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Disparity in Healthcare

According to Dictonary.com, disparity is the “lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference” (“Disparity”, n.d.). Disparities of services, such as healthcare, can occur in relation to cultural, racial or economic differences and can often affect entire communities. Health care may be unattainable to individuals who do not have the means to purchase insurance and do […]

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The Three Waves of Feminism in America

“Feminism is defined as the belief in social, political and economic equality between the sexes” (Issitt, 2013).  There have been waves of the feminist movement in America” the Suffragette Movement, the movements of the 1960’s – 1980’s, and the modern-day expanses which have moved into a more all-inclusive movement. Each era of the feminist movement […]

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Jean-Michel Basquiat, Graffiti Artist [Bio]

Jean-Michel Basquiat was born on December 22, 1960, in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of “Matilde Andrades, a Brooklyn native of Puerto Rican descent, and Haitian-born Gérard Basquiat” (Neumann, 2013). Jean-Michel was a graffiti artist and member of the SAMO group who worked within the Lower East Side of Manhattan. His work focused […]

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African American Musical Contributions

Based on the paper titled “African American Musical Contributions: by Misty Hamilton Smith. Originally published on Nov. 26, 2017, for IDS 400 at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education. The modern American music culture owes its start to pioneering African American musicians. Before Elvis, the so-called King of Rock n’ Roll, hit […]

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Race Is Not Biological [Essay]

Based on the paper titled “Race is Not Biological” by Misty Hamilton Smith. Originally published on Nov. 12, 2017, for IDS 400 at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education.

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