THEORY OF VIOLENCE.
Examines causes of violence in U.S. society. Focus on theory of Dr. James Gilligan regarding the nature and origins o different forms of violence. Discusses two works dealing with social alientation in light of Gilligan's theory. THE FIRE NEXT TIME by James Baldwin and THE AGE OF MISSING INFORMATION by Bill McKibben.
Growth of Incarceration Rates
Analysis of an article on why incarceration rates have grown in the United States since the mid- 1980s. The impact of policies on minority communities and U.S. society as a whole.
Visions of the American Dream
This paper addresses Visons of the American Dream: It considers how those on the outside of the United States see us. It considers how we see ourselves. What does history, geography, news or popular culture tell us is promised by living here? Is that promise achievable? Does it need to be?
African American Women and Politics
An analysis of African American women's participation in the political process and the underlying causes for the disparity between black male and female participation. The economic status of African American women. Effect of poverty.
The Roaring Twenties
The 1920s are examined as a decade of contrasts and paradox - cultural libertinism against a background of Prohibition, prosperity and poverty, Discusses race relations, Prohibition, Scopes trial, booming industrial production.
Affirmative Action and Empowerment
This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of affirmative action empowerment policy and programs in the U.S. How affirmative action policies have empowered women and minorities in education and the workforce is addressed, along with some of the gaps in equality among women and women of color that are still evident in U.S. society.
Women in Society
Reviews and discusses four articles dealing with women in society. The first article is on miscegenation law and race. The second is on the cosmetics industry and the cultural construction of gender. The third article is on politics and Chicano history and dream of equality. The fourth article centers on sexual geography and gender economy.
An overview of Black psychology in America, from the late 19th century to contemporary times. The overview argues that social science constructions of Blacks as inferior to whites due to genetics and race continue to plague the psyche and behavior of African Americans in contemporary society.