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  • The Locomotive Firefighters 's Magazine By William Graham Sumner

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    In the 1893 edition of the Locomotive Firemen’s Magazine, William Graham Sumner published a piece on social Darwinism called the “Fruits of Evolution”. In this article William Sumner applies Darwin’s law of evolution to labor. He believes that because of the “processes of evolution” human intellect has become more robust and should be cultivated within the classroom. He argues “that those who command the largest educational advantages control those of inferior opportunities”. By examining the works

  • Analysis Of Malcolm X And Tillie Alson 's I Stand Here Ironing

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    The Parallels of Poverty In today’s society, there is a clear boundary between being wealthy and living in poverty. It is believed that in the world today, around 1% of people own more wealth than the bottom 98% of people living. Although living with money may bring you happiness from materialistic items, when people start to become money minded and greedy, they fail to appreciate how valuable the money they have is. Living in poverty has very negative effect on one’s ability to survive, their loss

  • A Brief Biography of Malcolm X

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    Life starts on May 19, 1925 in the small town of Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm Little was born to Louise Little and Earl Little. Little did they know that their son would change the future for African-Americans. Malcolm had a rough childhood due to the fact that he lived during the time of racism between African-Americans and Caucasians. Malcolm was treated a little different, because the color of his skin. Malcolm was lighter than his other siblings. Malcolm was treated badly by African-Americans

  • Black Like Me

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    blacks and whites to write a book about it.The overall main obstacle is society, and the racial divide in the south with the whites. John begins his journey in New Orleans where he gets his first taste of what it is like to be black. He meets a shoeshiner named Sterling Williams who gives Griffin friendship, and the opportunity to be incorporated in the African

  • Times Square Shoeshine-Composition Poem Analysis

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    confident tone. One example of this is “I ain’t lying I’m the best / come and put me to the test.” (5,7) “Ain’t” is an example of vernacular that Angelou included to convey that the poem is being told from the perspective of an African American shoeshiner. The diction in both lines, most importantly “I’m the best,” classifies the tone as confident. Additionally, both lines have seven syllables, making the sound more consistent and free-flowing. Angelou writes this poem in the point of view of an

  • Jailhouse Rock Analysis

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    Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" begins with a short six second intro consisting of a heavy snare beat and guitar. This short section differs in perceived tempo from the rest of the song. At 0:06, Presley's voice comes in, beginning the first verse and dramatically increasing the groove of the song. At the chorus, the guitar plays a repeated series of notes, increasing the song's groove even more. A piano also plays somewhat freely, adding a jazzy/relaxed/fun aspect to the song. Interestingly, it

  • The Tulsa Race Riot Of 1921

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    The Tulsa race riot was a large-scale, racially motivated pogrom on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which a group of whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Greenwood District, the wealthiest black community in the United States, was burned to the ground. Over the course of 16 hours, more than 800 people were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries, the two black hospitals were burned down, and police arrested and detained more than 6,000 black Greenwood residents at three

  • The Greatest Generation Grows Up By Kirste Lindenmeyer Analysis

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    This forced children in urban areas to work street jobs, like newsies and shoeshiners. This work greatly increased by 74,000 more newsies and 415,000 newspaper carriers between the years of 1928 and 1934. This increase was the product on the lack of jobs, they did it to earn money to support themselves and/or their families. Like

  • The Destruction Of The Black Nation

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    They can still hear the screams. The smoke still burns their lungs. The events are a recurring nightmare. While concealed from the 700,000 citizens dwelling and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma, they trod upon the grounds of the site of one of the most horrid race riots in America’s history. However, the witnesses of this atrocity would never be able to rid the images that were burned into their minds. The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 transpired in what was considered to be the Promise Land for the black populous

  • JORDAN BELFORT Biography

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    JORDAN BELFORT Biography / Background Nicknamed "the Wolf of Wall Street," Jordan Belfort made millions in the 1990s through his investment company, Stratton Oakmont. His memoir is the basis for the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo Dicapro. Born in Queens, New York, on July 9, 1962, Jordan Belfort had a natural talent as a salesman at an early age, operating a meat and seafood business in the 1980s. After that company went bust, Belfort began selling stocks in

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