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The political term “apartheid” appeared in South African political domain right after World War 2. It evolved into an official ideology following the victory of the National Party at the general elections in 1948. Up to 1994, the philosophy of apartheid was dominant in the country (Britannica Academic Edition, n.d.)....

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The legal mechanism in which an inmate can challenge his or her confinement is under federal stature 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983. A section 1983 allows the prisoner to sue for violations or deprivation of rights that have taken place under a guard, supervisor, warden, or a local authority that owns...

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Although undoubtedly, women have made tremendous gains in many areas in most societies, when it comes to violence against females, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do. Yes, in certain countries women have been elected to the highest offices, wages for women, although still below those of...

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How is the concept of racial segregation a violation of a free and just society? Identify examples of racial segregation in America currently? Explain. Racial segregation is a violation of a free and just society by denying one group access to the same kinds of services and support as everyone...

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Hanson (2009) states that Aboriginal rights are a collective set of inherent rights that Aboriginal people have practiced since before European colonization began. While these specific rights may vary depending on the Aboriginal group, they generally include rights to land, rights to survival resources, rights to self-determination and self-government, as...

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It is apparent that James Henry Hammond’s struggles with his slaves began almost immediately after he acquired Silver Bluff following his marriage to Catherine. Part of the tension between slave and slave-owner was a result of the absentee status of Silver Bluff’s prior owner. Consequently, the slaves had perhaps more...

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In his 1968 article, “The Tragedy of the Commons,” Garrett Hardin puts forth the theory that over-exploitation occurs in the commons as a direct result of the inability of the individual to see outside of their own utility; specifically, the fact that each herdsman looks only to the benefits that...

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I. Thesis The mere mention of the Holocaust creates a very visual image of what the epitome of evil looks like. What has long been assumed to be a result of Hitler’s long-term plan to rid the world of the Jews has in fact turned into a debate as to...

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Prejudice is a prevalent issue in many societies today, and yet many still puzzle over its origins and causes. Prejudice can broadly be defined as a “deplorable set of attitudes and practices based on animus and hatred for this or that group” (Sandel, 2014: 1). In other words, however innocent...

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Introduction Currently, the society is experiencing a widening gap of inequality. One of the most crucial indicators of this global inequality is the gap existing between the rich and the have-nots. It is imperative to note that this gap is widening especially in the advanced economies. In addition to the...

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How the project affected my insight on the issues Homelessness is defined as a situation where one lacks a permanent dwelling place. These people are exposed to conditions that are unfavorable to the enjoyment of rights and freedom. While some claim that it is the work of the government to...

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When classifying humans into two groups, sex determination is often seen as male and female for the sake of brevity. Gender is therefore assigned to humans at the moment they are born. This is a rather arbitrary determination, and varies across cultural groups. With that being so, why is there...

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Student A: The human rights violations in DPRK do indicate a need, solely from a humanistic perspective, for intervention, yet, perhaps it is not the place of the West to do so. Simply because the practices of the West include less human rights violations does not mean that all practices...

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Wealth and income inequalities in the United States are only two issues that affect all Americans, and unfortunately it disproportionally large effect on the the poorest Americans. Wealth inequality is defined as an unequal distribution of assets without liabilities found among various individuals, groups, or countries (Zucman & Saez, 2014)....

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Marginality is one of the major experience that is affecting many people across the world. Being unemployed, discriminated against, poor, or being disabled in the society brings in the risk of being marginalized (Kloos, 2011). Being excluded from social, economic, and political means of encouraging self-determination of an individual can...

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While school segregation has become one of the symbols of the racial discrimination problem in the American society, other reasons, such as the school’s success rate, or economic segregation may also be responsible for this situation. Kozol (41) for example shows that the Martin Luther King Jr. High school in...

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Adolf Hitler was very obsessed with racial purity and believed that in Germany there was an Aryan Germanic master race of people. Adolf Hitler believed that Aryans could someday take the world over. In Hitler’s view, a person who was blue eyed, blonde and tall was superior to others. Hitler...

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The list of social problems confronting modern life is extensive, and it is a challenge for social scientists to understand the links between these issues, causality, and solutions. The quality of life for all citizens in the United States is impacted by the social issues that are specific to their...

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Homelessness in the United States has increased significantly within the past few decades: “According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the number of homeless families has increased in 31 out of 50 states since 2008” (Martin, 2011). With this increase, numerous moral theories regarding homelessness have also emerged, showing...

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Study after study has documented the overwhelming increase, over the past 30 years, of incarcerated persons. The most overrepresented group with regard to age, gender, and race is the group of young black men. Many of them were imprisoned for committing low level drug crimes (Miller, 2013). This is the...

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Introduction Of all of the things that can be said about the criminal justice system in this country, one of the most honest and accurate criticisms that can be made against it is that it applies justice unfairly and inconsistently far too often. There are many factors that influence this...

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Being an adolescent is difficult. There are constant struggles with being accepted into peer groups while trying to establish an individual and unique identity. Once upon a time, this personal identity was established through clothing, hairstyles, or makeup trends. However, the current generation often seeks more permanent methods of identifying...

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In Sullivan’s “What is so bad about hate?” there are several issues that emerges. All these issues the author argues results from misunderstanding of what hate really is. According to Sullivan (308), hate today is everywhere and is consuming human beings without really understanding what hate really is. Sullivan argues...

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The 1995 documentary, The Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America, is powerful in many ways. To begin with, the film gains a great deal of impact from the format and style. Many facts of racism in American history are presented. Episode after episode relates how members of...

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Gender bias plays an undeniable role in the judicial system. Outlined in the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions at the Women’s Rights convention, held at Seneca Falls in 1848, is a list of grievances that clearly depicts the perceived inferiority of women in the United States; women were being judged...

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