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Social Issues "clay beats liston: february 25, 1964"  "Clay Beats Liston: February 25, 1964" From the accounts of various Kentucky newspapers, I was able to learn a few facts about Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, as well as the attitudes of his fellow Kentuckians. The first thing I noticed in all the newspapers that I viewed was that almost all the articles written about the fight were written by writers from either the ... 
Social Issues 12 angry men  12 Angry Men A persons surroundings can influence him. In "12 Angry Men" by Reginald Rose a young mans life is held by twelve men with contrasing views. Eight a caring man, who wishes to talk about why the other jurors think that the boy is guilty, clashes with Three, a sadistic man who would pull the swith himselfto end the boys life. Accroding to Rose, several elements can infulenc... 
Social Issues 1996: a turbulent year for israel  1996: A Turbulent Year for Israel 1996 has been a very turbulent year for Israel. This lies in the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995. Rabin's great work in the peace process with it's Arab neighbors has been nearly reversed by Israel's newly elected Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who actively opposed the peace process in the election. Netanyahu's term of serv... 
Social Issues A comparison of the status of women in classical athens and early christianity  A Comparison of the Status of Women in Classical Athens and Early Christianity Since the beginning of time the treatment of women has improved dramatically. In the earliest of times women were mere slaves to men. Today women are near equals in almost all fields. In 411 B.C., when Lysistrata was written, men had many stunning advantages to that of their female counterparts. Althoug... 
Social Issues A pharmacist  A Pharmacist Being a pharmacist is much harder than what you probably thought it was. Pharmacists in a hospital have many, many responsibilities. They must be very careful that they have measured the medication correctly, because one little mistake can be potentially fatal. Pharmacists must know what many of the medications do, and if there are any side effects and incompatibilities... 
Social Issues A study of the negro policeman: book review  A Study of the Negro Policeman: Book Review by Nicholas Alex Appleton-Century-Crofts Copyright 1969 210 pages Intro. Criminal Justice December 2, 1996 Nicholas Alex, assistant professor of sociology at The City University of New York, holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and a B.S. from the Wharton School. He was formerly a research assistant with the... 
Social Issues A time of prosperous change  A Time of Prosperous Change In the early nineteen hundreds when women used to be treated as objects who were only good for cooking and cleaning. These women were expected to stay home and do nothing but take care of the children. Authors were rarely women .Now in the present day a women is thought of as having a mind of her own. She is thought of as a independent, an individual ... 
Social Issues A woman's identity  A Woman's Identity Women lose their identity as soon as they get married and begin a family. Every little girl dreams of getting married and raising a family, because this is what women are taught to seek at an early age. When a woman achieves this goal, she loses her identity due to the many roles that she is now forced to play. Once married, a woman is expected to be a mother, nur... 
Social Issues Agencies of the united states  Agencies of the United States When World War II in Europe finally came to an end on May 7, 1945, a new war was just beginning. The Cold War: denoting the open yet restricted rivalry that developed between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, a war fought on political, economic, and propaganda fronts, with limited recourse to weapons, largely because of ... 
Social Issues Albert camus: people's inability to act and schindler's list  Albert Camus: People's Inability to Act and Schindler's List "I know that the great tragedies of history often fascinate men with approaching horror. Paralyzed, they cannot make up their minds to do anything but wait. So they wait, and one day the Gorgon devours them, But I should like to convince you that the spell can be broken, that there is an illusion of impotence, that strength... 
Social Issues An indian woman in guatemala: without a trace of bitterness in her voice  An Indian Woman In Guatemala: Without A Trace Of Bitterness In Her Voice Stacye Rothbard Transcultural perspectives November 11, 1996 Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illeterite farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. Guat... 
Social Issues An individual's achievement of self-knowledge  An Individual's Achievement of Self-Knowledge An important theme is an individual's achievement of self-knowledge as a result of undergoing an ordeal. As Rev. Hale sits through the proceedings of the court in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller, his views change drastically. When Rev. Hale first arrives in Salem, he is very objective about the whole situation of witchery. He qu... 
Social Issues Ancient egypt  Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water fo... 
Social Issues Anxiety and depression in afro-americans  Anxiety And Depression In Afro-Americans A major cause of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety in individuals is stress. Defined stress is an internal response caused by the application of a stressor or anything that requires coping behaviour. For example the pressure of a job, supporting a family or getting an education are stressors that can result in depression... 
Social Issues Are political parties in decline?  Are Political Parties in Decline? Sean Stafford 1340392 Are Political Parties in Decline? No: Ronald Landes In Defence of Canadian Political Parties Strong point- Ronald Landed mentions that the several functions of a political party focus on the responsibilities of it. His strongest point too lies within the responsibilities of political governing. Walt Bag... 
Social Issues Articles of confederation  Articles of Confederation It would have been very difficult to run an effective government under the Articles of Confederation. Many of the great minds politically active after the American Revolution realized this; thus arrived the birth of one of the greatest political documents of all time: The Constitution. With the implement of the Constitution, the United States government be... 
Social Issues Australian life  Australian Life Life in the Bush The Australian life style was portrayed as one of the bushman although it was not . The life of a typical Australian was really the city life . The bushman was one with no classes and he treated every person as equal . A middle class person was the same as a working class man . The bushman was a very trust worthy and helpful character he would h... 
Social Issues Ballad of birmingham  Ballad of Birmingham In the poem Ballad of Birmingham, by Dudley Randall, written in 1969, Mr. Randall uses of irony to describes the events of the mothers decision, and also her concern for the welfare of her darling little child. It seems odd that this child would even know what a freedom march is, but this would be considered normal back in the early 1960's, when Mr. Martin Luther... 
Social Issues Beloved  Beloved In the Novel Beloved, by Toni Morrison unmasks the horrors of slavery, and depicts its aftermath on African Americans. The story is perfect for all who did not experience nor could imagine how it was to be an African American in America circa the 1860's. Beloved lends a gateway to understanding the trials and tribulations of the modern African American. The Novel has many thin... 
Social Issues Benito mussolini  Benito Mussolini Benito Mussolini was the founder of Italian Fascism and premier of Italy ruling as a dictator from about 1925 until his dismissal in 1943. Mussolini was born to a socialist blacksmith. As a child he was unruly and undisciplined. He shared his fathers views picking up other ideas from authors of the time. Mussolini became a schoolteacher and journalist. He spent ... 
Social Issues Biography and history: harriet jacob's the life of a slave girl  Biography and History: Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl To be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment and association, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story that it alienates the reader, and yet not so far separated from the subject matter that the readers cannot get into it. This is espectially the case in ... 
Social Issues Biography precis -- black boy  Biography Precis -- Black Boy Black Boy , an autobiography by Richard Wright, is an account of a young African-American boy's thoughts and outlooks on life in the South while growing up. The novel is 288 pages, and was published by Harper and Row Publishers in © 1996. The main subject, Richard Wright, who was born in 1908, opens the book with a description of himself as a four-year... 
Social Issues Bipolar affective disorder  Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people s... 
Social Issues Bipolar affective disorder  Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people ... 
Social Issues Birthing cermonies of other cultures  Birthing Cermonies of Other Cultures The birthing ceremonies of the Indian culture has a lot of different aspects then the American culture does. I guess that is why they are different cultures. All cultures have different views on different things such as religion, but they also share the same as well for example every culture has some form of the family. This is w... 
Social Issues Black and white  Black and White Following the Civil War, just prior to the turn of the century, many American novelist were writing more freely of the previous slave culture. Two of these writers being Mark Twain and Charles Chesnutt. Mark Twain was a popular "white" author by this time. Charles Chesnutt, the son of free blacks, decided to pursue a dream of becoming an author in order to remove th... 
Social Issues Black civil rights  Black Civil Rights More than a hundred years ago the Europeans brought slaves to North America. The blacks found themselves in the midst of prejudice whites with no way out. When the blacks came over Jim Crow laws were incorporated. With these laws it was near impossible for blacks to rise in the white world. Booker T. Washington was the first black to rise to any prominence in t... 
Social Issues Black like me  Black Like Me Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin is a Multicultural story set in the south around the late 1950's in first person point of view about John Griffin in 1959 in the deep south of the east coast, who is a novelist that decides to get his skin temporarily darkened medically to black. What Griffin hopes to achieve is enough information about the relationships between blac... 
Social Issues Black supremacy  Black Supremacy Throughout history, white anglo-saxons have been notorious for mistreating all races other than it's own. Malcolm X felt "the white man had been actually nothing but a piratical opportunist who used Faustian machinations to make his own Christianity his initial wedge in criminal conquests"(563). The earth is burdened by the white man! That is the true meaning of wh... 
Social Issues Bleeding ireland and black america  Bleeding Ireland and Black America Fall Road is deserted. Only a few dirt-caked, barefoot, Irishmen can be seen shivering in the adjacent park. We walk past the Catholic neighborhoods knowing, at any moment, buildings might explode and automatic weapon fire could lacerate the air on every side of us. Belfast is charming, apart from the harsh reality of guerrilla warfare and terrorism... 
Social Issues Blind conformity: malcolm x  Blind Conformity: Malcolm X Tony Franklin ENC 1101 D.J. Henry 2/3/97 In today's world it is often difficult to adjust to one type of lifestyle or another. The constant bombardment of outside opinions hamper our ability, as humans, to choose and be comfortable with a certain way of living. Our way of living may consist of a look, a way of thinking, a religion, or any facet o... 
Social Issues Blood alcohol level (bal)  Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) MONITORING The amount of alcohol in your blood stream is referred to as Blood Alcohol Level (BAL). It is recorded in milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or milligrams percent. For example, a BAL of .10 means that 1/10 of 1 percent (or 1/1000) of your total blood content is alcohol. When you drink alcohol it goes directly from the stomach into... 
Social Issues Book review of "the burning man" by phillip margolin  Book Review of "The Burning Man" by Phillip Margolin Peter Hale, the son of Richard Hale, a four-year associate at Hale, Greaves, Strobridg, Marquand, and Bartlett, has lived his life under the shadow of his father. Despite having a high five-figure salary and fire-engine-red Porsche, Peter was constantly trying to overcome the expectations of his high- class lawyer of a father, wh... 
Social Issues Buffalo soldiers  Buffalo Soldiers "Buffalo Soldiers" was the name given to African-American cavalrymen by their native-American antagonists during the Indian Wars in the post-Civil War American West. The first men to serve in all-black army units did so in the Union Army, during the Civil War. The initial all-black regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, trained by its white commander, Col. Robert G. Shaw, ... 
Social Issues Canada lacks a real national identity  Canada Lacks A Real National Identity I believe that Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians tend to identify with community and region rather than the nation. Because Canada has such a great cultural diversity the Canadian identity is shaped by our values and attitudes as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are very importa... 
Social Issues Cia covert operations: panama and nicaragua  CIA Covert Operations: Panama and Nicaragua In the 1950's, the repression of domestic political dissent reached near hysteria. In the process the CIA's covert operations, already in progress in Europe, expanded worldwide. By 1953, according to the 1970's Senate investigation, there were major covert programs under way in 48 countries, consisting of propaganda, paramilitary,... 
Social Issues Coca-cola and its evolution  Coca-Cola and its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 bill... 
Social Issues Comparative essay: mothers with a divided heart  Comparative Essay: Mothers With A Divided Heart Kathy O'Reilly April 3, 1997 Comparative Essay The importance of raising children to be productive members of a rapidly evolving, achievement oriented society, is paramount to the success of the family and the global economy. At the same time, the stresses of every day individual economic and personal fulfillment needs are a significan... 
Social Issues Creative writing: slavery  Creative Writing: Slavery It was 1865 when slavery ended, but I still look back at those days. I still remember being beaten by my master. There was nothing I could do because I was a slave all my life. Until slavery ended I was not free. All of us slaves were shy. We did not talk to each other. As a matter of fact, we only talked to people we knew. We barley had a ch... 
Social Issues David levinson: seasons' of a man's life  David Levinson: Seasons' of A Man's Life Introduction Background In May of 1977, Daniel Levinson constructed a model of the season's of a mans life. His developmental theory consists of universal stages or phases that extends from the infancy state to the elderly state. Most development theories, such as Freud's psychosexual development theory or Piaget's cognitive deve... 
Social Issues Delsohn's the emmitt zone: summary  Delsohn's The Emmitt Zone: Summary 4-18-97 Steve Delsohn's, The Emmitt Zone, was a fascinating book. It gave insight into the life of an NFL player, as well as to the life of Emmitt Smith. It was a non-fiction book. Telling of Emmitts life ever since he was big enough to hold a football, to the present day. Emmitt Smith came from the town of Pensacola in Florida. In his fa... 
Social Issues Dual citizenship in canada  Dual Citizenship in Canada Karen and Ross have been married for six years. During these years, each has had to make decisions concerning their careers to accommodate each other. Two companies have now confronted Ross with a career opportunity, those being California Energy Systems and Petrolia Oil. He must decide by September 28 what opportunity to act upon, taking into account th... 
Social Issues Ebonics  Ebonics INTRODUCTION This is an English exam paper prepared for the EVU2-EDB course at Niuernermik Ilinniarfik, Nuuk. The main topic of this paper is the USA, and I have chosen to concentrate on a fairly new issue, the language know as Ebonics. There have always been changes in the English language. This is how the language came about and evolved from standard British English to... 
Social Issues Elie's wiesel and night  Elie's Wiesel and Night Do you see that chimney over there? See it? Do you see those flames? Over there- that's where you're going to be taken. That's your grave, over there. Haven't you realize it yet? You dumb bastards, don't you understand anything? You're going to be burned. Frizzed away. Turned into ashes. Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. It is the autob... 
Social Issues Eliminating the capital gains tax  Eliminating The Capital Gains Tax One of the major obstacles facing all entrepreneurs in the United States when starting a new business or expanding an existing one is raising capital. Here capital refers to money that people invest in a business. Investment and entrepreneurship are the heart and soul of a lively economy. There is no other economic task more important than investin... 
Social Issues Elizabeth cady stanton, lucy stone, and susan b. anthony were all leaders of the early women's rights movement. select one of these women and discuss her contribution to the movement and the difficulties she encountered  Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony were all leaders of the early women's rights movement. Select one of these women and discuss her contribution to the movement and the difficulties she encountered. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born November 12, 1815, in Johnstown, New York. She was the fourth of six children. Later she would meet and marry Henry B. Stanton, a pro... 
Social Issues Ellison's "battle royal"  Ellison's "Battle Royal" In Battle Royal, Ellison shows us various things to bring our attention to the pain the minority group suffered. In doing this Ellison shows us relationships between the torment they felt to our feelings for them. When the boys enter the boxing ring, they are shown off like animals. The woman dancing represents the sick pleasure derived from the boys' tort... 
Social Issues Equality  Equality In 1890, less then one half of one percent of women were employed gainfully outside of the home. Over the next hundred years, women have not only gained access to jobs outside of the home, but also fought for equality in the work place. These struggles have not been easy by any means. Women have overcome many obstacles in there journey into the work force, none grater... 
Social Issues Equality  Equality I have a vision, that all people be treated equally. Race, religion, sex, age, and other petty differences should not mater. Every one has a rite to me here, on Earth. Everyone has a rite to be heard. I hope that some day, when a person looks at another they won't judge them until they actually meet them. Race, religion, sex, and age doesn't make someone any less of a pe... 
Social Issues Executive women: substance plus style  Executive Women: Substance Plus Style PSYC 4310 Executive Women: Substance Plus Style The article "Executive Women: Substance Plus Style" deals with the issue of whether the "abilities and attitudes of male managers are different from those of female managers" and that these differences have been used to keep women out of managerial positions. Furthermore, it suggests that it ... 
Social Issues Female discrimination in the labor force  Female Discrimination in the Labor Force In the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women participating in the labor force. This expansion has unfortunately shown how women are still being treated as inferior citizens when comparing their wages and the jobs they are hired for to that of men. Many women in similar occupations as men, and having the same ... 
Social Issues For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf: style and theme  For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf: Style and Theme Lorin Hobart AML 2604 11-25-96 Ms. Hunt For Colored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf is a piece of work written by Ntozake Shange. It is written in an unusual style that is called a choreopoem. This style is very effective when done by a skilled poet such as Sha... 
Social Issues Frederick douglass  Frederick Douglass On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland, Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a house on the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven, like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a young child he would wonder why he was a slave, and why everyone can't b... 
Social Issues Frederick douglass' dream for equality  Frederick Douglass' Dream for Equality Abolition stopped Frederick Douglass dead in his tracks and forced him to reinvent himself. He learned the hard central truth about abolition. Once he learned what that truth was, he was compelled to tell it in his speeches and writings even if it meant giving away the most secret truth about himself. From then on, he accepted abolition for w... 
Social Issues Gangs  Gangs Introduction I. -A Los Angeles family takes a wrong turn into gang territory and is fired upon. A 3-year-old is killed and her 2-year-old brother wounded. -A Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn is kidnapped by a Chinatown gang which demands ransom payments from her family. She is murdered when the family fails to pay. -Two FBI agents and a police sergeant are murdered in... 
Social Issues Huckleberry finn: a good role model  Huckleberry Finn: A Good Role Model "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" gives a visual look at the time in which the author Samuel Clemens lived. He explains how he felt about his life through the eyes of a young boy named Huckleberry Finn. Huckleberry Finn has many adventures that teach him life lessons we can learn from today. Although there are differing opinions on whe... 
Social Issues I, too, am america  I, Too, Am America by kooshla America, the melting pot of the world, and yet its different races have so much trouble melding together. According to statistics, in all probability, I have a higher chance than any other race teenager of not graduating from high school. By stereotype, all I do is eat fried chicken, sell drugs, and play basketball. In society, I might work twice a... 
Social Issues Immigration: pro  Immigration: Pro We live in the 90's the age where scandalous and controversial topics cover the news headlines. Such subject matters as homosexuality, A.I.D.S, and abortion are fiercely debated upon. Sides are always taken, with the conservatives battling the liberals. One such argument that has always been debated upon since the founding of this nation has been immigration. Th... 
Social Issues Importance of priority in today's society  Importance of Priority in Today's Society In today's society it is of the ultimate importance to keep self- discipline as a major priority. Right now we may not realize it, but we are not living in a perfect society on this planet. But perfect is not the answer for our world, as it seems implausible. Rather, we are trying to work out into the opposite direction and not suff... 
Social Issues Important cases of the us supreme court  Important Cases of the US Supreme Court The United States Supreme Court has interpreted the constitutional guarantees contained in amendments to the constitution. Among these Guaranteed rights are the freedoms of religion, speech, and press, along with the right of protection against illegal search and seizure, equal protection under the law, and the right to counsel. These rights all... 
Social Issues Important factors in a romantic relationship  Important Factors in a Romantic Relationship Why get involved in a romantic relationship? What benefits do they have? People commonly ask these questions when faced with the decision of getting involved with someone. Romantic relationships provide comradery, courtship, and love. All of these contribute to building a lasting bond between two people. Friendship is the foundation,... 
Social Issues Incidents in the life of a slave girl  Incidents in the Life Of A Slave Girl Linda Brent CHAPTER I The conditions of this master-slave relationship are that the slave (Linda) is there to do work for her mistress, or master, which is now her sister' s daughter. Linda is supposed to take care her new owner's five year old daughter, help plant things, take care of any animals and anything else she is told. As a slave,... 
Social Issues Influencing others in business environments  Influencing Others in Business Environments Throughout human civilization, the art of selling ideas or products has been a cornerstone of society. Some people have become masters at this art, yielding themselves and their companies large amounts of profit. Why is it that some people are better at this than others? This paper will take a look at the various aspects of nonver... 
Social Issues Informatinn on black libraries  Informatinn on Black Libraries Namibia Resource Centre Southern Africa Library The Library The library's collection of books focuses primarily on southern Africa and publications originating from the region. Its holdings of publications printed in Namibia since the early 1950s are probably the most extensive outside Africa. The collection contains publications in European and Afr... 
Social Issues Introduction to human services  Introduction to Human Services Jeffrey, "A Human Services Professional is someone who is a facilitator for someone who is not able or not yet able to deal with issues in a healthy way. I am taking classes so that I can learn how to best help empower people change their situation by believing in themselves. I believe that people have the answers within themselves, but may need he... 
Social Issues Ireland's michael collins and emon de valera  Ireland's Michael Collins and Emon De Valera There are many conditions under which Ireland was divided into two nations. Two main men were the main leaders of this split, Emon de Valera and Michael Collins. Sinn Fein also played a large role. Their differing visions for an Ireland free of British rule was the root motivation for the split. Born in New York City in 1882, Emon de V... 
Social Issues Israeli palestinian conflict  Israeli Palestinian Conflict The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is a dangerous and volatile situation that has attracted American attention for some decades. The conflict is a sensitive subject that produce strong emotions in people. This conflict deals with Jewish nationalism, distribution of resources, and politics. About a hundred years ago, Jews underwent a drastic change in th... 
Social Issues Jeremy rifkin's "the end of work"  Jeremy Rifkin's "The End of Work" Assignment #2 by Sugumar Sivagnanam 233722 Sec. C Dominic Lozada 228223 Sec. B Mike McDonald Sec. C Presented for M.N. Kiggundu Business 42.210 Individuals tend to develop a false sense of security concerning the certainty of their jobs. After working for an organization for f... 
Social Issues Jesus and the anorexic suicidal supermodels  Jesus and the Anorexic Suicidal Supermodels The family unit is one of the most cherished institutions of American society. Its function is one of philanthropy, to raise America's children in accordance with our accepted norms and various proscriptions and prescriptions. However, rising teenage pregnancy and juvenile crime seem to indicate that the American family is not doing this.... 
Social Issues John alexander macdonald: a good role model?  John Alexander Macdonald: A Good Role Model? A role model can be looked up upon and imitated. Many would argue that Sir John A. Macdonald is not someone of this stature, but I have different opinions about him. By studying some books about him I concluded that this humble man is someone who deserves to be known as a good role model. Here are some reasons to why. It is John A. Macd... 
Social Issues Just war doctrine and the gulf conflict  Just War Doctrine and the Gulf Conflict In evaluating US involvement in the Iraq conflict in terms of the Just War Doctrine - jus ad bellum and jus in bello - it is my opinion that the US adhered to the Doctrine in its entirety. The US acted justly both in its entering into the Gulf conflict (jus ad bellum) and in its conduct while in the conflict (jus in bello). To support this op... 
Social Issues Juvenile crime: crime rates  Juvenile Crime: Crime Rates It is comforting to know that, according to recent crime statistics, crime rates are dropping among adults. However, for teens the crime rate is soaring. Between 1990 and 1994, the rate at which adults age 25 and older committed homicides declined 22%; yet the rate jumped 16% for youths between 14 and 17. This age group surpassed the 18 - 24-year-old gr... 
Social Issues Juvenile delinquency  Juvenile Delinquency Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label "delinquent" slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquen... 
Social Issues Kinship as a mechanism for social integrating  Kinship as a Mechanism for Social Integrating Joey Rahimi It is often demonstrated in many anthropological studies that kinship acts as an important means for social integrating in a given society. But is it a fair generalization to say that kinship always functions as a mechanism for social integration? Kinship refers to the relationships established through marriage or descent g... 
Social Issues Labor unions  Labor Unions GROWTH OF THE FACTORY In colonial America, most of the manufacturing was done by hand in a home. Labor took place in workshops attached to the side of a home. As towns grew into cities, the demand for manufactured goods increased. Some workshop owners began hiring helpers to increase production. Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious. They wo... 
Social Issues Leaders are being influenced dominantly by either confidence or competence  Leaders Are Being Influenced Dominantly By Either Confidence Or Competence Before a person can take any action to lead their followers, they must be able to recognize approximately where their followers are in the developmental cycle. To do this, he or she must watch closely the actions of his or her followers and determine to what degree their actions are being influenced dominantl... 
Social Issues Leadership  Leadership Andy Novick When Ronald Reagan said, "What I'd really like to do is go down in history as the President who made Americans believe in themselves again", he probably was not thinking too much about the definition of leadership. However, without realizing, he pretty much defined it. I believe the definition of leadership is having a impression on others, and not on... 
Social Issues Lenin and problems after the october revolution  Lenin and Problems After the October Revolution What were the problems facing Lenin after the October Revolution and how successfully did he deal with them? The initial difficulties faced by the new Soviet Union were so severe that its survival seemed almost miraculous" . The remains of the czarist regime left Lenin to face a country wrought with war, devastated economical... 
Social Issues Lewis and lewis, p.c accounting firm  Lewis and Lewis, P.C Accounting Firm Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is a small, Jackson-based accounting firm that employs thirty-five people and was founded by Phil Willis in 1968. It exhibits many interesting aspects of organizational behavior, which we will examine below from several perspectives. After examining the company's current policies and practices, we will evaluate its status in ... 
Social Issues Life outside our biosphere  Life Outside Our Biosphere The fragile balance of the Earth's ecosystem is constantly being disrupted. Overpopulation is placing heavy strain on the world's resources. We are burning all our fossil fuels to create the energy we need, and clearing our rainforests to make enough farmland to feed everyone. The ozone layer is slowly eroding, exposing us to harmful UV light. The room ... 
Social Issues Lincoln's legacy  Lincoln's Legacy A legacy is something that is passed down from a predecessor. Lincoln's legacy is the teachings that he had wanted all of us, as American citizens, to live by. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln explained what our responsibilities as American citizens are. His concepts tie all off U.S. history together and aid the prosperity of our country. In the Gettysb... 
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The Immigration Problem

The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans
(Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter
the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go
through the process that many people choose to cross the border without
permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from
Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than
Europe (Wishard 153). As a result, immigrant laws have become less accepting of
the immigrant community. Long ago, European immigrants were given a job, shelter,
and food. Soon, the new immigrants were granted citizenship and voting
privileges (Hernandez A1). Today, immigrants are lucky to cross the boarder
without being shot--God forbid they become citizens.

Contrary to what many believe, many immigrants are not here to become citizens.
Many wish to stay for a short time and then return to their home. In fact, many
immigrants are reluctant to become legal. Many harbor hopes and dreams of
eventually returning to their friends and family back home. Then there are the
distinct few who do not wish to decide, and would like have "dual citizenship."
To be loyal to more than one country, to vote in both countries, and to travel
back and forth easily (Limon).

To understand the affects of immigration one must study the state where it is
more rampant. California is a magnet for immigrants. As a result, many claim
that immigrants are a great economic burden. California does, however, benefit
from its porous borders. The succession of immigrant groups has brought the
state unparalleled ethnic diversity (Gerston 9). Besides ethnic diversity,
California has one of the most diverse economies in the world. Despite its
problems, California prevails in agriculture, mining, manufacture,
transportation, communication, electronics, construction, and defense. These
industries contain a high percentage of immigrants. If California were an
independent nation, with a 695.3 billion dollar economy, it would rank eighth in
the world (Gerston 8). California's dense population is a direct result of
immigration, which accounts for California's great political and economic
strength.

The unregulated movement of goods, services, and people throughout the states is
what makes this country economically stable and productive. NAFTA (North
American Free Trade Agreement) and GATT (General Agreement on Trades and
Tariffs) are examples of successful agreements between neighboring countries.
These agreements have resulted in the unparalleled betterment of the economies
involved. Open markets in banking, insurance, agriculture, telecommunications,
construction, tourism, advertising, etc. are essential to a capitalist economy.
We cannot, in a world economy, close our doors to the rest of the world
(Limbaugh). The Clinton Administration is committed to reducing illegal
immigration, and agreements like NAFTA are critical to that effort (Christopher
785).

Laws do little or nothing to curb the illegal immigration problem. Everyone
claims to be against immigration, but those same people love the low-cost
agricultural products they purchase from the supermarket. No one seems to
protest the inexpensive fruits and vegetables cultivated and grown by
undocumented workers. Politicians who claim to be adamantly against illegal
immigration turn around and hire illegal aliens. Pete Wilson, Dianne Feinstein,
and Michael Huffington have all contributed to the "nannygate" problem. It is
actually no big deal, but it shows how honest and forthright our politicians are.


Everyone contributes to the problem, but no one will face reality. Let's face it,
we all reep the benefits of illegal immigration. Let's forget about all the
useless rhetoric, and cut a deal with Mexico and other countries that will
benefit everyone (Olmo B7). If politicians are serious about curbing immigration
they should try to strengthen the world economy. Mexico's average salary is one-
sixth ours (Gore). Can we expect immigrants to stay out?

Recent, controversial debates have struck a fuse in many Americans. Americans
who have been laid off or who can't seem to get ahead in our capitalist market
seem to be infuriated by the influx of illegal aliens. They feel that they
cannot compete with low-wage workers. To show for this is the countless anti-
immigrant legislation being proposed to congress. There are grass-roots
initiatives out there proposing to amend the constitution to limit American
citizenship solely to children born of U.S. citizens only (McDonnel A1). A
significant number of people wish to eradicate the rights foreign nationals have
acquired through the years. Americans have proven to be very competitive in the
world market. Especiall those who have a good education.

Many feel that immigrants do not deserve an education because they have not
contributed to the well being of the community. Already, undocumented students
are the least likely to be given financial help, and they are often charged the
highest tuition fees. Under a new court ruling, undocumented Cal State students
will lose access to the system's grants programs; in addition, they will be
charged out of state fees (Chandler A3). Many will have to drop out. That is
unfortunate because immigrants tend to be better students.

One of the biggest concerns Americans have with immigrants is education. It is a
common and incorrect stereotype to believe that immigrant children bring
substandard skills and poor attitudes to school (Woo A1). People from all over
the world have brought with them their culture and enthusiasm for education.
Prevalent, it is, that many immigrant students, legal or not, have grades
substantially higher than their American counterparts. A new study found that
children of immigrant parents have a greater desire to learn. Their grades are
superior, they score higher on standardized tests and they aspire to college at
a greater rate than their third-generation peers (Woo A1).

While immigrant civil rights groups gain new footing, activist groups are
growing at an unprecedented rate. Many of these groups preach hate and violence.
Bete Hammond from S.T.P.I.T. (Stop The Out-of-control Problems of Immigration
Today) said, "It's bad enough that we do everything for their citizens when they
come here illegally and break our laws, now they want us to bail out their
economy?" Hammond, obviously referring to the loan-guarantees to Mexico. Hammond
tells his followers, "we've got to take back our country."

Those who tend to agree with legislation directed at immigrants should listen to
the legislation's proponents. S.T.P.I.T has, for the most part, shown its stance
on progress. They were against NAFTA [which created new jobs for the three
countries involved], the Mexico "bailout" [which was just a loan], and they want
the strictest laws to apply only to our immigrants legal or illegal. Especially
those from countries they dislike, namely: non-anglo, or "inferior countries."

The people who are least likely to be affected by illegal immigration are the
ones who are more likely to be against it. Barbara A. Coe said, "We are tired of
being victims of these people." Barbara is chairwoman of the Orange County-based
California Coalition for Immigration Reform, an umbrella group that was a key
organizer on behalf of Proposition 187 (McDonnel A1). Orange County is one of
the most affluent counties in Southern California. Despite the counties recent
economic problems (i.e. bankruptcy), the people who live there are still in
better economic conditions than the rest of the state. Ultimately, what caused
the counties bankruptcy was not immigration, but bad investments.

There is no quick fix to the immigration problem. People have studied the issue
for centuries, and no one can figure it out. The world's most educated scholars
cannot find the answer to the growing problem. The key lies in something very
simple: a world government. No matter how the economy is doing, no one will be
left out. A world government can only occur in my dreams. Unfortunately, there
are too many gun-toating-crazies ready to label it "communism." The next best
alternative lies in a borderless world. A world that shares its resources,
people, rights, money, and knowledge, is a better world. Our salvation lies in
reciprocity not altruism.

The idea of a borderless world will conjure up fears among many. People believe
that the world's population will suddenly try to infiltrate the Americas. If
countries were more equal then there would be no need for immigration in the
first place. I do not want a world government; I want equality for the world's
citizens.

Brimelow, Peter,. "TIme to Rethink Immigration." National Review 44
(1992): 30-68.

Chandler, John. "CSU Plans to Raise Fees for Illegal Immigrants."
L.A. Times 2 Apr. 1995: A3.

Christopher, Warren. "NAFTA: In the overriding interest of the
United States." Dispatch 15 Nov. 1993: 785.

Fragomen, Austin T. Jr. The Illegal Alien: Criminal or
Economic Refugee? Staten Island: Center for
Migration Studies, 1973.

Gerston, Larry and Terry Christensen. California Politics
and Government: A Practical Approach.
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1993.

Gore, Albert Jr. "North American Free Trade Agreement."
C-SPAN. 15 Dec. 1993.

Hernandez, Efrain Jr. and Simon, Richard. "Despite Gains, Latino
Voters Still Lack Clout." L.A. Times
4 Dec 1994: A1.

Limbaugh, Rush. "Open-Line Friday." KFI, Los Angeles.
7 Apr. 1995.

Limon, Emiliano. "I want dual citizenship." KFI,
Los Angeles. 28 Apr. 1995.

McDonnel, Patrick J. "For Them, Prop. 187 is Just the Beginning."
L.A. Times 28 Jan. 1995: A1.

Olmo, Frank. "Perspective on Immigration; Open the Door to Mexicans."
L.A. Times 31 Jan. 1995: B7.

Wishard, Van Dusen. "The Wider Vision Seeks to Inspire the Best in
People." Vital Speeches 6 (1994): 153.

Woo, Elaine. "Immigrants do Well in School, Study Finds." L.A. Times
3 Apr. 1995: A1.


 

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