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Indefinite Ethnicity In Fact And Fiction: "Invisible Color" Or "Honkified Meanderings"?, Anita Louise Hughes Dec 2005

Indefinite Ethnicity In Fact And Fiction: "Invisible Color" Or "Honkified Meanderings"?, Anita Louise Hughes

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Passing, both standard and reverse, is the process of changing ethnicity. The methodology of reverse passing varies, but claiming "no color" is ineffective in fact and fiction as can be seen in James McBride's The Color of Water, Shirlee Taylor Haizlip's The Sweeter the Juice, Danzy Senna's Caucasia, and Rosellen Brown's Half a Heart. The characters in these texts attempt indefinite ethnicity by denying color and are prone to restlessness and failure until they accept racial duality.


Hispanic Political Power: A Case Study Of Southwest Michigan, Jason Mark Glatz Dec 2005

Hispanic Political Power: A Case Study Of Southwest Michigan, Jason Mark Glatz

Master's Theses

This thesis examines the relationship between rising Hispanic immigration and its influence on voting patterns. It examines thirteen Southwestern Michigan counties and compares averaged Republican voting percentages from past elections for the U.S. House of Representatives with the 2000 election. Previous research has established that Hispanics, with the exception of Cubans, predominantly vote for Democratic candidates. If this relationship is true for Southwest Michigan, areas with increasing Hispanic populations should display diminishing Republican voting percentages.

A normal Republican vote was computed for 284 minor civil divisions from the period immediately preceding significant Hispanic immigration and was compared to the ...


A Historical Analysis Of Howard Thurman's Theology Of Brotherly Love, Robert L. Marshall Nov 2005

A Historical Analysis Of Howard Thurman's Theology Of Brotherly Love, Robert L. Marshall

Seminary Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Corporal Punishment And Its Relation To Race, Psychological Well-Being, And Parental Relationship, Michelle P. Kravitz Jul 2005

Corporal Punishment And Its Relation To Race, Psychological Well-Being, And Parental Relationship, Michelle P. Kravitz

Psychology Theses & Dissertations

Previous research has documented the numerous negative effects associated with corporal punishment (Gershoff, 2002). The present study examined whether experiencing corporal punishment as a child is related to one's perception of the legitimacy of corporal punishment, race, the nature of the parent-child relationship (i.e., biological parent versus step-parent), and psychological well-being. Compared to college students who did not experience corporal punishment during childhood, college students who experienced higher levels of corporal punishment are expected to report that corporal punishment is a more acceptable form of discipline. College students who grew up with a stepfather were expected to be ...


An Investigation Of Contributions Made By Women Writers To The Harlem Renaissance, Doretha Kamaya Rashan Green May 2005

An Investigation Of Contributions Made By Women Writers To The Harlem Renaissance, Doretha Kamaya Rashan Green

McCabe Thesis Collection

The purpose of this study is to examine the contributions that women writers made to the Harlem Renaissance. By studying these women and their works, their contributions will be exposed.


The Sacred Circle And The Four Directions In American Indian Healing: A Historical Analysis, Lindsay Tompkins Apr 2005

The Sacred Circle And The Four Directions In American Indian Healing: A Historical Analysis, Lindsay Tompkins

Nursing Undergraduate Theses

American Indian people of North America have a unique and varied history perpetuated through oral tradition and legend. These traditions continue to remain a strong part of the present way of life for these people in spite of 500 years of European colonization, expansion, assimilation and outright genocide. Numerous deleterious effects resulting from European contact currently plague an estimated 2,448,000 registered Indian peoples, consisting of alcohol abuse, diabetes, suicide, despair and poverty. This becomes a heavy burden for all to bear, including the healthcare system. Of the many great challenges facing the healthcare system in North America today ...


The Segregated Distribution Of Middle Class African American Households In The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, Jay L. Newberry Jan 2005

The Segregated Distribution Of Middle Class African American Households In The Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, Jay L. Newberry

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This research analyzes the residential distribution of middle-class African American households in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area to determine if the "middle class" status affords them greater integration with the dominant white group. Using 1990 and 2000 census income data for white and black households in the Pittsburgh MSA, lower, middle, and upper class categories were created in both groups for comparison against the black middle class category via five segregation indices. This research found that, although the African American households experience varying degrees of segregation by class, all are highly segregated from the white group with middle class African American ...


Blue Notes And Brown Skin: Five African-American Jazzmen And The Music They Produced In Regard To The American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Park Anderson Jan 2005

Blue Notes And Brown Skin: Five African-American Jazzmen And The Music They Produced In Regard To The American Civil Rights Movement, Benjamin Park Anderson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The New Orleans Free People Of Color And The Process Of Americanization, 1803-1896, Camille Kempf Gourdet Jan 2005

The New Orleans Free People Of Color And The Process Of Americanization, 1803-1896, Camille Kempf Gourdet

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Rising Of 1798 And The Political Foundation Of Irish-American Identity, William A. Sullivan Jan 2005

The Rising Of 1798 And The Political Foundation Of Irish-American Identity, William A. Sullivan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Literacy Event Horizon: Examining Orality And Literacy In Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, AndréA Diane Davis Jan 2005

The Literacy Event Horizon: Examining Orality And Literacy In Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, AndréA Diane Davis

Theses Digitization Project

Applies James Gee's concept of Discourses to illustrate how literacy and orality thematically constitute hybrid identity in Silko's novel Ceremony. Then, applies Wallace Chafe's linguistic framework of integration and involvement showing that the novel is a linguistic hybrid, not just a text that thematically elevates hybridity. Unlike other Native American authors who create half-breed characters merely as bridges between two cultures, Silko creates her character Tayo as an embodiment of an emergent hybrid culture.


The Connectors Of Two Worlds: Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, And The Continuity Of Myth Through Afro-Cuban Jazz, Dwight Paul Sweeney Jan 2005

The Connectors Of Two Worlds: Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, And The Continuity Of Myth Through Afro-Cuban Jazz, Dwight Paul Sweeney

Theses Digitization Project

Explains how Afro-Cuban culture influenced African-American jazzmen and led to the formation of Afro-Cuban or Latin jazz in 1947 by Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo. Explores the musical connections between the physical plane of Cuba and the United States, and the esoteric spiritual world of the orishas and myths coming to life in sacred and secular music forms.


A Conceptual Model For Determining Career Choice Of Chrome Alumna Based On Farmer's Conceptual Models, Lisa Simmons Moore Jan 2005

A Conceptual Model For Determining Career Choice Of Chrome Alumna Based On Farmer's Conceptual Models, Lisa Simmons Moore

Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education

This qualitative program evaluation examines the career decision-making processes and career choices of nine, African American women who participated in the Cooperating Hampton Roads Organization for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME) and who graduated from urban, rural or suburban high schools in the year 2000. The CHROME program is a nonprofit, pre-college intervention program that encourages underrepresented minority and female students to enter science, technically related, engineering, and math (STEM) career fields. The study describes career choices and decisions made by each participant over a five-year period since high school graduation. Data was collected through an Annual Report, Post High School ...


Assessing The State Of Black America In Terms Of Black Buying Power From 1990 To Present, Samina J. Mcgill Jan 2005

Assessing The State Of Black America In Terms Of Black Buying Power From 1990 To Present, Samina J. Mcgill

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, Slaves And The American Revolution In The Deep South, 1775-1782, James R. Piecuch Jan 2005

Three Peoples, One King: Loyalists, Indians, Slaves And The American Revolution In The Deep South, 1775-1782, James R. Piecuch

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study examines the roles of white loyalists, Indians and African-Americans in the British effort to regain control of South Carolina and Georgia during the American Revolution, 1775--1782.;British officials believed that support from these three groups would make the conquest of the Deep South colonies a relatively easy task. But when the British launched a major effort to regain first Georgia and then South Carolina, the attempt ultimately ended in failure. Most historians have explained this outcome by arguing that British planning was faulty in its conception, and that officials overestimated both the numbers of southern loyalists and the ...


Envisioning Black Childhood: Black Nationalism, Community, And Identity Construction In Black Arts Movement Children's Literature, Meredith Meagan Crawford Jan 2005

Envisioning Black Childhood: Black Nationalism, Community, And Identity Construction In Black Arts Movement Children's Literature, Meredith Meagan Crawford

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman Jan 2005

Between Black And White: The Religious Aftermath Of Nat Turner's Rebellion, Nancy Alenda Hillman

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Racial Interactions: A Demographic Perspective On Juror Biases In Deliberations, Jennifer K. Elek Jan 2005

Racial Interactions: A Demographic Perspective On Juror Biases In Deliberations, Jennifer K. Elek

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


(Un)Conventional Coupling: Interracial Sex And Intimacy In Contemporary Neo-Slave Narratives, Colleen Doyle Worrell Jan 2005

(Un)Conventional Coupling: Interracial Sex And Intimacy In Contemporary Neo-Slave Narratives, Colleen Doyle Worrell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

"(Un)Conventional Coupling" initiates a more expansive critical conversation on the contemporary neo-slave narrative. The dissertation's central argument is that authors of neo-slave narratives rely on the politicized theme of interracial coupling to both reimagine history and explore the possibility of social transformation. to establish a framework for my particular focus on interracial intimacy, this study extends the boundaries of the genre by adopting Paul Gilroy's theory of the black Atlantic. This theoretical paradigm serves as a provisional framework for both accommodating and analyzing the complexity of authorship, nationality, and influence within this large body of work.;This ...