Shadow of Hate

In: Social Issues

Submitted By finchg852
Words 393
Pages 2
Gary Finch
September 17, 2013
Ms. Turner
P4 English LIS

Throughout American History there have been prejudices toward people of different religions, political views, ethnicity, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender and disabilities. Even though our nation has taken great steps forward to end hatred and ignorance there is a near impossibility to end such and unfortunate part of the individual mind. Through the middle of the 19th century to the beginning of the Second World War a massive influx of Irish Catholic immigrants filled the slums of major cities such as New York and Boston. The “traditional” Anglo-Saxon Protestant American saw the Irish as a threat or conspiracy by the Catholic Church. The Irish began to be viewed as a nuisance and undesirable. The Irish filled prisons where were innocent. Riots and crowds of people protested the influencing Irish… who left Ireland to escape the same intolerance from Great Britain. Since the arrival of Europeans in Jamestown and Plymouth who came for religious freedom there has been a constant disrespect for Native Americans. Entire tribes were forced to relocate to lands that were completely different from the ones in which they had no knowledge of. Tribes such as the Lakota Sioux were stripped of their firearms, which they needed for survival. The US Army relocated the Sioux to Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota. Hundreds of women and children were surrounded by US forces and slaughtered after an accidental gun discharge. This type of injustice was a result of hundreds of years of prejudice. German Americans were discriminated in the US between the years of 1914 and 1945. From the beginning to end of both World Wars Germans were labeled as bloodthirsty “Huns” or “Krauts”. A friend of my grandfather…...

Similar Documents

Job Shadow

...I recall when I asked for a job shadowing opportunity from Charlene, the manager of Salvation Army, I was promised immediately and was scheduled in right away. Probably she thought I could help her out! Anyways, I did need it as I hoped to get that done as soon as I could. As that fell on a Tuesday, I imagined that would not be a busy place so that she might have more time for me about the business. The job shadow could be divided into two sections. The first one was on floor duties and the second was to participate in an annual meeting. If you think the store would just be so ordinary that only the lower income group should go then you might have to change your perception. It was a department store and it was more than a department store because you could easily feel their team spirit and was attracted by their quality customer service. You would not only be friendly treated but would be fully respected. Also I felt very much excited to be able to attend a staff meeting of a chained retail store. The staffs on the floor were busy all the time. Some were lifting and pulling heavy objects such as furniture for customers. Near the cashier counter the people in the line up were talking delightedly while the cashier pleasantly processed the transactions. I could see Charlene was busily greeting and answering customers’ questions. I almost felt the need to work and be one of them. When I was able to go into the production area I could see a big tank of clothes......

Words: 1538 - Pages: 7

In Praise of Shadows

...In Praise oJ Shadows [::s] meditation on the Japanese house bas broadened to uncouer tbe most sensitiue connections betueen interiority, space, culture, etbnicity, body, eroticism, shadou, and human personality. In Praise of Shadows JUNICHIRO TANIZAKI lunicbiro Tanizaki (155G196, is one of tbe giants of modern Japanese 'Vestfi.ction. Born and raised in Tokyo, be fell early under tbe influence of 'Vilde and tried to ern "decadent" writers sach as Baudelaire, Poe, and reconcile bis young man's taste for tbe macabre and modern uitb an nttraction to lapanese tradition, ubicb deepened as be greu oldet. In 1923, ubile in his mid-tbirties, be moued witb his family to Osaka, thus distancing bimself from tbe capital and his past as a "son of Tokyo." Taniwki's work bas a delightful spiq quality and is filled witb brio, b* mor, and robust spirits-especially compared to bis great, dour contempol J I I rary, Yasanari Kautabata. Tbere is frequently also a toucb of tbe peruerse and a fascination witb ctuelty in Tanizaki, thougb somebou (as in tbe work of tbe flmmaker Luis Bufruel) tbe results manage to be liberating and pleasurable. His najor works include Naomi, Some Prefer Nettles, Seven Tales, I The Key, Diary of a Mad Old Man, and uhat is arguably tbe greatest passionate Japanese noael of tbe tuentietb century, The Makioka Sisters. A Tanizaki also adapted the great eleuentb-century classic The antiquarian, Tale of Genji into modern lapanese-a labor of......

Words: 2760 - Pages: 12

Hate Crimes

...Hate Crimes Hate crimes have become a major concern among lawmakers in all nations and at all levels of government. The main concern is that hate crimes are nothing new. Some examples from the past are the Roman persecution of Christians and the Nazi solution for the Jews. More recently we have experienced the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and genocide in Rwanda. Racial and religious bias seems to be the inspiration for most hate crimes in the United States. Even as the United States was being settled in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Native Americans were the victims of intimidation and violence. During the last two hundred years, examples in the United States include lynching of African Americans, cross burnings to dive black families out of white neighborhoods, assaults on gay and lesbian people, and painting swastikas on Jewish synagogues. In the United States, over 8, 000 hate crimes were reported in 1995. Over one third were against African Americans, while the others were motivated by biases anti white, anti Jewish, anti gay, and anti Hispanic. Nearly 7 years ago a former Ku Klux Klansman, Thomas E. Blanton Jr. was convicted for blowing up a church in Birmingham and killing four young black girls in 1963. Also in 1963, Alabama Governor George C. Wallace ordered National Guard Troops to block black students from entering public schools. Birmingham safety commissioner Eugene “Bull” Conner turned German shepards and fire hoses on peaceful......

Words: 1207 - Pages: 5

Shadow Cities

...Predominantly within the post-modern, American context the "good life" is understood as the freedom and ability to do or posses whatever we want; a complete lack of nothing but the ability to posses anything one might desire. However, in Robert Neuwirth's book "Shadow Cities" readers are introduced to multiple people groups, more commonly known as "squatters", who's lifestyles and beliefs challenge what many might consider the good life as generally accepted by members of Western civilization. As Neuwirth takes us from Rocinha, Rio De Janeiro to Istanbul the reader is continuously faced with the same three issues plaguing our world: the fact that the worlds population is steadily increasing at an alarming rate, that everyone must have a place to live and that housing costs and must be lowered in order to provide the amount of houses necessary to sustain our world's growing population (Neuwirth xiii). In this paper I will seek to summarize Neuwirth's book, "Shadow Cities", beginning with a brief history of the squatter community. When comparing past and present examples of squatter communities Neuwirth begins by noting that, "very little has changed since the Middle Ages. The barracks of Rocinha, the mud huts of Kibera, the wooden shanties of Behrampada, or the original Gecekondu houses in Sarigazi are not far removed the dwellings that were common centuries ago in Europe and North America." With very little difference between communities of the past and present it becomes......

Words: 1052 - Pages: 5

Hate Crime

...Hate Crime: A Rising Problem Hate Crime can be defined as a perpetrator deliberately targeting a victim because of his or her believed membership in a certain social group, usually defined by race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, class, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, or political affiliation. In the US the Hate Crimes Statistics Act (1990) requires for the recording of an event as a ‘hate crime’ that there is ‘manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity and requires recording officers to complete a 14-point checklist involving a great deal of subjectivity and requiring tacit knowledge of the offences by the recording officer’ (Jacobs, 2003). Some groups such as blacks, Jews, and homosexuals are the most targeted for biased based violent crime but are protected by certain state and federal laws while other groups such as transgendered people are not protected by any law. In the film Soldier’s Girl we meet a young man plagued by the ignorance of a society unwilling to accept a person with non-traditional sexual orientation into the bravado of the Army Infantry. This is an instance far too familiar for many people who make the choice to have a non-traditional way of life. The story of Barry Winchell and Capernia is a direct correlation as to how homosexuals as well as transgendered individuals are treated by society today. The debate on whether being homosexual is a choice or a trait a person is born......

Words: 1123 - Pages: 5

Hate

...to the future. The Holocaust is a very dark point in world history indeed, but even in this we can still learn many ideas and lessons that we can apply to our everyday lives. The most crucial point I am trying to stress is to remember those who can no longer tell their story. The moment that we as people begin to forget about those six million, even just one, we are allowing those to win who want this time to be forgotten. We would be sending a message that slowly but surely even the most ludicrous of crimes could and would eventually become expunged from our thoughts. Rather than just informing about The Holocaust and how horrible it was, people should be asked to remember those countless lives that were lost simply for being a target for hate and paranoia. Show the whole world how a collective conscience of every book, survivor, memorial, and essay can be brought together as a symbol for hope, a permanent imprint on every psyche who has ever mired in The Holocaust. In that statement there is one prevalent truth that echoes: if those without voices have a story to tell, who are we not to convey their message to the world? What we as young people can do is simple: spread awareness and promote racial acceptance and tolerance. If young people are truly the future, then it is up to us now to display that we having a deep understanding of history and that we are taking the necessary steps to stop the endless process of violent history repeating itself. Let future......

Words: 1133 - Pages: 5

Hate Crime

...looks at hate crimes as a projection of community theory regarding the media's role in shaping public thought and how society views the crimes as whites against nonwhites event. Since there is little reliable data regarding hate crimes, interracial homicides were used to generate statistics on this study. The study concludes that nonwhite on white crimes are more common than white on nonwhite, and to some extent, nonwhite on nonwhite. Homicide (is?) perpetrated by nonwhite against white. The terms "hate violence and hate crimes" first appeared in the Final Report of the Attorney General's Commission on Racial, Ethnic, Religious and Minority Violence issued in April 1986. It defined hate violence to be any act of intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force directed against any person or their property or advocate. (Run-on sentence) It is motivated either in whole or in part by hostility to their real or perceived race, ethnic background, religious belief, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation, with the intention of causing fear or intimidation or to deter the deterrence of free exercise or enjoyment of any rights or privileges secured by the Constitution whether or not performed under color of law. (http://www.cahro.org/html/definition.html) There is much historical evidence showing such violence is perpetrated by whites against non-whites. History has played a major role in influencing our way of thinking when it comes to hate crimes.......

Words: 311 - Pages: 2

Shadows

...SHADOWS Prepared for Mr. Zia Imran Prepared by Samiullah khan 06l0365 Sarah Shah 06l0380 Jane 6, 2008 Table of Contents EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 THE OPPORTUNITY 5 THE COMPANY, ITS SERVICES AND STRATEGY 6 Company 6 Mission Statement 6 Vision 6 SWOT Analysis 7 Strengths: 7 Weaknesses: 9 Opportunities: 10 Threats: 11 MANAGEMENT 11 MARKETING STRATEGY 14 Product 15 Estimated Production Material: 19 FAB Analysis of Product 20 Pricing 21 Promotion 22 Website 24 Advertisement 24 Trade Shows 24 Australia( Trade Shows) 25 Kuwait( Trade Shows) 26 Placement 27 MARKET ENTRY BARRIERS 28 Tariff Barriers 29 Non Tariff Barriers 29 EXPORTING PROCEDURE 29 MODE OF EXPORTING 31 Advantages of Exporting 32 Disadvantages of Exporting 34 MODES OF PAYMENTS 34 Letters of credit 35 FINANCIALS 36 REFERENCES 42 APPENDIX 1 43 APPENDIX 2 47 APPENDIX 3 50 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The company SHADOWS is aimed to manufacture and export wooden perfumed Blinds which would not only protect the consumers from the sunlight but also satisfy their aesthetic sense. There is much room for such unconventional products. The beauty lies in the making of the oriental product with the skilful hands, which certainly be having a high return and more demand. The geographical location of the host countries will make our product a necessity rather than luxury. Kuwait and Australia are the markets......

Words: 8400 - Pages: 34

Shadow Banking

...Shadow Banking in China: Boon to Bane The shadow banking system is a term for the collection of non-bank financial intermediaries that provide services similar to traditional commercial banks. Shadow banking, in other words, is a system that is governed by a coterie of financial intermediaries that carry out traditional banking functions like borrowing and lending but in a way that is loosely connected with the traditional functions of depository institutions. Examples of important components of the shadow banking system include securitization vehicles, asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP) conduits, money market mutual funds, markets for repurchase agreements (repos), investment banks, and mortgage companies." Shadow banking has grown in importance to rival traditional depository banking and was a primary factor in the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007-2008 and global recession that followed. Shadow banking is sometimes said to include entities such as hedge funds, money market funds, structured investment vehicles (SIV), "credit investment funds, exchange-traded funds, but the meaning and scope of shadow banking is a matter of much debate. It is said that commercial as well as investment banks conduct much of their business in the shadow banking system, but most are generally classified as shadow banking institutions themselves. RISK OR VULNERABILITY: Shadow banks, since they are not covered by the same prudential regulations as depository banks, can afford to have a......

Words: 1517 - Pages: 7

Hate

...familiar with. This person is a first at what he has done and has probably affected more Americans in ways we have not begun to appreciate. I believe this man has done great things despite the odds. Yet, he is still criticized, yelled at, called names and mistrusted. You have a right to hate the President, but make sure you have the facts straight first. With all of this, he still wakes up each day and goes to battle for the ones who support him and more importantly for those who do not. How difficult it must be to know that just to be accepted by your fellow citizens, you must prove every detail of your existence. No other person has been put through so much scrutiny and so much debate yet he still pushes forward. Knowing his purpose is much larger than himself. To hate someone for being a different color, race or gender is pretty much normal for this society. To deny someone the right to live, work or even worship in America is common, though some try to cover that fact up. Too many have been killed, hung, tortured and burned just because of being different or misunderstood. For this individual to have knowledge of history in America and to have felt the hate, he still wants to push on to complete the race to make a difference. Well, that is the kind of person he is. I am sure he knew the tremendous challenge set before him and the lack of support. Still each day, little by little, he kept attacking the problem and finding solutions to......

Words: 1042 - Pages: 5

Shadow Banking

...Term paper of Ef4461 Topic : Shadow Banking in China Created by Pan Date: 24/4/2015 Abstract: In this paper , I will examine the China’s shadow banking for its potential risks. China, an expansion of risky and complicated financial practices in the world’s second-largest economy , what is the potential risk behind? Introduction: From Bloomberg, the definition of“shadow banking” encompasses risky investment products, lending between individuals, pawnshop and loan-shark operations in emerging markets, as well as more respectable activities like derivatives, money-market funds, securities lending and repurchase agreements at financial institutions These activities are beyond the control regular banking system and regulators. Therefore are exempt from the limited regulations and oversight placed on the traditional banking sector. So it is hard to restrict risky lending for the regulators. In china, savings deposit rates of 3 percent which is lower than the target for inflation, combined with at least 90% of small businesses could not get bank loans which propelled the shadow-banking sector to an estimated $6 trillion. Overview of shadow banking in the world and China There are $75 trillion global shadow banking assets worldwide in 2013 according to Financial Stability Board Report,(Appendix 2). After 2008 crisis, The U.S. and the euro area each accounted for a global shadow banking assets, followed by Britain with a 12 percent share and Japan’s 5 percent......

Words: 2498 - Pages: 10

Shadow of Slavery

...In the Shadow of Slavery Chapters 1 to 3 1. Highlights: In a short paragraph, describe the three most important events in this section of the book? In class be prepared to give reasons why you chose those events. I consider New Amsterdam to be an important event because it established the first lots designated for half-free blacks, thus giving them hope. Another important event was the New York Manumission Society in 1785. It helped gather new allies in the abolitionist’s movement because it convinced white New Yorkers that slavery was bad. The third important event was the war of 1812. It was important because blacks volunteered to help with war related labor to show that they were not enemies and were part of the same country. 2. Historical Context: Relate the material in this section of the book to your textbook. Give at least three examples of how the material in the Shadow of Slavery relates to your textbook * Struggles African-Americans faced as slaves. * War of 1812 * The emancipation era. 3. Golden Line: Select one passage from this section and discuss why you think it is important. Make sure to include the quotation and page number. “The number of free blacks in New York City continued to increase as masters released their slaves from bondage ahead of the schedule laid out in the emancipation law. Blacks during this time displayed a conscious political activism as well as a social and cultural presence in the city.” Page 92. I......

Words: 361 - Pages: 2

Shadow a Leader

...I chose to Shadow a Leader project from 4 topics that were given to the student by our instructor to choose from. This project is very interesting where we have to shadow a leader for 10 hours to know about his leadership style. I shadowed Sam Shah for 10 hours. He is a realtor at RE/MAX by profession. I have seen how he led our community since last 8 years. He is a very energetic leader and always supports our community. Every year Sam and his team organises Navratri Festival in Edmonton which is generally for 5-6 nights (4-5 hours per night). Navratri is a Hindu festival of worship and dance which is generally for straight 9 nights but in Canada people only organise for 5-6 nights (Fri, Sat & Sun) for two weekends due to lack of time on weekdays. Sam is one of the senior committee member of Alberta Gujarati Association. He is very selfless and dedicate most of his time for organising this event compare to other members. Besides organising Navratri Festival, he also organises sports events and picnics. He has some sort of power in his personality which motivates others to join him. He also has his own cricket club with 35 members who plays in Edmonton District & Cricket league during spring and summer season. I have seen him leading his cricket team to the finals for straight years. So based on seeing all his work and leadership in our community I decided to shadow him for 10 hours. INTERVIEW I Interviewed Sam Shah at Tim Hortons near Millwood’s Town Centre. I......

Words: 2320 - Pages: 10

Hate Crimes

...Unit VIII Research Paper Cherie Quiles Waldorf College Introduction My topic is hate crime, more specifically, hate crimes within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community. It relates to social change because even though it is no longer considered taboo in our country, it is not widely accepted within certain groups or communities. Many people struggle to coexist within members of this community. A hate crime is a crime in which a crime is committed against another person due to the offender being biased against someone else. This is usually due to the person’s race, religion, creed or sexual preference. Although hate crimes in a new category of punishable crime, it has been around for a while in the United States. Many members of the LGBT community make up the majority of the crimes that are the most underreported. Laws against Hate Crimes Laws against hate crimes and discrimination were created because members within this community are being discriminated against daily and at alarming rates. Transgender people are fighting against discrimination at work, schools, housing and public places, to include the ability to use the appropriate restrooms. Contrary to what is seen on television, such as Orange is the New Black, within prison/jails populations, most transgendered people are not housed with the sex they identify with. In recent news, a transgendered woman, Vicky Thomas, was found hanging in her cell. Vicky had reported being harassed...

Words: 1351 - Pages: 6

Shadow Banking

...Shadow banking – chinese shadow banking model INTRODUCTION In early 2007, All States Financial Corporation was celebrating a historic achievement in the year just past when its net income exceeded $1 billion for the first time in history. The firm's 2006 earnings totaled $1.154 billion on year-end assets of $80 billion (see Tables 1 and 2). The corporation was the twelfth largest banking company in the United States. The firm had over 53,000 employees, and the market capitalization of its stock was in excess of $16 billion. The firm was proud of its 3,449 business offices—All States Financial employees called them "stores"—which were distributed across all 50 states. The corporation had three major components: All States Financial Banks, with offices in 16 states; All States Financial Mortgage, which claimed to finance one out of every 15 mortgages in the United States; and All States Financial Financial, a consumer finance subsidiary with 3.6 million customers. FUNDING PATTERN All States Financial's three business components provided the firm with an enormously diverse base of earning assets, including net loans and leases of $38 billion (Table 1). Much of the asset base consisted of consumer products, including installment loans, sales finance contracts, and credit card loans. All States Financial held a large portfolio of mortgage servicing rights. In addition, the firm had a diverse presence in business lending. Its typical small office, often located outside of......

Words: 474 - Pages: 2