Research Papers on Racism

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  • Children and Racism's Effects

    In eight pages this research paper assesses the impact of racism on children and discusses such topics as conventional teaching approaches to history, multicultural school curriculums, and conflict resolution. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Rene Descartes on Skepticism

    In eight pages the skepticism of these two men and their philosophical teachings are contrasted and compared. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King on Peace

    In five pages this paper examines the similarities and differences in the peace teachings and writings of Thoreau, Gandhi, and King. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Color of Water by McBride and Racism

    In five pages this paper discusses how the racism theme is developed by McBride in The Color of Water. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Black Literature and Its Portrayals of Sexual Molestation, Domestic Violence

    This research paper/essay pertains to the subject of sexual molestation and domestic violence in black literature. The writer discusses the work of Harriet Jacobs, Richard Wright's "Long Black Song," Toni Morrison's "Bluest Eye" and Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Fifteen pages in length, eight sources are cited.

  • Concepts of Sexuality, Ethnicity, Race and Gender Altered by Slavery

    In five pages this paper examines how these social perspectives are altered by slavery in a consideration of Harriet Ann Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. There are no other sources listed.

  • Harriet Tubman's Life and Activism

    In five pages this paper discusses the life of Harriet Tubman, her life as a slave and her activism such as her Underground Railroad participation. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Comparing Rosa Parks with Harriet Tubman

    This paper offers a comparison of Harriet Tubman's life with that of Rosa. Parks. Three pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Literary Analysis of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

    This paper examines the dual plots in this literary analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee consisting of five pages. There are no other sources cited.

  • The History of Black America as a Component of American History

    5 pages and 3 sources. This paper outlines the different elements of Black American history, with a focus on the significant role that African American history plays in the total picture of American history. This paper relates specific issues, events and legal cases, including the Dred Scott case, the case of Brown v. Board of Education and the case of Hopwood v. Texas.

  • Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Racism

    This research paper addresses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1901) argues that this novel supports the racism attitudes of this era. The writer argues that the context of the novel portrays Africans as primitive while Europeans are portrayed as civilized, even though the African environement is pictured as bringing out the darkness within even Europeans. This seven page paper ahs eight sources in the bibliography.

  • Christianity as a U.S. Double Edged Sword

    In five pages this paper discusses the profane and sacred sword of Christianity as it pertains to the U.S.

  • Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers

    Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights Organizing Memphis Workers is reviewed in six pages. There are no other sources cited.

  • Comparison Between Indira Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    In five pages this research paper compares and contrasts Indira Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. in terms of their respective leadership skills. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slavery Abolition Debates

    In eight pages debates during the nineteenth century regarding abolishing slavery are examined in the debates and writings of Walker, Lowell, Grimske, Garrison, Douglass, and Garnet, and the 1858 debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. There are more than 12 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • UK Multiculturalism and Anti Racism

    In eight pages the need for UK anti racist legislation is discussed along with the assertion that multiculturalism is not the automatic result of anti racism. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Importance of Black History Month for African American Youth

    A 5 page paper which illustrates why Black History Month is important for the African Americna youth to learn and celebrate. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • THE BLACK HISTORY OF AMERICA’S WHITE HOUSE

    Discusses racism in the White House throughout the history of the Presidency.There are 6 sources listed in the bibliography of this 10-page paper.

  • Post Civil Rights Movement and Black Leadership

    In a paper that consists of three pages the history of the U.S. black civil rights movement is examined in terms of mainstream social progression with an outline of black leaders since the 1960s provided along with the factors believed to be crucial to black leadership also included. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • History of Blackface Minstrelsy

    Black minstrelsy and its role throughouth the history of Black American culture is discussed within the context of Eileen Southern's The Music of Black Americans A History. There are no other sources cited.

  • The Civil War and Black Americans Who Fought

    6 pages and 6 sources. This paper cosiders the African American experience in the American Civil War. This paper relates the experiences of Black soldiers, Black communities and differences i the experiences between Blacks in the North and South. This paper also considers how the War impacted the families of Black soldiers.

  • White Establishment and the Black Panther Party

    In five pages this paper examines why the White American status quo felt threatened by the radical Black Panther party. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • M.L. King/Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    A 3 page essay that analyzes Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous letter. On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King responded to a published statement signed by eight of his fellow clergymen that castigated him for his involvement in Civil Rights protests that took place in Birmingham, Alabama, which is the reason why King was arrested. King’s response to the allegations of these clergymen is considered to be a masterpiece of modern rhetoric. This examination of King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” demonstrates that his argument fits with the framework offered by Rogerian analysis. No additional sources cited.

  • Speech Analysis / King's 'I Have a Dream'

    4 pages in length. A detailed analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King's infamous 'I Have a Dream' speech -- written from a communications perspective. Among other things, the report looks at King's use of language, conviction, credibility, and semantics. Numerous examples (quotations) are used to demonstrate how King's got his message across effectively. No Bibliography.

  • King’s Premise of Non-Violence: Applications to the Women’s Movement

    A 4 page exploration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s premise of non-violence. This paper observes the impact of this premise on the women’s movement. Biblography lists 4 sources.

  • Analysis of "I Have a Dream" Speech by Martin Luther King

    This paper offers a rhetorical analysis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's famous speech, "I have a Dream." The writer draws on Kenneth Burke's Theory of Dramatism in crafting this analysis. Eight pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King's Ideologies and How They Contributed to His Murder

    The ideologies of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how they may have contributed to his assassination are examined from a sociological perspective in 6 pages. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Workplace Equality?

    In five pages this paper argues that racial and gender inequality continue to exist in the workplace. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 1950s McCarthyism and 1960s' Civil Rights Movement

    In four pages this essay discusses the McCarthyism period and the emergence of the civil rights movement thereafter.

  • The United States and The Civil Rights Movement

    This research report examines the civil rights movement and looks at the issue from the middle of the nineteenth century until the present.This paper looks at a variety of issues pertinent to creating law in respect to civil rights. This four page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Civil Rights' Struggles of African American Women

    In eight pages this paper discusses the themes presented in Belinda Robnett's How Long? How Long? African American Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights in a consideration of the involvement of African American women in the U.S. civil rights movement. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and Slave System Logic Logic

    In five pages this paper examines the construction of a logical system within the context of slavery as described in Frederick Douglass' autobiographical narrative. There are no other sources listed.

  • Study Guide/Oedipus the King & Darker Face of the Earth

    A 5 page research paper that offers a study guide and suggestions on how to understand and approach the task of essay writing on 2 plays: Oedipus the King by Sophocles and The Darker Face of the Earth by Rita Dove. To repeat this, this paper is not an essay but it rather suggestions and a study guide. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 1834 Bermuda

    In eight pages the master and slave relationship as it existed in Bermuda in the early nineteenth century is discussed along with an examination of the slave process of freedom and includes the assertion that the masters predominantly wanted their freedom as well. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Barack Obama's Speech On March 18, 2008: Race

    3 pages in length. Titling his speech "A More Perfect Union," President-elect Barack Obama inspired listeners with the ideals of a nation that is written in constitutional purpose but as of today has yet to be realized. The primary focus of Obama's speech was to revisit this major discrepancy of American culture by way of illustrating how history has set a harmful precedent that must now be restructured to incorporate race as an all-encompassing and nurturing concept. No bibliography.

  • Book and Film Adaptations of the Life of Jackie Robinson

    This paper consisting of five pages compares the text Baseball's Great Experiment Jackie Robinson and His Legacy with the film Bingo Long Traveling All Stars in an evaluation of historical accuracy in each.

  • Lasting Legacy of Baseball's Jackie Robinson

    In eleven pages Brooklyn Dodgers' baseball player Jackie Robinson, who successfully broke through the sport's color barrier in 1947 is examined in terms of his professional contributions and the endurance of the legacy he left behind. Twenty sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Contributions of Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson

    In eight pages this Brooklyn Dodger is considered for not only his professional accomplishments but for the social contributions he made. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Baseball's Great Experiment by Tygel Reviewed

    In five pages Major League baseball player Jackie Robinson's lasting legacy is examined within the context of Tygel's book.

  • Where Do We Go from Here Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King Jr.

    In five pages this paper reviews the last book written by Martin Luther King Jr. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' by Martin Luther King Jr.

    In seven pages this famous text is analyzed in terms of the arguments Martin Luther King Jr. presented within. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Theories on Leadership

    In eight pages this paper discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a consideration of such leadership theories as charismatic, transformational, leader member exchange, path and goal, contingency, and situational. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Rosa Parks

    A 4 page paper on Rosa Parks. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott Participant Rosa Parks

    In ten pages this paper discusses the fact and fiction connected with Rosa Parks' bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama that resulted in the 1960s' U.S. civil rights movement. Twelve sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Langston Hughes' African American Poetry

    In six pages this paper examines Langston Hughes' African American poetry and the common theme that is interwoven in poems like 'Harlem/What Happens to a Dream Deferred' and others. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Common Ground Stood on by Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

    In four pages this essay discusses the common ground eventually shared by Martin Luther King and Malcolm X as evidenced in King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. There are no other sources listed.

  • Evolution Of Gospel Music In America

    A 7 page paper that presents the history and evolution of gospel music beginning with music created by slaves. The name of this music also changed from anthem to spiritual to gospel over the years. The essay comments on the separation of white gospel music and black gospel music and identifies some of the pioneers in this field as well as more contemporary performers as gospel transitioned to mainstream. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Stereotype Cause And Effect On The Black Population

    4 pages in length. The marginalizing factor associated with stereotypes leaves many minority populations with a sense of self-defeat and the inability to overcome what many hold as accurate attitudes. The black population is particularly prone to this type of social thinking, inasmuch as blacks are hit with a disproportionate number of stereotypical allegations that make the entire population out to be thieving, lazy, dumb womanizers who have no value for themselves or anyone else. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Segregation in Education

    In seven pages this paper argues that segregation or integration regarding the education of African Americans are irrelevent considerations when what they need most is education that is high quality. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Racial Profiling and Racial Discrimination

    This 8 page paper discusses the practice of racial profiling as it relates to minorities, and concludes that racial profiling is actually a form of racial discrimination. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Los Angeles' Watts District and Racial Segregation

    In five pages and 2 parts this paper considers urban America and racial segregation issues with the focus being on LA's Watts community. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Discussion of the U.S. Civil War Reconstruction and Recommendations

    In seven pages this paper discusses the U.S. Reconstruction and considers how it went wrong with alternative suggestions proposed. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Civil War and Reconstruction Social Welfare Programs

    In twelve pages this paper examines the foundation of American social welfare programs that was forged during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slavery and Religion in Society

    In eight pages this paper examines how religion and slavery were able to socially coexist. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Disillusionment in 'Salvation' by Langston Hughes

    In five pages the theme of disillusionment within the context of this work by Langston Hughes is analyzed. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • History of Racism in the United States

    In five pages this paper considers color barriers in the U.S. since the days of slavery with Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass among the topics discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Cold War Civil Rights

    A 3 page review of Mary Dudziak’s Cold War Civil Rights. No additional sources cited.

  • Celie's Maturation Process in Alice Walker's The Color Purple

    In six pages this paper examines the importance of Celie's maturation throughout the course of the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. There are no other sources cited.

  • Comparison of W.E.B. du Bois and Frederick Douglass's Writings

    In five pages running to and from are considered in a contrast and comparison of The Souls of Black Folk and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slavery & Religious Principles

    A 4 page essay that draws upon 3 primary sources from the antebellum era. From a modern perspective, it seems incredible that the most engrossing religious topic of the antebellum era was whether or not God sanctioned slavery or prohibited it. As slavery seems to modern eyes to be completely antithetical to Christian principles, this historical fact is difficult to comprehend. However, an examination of primary sources, both pro and con, shows that this was a complex debate, which had both sides drawing on scripture for justification of their arguments. However, ultimately, the most compelling arguments are against slavery, as the reality of the inhumanity of slavery negates any rationalization that can be put forth. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Institution of Slavery and its Impact on American Life

    In five pages the ways in which the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass reflect slavery in America are examined. There is a bibliography included with this paper.

  • US Slavery History

    In five pages this paper discusses slavery in America in an historical overview that includes its economic impact. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 17th and 18th Century America and White Slaves

    White slavery in America during this time period is examined in a paper consisting of eight pages. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Alleged North and South Dichotomy and American Slavery

    In eight pages Virginia is the primary focus of the argument that says the differences between North and South regarding slavery in America is not as distinct as historically alleged. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Slavery and the South

    A 4 page paper which examines how slavery affected people in the South. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Thurgood Marshall and Brown v. Board of Education

    This 7 page paper is a first-person exercise, written as if Thurgood Marshall were the author, in which he writes about himself and the Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended segregation. There are 7 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Tribal Scars

    In three pages, the importance of tribal scars in Sembene Ousman's Tribal Scars or The Voltaique is discussed. There is no bibilography.

 

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