Race Essay Topics

The war on drugs and the United States criminal justice system

Compiled by Drug Policy Alliance. August, 2001. Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes…. View Article

Cosmic Race

The term “Cosmic Race” is also known as “La raza cosmica” which was based on the opinions of some Mexican Scholars in the 1920’s who held that since the Latin Americans held the blood of all the races, the transcended the races of the “Old World”. This term basically embodies the idea that traditional, exclusive… View Article

Black Consciousness in the Twentieth Century

Ralph Ellison began his 1952 novel with the sentence; “I am an invisible man.” (Ellison 3) These five words summed up the way in which the majority of Black Americans felt about their place in society at the time. The Civil Rights Movement was still years away, and the caste of American society had placed… View Article

The In-between world of Vikram Lall-Draft

Home is an anchor; without it, one is lost. Brainstorming: The story is itself of an Asian living in an alien land of Africa which since centuries has been a colony of British regime. This essay will be developed around the Vikram Lal’s life in the alien land, and how he landed in Canada. Vassanji’s… View Article

Race Based Jury Nullification

Jury nullification can generally be termed as the act by a jury who even though is convinced that a defendant is guilty of the charges he or she is accused of, decides to give out or acquit him or her of the charges for the jury’s own reasons (Brandy R. 2006). Jury nullification or for… View Article

The Psychology Of Etnopolitical Warfare

In the space provided below, describe the conflict you selected in DETAIL. Explain WHAT happened, WHERE it happened, and include any background information you have about the groups involved in this case. The conflict that I selected is the Rwanda genocide of Tutsis and moderate Hutus from April to July 1994 which resulted in the… View Article

Biography of a Race

It may be hard for biographers to win prize for his work. Therefore, for this to happen, it would take an exceptional skill paired with devoted attitude towards the craft. Such award as Pulitzer Prize requires these and David Levering Lewis apparently has these as proven in his biography about the civil rights leader William… View Article

Usa-Ussr Arms Race

The Nuclear arms race was a concept that emerged between the United States and the Soviet Union competing for supremacy in the acquisition and accumulation of nuclear arsenals. Other countries also joined the bandwagon in the development of the weapons, but none of them could surpass the two. The US and the USSR began at… View Article

Raymond’s Run

Everyone has dreams, everyone had desires, but sometimes these can make it hard to think of someone besides one’s self. Sometimes these dreams and desires can fill the heart, making it nearly impossible to even consider the needs of others. For most people, it can be hard to put others first, but in the end,… View Article

H.G. Wells’ View of Race

In the assigned reading about and by H. G. Wells there is little to indicate that he is a racist. In the two short stories Wells has the narrator refer to African natives as “heathens” in “Aepyornis Islands and as “niggers” in “Jimmy Goggles the God. ” Likewise in the assigned sections of the of… View Article

From a Game of Polo with a Headless Goat Notes

Form/ Text type & Purpose: Travel writing, to inform the reader of unknown tradition and concepts and introducing various issues. Levine chooses to explore this using sports and other traditional forms of entertainment. Audience: Emma Levine does not specify her targeted audience although she hopes to appeal to travelers. Not only does she write to… View Article

Race or color

“To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow”. This famous observation of William Faulkner sums up the present attitude of the people towards discrimination based on color. It is hard to believe that a few decades earlier, unimaginable… View Article

Environmental Racism: Take Out the Race

The best way to avoid environmental racism is to avoid the subject of race at all costs. Race should never be the subject of any discussion about vital decisions regarding humanity, because when race becomes a focal point, then the discussion automatically becomes racist. The best way to avoid racism in general, including environmental racism,… View Article

A Class Divided: the Effect of Discrimination in One Life

The most interesting part of A Class Divided is when the students were tested on their knowledge on the days of when they had to wear the collar and when they had it off. The test scores were higher when the collars were removed. It is amazing that discrimination can mentally affect someone academically. Discrimination… View Article

Ceremony- Rewrite

Tradition is the illusion of permanence. It defines who people are and gives them a place in their community; it is an expression of belonging and individuality at the same time. In Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko exposes throughout the novel many Native American characters. Some follow the traditions and others are ashamed of them. Silko… View Article

Our Poor Reading Culture

One of the cruel jokes that are often made at the expense of the black man is that, if you want to hide something from him, simply put it inside a book. The idea is that, he does not have the habit of reading for pleasure and knowledge and as such is not likely to… View Article

Benefits/Oppressions of Culturally Diverse Populations

The history and theories of counseling and psychology have both benefited and oppressed culturally diverse populations. It is common knowledge that the founding fathers of counseling were all white males of the socioeconomic status of middle to upper class. Therefore, the majority of theories are rooted in research and evidence that assists this particular group…. View Article

The Sixth Challenge of Vision 2020

The sixth challenge of vision 2020 is to form a scientific –oriented and progressive society. A scientific, oriented and progressive society is a society that is fully inventive and creative, forward-looking, optimism, generous and provides a technological civilization in the future. The reason why I think the sixth challenge cannot be met because of the… View Article

Apush 1989 Dbq

Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois offered different strategies for dealing with the problems of poverty and discrimination faced by Black Americans at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Using the documents and your knowledge of the period 1877-1915, assess the appropriateness of each of these strategies in… View Article

Diversity: Culture and Physical Qualities

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued? Diversity is the condition of being different. For example: culture, race, education, religion, experiences, gender, physical qualities, sexual orientation, etc. Diversity is valued because it enriches us with its multiplicity of opinion and ecperience. Nobody is completely the same, our differences and diversities can lead to growth… View Article

The Racial Divide Among Monoracial and Biracial Americans

While the main purpose of racial segregation is to separate humans into racial groups in daily life, the aim of American racial segregation holds a deeper meaning that is still thriving in modern America. The long time segregation between black and white America which divided the two groups based primarily in regards to skin color… View Article

Diversity Worksheet

1. What is diversity? Why is diversity valued? I have learned that diversity has various different definitions but I will only focus on the Webster’s Dictionary meaning. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, diversity is “the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: Variety; especially: the inclusion of different types of people (as people… View Article

Defining Race and Ethnicity

What do the terms race and ethnicity mean to you? Why are these concepts important to United States society? Race is usually defined by the color of a person’s skin such as black, or white. These words are used very frequently. Ethnicity is a more proper way to define us as people and usually refers… View Article

Racial Discrimination

Racism and Discrimination are represented in the short story “Country Lovers” and the poem “What It’s like to be a Black Girl”. Both the short story and this poem have a main character which is protagonist black female. Both of the women deal with discrimination because of their race. Racism is something that we see,… View Article

Othello and Race

In Shakespeare’s literary creation “Othello,” the protagonist, Othello, is a high ranking black soldier in a community of white people. Though he had gained his high marks by sheer perseverance and dedication, as it is in the old times, there are the people’s doubts. He was, after all, still a black man. Shakespeare, through this… View Article

One word essay: Harmony

Confucius once said “Let the states of equilibrium and Harmony exist in perfection, and a happy order will prevail throughout heaven and earth, and all things will be nourished and flourish.” Harmony is defined as the state of being in agreement or concord. Singapore is a bustling metropolis and a multi-racial society, where people of… View Article

Crime is Predominantly an Intra-Racial Event

Introduction: Society has this perception that it is other races why crime occurs. Some people blame these crimes on black-on-black crimes, or Hispanics-on-Hispanics crimes. Being that crime seems to be predominantly an intra-racial event involving victims and offenders of the same race; will this type of destruction ever come to an end? While interviewing two… View Article

City Road Essay

In your own words, define difference and inequality, and provide an example of each on City Road. This essay serves to define difference and inequality and provide an example of each within City Road, situated in Cardiff. It is clear that within city road, many differences are apparent, between the people that live and work… View Article

Race by the Numbers

In his article, “Race by the Numbers”, Orlando Patterson argued about the misinterpretation of the census results and that this misinformation is having negative effects on the perspective of the people. The misinterpreted part of the census, according to Patterson, was the idea that the population of the Whites is becoming the minority in many… View Article

Reflections on the Black Race

That the issue of Obama’s racial background is much talked about in terms of his fitness for the US presidency only proves this: that we Americans have a long way to go in our pursuit of adherence to the ideals of our declaration of independence. After all the document held the fundamental equality of people,… View Article