The Freak of Names Do you ever wonder if your name defines you as a person in life? Do you think your name can cause a problem in the work force? Or do you live out your name that you are given? Or even living in a different atmosphere? There is separation between white and black people names that is defined as “Cultural Segregation” (Levitt) (Freakonomics ). There are names that are different between African American and Caucasians but, none of these shouldn’t define you as a person or create a image for yourself. First, does your name cause a problem in the work force? According to Levitt and Dubner, they created a experiment by typing up 5000 of the same resume and just changing the names to half caucasion names to the other half African American names. The resume were sent out to companies acrossed from Chicago and New York. 33% African American names are less likely to get an interview then a Caucasian name. When someone is looking for a job with a Casucasin name in ten weeks they are most likely to get a job but if an African American would take fifteen weeks being unemployed. (Freakonomics ) When African Amercians can get an opportunity in the work force they generally earn less compared to a Caucasians person. As giving your child a name that is “Uneek” can be harder for them in the work force. Also, can living in a different society or coming from a different background change the view on your name? In the 50s African American had basic names such as John or Micheal and etc.,but the Black Power movement began in the 80s and wanted African American to define who they were so they started to make names up so people would realize who they were. Parents that were unmarried and had lower education was most likely to name their child with an unique name (Freakonomics ). But when having a name is a middle class list such as Ashley, people may want to show there childern an image higher even if they are in a lower class list. Most actors and musician change there names to became famous such as Marilynn Monroe wouldn’t be famous with a name like Norma Jean. People are trying to name their childern unique names so they can make opportunities to be successful but they don’t realize it is making it harder in life for them. Lastly, do you live out your name? There was an examlpe from (Freakonomics ) Documentary having the most outraged name such as “Temptress.” If you don’t know what Temptress means it is a woman who makes a man want to have sex with her: a very attractive woman. (Webster). Temptress was supposed to be named Tempestt from The Cosby Show but then the mother realized that her daughter name was misspelled. The reason why Temptress name was brought up was because she was in court for ungovernable behavior which means she was bring guys home while her mother was at work and by the way she is only fifteen years of age. I think that Temptress would have acted like this even if her name was something different because she didn’t have an ideal mother. Her mother didn’t know how to spell her favorite actress name and didn’t know what her daughter name mean after naming her. There is another example…
strive for a higher education. To achieve a higher education is needed to achieve success in the world. A college education gives you better choices of careers, jobs and a higher income for financial stability.
Imagine a high school senior by the name of Jermaine who comes from a low-income family, but a talented basketball player. The athletic scholarship is a dream that has been a dream of his since a young boy, to be able to grow up and ball. He wants to attend college and play professional college…
believe there are certain histories have been made challenging to find because there are many who believe if an event, year, century haven’t been documented, then it must not have happened. A perfect example is the documentary “Slavery By Another Name.” After viewing the movie in class and learning about the concept of ‘convict leasing,’ I presented the hidden piece of history to several adults and college graduates, like myself, to ask if they had heard of such a thing. The overwhelmingly unfortunate…
Freak the Mighty™ is better than The Mighty™
Recently there have been many discussions on what is better, Freak the Mighty (the original book) or The Mighty (the movie). I know that there are arguments on both sides but I think that the truth is; Freak the Mighty is much better than The Mighty.
The book is better than the movie in many ways such as that there are much more parts to enjoy in the book. This is because the movie left out many things that even tough is minor it is quite enjoyable…
My name is bob marley. My name came from my mom. She wanted Lexey even though it’s a common name, so she spelled it like I’ve never seen before. Most people spell it l-e-x-I-e or l-e-x-I but I spell mine l-e-x-e-y. I like my name because I never met or heard someone spell it like mine. I probably never change my name if I had a chance. I think it’s unique.
If my name was a color it would be blue or green, I couldn’t decide. They are my two favorite colors. If my name was a song it would…
The Neat Freak
My robot is called, the Neat Freak robot. The Neat Freak robot is going to pick up things around the house that makes the house messy. It is going to be strolling around the house looking for unwanted items on the floor and bring them to their rightful place. It will also…
Slavery by Another Name
For a period of nearly 80 years between the civil war and WWII Black Southerners we no longer slaves but they were neither free. In one of the most shameful and little known chapters in American history, generations of Black Southerners were forced to labor against their will. White Southerners wanted to put Blacks into a state that was close to slavery they possibly could to keep blacks “in their places”.
They old south that was quickly becoming the new…
Freak the freak out-victoria justice
Are you listening ,hear me talk hear me sing
Open up the door , is it less is it more
When you tell me to beware, are you here are you there?
Is it something I should know, easy come easy go
Not in your head, don't hear a word I said
I can't communicate when you wait, don't relate
I try to talk to you, but you never even knew
So what's it gonna be, tell me, can you hear me?
I'm so sick of it, your attention deficit
Never listen, you…
PROJECT A - Case 9-30
Budgeted unit sales
Selling price per unit
Percentage of sales in the month of sale
Percentage of sales in the month after the sale
Percentage of sales in the second month after sale
Cost Per Pair of Earrings
Purchase Payment schedule