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  • Analysis Of White Privilege Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack

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    According to Peggy McIntosh, an American feminist and anti-racism activist, whites are convinced that they carry an “invisible knapsack”, which allow them several privileges that African American or other ethnicities don’t have. In her article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” McIntosh describe a long list of white privileges such as, ”When I go shopping, store detectives don’t follow me” and “…people of my race are positively presented on television or papers”. They believe that

  • The Blunt Truth About The Marijuana Industry

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    The Blunt Truth about the Marijuana Industry About 30 million Americans use marijuana every year. Marijuana is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States, and in California. The legalization of recreational marijuana has affected many as that they’ve sought out to decriminalize its use. In Jesse Wegman’s article, “The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests," he indicates that the criminalization of marijuana has been one of the major causes to why there are so many people in prisons or with

  • Examination Of The Fourth Amendment

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    Examination of the Fourth Amendment The fundamental purpose of the Fourth Amendment in the United States Constitution is to protect every citizen’s right from unreasonable searches and seizures. The Bill of Rights composed of the first 10 amendments states the limits of governmental authority. For instance, the First Amendment guarantees individuals’ natural rights such as freedom of speech, religion, and press. In addition, the Fourth Amendment restricts government intrusions into personal privacy

  • The Beating of Rodney King Essay

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    The Beating of Rodney King The Beating of Rodney King Throughout police history in the United States and around the world there have been numerous incidents of reported police brutality and other forms of corruption including taking bribes, theft, sexual deviance, and many more. In our present time corruption has decreased significantly from what it once was decades ago but still exists. One of the most publicized cases of police brutality, if not the most, was the beating of Rodney King. Most

  • Racial Profiling And The United States

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    Racial profiling still exists in America. "Racial profiling" refers to law enforcement strategies and practices that single out individuals as objects of suspicion solely on the basis of mainly their race. Prejudice and racial profiling of law enforcement is responsible for many false arrests, convictions, and countless deaths of blacks in the United States. This is one of the main difficulties of life and obstacles minorities have to face in their life because for one they are a minority and two

  • The War On Drugs And The United States

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    When, in 1971, Richard Nixon infamously declared a “war on drugs” it would have been nearly impossible for him to predict the collective sense of disapprobation which would come to accompany the now ubiquitous term. It would have been difficult for him to predict that the drug war would become a hot topic, a highly contentious and polarizing point of debate and, it would have difficult for him to predict that the United States would eventually become the prison capital of the world, incarcerating

  • Essay on Proposition 35

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    California Public Policy Paper The Bill: The bill I chose for this paper was proposition 35. This proposition was proposed in the fall election of 2012. Proposition 35, also known as “Californians against Sexual Exploitation Act”, was primarily about increasing the penalty for sex trafficking. The bill would increase prison sentences for human traffickers, require convicted human traffickers to register as sex offenders, require all registered sex offenders to disclose their internet accounts

  • City Council Case Study

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    Tuesday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting had a long list of business to cover, but many of those items fell under the consent portion of the agenda. All items were approved, with the forthcoming amendment of the May 9 City Council’s minutes, pointed out by Blythe resident, Leslie Jessop-Watkins. Nonetheless, those items approved included the second reading of the Cannabis Ordinance, No. 883-17, the FY 2017-18 resolution, a request for firework display by the Blythe Volunteer Fire Department

  • An Controversial Topic Of Police Brutality

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    The most controversial topic of the ending year of 2014, and the beginning year of 2015, the Ferguson, Missouri police brutality case. Not only has the topic of police brutality been strongly talked about in the recent years, it has also been acknowledged in the late 1900’s and early 2000’s. I understand that in some cases police brutality may be very true, but I don’t believe it should be something blown out of proportion just because a white cop wounded or shot an African American individual. Police

  • The Value of Civil Disobedience Essay

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    In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr passed away from a sniper’s bullet. He gave us thirteen years of nonviolent protest during the civil rights movement of the 1950’s. Before I can give my opinion on the history of race relations in the United States since King’s assassination in 1968 strengthened or weakened his arguments on the necessity and value of civil disobedience? You should know the meaning of civil disobedience. The word civil has several definitions. “The one that is intended in this case is