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On the Philippines and What It Means to Be a Filipino
On the Philippines: Land of my Birth, A Nation of Wonder I am a Filipino, of Filipino descent, born and raised in the Philippines. This land has been my cradle from the womb and will be my home until I am but ashes in my tomb. The lush culture and history of such a diverse plethora of islands and people have been the obj...
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Pedro Pietri's Puerto Rican Obituary: Using Folklore to Understand the Experiences of Puerto Ricans and Latinos Who Immigrated to the U.S.
Introduction Folklore is a powerful and important part of any culture. In Latin America and the Caribbean, this is especially true as folklore often echoes the history of the people, encompasses many traditions and values and teaches us all lessons worth learning. Folklore may be a piece of fiction in the end, but its f...
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The History and Plight Of the Kurdish People
The Kurds are a group of people who just can’t seem to win. The earliest traces of the Kurds date all the way back to between the 10th and 12th centuries. Though approximately 30 million people identify as Kurdish, the group has remained unable to form a unified nation state. Being the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Mid...
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Oral Histories as Valid Sources of Accurate Information of Compiling History
Oral histories are a valid source of compiling history. To what extent do you agree with this statement? When compiling and writing down history, many have considered oral histories to be useful in extracting accurate information. These oral histories may be valid due to their association with the primary source, their ab...
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An Overview of the History of Afro-Eurasian Civilization
Introduction Throughout the history of Afro-Eurasia, many civilizations have risen to power and then, almost invariably, fallen from grace. Some of the most expansive empires of recent and ancient history have been warring populaces that have gained power, expanse, and wealth through conquest of other cultures and civiliza...
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A Discussion on Handicraft in the Kazakh Culture
“A culture is a configuration of learned behaviors and results of behavior whose component elements are shared and transmitted by the members of a particular society”(Linton 1945, 32). Culture can include beliefs, traditions, law, religion, art etc. One of the oldest and one of the most valuable parts of Kazakh culture is K...
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The Similarities between the Swiss and Irish Culture
Culture is the distinct ways that people, live differently, classified and represented their experiences, and acted creatively. As individuals we learn in many different ways through behavioral patterns and characteristics of society. “Culture is central to the way we view, experience, and engage with all aspects of our liv...
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The Causes for Jewish Migration from East to West
From Peril to Peril: On the Causes for Jewish Migration from East to West For centuries Jews have faced discrimination from all over the world,
Eastern Europe being no exception. In the words of Arthur Deerin Call,
"religious persecutions, strangely medival, are still common..." (254).
What is even more ter...
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A Comparison of the Cultural Landscapes of Vietnam and Thailand
The world we live in today is far from plain black and white, there is a huge range of diversity across our world. We have many different cultures that each have their own way of doing things and looking at this world. If not for the wide range of culture, we may one day see ourselves living in one big “global village”. The...
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The Similarities and Differences between the Cultures of Miami and Spain
“The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one's education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.”(Goodreads, 2016).Culture is important because...
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A Biography of Dalton Conley
Paper 2: Honky by Dalton Conley Throughout Dalton Conley’s life, he was able to see sides of society that many people never get to experience. He was able to grow up in a world that exists outside of the standard for someone of his race and class. Through these experiences, Conley gained insight into the white privileg...
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The Issue of Europeans Forcing Christianity on Other Cultures
A country's cultural fabric is stretched when new ideas and
members are introduced to the nation, as the knowledge of the
citizens' are broadened. As Europeans invaded Nigeria, many of
their own customs, even forms of government and religion, became
incorporated into the traditional culture of the Igbo people, thus
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A History of Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution
During our discussion last week, we talked about the challenges Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution he led pose to the theoretical framework we use to “make sense” of the world. This framework drives us to quickly identify roles – oppressor and oppressed, colonizer and colonized, actor and subject – in a given...
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C.L.R. James in The Black Jacobins
More than a mere history of the largest and most successful slave rebellion in history, C.L.R. James in The Black Jacobins traces the evolution and transformation of the San Domingo colony through the rise and demise of Toussaint L’Ouverture, its leader who, in almost dictatorial fashion, personally wrestled with the most p...
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A Study on African Diaspora
When studying African Diaspora, most inquiring minds direct attention to the rich collection of images, cultures, and histories of African people in the Atlantic world. This diaspora, originating in the 16th Century, entangled an estimated 10.7 million contrived migrants—“approximately 2 million that perished during the Mid...
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A Comparison of Vietnamese and American Culture in Communication, Education and Family Value
Have you ever heard of any society without values and assumptions? Your answer is probably no. Throughout the world people are similar, but also very different as well. Culture varies greatly from place to place, and people grow up in different cultures that share certain values and assumptions. However, the way they share...
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A History of Maori Culture and Traditions
Females have been oppressed for many years and by many cultures, being told how to behave and what roles they should have within family, professionally, and within the wider community. Maori culture however distinguishes women as leaders and as respected members of their tribes, contributing to traditions and decisions (De...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of Martin Luther King
Essay One Writing Prompt “An Individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1959, Benjamin Mays asked Martin Luther King to talk to the graduating class at Morehouse College at their comme...
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An Introduction to the History of the Mayan Genocide
Final Exam: The Mayan Genocide From 1981 to 1983, the Mayan people of Guatemala were the victims of a mass genocide. The oppression of the Mayan people began in the 16th century, when Spanish explorers made the Mayans their slaves. Later, the Spanish conquerors seized control of the government. Although Guatemala w...
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