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It is a fundamental aspect of New York life that there are enclaves of different social and class distinctions that have grown from the need of sets of immigrants to come together in a cohesive community to support and provide each other with a sense of stability and coherence. This 6 page paper examines the ...

A 5 page essay exploring specific sociological issues: social factors involved in learning; how social structure creates social order in a culture; how social structure and culture have changed over the last 50 years. Theories are offered in terms of learning as a social act. Social order is explained. Bibliography is included.

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of Gary Althen's book American Ways. This paper demonstrates the way in which Althen's cultural perspective on white, middle-class America can be an important sociological tool for people from other countries. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 14 page paper that presents the theory that science has been readily utilized as a means for promoting racism. This paper considers the impact of scientific findings in regards to ethnicity and the impact that these have on racism, especially in the United States. The Bell Curve is one example of recent racially-based scientific ...

A 7 page piece that discusses two issues confronting Indo-Americans (Americans from India) today--discrimination and cultural identity. The paper provides an historical perspective on how diversity within the Indian community was created and what that means to the Indo-American community. In response to the identity crisis, the paper posits the call of some Indo-American leaders ...

A 7 page paper discussing the unsettling experience of the wave of immigrants during the turn of the century America and the effect it had on both immigrants and residents. No additional sources cited.

This 10 page paper arguing that there is a rising class consciousness in America today. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

6 pages in length. The United States of America is known as a cultural melting pot, where foreign-born peoples have flourished both economically and independently for nearly four hundred years. However, there is currently much concern about the long-term effects such immigrant influx is causing and will continue to cause the both the land and ...

5 pages in length. Society has been struggling to overcome centuries of racism, racial conflicts and racial polarization. There is virtually no segment of society that is not affected by racial stereotypes, which are oversimplified or mistaken attitudes, opinions or judgments. From school children to the workplace, from the entertainment industry to the sports world, ...

A 15 page paper presenting a literature review and an abbreviated survey-based research seeking attitudes and reasons why Affirmative Action policies appear to be ingrained forever in our society. Research findings indicate that while individuals, both African American and white, believe that the very program tends to extend racial discrimination rather than alleviate it, none ...

An 8 page overview of the effects of Affirmative Action and the resulting phenomena of reverse discrimination. Concludes that although reverse discrimination does sometimes occur, it alone is not reason to abolish Affirmative Action policies. Bibliography lists ten sources.

A 10 page paper that demonstrates the processes that fhave led to an increase in institutional racism rather than a decrease. The writer suggests that the decline of Affirmative Action over the past few years has led to increased support for racial inequities and demonstrated the lack of equality in housing, employment and educational opportunities ...

A 7 page research paper which examines the fact that the rates for African-American marriage have declined over the last several decades. The writer discusses obvious explanations-such as the declining pool of eligible black men who have college degrees-but also postulates that there are other reasons which tend to indicate a cultural diversity between black ...

A 5 page paper exploring the differences in middle class standards. The writer examines white middle-America as compared to the black middle class, and shows the latter's progression. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines African-American cultural continuity and how it has remained essentially the same since the 1960s. The African-American community is examined from the inside and outside -- how they regard other cultural groups and how whites and Hispanics view them. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page paper that considers the differences between Eurocentrism and Afrocentrism and relates them in terms of the perceptions of Molei Kete Asante and Mary Lefkowitz. This paper demonstrates the arguments presented by both theorists and then considers their implication for race relations. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Black Neighbors

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A 6 page paper on the book 'Black Neighbors : Race and the limits of reform in the American Settlement House Movement, 1890-1945,' by Elizabeth Lasch-Quinn. Settlement houses were designed to enable people living in poverty to have access to support and help no matter what their ethnicity, religious beliefs, or other differences that may ...

A 7 page research paper that examines the process of assimilation of ethnic groups into mainstream culture. In recent years, assimilation theory has fallen into disrepute. The writer explains why this is so and discusses the actual process involved in cultural exchange. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 9 page research paper includes a 1 page Roman Numeral Sentence Outline. This paper discusses the myth of successful cultural assimilation among ethnic groups in the United States today. An argument is presented from the viewpoint that ethnic groups can never become completely assimilated into American society and culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In 6 pages, the writer discusses the cause and effect of discrimination. The Rodney King case is used as one of the prime examples. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page essay on socioeconomics in the United States. The writer feels that even though Black people are regarded as socially equal-- society has still managed to keep minority races as socio-economically unequal to the middle class. Race as a social construct is examined as are the demographics of each class. No Bibliography.

A 6 page paper on how the 1960s led to the separatism of the 1990s. The writer proves, through historical, socioeconomic and political perspectives that 'the revolutionaries of the 1960s are still stranded on the edge of the abyss and scrambling for ways to keep their children from falling in. One or more leaders today ...

A 10 page paper that provides a basic overview of Tomas Almaguer's book Racial Fault Lines, and considers the implications of his arguments for the development of white supremacy in California. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper on the problems associated with racism and the violence that stems from it. Discussed in the paper are different cultural and ethnic groups that are generally effected the most by racial violence, and what can be done about it. A brief description of what different types of racial violence can entail ...

An 8 page research paper which examines how racism impacts children. The writer discusses how black parents have to transmit to their children information concerning racism and the dangers of world without having the children internalize the dominant culture's negative messages concerning African-Americans. Other topics addressed include the importance of multiculturalism in school curriculums, conflict ...

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