Racial discrimination: A barrier in African Americans educational achievements, its not really surprising after reading the article More African American male are in jail rather than colleges. African Americans are still facing inequalities in
Racial discrimination: A barrier in African American's educational achievements Among blacks, the centuries of abuse and exploration had created ways of life marked by the patterns of duplicity, including self-deception, as well as something far more forbidding and lethal. Slavery in the United States had led to the development of the psychology of timidity, passivity and even cowardice among the African American. This has encouraged racial discrimination, which is a leading disease in today's minority educational achievements and African Americans are the main victims of this disease. Despite advancement in education reform efforts, to this day African American students continue to experience inequities within the educational system. Through this essay, I am going to investigate the study that talks support arguments about racial discrimination in education sector. Racism has existed in America since the country's inception. The racial achievement gap in American education is often viewed as a product of this history of racism in conjunction with modern manifestations of prejudice and discrimination. These larger structural and social issues, such as racism and socioeconomic disparities, are often displaced onto individuals: "African American students lack the motivation to achieve academically." As the report of NY times shows, 50% of the African-American teenagers
Visual Arts September 2007 ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES of Art & Design To look is one thing, To see what you look at is another, To understand what you see is a third, To learn from what you understand is still something else, To act on what you learn is all that matters. Taoist saying THE ELEMENTS & PRINCIPLES OF ART & DESIGN Together the Elements and Principles form the basic structure (or composition) of any visual artifact, be it 2-D or 3-D, large or small, decorative or functional, abstract or representational, etc... There is some limitation to the number of both Elements and Principles, but the variety of work which may be produced from their combinations is practically infinite. To help understand the function of each, and the differences between them, it is useful to consider the art work itself as a recipe..... the Elements of Art & Design are like the ingredients of a recipe, and the Principles work as the method of the recipe. So, the idea determines the ingredients and the methods by which they are organized, and this eventually produces the art work....... Some artists and designers make conscious decisions on the use of Elements and Principles in their work, organizing them to create a unity. Others work intuitively, but are still, subconsciously, making decisions on the role of the Elements and Principles within their work.
The use of Twitter in the 3.11 Earthquake Tsunami Disaster On the evening of 3/11/2011, an unpredicted disaster hit the Tohoku region of Japan. Weights and dumbbells clashed in the St. Mary's Weights Room, and the quake was big enough to shake the grounds of Tokyo. It was big enough to change the Earth's rotation. Almost all of the transportation from the Tohoku down to the Kanto region stopped; trains were unavailable, buses were not running as planned, taxis were already occupied with people. Some people were not able to go back home for the night, due to the unbearable panic everyone got. The cellphone servers were too busy due to everybody calling each other, and got to the point that it was almost impossible to call or text. However, even though the phone networks were dead, the Internet was alive, and Facebook, Twitter, etc. were available. This helped all the users in Japan get contact, as I was able to get contact on Facebook with my father who was in the middle of his work when the earthquake hit. However, more over, I decided to look at the use of Twitter. Luckily, most of my friends had a Twitter account, and I was able to contact one of them through Twitter. I was at the station, hoping that I will be able to go home. However, due to the quake, the train had stopped, and I could not go home. I could not call my parents, and so I could not ask them to pick me up.
Drawbacks of Information Technology It is true that today's society is incomplete without IT, and it is almost impossible to imagine a life without computers, internet, and digital gadget like, cell phones, videogames and IPods. However, the advancement in technology has created many ethical and social issues, like, increased unemployment, threat to privacy; crime has increased and so has blackmailing. Threat to personal privacy and hazards of high tech crime: Many people nowadays do not carry cash every time, instead they use debit cards and credit cards; these cards are easy to use as they just needed to be swiped and rest of the transaction is done by the banks. These cards are frequently use because you can use them over internet (e -commerce). We not only see credit cards but also driving license, health cards, loyalty cards and smart cards; these cards store our information and act as an identity. So when we visit the hospital or visit leisure clubs we don't have to waste our time entering our name and then entering our details, we just swipe the card and the database records our name. But there are problems; our details are not completely secure with all these information systems. People hack banks and hospitals and can easily gain our information. Once they have our information they can edit it, delete or can use it to blackmail us. Pune (India), 2005 hackers broke
Quelle est la consommation du vin en France et son effet sur la société? Wine with food La Culture * A growing competition of drinks which challenges wine as a French national symbol. * The wine consumed has changed and the consumption of quality wines is no longer restricted to festive occasions. * French people drink the most wine in the world * Wine is part of the French culture and France cuisine would not be the same without this drink. Drinking wine with meals is a common French tradition and is possible to see families enjoying their dinners accompanied by a glass of wine at most French regions. * Wine is among the most important elements of not only French cuisine but of the French culture and traditions as well. * Legal drinking age is 16 for wine * As the demand for higher quality wine increases at the expense of lower-quality wines, traditionally the backbone of the French wine industry, the French will have to adapt their wine industry accordingly. Wine culture in France has changed. The French drink less wine, but wine of better quality. The future undoubtedly will be marked by fewer bottles of common wine and by larger amounts of premium wines, which is a desirable situation for the wine consumer, but unpleasant for many growers accustomed to extract as much tonnage as possible from bountiful, ordinary wines. Wine Drinking in moderation La
Each individual has their own point of view, and way of life. That is why the diversity of Toronto can connect one person with just about any religion they were curious about. Prior to the interviews with my mother's friend, who we will call person A and my aunt who we will call person B, I had a pretty good understanding of the key concepts of Roman Catholicism and Theravada Buddhism. The foregrounds of Roman Catholicism believed that Jesus Christ sacrificed his life to save our souls from sin. They believed that Jesus is the son of God, and that one should follow the Ten Commandments in order to gain access into heaven. Lastly they believe that a day will come where all beings will be judged, and coincidentally it is call the Day of Judgement. In Theravada Buddhism, there is no such thing as heaven and hell as reward or punishment, for deeds preformed on earth; instead Buddhism believes in karma, which simply put means what goes around comes around. Buddhists believe in reincarnation. They also believe that life is suffering and pain, and to escape from this pain you must achieve enlightenment, or nirvana. Unlike Catholicism Buddhism does not enforce that one must attend temple, or church for Catholics, but that one should, in order to have guidance in attaining nirvana or living a proper lifestyle. The following are interpretations of the religions above, through the eyes
ITGS HL Local Portfolio Area of Impact: Education Title: An examination of applicability of IT based education within present secondary school curriculum. 3/12/2010 Word count:1001 A Presentation of the issue Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the emergence of technologies in the classroom; allowing a large number of children to explore methods of assimilating information. In the United States, it was seen that 83% of teachers using vision report increased interaction with their students (Geneva Logic, 2007). Interactive whiteboards, PowerPoint presentations and online research has given children the opportunity to be exposed to an open educational system. However, the global development of the child cannot be attainable if the system being put in place is being limited to the schools' own VPN (virtual Private Network) or through a governmental portal whereby only the information which is deemed appropriate by the government is offered to students. Both State and private secondary schools offering the traditional British curriculum namely Cambridge School Certificate and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate are actively involved in a run for scholarships. This approach to education is more elitist and consequently a holistic education aiming at developing the global potential of the student cannot cohabitate with it. The introduction
2.2.1 Software Fundamentals Social and ethical issues Bug Free Software What are the issues associated with this subject? In today's moneymaking society in which results are the main focus of every business, it is not uncommon to find programmers rushing to meet deadlines. In their rush, programmers often tend to overlook bugs or errors in their work. This leads to the question of whether having software released faster with more bugs is better than having software released more slowly, but with fewer bugs. Who are the stakeholders? What are the major advantages and disadvantages for the stakeholders? The stakeholders in this issue are major software companies such as Microsoft. If they continue to release software that is full of bugs instead of testing it to make sure that it is perfect or at least near perfect, other software vendors will eventually create new software that contains fewer bugs and has better functions. People will start to turn to the more bug free software and use it instead. This has already been shown with Internet Explorer and the release of Mozilla Firefox. Internet Explorer was infamous for its security issues, and Firefox promised a better, more secure internet browser. As a result, many decided to switch from Internet Explorer to Firefox. However, there are always people who decide to remain loyal, and this is clear when one notices the
Oodgeroo Analytical Essay Kath Walker demonstrates her role as a political activist for the indigenous community by exploring the idea that white people are invaders on their land
Oodgeroo Analytical Essay Kath Walker demonstrates her role as a political activist for the indigenous community by exploring the idea that white people are invaders on their land. She does this through her two poems "We Are Going" (1964) and "Dreamtime" (1970). The poem "Dreamtime," which was read on the steps of parliament, addressed the issue of white people being invaders on aboriginal land. This demonstrates the fulfilment of her role as a political activist by setting an example of action. By illustrating, with the poem "We are going", that the invasion of white people caused the destruction of indigenous culture, Oodgeroo displays the longings of the aboriginal people who wish for how it used to be for their culture. By accusing the invasion of white people to have caused the death of so many of her people and of generations to come, Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal fought for justice and for the white community to redeem themselves for what has been done to the aboriginal people. When Oodgeroo of the Noonuccal stood on the steps of parliament in Canberra on the 27th of March 1970 and read her poem "Dreamtime," she meant to inspire and to set an example of action for her people. She portrayed the anguish and affliction of Indigenous Australians when their land was stolen and their culture ruined by white society. She fulfilled her position as a political activist by
MODEL ASSESS LAB 3 Name - Siddhant Nahta Subject - ESS SL2 GR no. - 302 Date -11th October 2008 Environmental Conditions & Location Site: Kaneri Caves , Sanjay Gandhi National Park , Mumbai Time: 8.00 am to 1.00 pm Temperature: At Foothill: Soil temperature is 27.9°C. Air temperature is 31.4°C. Adjacent to the pond: Soil temperature is 27.8°C. (mid altitude) Air temperature is 33.5°C. ) SOIL TEXTURE Aim : Physiochemical evaluation of soil at different altitudes of the Kaneri Caves at Sanjay Gandhi National Park , Borivali , Mumbai. Data Collection : The following are the details of the soil at a particular location subdivided into foothill and pond habitat. At Foothill: Initial Weight of Soil: 10g Dry Weight of Soil : 8.639g At habitat adjacent to the pond (mid altitude) : Initial Weight of Soil : 10g Dry Weight of Soil : 7.548g Data Processing : The data processing was successful with the help of a laboratory kit so as to find the nitrate and phosphate content in the soil. At Foothill : Moisture content = Initial wt. - Dry wt. = 10g - 8.639g = 1.361g of moisture/10g of soil Nitrate Content = 15 ppm ?? Phosphate content = 30 ppm pH = 8.08 Conductivity = 0.001 Soil Analysis : Sr. No. Sieve Size Wt. of soil (in grams) % of soil dry wt.(40.007g) Type of soil < 0.212 3.259 8.14% Clay 2 0.212 0.212