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    T: Th. 3:30p.m.-4:45p.m. D’Angelo‚ Raymond and Herbert Douglas‚ eds. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity‚ 7th edition (Dubuque‚ IA: McGraw-Hill‚ 2009) “Issue #9: Is Racism a Permanent Feature of American Society?” Is Racism a Permanent feature of American Society? Derrick Bell argues in this issue that the prospects for achieving racial equality in the United States are “illusory for Blacks. Bell reminds us despite the fact of the progress of blacks in United States; the

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    Practice with African Americans SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE 2 Abstract The focus of this paper is to highlight one of many special population groups within the United States‚ the African American community. This paper will give a preliminary understanding of the African American community‚ as well as an understanding of the problems associated with this community. Research included will provide information on the causes and consequences of the problems associated with the African American community

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    Poverty in African Americans Abstract Discrimination and poverty are problems that many are currently facing in the United States. African Americans in particular are the most affected by discrimination and poverty. Currently the economic status of African Americans in the United States is 56 percent of that of Whites when comparing income‚ unemployment‚ homeownership‚ business ownership‚ median net worth and poverty rates. As Malcolm Gladwell discusses in “Black Like Them” (1996) African Americans

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    African American Equality

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    Equality. The American Dream. The consensus is all citizens are equal and have the opportunity to succeed and achieve this “American Dream.” However‚ the notion that an individual’s race does not matter anymore and that America is post-racial is false. Research shows culture and views on African Americans have been shaped throughout the history of the United States and are still being shaped. Although African Americans are no longer subjected to slavery‚ inequality and misrepresentation still persists

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    The 1920s were a time of struggle‚ pride‚ fear‚ and creativity for African Americans. Following WWI‚ blacks fought for the conditions and rights that they were given while fighting in Europe. They fought through countless riots and murders to push for equality. They migrated across the country to escape the horrid conditions of the South. They created an entirely new cultural movement that spread like wild fire. African Americans of the 1920s created a momentous movement of political and cultural

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    African American Dream

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    idea around the African American community the dream to be wealthy and have the same rights as whites. Coates believe that part of being black means that you can never fully achieve the American dream because America was and is built to this day on the backs of African Americans. If whites were to give the African Americans the same rights and opportunities as whites the dream wouldn’t be a dream anymore‚ and the whites would lose the wealth and power. Coates says “Very few Americans will directly

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    instance‚ in the city of Chicago‚ the area is still divided into several isolated neighborhoods‚ for Hispanics‚ African Americans‚ Asians‚ and lesbians and gays. And the community of African American is clustered in the southern part of the city‚ and is oftentimes associated with violence‚ disorder‚ and public insecurity‚ and white people especially wouldn’t want to be in African American neighborhoods. In South Africa where apartheid has been outlawed for a decade‚

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    African American Males

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    jail? This thought went through my head as I saw that one out ten of my classmates had or have a family member incarcerated. Being an African American female incarceration never really crossed my mind on how many people in my cultural are going to jail for crimes that they didn’t commit‚ minor crimes‚ and because of the way they look. For example‚ African American males are being imprisoned all over the United States for crack‚ cocaine‚ weed‚ and the modern day Ecstasy (Molly). Growing up in a community

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    The Misconception of African Americans Since the beginning of time African Americans have been viewed negatively. We have always been viewed as a threat to society and frowned upon by many races. There are many clichés displayed in the media of what African Americans are supposed to act like. These conclusions cause almost immediate negative feelings from other races and sometimes by our own race. African American females in television shows and movies are often shown as the loud “ghetto” acting

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    African American Theatre

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    Over the course of approximately one-hundred years there has been a discernible metamorphosis within the realm of African-American cinema. African-Americans have overcome the heavy weight of oppression in forms such as of politics‚ citizenship and most importantly equal human rights. One of the most evident forms that were withheld from African-Americans came in the structure of the performing arts; specifically film. The common population did not allow blacks to drink from the same water fountain

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