequality, and the value of diversity. The second and shorter part of the paper discusses structural inequality and communication skills. In this section, the writer focuses on the education system. Numerous examples are provided throughout the paper as are statistical data when available. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Functionalist Perspective on Gender Wage Discrimination

    This 9 page paper examines a newspaper article which reports the gap between the average female wage and the average male wage has decreased and consider how this may be interpreted, After examining the article and what it means the event it is reported is examined from a functionalist approach, using the work of Emile Durkheim, to explain why and how it has occurred and how it could be interpreted. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Coordination of Aid Following the Floods in Pakistan

    This 3 page paper looks at an international disaster; the floods in Pakistan in July 2010 examining the way in which co-operation and collaboration with aid agencies took place. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty

    This 3 page paper discusses the statement that “we live in a world where poverty and inequality are increasing and increasing globalization has not benefited the poor countries”. The paper examines both sides of the argument using relevant data to support the arguments, before coming to a conclusion. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Theories on Leadership

    This 8 page paper discusses different leadership theories and how these theories are evidenced in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Specific theories addressed include situational, contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange, transformational, and charismatic. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • How Did the New Left Lead to the Rise of the New Right?

    This 5 page paper uses the book “The Movements of the New Left, 1950-1975” to argue that it was the rise of the New Left and their battle for equal rights for all (gays, women, blacks) that led to the rise of the New Right to oppose them. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Assimilation and Cultural Diversity

    This 5 page paper considers the belief that American is a 'melting pot'. The writer examined toe role of the racial assimilation model and how this has strengths in reducing racism, but a price in the reducing of cultural diversity.

  • The Issue of Equality and Efforts to Achieve Equality

    This 6 page paper discusses the following quote; “the symmetrical view of equality ignores actual imbalances of power in society, whereby women and ethnic minorities continue to be subjected to disadvantages and detriment... More recently equality has moved beyond equal treatment” . The paper examines what is meant by equality and how equality measured in results may be more important than the equality of opportunity. The paper includes discussion on prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and positive discrimination. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • UK Migrant Workers and Culture

    This 5 page paper examines the culture of migrant workers entering the UK. The paper looks at the research and theories concerning the way that integration or assumption may occur. The paper also looks at and the evidence of acceptance or rejection of the host nations culture and the way in which a hybrid culture may develop. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Does Interaction Between Racial/Ethnic Groups Reduce Prejudice? Yes!

    In seven pages this paper considers the hypothesis that racial and ethnic group interaction reduces prejudice by examining relevant research and considering how to encourage such interaction. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • The Destruction of Native Culture in Australia

    This 8 page paper discusses the way in which the native people of Australia has been treated and the policy of assimilation and the way in which the official policies may be seen as leading to a form of cultural genocide. The paper looks at the way aboriginal and Tories Strait Islanders have been treated, before and during the official policy of assimilation assessing the overall impact. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • CENSUS, POVERTY AND PORTRAITS

    This 3-page paper discusses poverty, types of people likely to be caught in poverty and initiatives to end poverty. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Segregation's Return

    This 7 page paper examines the issue of segregation today, looks at liberal and conservative responses to the issues, and identifies logical fallacies in the reasoning of both side. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Workplace and the Impact of Physical Appearance

    5 pages. Lookism, or judging people on their physical looks, is a rampant problem in the workplace and indeed everywhere we go. This is just one more example of the many ugly faces of prejudice that society buys into, whether it be racism, sexism or ageism. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Politics of Recognition by Charles Taylor

    A 5 page paper which analyzes and summarizes Charles Taylor’s essay “The Politics of Recognition.” No additional sources cited.

  • Television Depictions of Gender and Ethnicity in the Workplace

    A 3 page considerations of some of the differences that exist between depictions of women and men and ethnicities in American society. Using the popular television shows “Monk” and “CSI” as frames of reference, this paper asserts that while equality might have almost been achieved in the real workplace, there are still inconsistencies in the way women and ethnicities are regarded and portrayed in American society. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Service and Volunteerism in the US, Chile, and France

    This is a 5 page paper comparing volunteerism in France, Chile and the United States. Volunteerism and community service are not international trends and are unheard of in many countries. In the United States at least 49% of the population has claimed that they have volunteered at least once in a community based organization or event. Nationally however, volunteers within the United States tend to concentrate their volunteer efforts on local levels as do local corporations. Volunteers in France and other European countries however concentrate more on international issues and social responsibility than on local concerns. In other countries, such as Chile, volunteerism is almost unheard of and not an historical or cultural aspect of the national government’s agenda. As the difference in the wealth and poorer classes in Chile widens, volunteers have only recently emerged to try and promote support for people within the communities to have the basics of life and have had to rely heavily upon international volunteer efforts and support. Bibliography lists 12 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.

  • US Cultural Disintegration Prevention Through Immigrant Restriction

    6 pages in length. The United States of America is known as a cultural melting pot, where foreign-born peoples have flourished both economically and independently for nearly four hundred years. However, there is currently much concern about the long-term effects such immigrant influx is causing and will continue to cause the both the land and the legal citizens. The writer discusses the aspect of job stealing, overpopulation and environmental consequences instigated by the open-door immigration policy. Extensive bibliography included.

  • 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.

  • Stereotypes and the Media

    A 5 page essay that looks at the current state of media and its obsession with stereotypical images. The paper reviews social theory relating to image, racial portrayals in the media, and the portrayal of women in the media—and posits that in the United States, legitimate media is currently underground. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Immigration Effects

    A correlation between immigration and the increase in delinquency, crime and poverty is made in this 8 page paper. Statistics are noted to support the argument as well as studies that show that crime is brought into the United States by foreign groups. Regional variations are also included. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • Culture of Complaint by Robert Hughes

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major points in Hughes' book Culture Of Complaint and considers their implications. Hughes argues that we have developed into a culture of individuals arguing for their victim status, and that as the growing groups of victims and the consistency of the search for resolution takes shape within our national identity, the very core of all that is valued and strong falls to the wayside. No additional sources cited.

  • Ways of Seeing by John Berger

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the essential elements of Berger's book Ways of Seeing. No additional sources cited.

  • Biology, Society, and Race

    A 6 page paper examining the biological basis of racial categorization. There is little evidence of race as a physical and biological fact, but much evidence indeed for race as a purely social concept. One very biological fact is that we humans need to finds points of reference in everything in order to process information most efficiently. Our very mechanism of thinking and learning categorizes information, and there is no shame in categorizing people according to color—it is a physical characteristic readily discernible and requires no value judgment, though such is often superfluously attached. The shame is in elevating that need to categorize items to condone one group claiming superiority over another based on physical characteristics alone. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Moral Responsibility to Feed Those Who Are Hungry

    A 4 page paper which analyzes an article written by Peter Singer titled 'Famine, Affluence, and Morality.' Singer feels that it is the moral obligation of all peoples to assist others all around the world when they are experiencing times of famine and hunger. This paper discusses many of the aspects of Singer's article and also includes an analyzation involving an article by Jan Naverson titled 'Feeding the Hungry.' The analyzation illustrates how Naverson's philosophical arguments would address the arguments of Singer. Naverson argues that aiding those in famine situations, though charitable and admirable, is not necessary and involves much more chance for error, in relationship to the abusive potential it offers to the government, as well as other areas of concern such as altering a culture's structure. No additional sources cited.

  • Changing U.S. Society

    This 9 page paper presents the ideation that American society is flawed, loosely based on Marxist notions.The lives of infamous figures including Princess Diana and Frederick Douglass are examined. The paper supports the notion that the examples of great leaders can change America. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The 1999 Anatolian Fault Catastrophe

    A 4 page paper examining the August 1999 disaster in Turkey. History of the Anatolian fault summarized. Social, economic and political ramifications also noted. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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.

  • The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio

    A 5 page research paper that examines The Decameron, by fourteenth century Italian storyteller, poet and humanist Giovanni Boccaccio. The writer argues that this work serves as a window in time that reveals to modern readers the world of the Middle Ages and the horror that engulfed that world with the coming of the Black Death, as well as the social changes that this instigated. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • U.S. and Immigrants from Haiti

    This 5 page report discusses the experiences of Haitians that have immigrated to the United States. The struggles faced by immigrants has always been one requiring a great deal of personal determination in the midst of hardship, whether it was the Irish and Italians at the start of the 20th century or the Central Americans and Haitians in the last decades of the century. However, Haitians have also had to deal with more bigotry and racial discrimination than any of the fair-skinned immigrants of Europe. In addition, they have had to endure political controversy threatening their ability of remaining in the U.S. In many ways, they have had to deal with far greater problems than virtually any other immigrant population. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • U.S. Immigrants and Employment

    This 8 page paper looks at the great divide in terms of employment for immigrants. While some immigrants, such as those from India and Pakistan are given preference, those from many other countries are treated poorly. The problem is evaluated. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Ethnic Myth by Professor Stephen Steinberg

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