African American Essays

  • African American Music

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    As an African, In spirit and in truth: the music of African American worship answered many questions I had concerning the value of music in African Traditional religions. Traditional music and dance are two of the most cherished elements of the Ghanaian culture, and it is refreshing to know that there is a deep significance behind the music, instruments, and rhythmic movements of African people. When a traveler spends a day in Ghana, he or she would experience a variety of avenues where music and

  • African American Religion

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    agree that the religious life of African American forms the foundation of their community life. However, in the 1770s, less than 1% of African Americans were connected to a church. Was the church/ Christianity force upon African Americans while enslaved? Scholars estimated that about 30% of African Americans that came to the United States as slaves were Muslims while 70% practiced indigenous forms of worship. Today, in the 21st century, more than 87% of African Americans identify as Christian and claims

  • African American Assimilation

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    “In 1829, African-American abolitionist David Walker wrote an incendiary pamphlet that argued for the end of slavery and discrimination in the United States.”() David Walker believed that White America had forced assimilation policies or displaced and overwhelmed disruption in the African American communities. In African American Literature there are common themes such as protest, recovery, celebration and assimilation. Assimilation is one of the themes Walker wrote about often. In “Black Boy” Walker

  • African Americans Sociology

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    African Americans have always struggled with fitting into the nation but that doesn’t mean we should categorize them as second class citizens. We have many African Americans today that have well structured lives and have good income, but the percentage rates weigh down the success we see in them today. Poverty rates for African Americans (26%) in 2014 were more than two and a half times that of non-Hispanic whites (10%)(Feeding America, 4). African Americans were and are still treated as second class

  • African-American Teachers

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    Why are the number of African-American teachers in urban schools declining? As the granddaughter of an educator I grew up listening to stories from the classroom and witnessing the respect and admiration given to the teachers in our community. It is because of that reverence and the positive role models I was exposed to, that I chose Child Development as my major. The lack of respect and the change in the level of prominence and respect for those who chose to engage with students; the increase in

  • African American Injustice

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    For so long, African Americans have been subject to sub par treatment by the rest of society. From slavery to the separate but equal movement, African Americans have always been on the receiving end of extreme hate from the so-called “majority”. However, recently, the many injustices that African Americans still face are being revealed. This has come about through the spotlight on African American injustices such as the Michael Brown or Tamir Rice shootings. All of this has led to a rise of a “Black

  • African Americans Failures

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    1865 through 1909 African Americans endure some tough times as well for some admirable times. Their experiences weren’t all bad there were some proud moments where African Americans believed in change that they saw in equality but later noticed that it had been taken away from them. When the government had abandoned African Americans rights and had made it hard for them to be normal citizen because of their outrageous law that African Americans had. Which made certain African Americans used their voice

  • African American Dbq

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    The KKK treated the African Americans badly such as they would either drive by and burn down houses and other buildings and in the proces murder tons of African Americans. They would bully and be violent. When a african american tryed to vote they would be beat and bullied and be called names. Even though they were freed they were not actually freed because they could not do anything. They started flourishing because Native American William J. Simmons founded a new incarnation on Thanksgiving night

  • The African-American Subculture

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    the U.S society. However, hip-hop is just a “tip of the iceberg” which is called Afro-American or African-American music culture. Since the 17th Century, when the first group of African slaves arrived to the America, a new form of culture has been developed, although there were several prohibitions and non-acceptances from the white American. Since then, new genres of music originated from the African-American society have occurred, grown and become well-known, such as, blues, jazz, soul, rock-and-roll

  • African American Education

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    There has always at least two groups of deaf people. You have the African Americans, then you have the “community”. This refers to everyone else. Black deaf students were always separated from the white deaf students. In the early 1950’s, there were thirteen states that had separate and segregated schools. It wasn’t till the late 1960’s when states began to integrate black students into the mainstream by law. One of the first black students to enter a white school for the deaf was Mae Crook. Crook

  • The African-American Dream

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    A Raisin in the Sun is a play written by an African-American, Lorraine Hansberry. The play debuted on Broadway in 1959. Set in South side Chicago, Hansberry portrays an African-American family, the Youngers: Lena Younger (Mama), Ruth Younger (daughter), Walter Lee Younger (son), his wife Beneatha Younger and their son Travis Younger. The family suddenly gains $10,000 due to the life insurance money from the father’s death. Each character has their own dream of a better life and how to use the money

  • African American Riots

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    to minorities. When Caucasian people have a riot it is not really talked down on because, it happens after games are lost in sports. However, when African Americans protest after a horrible event, they are looked down on and instead of it being called a protest on injustices, the media makes it seem like it is a riot over nothing and African Americans are just acting out. like what a man named Steven Crowder did on his blog. Instead of looking into the real reason blacks were rioting. Crowder (2009)

  • African American Inequalities

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    back into that time was hard for African American musicians to gain their rights, and there were so many inequalities existed in the society. It affected his personality for sure by having those experiences. Since he had seen those inequalities happening everywhere to his friends and him, he wanted to fight for their rights, and therefore, it shaped his personality in this way as well. However, as the article has talked about how hard it was for African American musicians only play for love

  • African American Myth

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    • The ethnic group I have decided to research is African Americans. I chose this ethnic group because I only know what I know about them through what I have learned in school over the years. Also, I find them to be one of the most commonly misunderstood ethnic groups around in today’s world with current events that are making people look differently on them. The purpose of my research to learn about African Americans and gain information on them that I do not already know about them. My thesis is

  • African-American Discrimination

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    African-Americans have always endured discrimination throughout history. In 1879 and 1880, a large number of Southern blacks traveled to Kansas pursuing freedom from violence, economic opportunity, political equality and access to education. Although these 40,000 to 60,000 individuals were courageous to reach Kansas many ended up as inexperienced laborers. In 1900, they possessed a smaller fraction of land than they had at the end of Reconstruction. Black males were prohibited from employments in

  • African American Incarceration

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    At the start of the 1970s, incarceration appeared to be “a practice in decline.” One of the largest problems facing the world today is the mass incarceration of African Americans, where many arrest African Americans as they claim they appear more threatening. The government has done us wrong; it can avoid these consequences without the imprisonment of these innocent people for such diminutive crimes. These harsh conditions affect many more than just the families, communities, and individuals, but

  • African-American Women

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    Through the years and through inmate experiences few things are changing for female and identified mentally ill offenders. From years past, Caucasian women offenders were seen as “pious and naïve of the evils” (Hanser, 2013), and African-American women offenders were more likely to face incarceration for wrongful actions. However, women, in general, did not hold the largest offender numbers like their male counter-offenders. From the RH REALITY CHECK Internet article, written by Sharona Coutts

  • African Americans In The 1960s

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    the highest ever proportion of African Americans served in the armed forces, an about turn from the previous attitude that they were unfit for combat. About 11% of the American population was African American at the time, while at the height of the war, about 12% of the troops were black. Many blacks enlisted because of few job opportunities at home, as was the case for whites as well in states with low employment opportunities. In addition, many African Americans did not plan on attending college

  • African American Beliefs

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    African Americans African Americans are decedents of Africa that now live in America. They do not all carry the same cultural and ethnic beliefs though, and are a very diverse group of people. This diverse group does in fact have some overall similarities in their practices and beliefs. Some of the health beliefs that are similar are having a strong social support, caring about their community, using home remedies and faith healers for their health, and having fears of dying from cancer. Many turn

  • African American Women

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    find and keep sustainable jobs. One of the biggest impacts of the marginalization of men and women of color form the work force is slavery. African American slaves worked for free for White families for 200 years. During this time, controlling images and stereotypes were creating for African Americans. These stereotype would later impact African Americans chances for finding work long after slavery was abolished. Even work was available, the jobs would mirror the jobs from slavery. A black women