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The Dog

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Fools Crow

...All is Lost In Fools Crow, by James Welch, Welch shows that everything can be lost through betrayal, the loss of a center, and no trust. This is described in the text of Fools Crow, by the story told by Mad Plume of the Black Patched Moccasins. Mad Plume tells Fools Crow, formally known as White Mans Dog, about their past and their downfall. Betrayal is the start to something that can destroy everything that a tribe once was. Little Dog was once the chief of the Black Patched Moccasins. “Many of us were surprised, but Little Dog told us a good trick, for soon good things to eat would grow. The white chiefs wished us to quit the trail of the blackhorns and to grow the good things to feed upon.” (97). Little Dog tried to live in peace with the Napikwans. So he and his people tried to live like the Napikwans. The thing though is that they were always hungry now because they were not getting the nutrients they once got, so they started hunting the blackhorns again. This angered the Napikwans. So Little Dog had to try other ways to please them. All he wanted was peace among them and his people. He feared the Napikwans so he threatened his people “He told our people not to kill anymore of them. He told the seizer chiefs that he would deal harshly with those Pikunis that offended them. He wanted peace between the Pikunis and the Napikwans, and that would be his downfall.” (97). He did not want his people to offend the Napikwans in anyway to give them a reason to bring harm to......

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Jim Crow

...Michelle Alexander is a highly celebrated civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. In her book, The New Jim Crow: Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, Alexander discusses the legal systems that seem to be doing their jobs perfectly well but have in fact just replaced one racial caste system with a new one. In this book, Michelle focuses on racial problems in the past as well as the present and argues that the problems are basically the same, if not worse. Alexander’s research was very thorough and motivating to read. She paints a dreadful picture of the modern Jim Crow and how it functions in the world we live in. She uses images that make you cringe but at the same time persuades you that it certainly all true. In her book, Alexander explains that since the Jim Crow laws that legalized segregation have ended, new forms of a racial caste system have come into play.  Mass incarceration aggressively targets black men in particular. There are now more African American adults under penal control today (prison, probation, parole) than were enslaved in 1850. This has happened during a time when crime rates have dropped, and not in spite of affirmative action or colorblindness but because of them. What drives the mass incarceration of blacks is the War on Drugs launched by Ronald Reagan in 1982 and supported by almost every politician since. No one wants to give the slightest appearance of being "soft on crime."            Alexander identifies many causes of our......

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...After the collapse of Jim Crow, especially seeing the great success experienced by some African Americans, we start to feel the system of racial caste is officially dead and buried. However, that is just an illusion. Behind the rhetoric of institutionalized equity, our criminal justice system is working as the new Jim Crow preventing blacks from participating in our electoral democracy. While Constitutional amendments guaranteed African Americans "equal protection of the laws" and the right to vote, through a web of laws, regulations, and informal rules, all of which are powerfully reinforced by social stigma, they are confined to the margins of mainstream society and denied access to the mainstream economy. During the Reconstruction Era, whites felt threatened and outraged as African Americans were exposed to more social and economic opportunities and started to obtain political power. To turn the table and regain all the black labors they had for free for centuries, southern states drastically increased the penalties for minor offenses. Southern conservatives founded Ku Klux Klan, which fought a terrorist campaign against Reconstruction governments and local leaders, complete with bombings, lynchings, and mob violence. I can never forget those horrible pictures in which some white onlookers were smiling or laughing with the blacks burning or hung on the tree in the background. How sick they had to be to enjoy watching another human being tortured and murdered?......

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...Summary & Response Essay Instructions For this assignment, you will read three articles about the topic of child obesity. The first article is called “Childhood Obesity.” It is located on p. 102-110 of your textbook. The second article is also called “Childhood Obesity,” but that one is written by Dulcie McBride. You will find the third article yourself, and you must submit it to me for approval. In the first paragraph, you will summarize the topic, and the last sentence of your first paragraph will be your thesis statement. Your thesis statement should include both the overall idea of your essay and the specific points that you want to address, in the order that you address them. Pretend that you are writing an essay where you state that UC is the best college because it has a lot of people, it has great professors, and it has good transportation. Your thesis statement might look like this: UC is one of the best colleges in the U.S. because of the size of its student population, the quality of its professors, and the extent of its internal transportation network. In that example, the general idea has been stated, and the three main points of the body have also been stated. This prepares the readers. After reading this, they know what to expect. Think of the first paragraph as a formal summary of the three articles. After you summarize them, you will state your opinions about the common topic that they address (childhood obesity). In academic......

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Jim Crow

...Jim Crow During 1876 through 1965 Jim Crow Laws were created for racial segregation in the United States. The laws allowed public segregation in public facilities such as schools, restaurants, and public transportation to name a few between white and black people. These laws followed the black codes which restricted the civil rights and civil liberties of African American with no pretense of equality. Being born in Georgia had its advantages during the Jim Crow era for me as a young child. Although my father was a construction worker and my mother was a domestic worker I thought my life was set because, I was able to go to work with my mother and play with the white children that she took care of. I was also taught how to read and write. Once I school age; My mom no longer took me to work with her and so I was no longer able to play with my white friends but it didn't matter because I had made new friends that look like me. One day in class I realized that it wasn't any white people at my school I asked my teacher why and she explained that according to the laws of the state I wasn't allowed to attend school with white people. I was shocked with all of the information that she had giving me about these so called laws; That I had made up in my mind from that day forward that it didn’t matter who attended my school, I would do whatever it took for me to achieve in order for me to have a life just as good as any other race. Being determined to be better I was......

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...and Communications Technology (ICT) 28 Access to assessment information 29 4. General considerations in developing an overarching statement on assessment in primary schools 33 5. Developing a school policy on assessment 37 The use of assessment results for the purposes of assessment for learning 39 The use of assessment results for the purposes of assessment of learning 40 The different dimensions of the child’s learning and development that should be assessed 40 The assessment of children at different stages throughout their primary school education 42 Diagnostic assessment and the early identification of learning difficulties 42 Recording the results of assessments 44 The formal reporting of assessments results 45 Access to assessment results 45 3 4 Preface The function of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment is defined in Section 41.—(1) of the Education Act 1998, which states 41.—(1) The object of Council shall be to advise the Minister on matters relating to a) the curriculum for early childhood education, primary schools and postprimary schools, and b) the assessment procedures employed in schools and examinations on subjects which are part of the curriculum. The Introduction to the Primary School Curriculum (1999) identifies assessment as an integral part of teaching and learning, and emphasises the importance of assessing the process of learning as well as......

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Fools Crow Essay

...of Fools Crow When writing, authors use different techniques to give the characters specific qualities. One method an author can use is characterization, which is the information the author gives to the reader about the characters such as physical appearance, feelings or dreams the character has, and what others say or how they react to the character. In the novel Fools Crow, James Welch uses characterization to enhance the personality of White Man’s Dog, and the story follows this eighteen year-old boy through his life as a Blackfoot Indian living in western Montana. Welch creates different situations for White Man’s Dog to show how he develops throughout the story. The story opens and White Man’s Dog is described as an unlucky and unsuccessful boy with nothing to show for his eighteen years. He is not only unsuccessful when it comes to hunting, but he has also never touched a woman’s body, creating the opportunity for his friends make fun of him and call him dog-lover (Welch 4). Even though White Man’s Dog is unsuccessful and overshadowed by his younger brother and his friends, an old war leader, Yellow Kidney, sees potential in White Man’s Dog. As the omniscient narrator looks into Yellow Kindey’s thoughts, White Man’s Dog stands out because although he is inexperienced in the manner of war, he already possesses qualities that are scarce among other men his age (Welch 20). After returning from Yellow Kidney’s horse taking party successfully, White Man’s Dog becomes......

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...Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Formal Report Table of Contents Introduction 3 Instruction 4 Ingredients 6 Process Report 7 Conclusion 9 Introduction This demonstration is to inform the nutrition staff, and patients in Hillary Hoffman’s Nursing Home Care how to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a very simple snack; this is known to be one of the United States most eaten past time meal. This demonstration will allow each individual to share their experience, and learn from others the steps they take in making their own peanut butter and jelly sandwich. When making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich everyone does make this sandwich with their own personal touch, and ingredient of their choice and that is what makes it a fun sandwich. By performing this demonstration it will allow everyone to participate in assisting in a simple meal preparation that is quick and easy for one and all. This will allow the staff to interact with the patients, and also having the patients feel like they can still do something for themselves. Instruction Step 1 On one side of the table place your plate, knife, spoon, and some napkins Open both your peanut butter, and jelly jar, place them beside your utensils. Put the two slices of bread on the plate. stand close to the table, pull up your plate close to you, take the knife in one hand, and the peanut butter jar in the......

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Formal Outline

...Formal Outline Example NOTE: This is a persuasion speech that is approximately 15 minutes long. It is a speech on a question of fact. It is presented to you as an example of what a formal outline should look like. Your formal outlines will be appropriate to the assignment, including type of speech and length. Topic: Cultural Behaviors General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that cultural values are enacted through nonverbal behavior Central Idea: That the macroenvironment of culture is reflected in the microenvironment, specifically that the behaviors of spatial cues, eye contact, and verbal behavior reflect the co-cultural values of the dominant U.S. culture and women. Introduction: I. Attention-gaining opening: Keiko and Sarah II. Definition: Samovar and Porter III. General focus: different world views, beliefs and values IV. Review Thesis: There is a connection between culture, gender and nonverbal behaviors Transition: First let me explain how our cultural values are enacted through our communicative behaviors Body: I. The microenvironment is reflected in the microenvironment. A. The microenvironment is our culture 1. One primary value in America is independence a. sense of self comes from ourselves b. we learn through family, institutions, proverbs: "you've made your bed, now sleep" 2. A primary value for Japan is interdependency a. sense of self comes from the group b. proverbs: "The nail which sticks up gets...

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Crow Dog Formal Summary #!

...Word Count: 306 Writing 95 Mary Crow Dog: Civilize them with a Stick Mary Crow Dog, the Author of, Civilize them with a Stick, writes of the trauma young Indian children endured in mission school. Crow Dog tells of how these young children are taken away from their family and homes at a very young age, to be educated by “the white man”, and the abuse they endure. The day would start at Five a.m. for Crow Dog and the other children. It would begin with prayer followed by breakfast, chores then study. If the children were spotted not praying properly or chatting while doing chores, they would get “swats”. Crow Dog tells the “swats” were given by one of the nuns with a board wrapped with tape and not just one or two swats but many. A lot of the children including Crow Dog herself, had tried to run away to escape the abuse, but they were eventually caught and brought back only to endure more physical abuse. The mission had gotten a new priest to teach English. One day the priest has asked a young boy a question. The boy answered to question correctly but had mispronounced the word. The priest kept after his to pronounce it correct. Crow Dog stuck up for the boy and this got her in trouble. The priest made her stay after class, he grabbed her arm, pushed her against the blackboard. She had had enough; she gave in a bloody nose. The priest and Crow Dog had to meet with Sister Bernard and it was at this moment Crow Dog quit school....

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Civilize Them with a Stick - Sociology Essay Example

Travis Weight Sociology 150 25 September 2011 Memo #1 “Civilize Them With A Stick” In the short essay “Civilize Them With A Stick” Mary Dog writes about her experiences in a catholic boarding school as a child - Civilize Them with a Stick introduction. The white race in American had a goal to civilize or integrate the Native Americans to the whites norms and values starting in 1879. They were doing this so the Native Americans became apart of the dominant society, which then was the whites society in America. They took the Native American children from their homes and from their families and placed them into boarding schools.

Thousands of children were forced to live in these boarding schools their whole adolescent years - civilize them with a stick summary. The children were abused in these so-called “boarding schools”. Many Native Americans now compare this incident to the Nazi concentration camps during world war II. The children had very strict rules and schedules. Their schedule usually went as followed, “Six A. M. , kneeling in church for an hour or so; seven o’ clock, breakfast; eight o’ clock, scrub the floor, peel spuds, make classes” (Dog 565).


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If the children didn’t listen or were to disobey any rules they would be swatted many times by the nuns with a wooden stick. Other times they were placed in a dark boarded up room while only being fed bread and water for a week. The children were only able to see their families for just 7 days out of the 365 in the year. Many children tried to run away from the boarding school, but ultimately were found and brought back and then immediately swatted with a wooden sticks. As children got bigger and older they had thoughts about fighting back.

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Mary Dog, the author was one to fight back and ended up hitting one of her priests in the face after she tried to stand up for one of her fellow classmates. She was soon kicked out. The priest she hit ended up later realizing how bad the boarding school was treating the Native Americans and started standing up for them. Mary Dog wrote this short essay to show how people tend to not use the cultural relativism perspective and how everyone from the dominant society wants the other little societies to be socialized in theirs own. . Why did the Americans use force to try to socialize the Native Americans? 2. Why didn’t more Native Americans stand up to the Americans or fight back? 3. How did this experience affect Mary Crow Dog’s view of white people? 4. Why did Mary Dog write this short story about her experiences? 5. Why could this incident be closely compared to a Nazi concentration camp? Source Dog, Mary C. “Civilize Them With A Stick. ” Mapping the Social Landscape. Ed. Richard Erdoes. 6th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. 561-68. Print.


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