1.2246 Representations of Racism and Sexism: Saussure, Barthes, Foucault and Me.
The popular representation of academia today remains that of the "ivory tower". The application of the ideas of Saussaure, Barthes and Foucault to our everyday lives demonstrates the validity of their analysis, even in contemporary consumerist culture. Indeed, this essay will argue that it is precisely this validity which has led to the construction of the representation of academia as an ivory tower by those forces who would attempt to limit the potential of academia to "infect" consumers with the knowledge and capacity to resist mass culture. To illustrate this argument, it is necessary to begin from a personal perspective as a Chinese female. 4 pgs. 1 f/c. 1b.
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Filename: 2246 Racism Chinese Female.doc
2.1813 White Media, White Terror and Hate Speech: Re-inventing Violence Against Minorities.
It is no secret that the white-controlled media is largely responsible for the language that is used for constructing public ideas about racial identities. This paper will try to elaborate on how whiteness maintains inequality and racism through an authoritative practice of identifying hate-based crimes on the basis of identities. This paper will also argue that the media effectively perpetuates racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, and other acts of oppression through language practices and speech acts. 5 pgs. 16 f/c. 8b.
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Filename: 1813 White Media.doc
3.1943 The Rise of the Neo-Nazis in Germany.
This paper discusses the different possible reasons for the rise of the Neo-Nazis in Germany. Humiliation and losing control over their own army are investigated as reasons for the rise of the Neo-Nazis in Germany. 7 pgs. 25 f/c. 8b.
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Filename: 1943 Neo-Nazis Germany.doc
4.2017 Jacob August Riis.
This paper discusses the work and life of Jacob August Riis. Riis devoted some time to pointing out ethnic divisions by way of color maps that referred to African-Americans in black, Jews in gray, red for areas of high Italian concentration, yellow for the Chinese Americans and so forth. 4 pgs. 6 f/c. 3b.
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Filename: 2017 Jacob August Riis.doc
5.2022 The Mass Media and Racism.
Today, our mass media perpetuates certain themes that reinforce the problem of racism in our society. There are certain messages that our media projects that portray visible minorities in a negative light. From this perspective, it is clear that there continues to be a problem in our society in connection to race. This paper addresses the perpetuation of this problem reflected by the images we see in our media. 9.5 pgs. 14 f/c. 4b.
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Filename: 2022 Mass Media Racism.doc
6.2140 Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.
In the1990s, the South Dakota community of Wounded Knee remains a tiny village of less than 100 persons, but its name commands a most symbolic and also sinister connotation in the history or relations between the United States and its aboriginal peoples. In this paper's discussion of the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, it is emphasized how what might seem an obscure event in the history of interaction between European-Americans and the American Indians was to become a powerful symbolic event of significance to the present day. The very mention of Wounded Knee brings to mind numerous issues of great emotive and political meanings. 11 pgs. 14 f/c. 9b.
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Filename: 2140 Wounded Knee Massacre.doc
7.2156 Two Nations Within A Nation.
This paper argues that slavery was good for blacks. The author explains that the moral justification to slavery used by Southerners was that there was an inherent 'inferiority' in dark-skinned peoples. This meant that 'superior' races had a legitimate right to control them as they saw fit. 4 pgs. 6 f/c. 6b.