African American Essay Topics

The situation of African Americans

Throughout America’s history, African-Americans have suffered from racism, segregation, and persecution. Considering they were brought over on slave ships extremely filled not knowing weather they would live or die and forced to do labor, they have come a long way. To be where they are currently is obviously a major milestone. Today, African-Americans are more… View Article

Comparison – Rendezvous and American Psycho

Rendezvous and American Psycho both have an antihero – a narcissistic psychopath, but do they at all have more in common? And are the two antiheroes comparable? American Psycho is a psychological thriller with satire, black comedy and horror. Rendezvous is a psychological short story. The American Psycho takes place in New York in the… View Article

Role of the church in community service

Toth states in “Power and Paradox in an African American Congregation” – “Indeed, the institutional genius of the Black Church has been in the ability of its members to shape it according to its needs… These factors have made the Black Church into a hub around which other forms of social intercourse have grown for… View Article

The Great awakening

The Great Awakening as a marker for a cultural and religious upheaval did not appear immediately, but in scholastic research on religion in the eighteenth century, the time reflects the complexity of attitudes toward, and consequences of, religious activity in the African American communities. Taken in total, the landscape of Black Christian images presented a… View Article

Youth matters

Hard questions, creative solutions, and new answers are needed now. Slow dismantling and erosion of racial barriers are some of the causes of social problems of black families and youth in today’s world. However, it should also be noted that the historic leadership role of the black church is still undecided, and needs to get… View Article

The roles and representation of mothering

Morrison creates a slave woman, Sethe’s mother, with the capability to choose or refuse motherhood, choose or refuse life even. This is what makes her as a woman, a mother, who transcends the conventional notion of motherhood. Sethe’s mother is undoubtedly special and difference from others in her actions, yet she celebrates all that she… View Article

Beloved herself

Introduction Toni Morrison is famed for her portrayal of African American life in her vivid novels, especially her portrayal of African American women and their place and position within society. Morrison was herself born in a working class family but worked hard and attended Howard University and then Cornell University. Although she faced discrimination and… View Article

The effects of Zionism on American Jewish Novels

Zionism can be defined as the political movement aimed at the return of all the Jewish people to their native soil. Its primary role was to establish a state exclusively for the Jews in Palestine, controlled purely by the Jews. The term Zionism was coined by Nathan Birbaum, who also founded the first organization of… View Article

America’s cause

But he calmly proceeded to act his part, pretending not the least bothered by the gut-wrenching ride over a swirling sea. The following day he received this message from the Navy Department: “Dear Mr. Wayne- we are pleased to record this latest addition to naval lore. To the immortal expression, ‘damn the torpedoes, full speed… View Article

Racism and video games

Video games are not what most people would go to when they think of racial controversy, but every media medium has had their own form of controversy one that happened most recently was the release of a game called Resident Evil 5 which is centered around a guy named Chris Redfield who is basically in… View Article

A historical overview of the African-American race

Frankly, most persons today have learned African history through European eyes. To the European, Africa was the place where the trader, missionary, explorer and conqueror made names for themselves. Europeans often considered Africa backward and called it the “Dark Continent. ” But do the Africans consider that they were really as backward as the Europeans… View Article

Racism and video games

Video games are not what most people would go to when they think of racial controversy, but every media medium has had their own form of controversy one that happened most recently was the release of a game called Resident Evil 5 which is centered around a guy named Chris Redfield who is basically in… View Article

“Successful African-American mathematics students”

“Successful African-American Mathematics Students in Academically Unacceptable High Schools” is author Peter A. Sheppard IV’s dissertation for his Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Mathematics Education. And although there have been numerous studies already conducted on successful African-Americans, as revealed by Sheppard’s Review of Literature, not much has been made regarding the accountability… View Article

Hypocritical America

Hypocrisy is an act of condemning another person’s act without realizing one’s own characteristic towards being guilty of the same aspect of correspondence. (Wikipedia, 2007). Most of the time, this form of behavior to whom it is associated to is subject to be attributed to the environmental factor while the acts of an observed individual… View Article

American poet Jack Kerouac

American poet Jack Kerouac has been classified as the originator of the Beat Generation. He is known for his spontaneous confessional style, as well as his connection to Buddhism, Allen Ginsberg, and American self actualization. His rejection of mainstream 1950’s society is his trademark, and the core ideal behind the beat-nick culture he helped spawn…. View Article