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Law And The Supernatural: A Transition Of Modernity In Britain, 1650-1850, John Blessing Nov 2019

Law And The Supernatural: A Transition Of Modernity In Britain, 1650-1850, John Blessing

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When studying the supernatural in British history, the focus tends to be guided toward what and why the people in a society believed. This is for good reason, as understanding both what and why people believed in the supernatural is done in an attempt to understand the historical perspective of that given period. One concept that is narrowly discussed, however, is using British law to guide this discovery. As is in many cases, law is oftentimes a reflection of a societies norms and desires, and the courts are meant to uphold these beliefs. The supernatural is no different, yet this ...


The Hidden Impact Of Colorism On African-American Society, Waminja Marekia-Cleaveland Nov 2019

The Hidden Impact Of Colorism On African-American Society, Waminja Marekia-Cleaveland

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The Hidden Impact of Colorism on African-American Society

(By Waminja Marekia-Cleaveland)

This presentation argues that the impact of colorism is damaging to people’s self-confidence and their life opportunities. Colorism is discrimination against people of a darker skin complexion by individuals from the same race, but of a lighter skin tone. This form of prejudice is a reflection of racism; the people of color with lighter complexions resemble more of the European standard of beauty. As a result, they are treated better and tensions within racial groups are created. These tensions could lead to the loss of self-esteem, especially among ...