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Prop. 209 On November 5, 1996 we will have the opportunity to have our voice heard when we go to the polls on election day. Not only will we be able to vote on who will be the next U.S. President, but we can also help determine the fate of issues that will help shape the future of our state, from water to healthcare to campaign reform to minimum wage. One of these Proposition is number 209. Prop. 209 will restore our historic Civil Ri

Adoption Discrimination In a world today, where nothing is no longer black and white people still view it as that and make ignorant decisions. Discrimination doesn t just lurk around dark corners, it thrives in the every day lives of all human beings. Adoption discrimination is just one of the injustices trapping innocent people. Whether it be a person wants to adopt a child of a different race, their disabled, homosexual or single, many people are denied the opportunity to take a child i

Intro: To start off, I would like to present a quote from Historian, Roger Wilkins. “Blacks have a 375-year history on this continent: 245 involving slavery, 100 involving legalized discrimination, and only 30 involving anything else.” This quote makes you think, That’s a rough history to go through. The next thing that comes to your mind should be, well have things gotten better? And the answer is yes and no. Yes, we have come a long way, and No, there are still many things w

Racism in the Past, Present and Future. By Archana Ganapathi One of the major issues of the past and present is race relations. Racism has affected the lives of many people from various countries. In the past, there has been a lot of racial tension between the non-whites and the whites. For example, the blacks were not allowed to go to the same public parks or churches that the whites went to. The non-white workers were treated like possessions rather than people. They

All Men are equal In the past, in the present and in the future, this problem has and will trouble all human beings, but why? Don t we know that we are all made of the same substance ? That a skin color or a physical incapacity makes no difference to us? That by thinking or being told by other that we are descendants of a god makes us superior than others? All through history, we have been trying to find something that make us better than others. Inequalities between us surged because of t

Discrimination is unfair treatment of a group; unequal treatment because of a person s race, religion, ethnic background, or place of birth. Three examples of people who experienced discrimination in the late 1800 s and early 1900 s were African Americans, different kinds of ethnic groups, and woman workers. By 1920, slavery had largely disappeared; however, African Americans still faced prejudice and discrimination. In 1821, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania passed a law that prohibited Africa

The theme of Hugh Garner s The Sound of Hollyhocks concerns one of Canada s most serious social problems. The theme suggests how condescension and discrimination can have devastating effects on the people around us. The story is set in Pinehills Clinic where alcoholics and psychotics are placed to recover. Wilf Armstrong, an alcoholic at the clinic, ends up with Rock Hudson , who is a psychotic at the hospital, as his roommate. Rock Hudson was the nickname given to William Cornish Ran

Erica Lerner Book Report U.S. History per. 6 2/28/01 The Road to Memphis By Mildred D. Taylor The Road to Memphis was a set in Mississippi. It is written in first person from Cassie Logan’s point of view. Cassie is finishing high school back home in Mississippi while America is at war in Europe and the Pacific. Cassie doesn’t worry about the war much at all. Her main focus is her dream of getting into college and going to law school. Though she has to eventually pay clo

Poverty is a major problem in the United States today. This mind map includes the categories of individual behavior, social factors, economic factors, political factors, and cultural factors are all contributing forces that causes poverty. For economic factors, low wages would be the variable that would lead to poverty. Families that receive low wages would barely support their living expenses. Thus they would not have enough money for programs that would aid their children s education.

Sexual discrimination We must deal with many problems. Our society has been struggling to cope with difficulties ranging from environmental problems to economic problems. Solutions to these problems, however, are not too hard to find. There is one problem, however, that our society has been dealing with for a very long time. The problem is sexual discrimination. When thinking of discrimination, one tends to think mostly of sexism directed against women. Sexism against women has become a