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Addressing Racism by Ignoring It This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, renowned scientist and geneticist James Watson recently left his post as chancellor of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory after receiving criticism for racist comments. He apparently stated... (more »)
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What Is An American? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I asked my father this question, he laughed and shook his head. I have a knack for asking the hard ones. But as our nation struggles with the issue of illegal immigration, we don’t bother to ask this of ourselves. The first time this... (more »)
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Stereotypes: Do They Affect You?
If you don’t already know, a stereotype is a generalization that is usually exaggerated or oversimplified and is often offensive to distinguish a group. Imagine this: A middle aged man who is a hard worker and finished college with a... (more »)
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Skin Deep
November 5th the day after Barack Obama was announced president. One month after I, an African American moved to a Predominantly White area. The ratio of African Americans is approximately 200:1.I felt like an alien to begin with, moving from a... (more »)
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Racism, now?
It amazes me how advanced the world is now, but you still hear everyday about racism. Racism; it is nothing more than hatred towards someone with different colored-skin as yourself. Is that really fair? I mean, haven't we all heard the saying,... (more »)
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Defining
According to Dictionary.com, “racism” is a belief that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement; usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to... (more »)
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My Dream
I have a dream that one day this world will not use violence and death to solve our problems but the words, mouth, and voice given to us by god himself. I hope that one day all people will learn to fulfill their lives with all the positive energy... (more »)
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Reclaiming Martin Luther Kings Dream in 2009
It’s been 45 years 7 months and 20 days since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in our nation’s capital and delivered the speech that changed the world. America boasts equality for all but is that... (more »)
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'ARE WE THE BLACKS WE THOUGHT WE WERE:...
Are we the Blacks we thought we were? Are Black Hispanics a valid name for mixed bloods ? Racial nomenclatures pose a question. Last was the reflective 'Who or What Is the American Negro'. Now, we dig and delve deeper into 'Creoles'.... (more »)
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Appreciating the Blend
Ever since I grew old enough to recognize the significant cultural differences between China, where my parents grew up, and America, where I was born, I have often wondered what would have happened to me if my dad had not come to study in America.... (more »)
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Minority
(Encarta Dictionary)Minority ~ a smaller socially defined group; a group of people, whose members have different ethnic or racial characteristics from the rest of society Minority. Minority. Minority. What is minority? I am thankful for being... (more »)
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Denied Civil Rights
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Civil Rights; the rights to full legal, social and economic equality. So I ask the question, Why must we treat people so ruthlessly? Why must people be so obscene and unjust? It makes no sense to me. What did they do to you? Nothing. You know... (more »)
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I Believe
I Believe I believe tolerance can be a reality, but do you believe what i believe, do you think that many people not just in America, but all around the world are going to change their thoughts to make my opinion a fact? During the holocaust 6... (more »)
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Exploration of Adversity
It was once said that adversity should be embraced not feared, and it’s the truly difficult moments in life that make us stronger and measures our character. This idea can be supported by a gruesome part of American history that affected... (more »)
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Racial Pride
The definition of proud according to Dictionary.com is, “having, proceeding from, or showing a high opinion of one's own dignity, importance, or superiority.” Three minutes till class, the bus is full due to the weather having multiple... (more »)
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A Stereotypical Teenager? This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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A Stereotypical Teenager? Loud, obnoxious, rebellious, out of control, and up to no good… these are just a few of a wide number of stereotypes that are attributed to American teenagers. What is it about teenagers that make the rest of society... (more »)
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