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Affirmative Action Essay: Quotas for White Players in the NBA? - Is Affirmative Action Analogous to Setting Quotas for White Players in the NBA. The NBA analogy doesn't even apply because that is not how affirmative action even works. All affirmative action recipients must be qualified for their jobs. Besides, the fact that blacks overcome their social disadvantages to dominate in the NBA is no justification for keeping them disadvantaged. The argument that it's wrong to give whites an even greater advantage to make up for their lack of merit is irrelevant. If blacks got an equal start in life, they might even dominate the NBA more than they do now....   [tags: Persuasive Essay, Argumentative] 926 words
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Affirmative Action and College Admissions: A Legal and Ethical Analysis - Affirmative Action and College Admissions: A Legal and Ethical Analysis I. Introduction The institution of public education has been one of the most controversial establishments in the United States since its inception. More specifically, equality in the conditions and the opportunities it provides has been sought as one of its major goals. There is little doubt that minority ethnic groups have struggled to achieve educational equality, just as they have struggled for equality in other aspects of life....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Affirmative Action Essay: Time to Stop Special Privileges - Affirmative Action: Time to Stop Special Privileges       Imaging being a young, black, grad-student, fresh out of law-school, looking for a job. You find and apply for the career of your dreams, only to find later that you didn't get the job. Petitioning the employer for an explanation, you find that you weren't hired due to the color of your skin. Wouldn't this enrage you. Would you cry "discrimination", and take the employer to court. Many people would sympathize with you and grant you the decision in the court case....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The University of Michigan Should NOT Use Affirmative Action - The University of Michigan Should NOT Use Affirmative Action Imagine, your walking down the street looking for a job. You see a sign in the window that says, “Whites encouraged to apply.” Imagine the period in time when just being white got you into a college, without any other considerations of grades or athletic ability. Those were the days of the Jim Crow laws. Now these instances have happened in the past 20 years, through new laws called Affirmative Action. The big argument is over these few years of affirmative action....   [tags: Reverse Discrimination]
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Conservative Views of African-Americans on Affirmative Action - Recently the merits of a race based admission policy to colleges and universities have come under scrutiny by the American public. Take into account the position of black conservatives, who feel that affirmative action merely perpetuates a system of preference in reverse and does nothing to fix the problems African Americans face in lower educational programs. When looking at the arguments of the Black conservatives and comparing them to the view points of the opposition, a certain conclusion may be reached....   [tags: Politics] 974 words
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The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers - The Effects of Affirmative Action on Law Students and Lawyers Given the opportunity, do African Americans with lower undergraduate test scores and grades succeed in law school. Does admitting African Americans with lower test scores and grades than other racial groups into law schools have a good or bad effect on American society. On one hand it can be argued these students grab the opportunity and use it. Making more African American lawyers is healthy for American society. The presence of more African American lawyers itself means the concerns of their community will be heard and represented in society....   [tags: Lawyers African American Essays]
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Affirmative Action - World War One &#61623; Account for the feelings of hostility towards the Austria-hungry Empire by Serb nationalists in 1914: &#61607; Austria was what stood in the way of progress of the Serbian nation. Serbia was a direct threat to the survival of the multinational Austrian Empire and for that reason Austria felt it necessary to thwart Serbia’s plans for growth and development. The Serbs desired more land, especially a coastline with an all important sea port, Austria denied them this by, in the peace treaty of 1912, creating a new country between Serbia and the coast, Albania....   [tags: essays research papers] 2577 words
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Diversity in the Classroom - The U.S. Department of the Interior, describes the term "diversity" is used broadly to refer to many demographic variables, including, but not limited to, race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics. America's diversity has given this country its unique strength, resilience and richness. (doi.gov) Diversity comes in many different aspects. Achievement gaps have been identified with respect to race and ethnicity, but also regarding gender, socioeconomic status, learning differences, disability, and limited English language ability....   [tags: social issue, affirmative action]
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Which Standard of Review should the Court use when Analyzing Race Conscious Affirmative Action Programs? - Which standard of review should the court use when analyzing race conscious affirmative action programs. Over the last 35 years, the Supreme Court has attempted to answer this question numerous times; each time clarifying certain parts, while leaving other parts intentionally vague and open to interpretation. The result has been various affirmative action plans being called into question to see if they violate the Equal Protection Clause based on a racially conscious motive. And while the court has ultimately decided the standard of review to be strict scrutiny, the language in the plurality and majority decisions of Bakke and Grutter still leaves wide latitude for educational institutions...   [tags: equal protection clause, justice powell]
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Affirmative Action - We Should Not Forget America's Racist Past - Affirmative Action - We Should Not Forget America's Racist Past Affirmative Action has become of the most controversial social policy issues to be discussed in recent years. It is controversial because it challenges fundamental American beliefs. As Seymour Martin Lipset put it: "Affirmative Action policies have forced a sharp confrontation between two core American values: equality and individualism."(Dudley7) This values oriented approach, which pervades popular discussion and derives from functionalist sociology, fails to explain why similar challenges to our core values did not in the past result in the kind of spite surrounding Affirmative Action today....   [tags: Race Racism Racial Profiling Justice]
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Do white males have anything to fear from Affirmative Action? - Do white males have anything to fear from Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action can be defined as policies used in the United States to increase opportunities for minorities by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts. Depending upon the situation, “minorities” might include any underrepresented group, especially one defined by race, ethnicity, or gender. This action constitutes a good faith effort by employees to address past and/or present discrimination through a variety of specific, results-oriented procedures....   [tags: Essays Papers] 508 words
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Vouchers and School Choice More Effective than Affirmative Action - School Choice More Effective than Affirmative Action If America is to become an equal society, then the direction of affirmative action must be changed. Rather than continuing to focus the brunt of our efforts on helping those individuals near the top succeed, we must implement policies designed to provide opportunities to those individuals at or near the bottom. Specifically, affirmative action must return to its original purpose--helping minorities move into the middle class through programs based upon equality of educational opportunity and job creation....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essay Examples] 788 words
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All Things Being Equal - All Things Being Equal Most of us have heard Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, or part of it, at some point in our lives. In 1964, one year after the speech was given, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Executive Order 11246, which signaled the birth of affirmative action. Affirmative action refers to efforts to increase educational and employment opportunities for minorities and women. In November, 1997, California voters did away with affirmative action [at the state level] by passing proposition 209....   [tags: Slavery Racism Affirmative Action Essays]
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The Effects that Affirmative Action Has Had on Past and Future Endeavors of Minorities in the United States - The African American experience in the United States is one that could almost be described as irreparable. The African American debut in this country was one that started off as foul as a situation could be. The slavery experience ranks amongst some of the most inhumane eras in the history of mankind. The settlers in the colonies viewed Africans as only 3/5ths of a man and used Africans as tools, or pets, as opposed to acknowledging them as real thinking, loving, feeling human beings. Amazingly so, African Americans were able to advance in this society to a plateau in which we are now, by definition, accepted as equals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Julian Bond's Lecture on Brown vs. Board of Education - Loose Ends Still Untied Aurora is not known to be the greatest town in the suburbs of Chicago, so it is a typical move for the people from my side of town to claim residence in Naperville. I will be the first to admit that I have often betrayed my hometown and laid claim to its relatively glamorous neighbor. Naperville is one of the country’s “best places to raise a family,” or so I have heard. I wouldn’t be too surprised, considering the amount of wealth that flows through the town....   [tags: Julian Bond Race Affirmative Action] 1610 words
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Affermative Action - Affirmative action, reverse discrimination, positive discrimination, and employment equality; these are all forms of discrimination, though not quite as distinguishable as typical types of discrimination. Many questions can be raised by affirmative action; what impact does human nature have on the use of affirmative action. How is affirmative action viewed in the United Kingdom vs. the US. What is the history of affirmative action in America. What is the impact of affirmative action in international relations....   [tags: Reverse Discrimination, Race, Equality]
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Education and Affirmative Actions - What does equality mean. For many centuries, America has had a difficult time answering that question. In the seventeenth and eighteenth century, African Americans were not equal since Americans called them property, put them in chains and beat those people. From the seventeen to the nineteen hundreds, women were forbidden to vote; they had to stay at home or work in small factory, thus, they were not equal. However, nowadays, issues of equality are challenged through affirmative action. Across the nation, the use of affirmative action in education has stirred controversy....   [tags: Race, Education]
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Affirmative Actions: African American - It is ingrained in the fabric of this great nation that education opens the door to success and is a prerequisite of social mobility; more precisely, higher education. The ideal that even the poorest of citizens can aspire to achieve greatness with hard work and talent, is the American Dream that is at the heart of every U.S. citizen. Despite his family’s humble means, President Barack Obama rose through the ranks of higher education to hold the highest office of the most powerful nation in the world....   [tags: minorities, freedom, opportunity]
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Affirmative Actions Have Consequences - Abigail Fisher, a white woman, has been the subject of many news stories lately. In a case brought to the Supreme Court in October of last year, Fisher claims to have suffered unfair treatment from the University of Texas. After being denied acceptance, presumably because of her racial aspects, Fisher decided to take her case to a higher power. In a story covering the initial hearing, a reporter describes the scene. Fisher’s lawyer argued against affirmative action on the grounds of unfair treatment....   [tags: unfair, treatment, diversity, Supreme Court, ethic]
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The Battle Over Affirmitive Action in the College World - For many the subject of affirmative action is worth protesting over, however, there are a few who would love to see the existence of affirmitive action abolished. Affirmative action has always been a long debated topic with two different communites arguing very different view points. Although affirmitive action can cause friction among many different opionated people, on the other hand, the results of the practice has ensured the college educations for many of minorities in America. Should this practice be allowed during the college admissions process is the question that remains to be debated....   [tags: african-americans, civil rights, students]
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America Needs Affirmitive Action - “…granting modest advantages to minorities and women is more than fair, given hundreds of years of discrimination that benefited whites and men.” (Fromkin) Affirmative Action is not only justifiable, but it is necessary in today’s world. Affirmative Action can be seen throughout United States History as a leading fighter for equal opportunity. Affirmative Action can assist in creating a more equal opportunity for people regarding higher education, employment and the work force, and creating a more diverse equal community in all aspects....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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Afirmative Action - Affimative Action Affirmative action is a plan to offset past discrimination in employing and educating women, blacks, and other minorities. It is the government's way of apologizing to ethnic groups for the injustices they have suffered. Affirmative action is supposed to preserve liberty and to improve race relations, but it is actually worsening them. It is not helping poor blacks; it is primarily helping well-to-do blacks. More effective programs should be implemented to take the place of affirmative action....   [tags: essays research papers] 336 words
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Affirmitive Action - The debate over affirmative action is a debate over the conflict of rights. This conflict of rights makes a clear-cut ruling or decision on the subject almost unattainable. However, there can be arguments made both for and against affirmative action. Supporters of affirmative action claim that racism and sexism can only be overcome by taking race and sex into account in finding a solution. They think that giving everyone equal rights is not enough to overcome the burden. Therefore, for everyone to be truly equal some people must be given certain benefits....   [tags: essays research papers] 1565 words
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Affirmitive Action - The Facts In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson issues an Executive Order 11246 requiring federal contractors to “take affirmative action” to ensure that they do not engage in discriminatory practices against workers because of race creed, color, or national origin. Two years later gender was added to the list. Affirmative action is the practice, usually by institutions or employment in government and business, of giving preference to racial minorities and women. The politics were originally developed to correct decades of discrimination and to give disadvantaged minorities a boost....   [tags: essays research papers] 1105 words
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Affirmitive Action - Have you ever wondered who gets to attend the country’s selective colleges and universities. The really smart kids, the hard workers, star athletes, artists, singers, mathematicians, writers, alumni children. Of course universities want them all. But what about when it comes to race. Suddenly the stakes of getting in are raised. How many African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Whites should there be in each class. Should acceptance to a school depend on a person’s race. Well I believe that acceptance to a school shouldn’t be depended on the race of a person....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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Affirmitive Action In The College Admissions Process - Every year millions of high school seniors apply to colleges and universities across the country. Some get in, some don’t. These schools have strict policies on the criteria for the acceptance of such students. The criteria involve many aspects of a student’s prior academic career, such as their academic standing, extra curricular activities and work ethic. These are criteria that put everyone on the same level because everyone has the ability to work harder or join more athletics. However, no one can change the color of their skin, and colleges base their admissions on these variables as well....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Affirmative Discrimination - Affirmative Discrimination Since inequality issues have surfaced in nearly every element of our lives, affirmative action has become an integral part of a solution to these fundamental problems. As an answer to this resolution, this piece will address various issues raised because of these practices, including reverse discrimination, segregation proposals, as well as cause and effect concerns for clarity. While it would appear that white males receive more affirmative action over others, nothing could be farther from the truth....   [tags: Discrimination]
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Speech Why We Need Afirmative Action - Speech Why We Need Afirmative Action Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the importance of affirmative action. Thesis: Minorities and women would not have gained as much progress as they have without the creation and enforcement of affirmative action policies. I. Attention Grabber A. Nancy was about to fill an entry position at the local bank, when the hiring personnel was going over her pay she found out that she was being paid $50 a month less than what a man was being paid in the same position....   [tags: Papers] 1336 words
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The Argument for and Against Gender Quotas - Discuss the arguments for and against gender quotas aimed at increasing the percentage of women in national parliaments. Consider the implications of your argument for different quota systems. The debate regarding gender identities in politics is today a protruding aspect in our society. Both the domestic and international gender roles and norms are central in the developments in the field of political science and International Relations. The inclusion of women into formal politics through quota systems is one of the key issues in focus for both the current societal debate as well as much of the academic work in the field....   [tags: gender identities, affirmative actions]
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Affirmative ActionThe Cases of Woods, Ledbetter, and Stone - Waffle House is a restaurant located in the South and Eastern United Stated. It is a place where a person can get great waffles and coffee. The Waffle House Corporation has had multiple discrimination law suits filed against them in the past ten years ranging from sexual harassment to racial bias. Waffle House is just one example that discrimination is still very much a problem in our Nation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was originally developed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace and in our schools, unfortunately, discrimination is still alive and well and therefore we still require the enforcing ability of Affirmative Action....   [tags: Civil Rights] 1547 words
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Affirmatvie Action - The History of Diversity in America Known as the ¡§Melting Pot¡¨, America is a country with a more diverse population than any other. But America also has a long, painful past of discrimination that has been based on sex, race, color, disability, religion, sexual orientation and various other characteristics that stray from the average white American citizen. Through the years, government has played a major role in trying to correct the past wrongs due to discrimination by enacting legislation and adding amendments to the Constitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 7044 words
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Physiognomy: The Affirmative Side of Face Reading - The phrase “take it at face value” adequately describes physiognomy. Indeed, what is the value of a face, especially the permanent features on a human. Can we examine a person’s facial appearance and learn about that person’s character and future. In physiognomy, we can predict the human character and destiny with its face features or body structure. Due to this reason, we sometimes call it ‘Face reading’ rather than physiognomy. For instance, if we meet someone for the first time, we might evaluate their first looks....   [tags: destiny, prediction, superstition, pseudoscience]
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Different Types of Action Research - At times researchers’ interest extend beyond finding relationships, trends, patterns, descriptions and understanding individuals or groups, instead there are problems and issues that draw their attention. When researchers concern themselves with problems and seek a plan of action to solve these problems, they benefit from the use of action research designs (Creswell, 2008). Sometimes seeking to understand on-going problems is not enough, especially as these problems hinder the quality of education our children receive at schools....   [tags: practical action,participatory action,education]
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The Causal Theory of Action: Overpopulation - The problem of mental overpopulation is pretty easy to see. It is visible in situations like freezing on a test, cramping on the field, or overthrowing the first baseman. Basically, those times when you overthink or try to do too much in a situation, those thoughts actually become detrimental and stop us from performing as well as expected. Philosophers Ruben and Dreyfus do a really good job of highlighting this problem in the Causal Theory of Action. Thinkers like Davidson and Clarke do not do enough to solve this problem of mental overpopulation....   [tags: human action, philosophy]
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Representation of Women in Action Films - Throughout time much has been said about the film roles of women. Everyone from scholars to bloggers has an opinion on the significance in society of how women on the big screen are portrayed. For me all of this debate only detracts from what the true focus of a film should be; an artistic expression of a story that reflects the values of the time in which it is written. Pauline Keel a respectable critic for the New Yorker once said “Movies of the past are like samples-swatches of cloth-of the period in which they were made” (Kael)....   [tags: Women in Action Films]
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The Representation of Women in Action Films - Women have made progress in the film industry in terms of the type of role they play in action films, although they are still portrayed as sex objects. The beginning of “a new type of female character” (Hirschman, 1993, pg. 41-47) in the world of action films began in 1976 with Sigourney Weaver, who played the leading role in the blockbuster film ‘Aliens’ as Lt. Ellen Ripley. She was the captain of her own spaceship, plus she was the one who gave out all the orders. Until then, men had always been the ones giving the orders; to see a woman in that type of role was outlandish....   [tags: film industry, action films, female protagonists]
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The Dark Side of Our Justice System in A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr - A civil action: A legal thriller of the decade Justice is created to investigate the truth and to provide justice to the people. Yet, truth and judicial process do not always go hand on hand. In the book, A Civil Action, the author, Jonathan Harr, portrays the dark side of our justice system. Here, Harr presents a true story of group of families that bring a civil lawsuit against two big corporations, but during the process their truth gets manipulated and proven meaningless by the tactics of judiciary procedures....   [tags: lawyer, a civil action, legal battle]
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John Gibbons' Truth in Action - John Gibbons' "Truth in Action" ABSTRACT: John Gibbons tries to show that the notion of similarities and differences between different cases of events reveals the relevance of relational properties, which are of causal relevance. Based on such considerations, Gibbons' main claim is that the truth value somebody assigns to his or her beliefs has causal power. This means that the deflationary theory of truth becomes false. The questions therefore are: (1) What are the similarities and differences between different cases....   [tags: John Gibbons Truth Action Essays]
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Child Poverty: The Solution from the Right Action Party of Canada - We all know Canada as a caring and generous nation. It is one of the wealthiest nations in the world and has a very high standard of living (the fourth highest in the world). Unfortunately, there is a side of Canada that is hidden from the majority of the world, and it is scar for those who know about it. In the fall of 1989, the House of Commons passed a resolution stating that “This House seeks to achieve the goal of eliminating poverty among Canadian children by the year 2000.” It is now 2009, more than two decades after the plan was proposed, and almost a decade after the 2000 deadline....   [tags: Child Poverty, Right Action Party, politics, canad] 763 words
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The Deontological and Utilitarian Perspectives of the Actions Taken by the City of New Haven - In 2003 the New Haven Fire Department conducted a promotion test for lieutenants and captains. To the dismay of the test takers, the test was really hard and the results of the test seemed to segregate the racial community of the firefighters. When the results were viewed by the Civil Service Board and they realized only one Hispanic and zero African-Americans would gain the promotion spots, they decided not to validate the test results for fear of a law suit from the minorities. Counter to their thoughts the white promotable test takers, who did pass the test and were looked over, sued on the grounds of disparate treatment....   [tags: Case Study, solution]
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Democracy In Action - In such an inspiring country as America, things are never as they seem. In 1791, when the first amendment came out the citizens at the time were thrilled to have the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech. As time went by, law enforced the separation of church and state act, which made it so no religion could directly effect the governments decisions. Gradually, leading our government away from the morals and beliefs of our founding fathers. Now, over 200 years later our government has changed and adapted so much, it's hard to believe where we came from....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Law in Action - Along with the American right to live with certain inalienable freedoms, citizens of Oregon have had the opportunity to exercise their state-given “right to die” for the previous 17 years. In response to citizen initiative, the State of Oregon passed the Death With Dignity Act (DWDA) in 1994 to allow terminally ill patients the access to a lethal dose of doctor-prescribed medication. Oregon is one of only two U.S. states with “Death With Dignity” legislation, and it has vigorously protected this act from criticism and attempted legal invalidation for years (Office of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology, n.d.)....   [tags: State Rights, Oregon] 1817 words
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Societal Needs:Diversity and Equity - Societal Needs:Diversity and Equity The purpose of this paper is to examine diversity and equity issues regarding education. More specifically, this research paper will take an in-depth view of affirmative action and its policies. A non biased view was enacted to present the pros, cons, and hotly debated issues regarding affirmative action at the university level. Additionally, the paper will examine the validity and possible biases in alternatives to affirmative action that have recently been issued....   [tags: essays papers]
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Male Failure and Genre Affirmation in New Hollywood Westerns and Noir - In The Pathos of Failure, Thomas Elsaesser explains the emergence of a new ideology within American filmmaking, which reflects a “fading confidence in being able to tell a story” (280) and the dissolution of psychologically relatable, goal-oriented characters. He elaborates that these unmotivated characters impede the “the affirmative-consequential model of narrative [which] is gradually being replaced by another, whose precise shape is yet to crystallize” (281). Christian Keathley outlined this shape in more detail in Trapped in the Affection Image, where he argued that shifting cultural attitudes resulted in skepticism of the usefulness of action (Keathley)....   [tags: The Pathos of Failure]
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Social Movement Emergence Among Asian Americans - Social movements are essentially collective actions by disadvantaged, and often minority groups taken to empower themselves and push for change on political and social issues. What differentiates social movements from interest groups is that social movements are a more organic and less structured approach, “Interest groups have letterhead (and headquarters and executive directors). Social movements don’t.” To summarize Sidney Tarrow’s definition from Power in Movement, social movements are collective challenges based on common purposes and social solidarities in sustained interaction with elites, opponents and authorities....   [tags: Ethnic, Miinorities]
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The Purpose of Action Research in Schools - Action research is a research process that is reflective in nature and typically conducted in school settings. These types of research enables professionals in school settings to collaborate on the components of a study, and allows them to search for solutions to the common everyday challenges that educators experience in schools (Ferrance, 2000). Educators can use the process of reflection through action research to better understand their work and build professional knowledge as they strive for continuous improvement (Brown, 2002)....   [tags: educational research, education research]
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The Tragedy of the Commons and Collective Action - The tragedy of the commons and the problem of collective action are two key concepts in the world of political science. They act under the assumption that man is a rational being who will act in his own self interest. Humanity id broadly diverse meaning that each individual has their own ideas as to how society should run and how people should live.(heywood) This inevitably results in disagreement and this is where politics steps in. Aristotle described politics as the ‘master science’, ‘the activity through which human beings attempt to improve their lives and create the Good Society.’ Through the tragedy of the commons and the problem of collective action we can see how politics is essenti...   [tags: politics, conflict resolution]
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Plan for Action to Help a Student - A. Necessary Leadership Action The leadership action that involves one or more groups of community stakeholders is creating a team to create an action plan for one student that attendance has declined and because of the number of missed days, academic achievement has also declined. A1. Why Action is Necessary This action is necessary because the student involved is not showing academic growth and having anxiety with attending school. Attendance has decreased because the student does not want to attend school due to issues with the classroom teacher, as well as other students within this class....   [tags: stakeholders, outcomes]
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Michael Huemer’s The Problem Of Political Authority - In Huemer’s The Problem Of Political Authority an argument is made against the idea of political authority. Political authority is defined as the feature that the government has that makes it morally permissible for them to do things that ordinary citizens cannot. The idea in this argument is that the government should not have rights that citizens do not have. The purpose of this paper is to show that Huemer’s argument fails by arguing a consent-based response to Huemer’s criticisms, which shows that the government has politically authority because we have consented to it....   [tags: government's action, citizen's action]
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Monoamine Transporter as a Drug Action - Neurotransmitters are chemicals; signals are transmitted from neuron to the target cell via a synapse through neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are associated in the synaptic vesicles congregated in the presynaptic membrane and are released in the synaptic cleft, In the synaptic cleft they attach to the receptors in the postsynaptic membrane.(1)Monoamine transporters are proteins which are found on nerve terminals of noradrenegenic,serotonergic and dopaminergic neurons. They are also part of sodium dependent transporters and have a key role in terminating the released neurotransmitters action in the synaptic cleft....   [tags: Biology, Neurotransmitters] 1469 words
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Collective Action Successes of the Black14 - While the country as a whole was fighting the way though many civil rights issues concerning African Americans, each state had citizens that were going through their own struggles that led to protests. At the University of Wyoming, 14 African American football players, later known as the Black 14, wanted to protest their football game against Brigham Young University, due to the university’s association with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The LDS church had rules against allowing African American citizens from being part of the priesthood....   [tags: african-americans, university of wyoming]
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Big Creek People in Action - Big Creek People in Action, Inc. (BCPIA) was founded in 1990 to address economic problems facing McDowell County in West Virginia after the economy of the county started to fail when coal production declined (Big Creek People In Action, Inc., 2012). The agency is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) organization offering a community center where festivals and community events are held and a place of learning that offers GED programs and other educational programs. Big Creek People In Action, Inc.’s mission statement is to serve “the community of McDowell County in the realms of education and literacy, leadership development, volunteer service, service learning, arts and culture, housing, recreation, and co...   [tags: BCPIA, GED, Maslow]
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Benefits of Implementing Environmental Action - Since the Bophal incident sparked the beginning of the Era of Beyond Compliance, companies have pondered about the benefits of employing environmental initiatives. Companies will enjoy financial benefits in return for environmental action, but whether a firm may see financial reward depends on several conditions that must be met. However, if conditions are not met, environmental initiatives will still benefit companies in a multitude of other areas. Many companies are able to accept a win-win strategy towards adopting environmentally friendly practices, because of the positive correlation between environmental actions and financial returns (Frankel, 1998)....   [tags: environmental initiatives, eco-efficiencies]
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Action Research - Origins of Yoga “At the heart of this tradition is the desire to be healthy and whole, to integrate the various aspects of our human nature,” (Gillen & Gillen, 2007, p.19). The origins of yoga can be traced back to India where its development was expressed through the Sanskrit language. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word meaning “yoke or unite”. The art of yoga is a system which allows the participant to develop physical and mental strength (Zipkin, 1985). Yoga is thought to be rooted in Hinduism, but has been found to precede this religious practice....   [tags: Research] 1659 words
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