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6 pages in length. Reverse discrimination lies at the core of Supreme Court case Regents of University of California v. Bakke (1978), where Allan Bakke was denied application for admission to the University of California at Davis School of Medicine. Claiming that this denial violated both the Constitution and Title VI of the 1964 ...

This 6 page essay analyzes Murray's article and argues to support his comments. Anti-discrimination laws in employment and higher education admissions with their resultant lawsuits have resulted in the very thing they intended to eliminate -- racism but a different form of racism. The writer agrees with Murray that racism of any kind, is destructive ...

This 8-page paper answers some questions concerning the Narrative of William Wells Brown, who was a slave in the U.S. South during the mid-19th century, and who managed to make his way to freedom.

A 4 page research paper that concentrates on Stephen Oates's powerful biography Let the Trumpet Sound: the life of Martin Luther King, Jr as the principal source for an examination of the role that King played in the civil rights movement. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper compares the two books, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" and "The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks." Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A paper which compares the ideas and theories put forward in The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Race Matters, by Cornel West, in terms of the ways the two writers view the separatist movement, integration, the need for positive action by blacks, and the role that religion plays in the interaction of different races and ...

11 pages in length. Like so many others who grow up a minority surrounded by the constant inequity of racial and cultural divide, Ida B. Wells was outraged by the society in which she lived. Unlike most others, however, Wells did not sit idly by and merely complain about the intolerable situation; a ...

A 5 page analysis of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” as told by Alex Haley. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper which presents a biography of the abolitionist John Brown. The paper discusses his early years, his years as an abolitionist, and his death. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper considers the biography of eighteenth century black Nigerian slave Olaudah Equiano to place the blame for this period of slavery on black and white shoulders alike. No additional sources are listed.

A 4 page paper which examines what power society should have over an individual as seen in William Lloyd Garrison’s “Declaration of Sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Convention.” No additional sources cited.

A 4 page discussion of how slavery promoted American Independence, limited the power of the national government under the Articles of Confederation, and impacted the drafting of the United States Constitution. No sources are listed.

This 4 page paper discusses why slavery and other unbalanced power relationships are demeaning for all involved. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

8 pages in length. The writer discusses the aspect of religion as it relates to these two stories. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses various aspects of African-Americans in regard to religion, spirituality, beliefs, history and culture. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page paper which examines what religion meant to Frederick Douglass utilizing his “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” and his speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” No additional sources cited.

Religion And Slavery

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An 8 page paper rationalizing the existence of slavery through religion. In Antebellum times here in America, slavery was justified through religion in many ways. Even African American spokesmen often claimed that God sent slavery to the African American in order to teach them about suffering and truth. The white man used religion as an ...

A 10 page paper which examines the role religion played in the lives of slaves in Pre-Civil War in the South. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 14 page paper presents a view of Apartheid and the movement against Apartheid in the 1980s and early 1990s. This paper considers the role that religion played in the movement against Apartheid in South Africa, as well as the roles of Steve Biko, Desmund Tutu, indigenous religions, and Nelson Mandella. Bibliography lists 8 sources. ...

A 4 page paper which examines Abraham Lincoln’s acts against slavery. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing the various ways in which African American slaves had to suffer from cultural dislocation. The African American slaves suffered a great deal from cultural dislocation from their native homeland in Africa for over two centuries. Cultural dislocation occurs not only from a physical separation from a landscape but ...

This 3 page paper considers the theme of religion in M.L. King's "Letter from the Birmingham Jail." Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper is an exploration into Maclean's book which reveals the history of the KKK. This paper highlights the Klan's attitude on issues such as gender, race, religion and sexuality. Bibliography lists 1 source.

(6 pp). Everything changes. The legal system in the United States is not immune to change, particularly in the area of race relations, citizenship and its attending rights. Four historic legal cases reflect the attitudes of the courts: Dred Scott v Sandford (1857), Plessy v Ferguson (1895), Brown v Board of ...

5 pages in length. The Fugitive Slave act, passed in 1848, was instrumental in thwarting Northerner's efforts to transport African-American slaves to freedom, inasmuch as doing so would constitute a felony. The provisions of this act were further fortified by the legislative Compromise of 1850, which monumentally impacted those individuals who set forth ...

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