Los Serranos

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  • I 'm For An Early Night

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    The two of them played into the fading light and returned to Ángelita’s inn. The cold and the awkward conversation with the man dressed as a beggar had made them feel as tired as a pair of work horses at dusk. ‘I’m for an early night,’ said Carolina. ‘I could sleep, too, but I have to attend that meeting. And I need to be as sharp as a razor.’ ‘Let’s just have a quiet snooze. You’ll be brighter after a nap.’ The two of them made their way to Carolina’s room, cuddled up to each other, fully clothed

  • Religious Sensitivities Between Religion And Art Beckons Controversy And The Wrath Of Family And Community

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    religious icon with a logo that isn’t habitually associated with religion immediately turns into something perceived as disrespectful. Another example of controversial art is Piss Christ by Andres Serrano. It is a photo of a crucifix submerged in Serrano’s urine. Protesters stated that in this work Serrano had desecrated something sacred by not showing appropriate respect for Christ. But with so many different religions and denominations how can one pinpoint what is and what isn’t the appropriate respect

  • Censorship Essay

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    artists to convey what is deemed acceptable within society. Ai Weiwei falls victim under the power of the regime and the influence of censorship guidelines within China, limiting the display of his art due to the important messages he raises. Andres Serrano has experienced attempted censorship on his provocative image, Piss Christ, and has been attacked for producing offensive art. Censorship aims to conceal certain artworks which clash with the viewpoints of others; however, it should not be enforced

  • Controversial And Provocative Art

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    Controversial and provocative art has been around for a long time. Artists realize that no matter how the artwork is being portrayed, someone will somehow be offended by your work. But we still create artworks that supposedly offend a number of audiences. To deal with offensive images is often a ritual of theatrical excess. But as these images offend some, there are people who do not get offended by the same image. Iconophobia syndrome is a fear and anxiety of images. Blaming of images and mass media

  • The LA Riots

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    The Change The LA Riots Brought African Americans in Los Angeles and throughout the United States have experienced racial oppression for centuries. Rodney King was an African American motorist who inspired positive police reforms after he had a brutal conflict and was beaten by four members LAPD. Rodney King’s encounter resulted in a social and legal compromise because the incident made people aware of the police brutality, gave African Americans a voice against police abuse, and resulted in reforms

  • Argumeative Effects Of The Los Angeles Riots

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    The Los Angeles Riots Argumentative Essay How did the Los Angeles Riots help bring a change to the community and to the LAPD? Rodney King was an African American motorist who inspired positive police reforms after he was brutally beaten by four members of the LAPD. Rodney King had an impact on the lives of everyone. He was an inspiration to most of the black African Americans. He was their voice. The Los Angeles Riots were the second riots to happen after the Watts Riots. The L.A Riots took place

  • Essay on Class and Culture in Urban American

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    recognition, love, money, and belonging.” 5 “Today there are approximately 274 Blood and Crip gangs in Los Angeles County alone.” 1 The gangs that are often in the news are usually made up of African-Americans. “African-Americans first formed street gangs in the late 1920s and early 1930s on the east side of Los Angeles near Central and Vernon Avenues. They were also forming in the downtown area of Los Angeles around the same time.” 4

  • Social Groups Essay

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    Granted, we have come a long way, but there are still many people who are a long way from changing their attitudes towards them. "On March 3, 1991, Rodney King was the driver of a car in Los Angeles, California. The driver didn't stop when signaled by a police car behind him, but increased his speed. When police finally stopped the car, they delivered 56 baton blows and six kicks to King, in a period of two minutes, producing 11 skull fractures

  • The Significance of the Frontier in American History

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    How does Turner explain the recurring need for communication and transportation along the American frontier? What Turner wants to point out here is that the American West is the most important feature of American history, and of the development of its society. He refers several times to a process of “Americanization” and we will see that the definition he gives of it is a very peculiar one. He gives a definition of the frontier: “it lies at the hither edge of free land”, meaning that he considers

  • Crippin in Los Angeles Essay

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         African American gangs in Los Angeles originated mostly from the migration of African Americans from the South after World War II. In the 1920’s most of the gangs in Los Angeles were family oriented and it was not until the late 1940’s that the first gangs began. The gangs surfaced out the area known as the East Side, which is the area east of Main Street to Alameda. A lot of the gangs surfaced because of the racism perpetrated by the whites. There was clear segregation

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