Accidental Racist Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s new song called “Accidental Racist” has created a rift between two sides. On one side, some would say they are brave souls who are just looking to continue paving the way towards freedom and equality for all. They say that the artists had their heads and hearts in the right place and it was an honorable effort. On the other hand, this song has a lot of people up in arms and generally pretty heated. They do not believe one can be “accidentally” racist and find it downright absurd that the two artists would ever think of coming out with such a song. This song has not only created a gap between two sides, but two races as well. African Americans and Caucasians seem to be the two major groups. Cool J points out that if “you don’t judge my do-rag.. I won’t judge your red flag.” The “red flag” here is most likely a confederate flag. He is saying that if a Caucasian would not judge him on his appearance, then he will forget everything that the Confederate flag stands for like slavery, chains, and oppression. Now that is asking a whole lot from the African American race. It is like telling them they should forget that time period ever occurred and move on. I personally think that the artists should have looked through the song and seen that it was going to cause controversy. Every line hangs on the verge of causing a crack in society. Paisley and Cool J could have come up with better annotations and metaphors for this song.…
Does one learn to be racist in the same way one learns to read, write, and count? Spoiler alert! The answer is as a matter of fact yes.
It was a brisk fall morning. The leaves on the trees had already turned to hues of oranges and reds and were preparing for the freezing months ahead. After a two-hour astronomy lecture, which seemed as long as a forty-year exodus through the desert, I was more than happy to finally be leaving. I met up with my friend outside her classroom and we started heading…
Accidental Drowning In South Florida
Children in South Florida die from drowning at an alarming rate. South Florida carries the highest pool drowning death rate for children in the U.S. This has become such a high concern that groups such as the NDPA is determined to promote, develop and support training within the community in order to educate people with drowning prevention help.
As summer approaches parents and guardians should understand that the number one killer of South Florida kids is…
Faculty of Business and Enterprise
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Financial Planning and Investment
Semester 1, 2013
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the article, the authors give examples of numerous other food terms utilized by people on social networking websites. Along with the color denotations of the food, these examples create vivid imagery among the readers’ minds.
The prevalence of racist jokes has always plagued our society. In recent years, rather than seeing a deduction of these jokes, new ones begin to emerge through the medium of the Internet, especially social networking websites. Not only that, these jokes are becoming increasingly…
but a national thought process. However, there are some places in America that do not have huge racist radical ideas. One such place is the state that we live in, California. I would say that California, in general, is a very racial tolerant state, though not the entire state: there are some counties that house pro racist ideas and groups; Nevada County in Nor Cal is a county that has a lot of pro racist groups like the KKK and the Aryan Brotherhood. Just because a black man became president does not…
Blanca E. Benavides
Professor C. Flores
English 1302 MO6
12 September 2013
Wretched Racist Societies
From the beginning of time, literature has served as a way of expression. People around the world have poured out their feelings onto paper, so long as someone finds interest. Through the ages of history, common themes have risen. From early civilization, it was said that darkness is a symbol of evil and all negative things and in contrast that light is a symbol of God and all good things. Societies…
Afro-Caribbeans who had provided the foundation of skinhead style.
The second half of the 20th century saw plenty of examples of American youth importing the styles of British youth culture, and the skinhead subculture was among them. By the early 1980s, racist skinheads had crossed the ocean as a part of the broader English punk-rock scene. At first, the shaven-headed youths were just a violent part of a growing punk music scene, using swastikas and "sieg heil!" salutes to provoke reaction. But their violent…
Q) Critically analyze the Figure of Madman in Dario Fo’s play The Accidental Death of an anarchist.
A) Dario Fo’s play The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970) lies in the category of revolutionary theatre that challenges the fascist regime of Italy. The play is a farce based on events involving a real person, Giuseppe Pinelli, who fell - or was thrown - from the fourth floor window of a Milan police station in 1969. He was accused of bombing a bank. The accusation is widely seen as part of…
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Abraham Lincoln - Hero or Racist?
Abraham Lincoln is arguably one of the most interesting presidents in the history of the United States. Any research done on Lincoln will show, whether you agree or disagree with his philosophies, that he was, and still is, a fascinating historical figure. There have been numerous discussions regarding Lincoln before the Civil War, during the war as Commander In Chief, or his views on slavery and racial equality; furthermore, vast debates on his views…