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1. A Discourse on Bias: How Partiality Affects Perception.

Desc: This paper is written in the first person and provides a discussion of the biases that the writer encounters in his daily life. The types of bias that are discussed are those of race, class, age, and degrees of physical beauty. 8 pgs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

2. A Discussion of Affirmative Action - Pros and Cons

Desc: Paper refers to four articles critical in different ways of Affirmative Action. As a mechanical method of improving opportunities and correcting the evils of discrimination, AA does not correct underlying racism or other determinants of exclusion. Also, categories have changed as has the society; perhaps help needs to be given to persons, at large, from different class origins, as opposed to ethnic backgrounds or according to gender. Affirmative action has helped many persons to advance but this may also be assimilation into a middle-class of upward mobility seen as most desirable. Several arguments introduced a mainly negative conclusion. Suitable for 1-3 year level U.S. non-Ivy League assignment.

3. A History of Anti-Semitism: From the New Testament to the Holocaust.

Desc: This twenty-one page graduate-level paper examines and analyzes anti-Semitism in the New Testament, after Constantine and the Edict, during the Crusades of the Middle Ages, and in the Nazi Holocaust, and then evaluates the consequences for the Jewish people of these policies. 20 pgs. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

4. American Individualism as a Hindrance to Racial Equality.

Desc: 9 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5. An Analysis of the Social and Economic of African Americans in Colonial America

Desc: This paper will seek to understand how African Americans lived during colonial times in the American history. By gathering historical documents and relative journals, we will explore their day-to-day activities in relation to the economic and social scope of slave life in connection to the plantation owners that forced them into slave labour.

6. Asian American Racism: Vietnam War and Pearl Harbor.

Desc: A 14-page racial point of view of the discrimination and stereotypes faced by the Asian Americans during and after Vietnam War and Pearl Harbor. 14 pgs. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

7. Authority, Appropriation of Voice, and the Writing of Multicultural Literature.

Desc: The article "Who Should Write Multicultural Literature" touches upon many of the central issues of this controversy. This paper will demonstrate that there are no easy or absolute answers to these issues. In particular, it will be argued that while a writer's "insider" status within a racial or ethnic group may give her an advantage over a "non-insider", it is not the primary determining factor in assessing qualifications or the quality of a literary work. It will be proposed that the criteria for evaluation of multicultural literature should not be race or skin colour, but rather sensitivity, accuracy, and honesty. 8 pgs. 0 f/c. 0b.

8. Black Is My Favorite Color : Failing to Bridge the Gap Across Color Line.

Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper attempts to explain why, despite his sincere efforts, Lime failed to bridge the gap across the color line. The conclusion is that his sincerity is undeveloped, and other circumstances play a role in his attitude, as well. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.

9. Being an Asian in America.

Desc: This four-page undergraduate paper talks about being an Asian in America. 4 pgs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

10. Mother/Daughter Relationships in Hispanic Families.

Desc: There is a large Hispanic population in the United States today. Many live in poverty in the cities, while others have moved up to the middle class and beyond. No matter what class, however, is the relationship between a Hispanic mother and daughter different from the same relationship in non-Hispanic families? That is what I will be exploring in this paper. 9 pgs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

11. Pigmentocracy/the Value of Skin Color.

Desc: This paper discusses pigmentocracy, using personal experiences, and opinions, and the information gleaned from a literature review.