Theories & Constructs of Race

The problem of interracial relations derives from the problem of the perception of the concept of race which is often perceived in the wrong way and implies the existence of the inequality between representatives of different racial groups. However, Linda Holtzman and Leon Sharpe, in their article Theories and Constructs of Race reveal the fact that the concept of race is a social construct which has little to do with the real life. The researchers suggest that the development of the concept of race occurred under the impact of the historical development of society, economic disparities, socio ...

The Girl Who Walks Alone

I remember it being the 29 of October, 2010 when my friend and I were sitting in our school auditorium, and it was after a program that the vote of thanks was going on. Bored by the monotonous speeches, we started discussing things we wanted to do before we die. Obviously both of us wanted to be famous, but while I wanted to bring about a change in the society, no matter how big or small it may be, she on the other hand, wanted to walk on the streets of New Delhi alone. As ironic as it may seem, this wish of hers really provoked me, and made me write this article. Though we live in the capita ...

Nutrition for Low-Income Families

The average cost of a hamburger at McDonald’s ranges from around four to seven dollars. A large bag of baby carrots at Food For Less is three dollars. That McDonald’s burger can be eaten in a few minutes but a bag of carrots can be eaten over the course of several days. The issue in our world is not that there is a lack of healthy choices out there; the issue is that there is often a lack of proper judgement and education and thought that goes into making those choices. Nutrition is a factor in our everyday lives that may seem miniscule. But can this factor play a negative role if disregard ...

Skateboarding oppurtunities

Skateboarding is a popular sport. The idea is simple, yet it has been complicated to unimaginable extents. People are even making money doing it. How crazy is that! Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Eric Koston, etc. are all guys who have taken the sport to extreme levels. Not only have those, people considered it a lifestyle and an art form. For example, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk has said “I consider skateboarding an art form, a lifestyle and a sport. Action sport would be the least offensive categorization.” Today, there are a lot of skateboarders around the world. Cities have built publi ...

Depressed Negatively

Most things have two faces to it, even our heart. It is either filled with positive thoughts or negative ones. The later of which is not preferred. Negatively influenced people have been known to be walking on their way to depression. It is most often said that it feels like a very hefty blanket dragging them down leaving them feeling weak and powerless also resulting in the a downfall of confidence. It definitely is a feeling no one would ever want to have; it definitely is a feeling no one deserves to have. A sense of disgust, hatred, and fear with an out throw of frustration and rage ple ...

Why I Say It

One of my most powerful memories from elementary school is an all-school assembly in kindergarten. The principal asked everybody to stand, face the flag, and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. I remember the boom of 600 voices saying these powerful words in unison. During that glorious moment, I felt proud. I felt proud to have recently mastered these tongue-twisting phrases. I felt proud to be a part of something so important. And, most of all, I felt proud to be an American. As I got older, the Pledge lost some of its glory and power for me. Some mornings, I go into patriotic cruise control. ...

Analyzing Affirmative Action

I got a thirty-six on my ACT. I also scored 2210 on my SAT, including a perfect 800 on the critical reading section. My GPA is 4.0, despite the fact that I’m taking four AP classes at a time, in addition to numerous honors courses. I’m enrolled in the concurrent enrollment program with my local community college and am well on my way to an associate’s degree before I’ve even graduated high school. I’m a member of the National Honor Society, a Science Olympian, and Editor-in-Chief of the school literary journal. I have over a hundred volunteer hours, I’m a published writer, and I was elect ...

Being a Great Citizen

Being an American is one of the greatest privileges that we are given in today's life. Having privileges that other countries have never heard of before. Being an American of The United States of America means that you support your military in the actions that they take part in. America is a great nation allowing you to keep all of your offspring that you have produced with your lovely spouse. Unlike as if you were in China then you are only aloud to have one child with your spouse. In china most of the families are in need of a male child to carry on the family name. So when they have a gir ...

Alone

Modern Western Society tells us that we, as people, should be constantly doing something. Learning, working, running, partying, watching television, Facebooking, e-mailing, text messaging, right up until the moment we fall asleep. We are constantly able to contact one another and be contacted. We feel like we are obligated to always be with someone. But take a step back from your world and escape for a while. Reconnect with yourself. Go down to the river, and sit all by yourself. Breathe in, breathe out. Feel the rock beneath your hands, the sun on your face. Look at the beauty surrounding yo ...

It's normal, right?

You awake to a beautiful day, feeling very confident and happy with yourself. Like normal, you retrieve a magazine from the counter and plop down on the couch. The cover story on the People magazine you hold in your hands reads, “Best and Worst Bodies of 2010.” You skim the pages and analyze their definition of hot, average, and disgusting bodies. Suddenly overcome by feelings of doubt and insecurity, you head to your room to take a good look in the mirror. Your reflection seems to insist that you are overweight. For the next couple days, you are continually bombarded by lies about what’s beau ...