American Culture Term Paper by Nicky

A discussion of racism, feminism, and celebrity culture in America.
# 145231 | 2,296 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Oct 30, 2010 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Sociology (General)


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Description:

The paper discusses the background and current situation of racism, feminism and celebrity culture in America. The paper also considers their future outlook and relates that there is little chance racism and the celebrity culture will disappear, but predicts that we may have a more gender friendly society in the future.

Outline:
Racism
Feminism
Celebrity Culture

From the Paper:

"Racism is one of the most pervasive problems in America, and it seems as if it has always existed in some form or another. When the colonists first came to this country in the 1600s, they displaced the Native Americans and thought of them as "savages," who could only be tolerated if they became Christians. Later, Irish immigrants were the brunt of jokes and prejudice, and African American slaves were subjugated from when they were first imported to America. The recent presidential election indicates that racism is still prevalent in America, because Barack Obama is not just the new president-elect, he is the new, "black" president-elect, and that indicates race is still an issue in this country. That is also clear by all the death threats Obama has received, simply because he is black and has made it to the presidency. Now, Hispanics and illegal immigrants seem to be the latest craze in racism."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Achterman, Doug. "Celebrity Culture in the United States." GaleCengage.com. 2008. 13 Dec. 2008.<http://www.gale.cengage.com/reference/doug/2008/04/celebrity.htm>.
  • Massey, Scott T. "'Dumbing Down' American Culture." The Washington Times 24 Sept. 2006: B02.
  • Negra, Diane. Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom. London: Routledge, 2001.
  • Rhymes, Edward. "White Culture: Sexism, Racism and Violence." AfricaResourse.com. 2007. 13 Dec. 2008.<http://www.africaresource.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277:white-culture-sexism-racism-and-violence&catid=136:race&Itemid=351>.
  • West, Diane. "Gutter Talk; American Culture Debased." The Washington Times 21 Sept. 2007: A17.

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