A Look at Racial Prejudice As Illustrated By Mark Twain in His Book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Realism through Racial Prejudice in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Efforts to ban Huckleberry Finn are typically based around Mark Twain’s gratuitous use of the word “nigger.” Tuire Valkeakari cites Toni Morrison’s arguments against such a ban in her article “Huck, Twain, and the Freedman’s Shackles: Struggling with Huckleberry Finn Today.” The n-word, however, is … Read more

A Comparison Of “We’re Not…” By Andrea Roman And “The Undercurrent” By Kellie Young

In the first essay, “We’re not…” by Andrea Roman discussed the cultural conflicts when she lives in America with her Bolivian family, especially her strict Bolivian mother. However, in the second essay, “The Undercurrent” by Kelly Young emphasizes about her mother’s overly protective desire to keep her as safe as possible. Both of two essays … Read more

Traditional Chinese Wedding Customs

Introduction The following summary of traditional Chinese wedding customs was prepared in response to questions from visitors to this site. It is by no means a scholarly work, nor does the author claim any special expertise. Moreover, there were variations across China’s vast expanse – from region to region and even village to village. Presumably, … Read more

The Pueblo peoples

The Pueblo peoples are Native Americans in the Southwestern United States who have lived in the time period of 100AD to present day. The Pueblo believed in a vast collection of mythology, known as Hopi Mythology. The Hopi religion maintains a religious tradition stretching back over centuries, though it is difficult to definitively state what … Read more

Beowulf: A Perfect Anglo-Saxon Hero

Beowulf, an epic poem written in old English, reflects many of the Anglo- Saxon societies ideals that we have seen. Many of these Anglo- Saxon ideals include: admiration for outstanding courage, belief in the importance of loyalty to a leader and to the tribe, value of fierce personal valor, receipt of persons of rank with … Read more

Henry Ossian Flipper – the first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point

Henry Ossian Flipper was the first colored cadet in USA military, upon successfully achieving the commission as a lieutenant. He got military education at United State Military academy at West point. That time was when only white people were in the command in military companies and black were at lower military grades. Henry O Flipper … Read more

Lone Ranger and Tonto: Struggles with Isolation and Assimilation

Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a collection of short stories that explores the continuing Native American struggles in the modern era. The product of more than 500 years of oppression and persecution, the world of the Native American reservations is plagued by poverty, dysfunction, and alcoholism. Living in one … Read more

The nature of k-drama viewership beyond South Korea

The popularity of Hallyu or Korean wave as an effective soft power mechanism has been of great interest to recent scholarship. The Hallyu wave gained its current momentum mainly due to the export of K-Dramas, that is dramas whose country of origin is South Korea. In such scenario, understanding the reason of popularity of K-dramas … Read more

The Perception of Multiculturalism and Its Negative Connotations in Teachers’ Awareness of Multicultural Education and Diversity in School Settings

The article I selected is “Teachers’ Awareness of Multicultural Education and Diversity in School Settings”. In this article, it addresses the perception of multiculturalism having negative connotations and combats that perception with the importance of multicultural education. A “qualitative case research was designed”(TonbuloAYlu, B., Aslan, D., & Aydin, H. (2016) abstract) to seek teachers understanding … Read more

The Trouble With Karma: Close Reading of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Native Americans are often a forgotten minority, in history and in literature. The slaughter of native lives and the obliteration of their culture is an unfortunate American legacy. Luckily, writer Sherman Alexie has attempted to fill the cultural void and illuminate the plight of his people. He does this through a style of writing he … Read more

The Importance of Diversity in Healthcare Organizations

Managing diversity in and around healthcare organizations is crucial in order for these organizations to flourish. Recruitment is a major practice among organizations and help build the best management teams. If diversity is ignored, it will result in lost investments in recruitment as well as the inability to attract and retain skilled and talented people. … Read more

Eartha Mary Magdalene White

Eartha Mary Magdalene White, a well-known African American and a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, was widely known for her humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors. White was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on November 8, 1876. Her Mother died after childbirth, at a very young age, she was adopted by Lafayette and Clara English White. White began her … Read more

Familiar Ideas Of Joseph Tussman And John Mueller

Both Joseph Tussman and John Mueller have very similar views on human nature. However, both have very contrasting views on how human nature affects citizenship. While Tussman argues to reshape human nature to produce the ideal citizen, Mueller looks to work with flaws. I believe that human nature cannot effectively be reshaped to produce the … Read more

A Case Of Dred Scott’s Citizenship

Dred Scott V Sandford Court Case When the Supreme Court denied citizenship and freedom to Dred Scott, had this violated Scott’s right to equal citizenship rights and protection that was guaranteed, after a few years, under the 14th amendment? It’s quite a difficult decision to comprehend, considering that the 14th amendment had been passed fourteen … Read more

What is Race?

The ideology of race and it’s counterpart (racism) have been phenotypically interpreted throughout history. Race, defined by Dalton Conley in his sociologically-based book You May Ask Yourself, as “a group of people who share a set of characteristics and are said to share a common bloodline.” (Conley 322). Ethnicity, defined by Conley is one’s ethnic … Read more

Pros And Cons Of Republicanism; A Review Of John C. Pinheiro Book On A Religious History Of The Mexican-American War

John C. Pinheiro’s Missionaries of Republicanism: A Religious History of the Mexican-American War is about how religion and war play about in the Americas (mainly in the United States) in the middle of the nineteenth century. It compares Mexico’s dominant Catholicism to the United States dominant Protestantism religion and what led up to the Mexican-American … Read more

My Personal Experience with Cultural Diversity

Cultural Differences; A Personal Story Culture is the summation of several different aspects, most often accounted for by geographic locations. Some of these aspects include traditions, norms, and religion. However, it can certainly be even more refined than that. To me, an adequate definition of my culture would include several different realms. Some of which … Read more

Environmental Determinants and Agriculture as Discussed in Mariano Azuela’s Novel The Underdog

Environmental determinism claims that a society’s physical environment predetermines its social and cultural development. Naturally, environmental determinists would argue that Mexico’s appreciation of nature and agricultural roots influence its circular outlook and thus determine its laidback mentality. Mariano Azuela’s The Underdogs tells the story of Demetrio Macias, a rebel, who becomes a general in Pancho … Read more

Sherman Alexie’s Survival Equation and the Resilience of Native American Culture

Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven portrays the hardships faced by Native Americans at the hands of the overpowering force of mainstream American culture. Alexie uses multiple perspectives in his book to convey the complexity of the situation on the reservation. However, his recurring themes such as survival, tradition, and underlying … Read more

A General Idea Of American Dream

The idea of American dream is deeply stuck in the American people’s minds. American people strongly believe that if they had work hard enough, one day they will reach the American dream and become successful, even when people are facing difficulties about having a job. However, the American dream should not be all about wealth, … Read more