My senior project topic is about racial profiling, and I chose this topic for my senior project because there have been so many deaths because of racial profiling, a lot of nationwide situations, and I've been through them myself.
At my school we are required to do a senior project based on research that we conduct on a social issue. When I heard this I narrowed my decisions down to two topics these were domestic violence and the effects of gangs in the community and youth. I finally decided to do my research on gangs as I feel like they play a role here in Oakland. A gang is defined as a “An organized group of criminals”. I think this can frankly be truth but also exaggerated. I choose this as my senior project because it’s a topic that has revolved around me my whole life as I grew up in the streets of Oakland, Ca.
a. The question I am interested is: What effect do the violent images and messages portrayed in T.V., movies, video games, etc. have on today's society? I am interested in this topic because I am lover of media with action and violence and I don't feel like it has any affect on me but I have always been curious if it actually does without me realizing it.
In the NY Daily News editorial, “Video games can spark aggression” by Brad Bushman, the author make an argument that video games don’t cause children to commit violent murder sprees in, but they do spark aggression. Bushman states that other factors like the child’s upbringing, their mental state and even their gender contributes to the violence in children. He suggests one way to make the society better is by limiting the access to violent games, getting parents to ban them from their homes and tell their kids to avoid them.
Recently, in ELA class we've been studying about Jordan Davis. At first, I thought about Trayvon Martin’s case, because it was very similar to this case. When I read/heard about it on the handout from salon.com I started to think today’s society is losing many of our youth,due to gun violence. I know that many people feel that the stand your ground statute is the key to the cause of this murder and i totally agree.
In 2010, a car bomb was found in the middle of Times Square. Luckily this bomb didn't go off but if it had, the results could have been catastrophic. Times Square is a highly populated area and if the bomb had gone off, the number of deaths could have been huge. Over time the violence in this world has been rising, especially against the innocent. Attacks on American soil are nothing new, but they are growing rapidly. This blatant attack on the public is chilling because it makes you think how at any time, a terrorist attack could occur.
When creating my concept map, I organized my data based on facts about my topic which is gangs of New York. At first I put facts about my topic then I added subtopics which were outcome/effects of gangs, recruitment, and peer pressure. I put these ideas in this order because it`s easier to understand and relates to what I am saying. For example, I put the deadliest gang in my concept map and explained how individuals get into the gang itself. Then on the side I put recruitment to represent how other gangs get their members.
Prostitution should be illegal.If females want to be a prostitute then its their life and choice.Once I saw what prostitutes do on the streets then I was ashamed of what they are doing with their body’s.This should be illegal,but its not and no one cares about it.Some people think its okay for females to be prostitutes on the streets.I still think that prostitution should be illegal.
In Newsweek Staff essay, "Doomsday Cults: 'Only The Beginning'," from Staff, Newsweek. "Doomsday Cults: 'Only The Beginning." Newsweek, March, 13th. 2010: 1, Print. The main idea of the text was to show all different cults, and what each cult did in the group. Some cults made their own prophecies, and other cults kill through mass suicide.
10% of video games sold are rated mature, which means you must be 17 to purchase it. It's very easy for kids under the age of 17 to get video games. No laws have been passed to restrict kids under the age of 17 from playing video games. Like buying alcohol for kids or buying cigarettes for kids is not okay or legal, buying M rated games is not okay in Rod Blagojevich opinion. Video games are protected in the first amendment so any laws restricting them will be hard to pass.
Through my research I have found an alarm number of confirmations regarding how much control the drug cartels of the world really have. The first and possibly most alarming piece of data I came across was a New York Times article talking about how three high ranking military generals were just detained for corruption. This is extremely alarming because it shows how much control the criminal organizations truly have over their domains. Not only are these cartels able to sway their police, (who work on a more local level) but the military whose whole purpose is to protect the entire country.
Hi, my name is Karla Villatoro I'm 17 years old and I live in Oakland. In my English class we are finishing reading Native Son which is about a African American male name Bigger Thomas and it talks about his life and how he got to the point of killing females and how he got to hide it all but then everything came afloat. On Friday we as a class will be going to go watch "fruitvale Station" and what we have to do is pay attention but also try to connect with it in a lot of ways.
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Have you ever experience something that changed your life forever? Have you ever found out something you weren't suppose to know? Like a juicy secret? All of this happened to Mickey Bolitar. He was an average teenager until his life flipped upside down forever.
Hello readers, my name is Ivan Hernandez Hernandez and my senior project thesis at this moment is: effects of violence in Michoacán on families emotionally. I really need help refining my thesis so that it sounds better and makes more sense. I would really appreciate the help.
My general topic of my senior project consists on the teens and gang. I am interested in this topic because every day in some part of the world teens join a gang and I would really want to know more of why they join a gang. Most of the information I found out during my research are information I have learned in the past but I would really want to go deep and maybe find a primary source, a personal experience from some one. This is an issue of unfairness towards our teens because some people don't do nothing to change the situation for our generation.
After going to a Catholic school for nearly 10 years, I have been taught over and over again that Morality goes hand and hand with religion. According to the countless religion teachers I've talked with, we are taught what is right and are motivated to do what is right by God. However, not everyone believes this. Many people do not believe in God, and are living with out religion. Does this take away their incentive to do good? From personal experience, there does not seem to be a moral difference between my friends that believe in God and my friends that don't.
His real parents had been drug addicts, he didn't know them, nor did he want to meet them. His aunt took custody of him when he was just born. Ever since then he felt alone in the world because no one understood him. He drowned himself in doubt. He kept telling himself that no matter what he'd become just like his parents. He’s been in gangs, sold and did drugs, smoked daily, became violent, got locked up, thinking that’s the only way to cope. That’s the only path he knew, the only thing he thought he’d ever be good at. Ethan is 16 years old and has had every experience that he shouldn't have had and out of all those experiences, only one had the outcome to change his life for the better. Being in the shadows and giving in to temptation was all he knew until he met Meredith. She made his life more complicated than it ever has been before. But she also made his life seem clearer than the thin ice breaking between them. He fell deep in love with Meredith, who he was convinced was the one. Meanwhile he has a girlfriend, Leanne and Mere herself has boyfriend, Leo. Ethan believed that what he has with Leanne is the closest thing to love he’d ever have. He doesn't want to hurt Leanne, but with Meredith in the picture, he has no clue what he wants. He knows he can’t have both and with everything else going on, he might run out of time to decide.
If Meredith is his choice, will he let that impact his friendship with Leo? And if he decides to stay with Leanne, will he be willing to say goodbye to his first love forever?
Lil Loco, the protagonist in Once A King Always A King, has a few traits that influence relationships with others.
One, he is bad. Two, he is young. Three, he is dangerous.
These traits influence his relationships with others. He has a horrible childhood. His mom and his step dad beat the shit outta him and so therefore he looks for love some place else, in a gang. First of all, he is young when he joins the Latin Kings and there on he turns bad and dangerous.
This book was an interesting abridged version of a very important time in history. I had heard the name Malcolm X, but I never knew his background or about some of the events that he started or was involved in.
Lady Q by Reymundo Sanchez and Sonia Rodriguez is a really great book. I felt as if I were Lady Q. I never wanted that book to end. Reading that book opened my eyes up to female roles in the gang life. I related to that book because now and days, many people are persuaded into that stuff, and to see how Hispanics were mistreated really explained why many of us revolved in the gang life. I loved this book so much ! I love the fact that it was all straight up ! no secrets no nothing ! They said everything plain and simple. It gave a real intro about the real world, it’s ruff out there.
When the new superintendent takes office in Oakland Unified, violence is an issue at Fremont High that he/she and the administration of my high school will need to deal with. This is a big problem because violence has been negative affecting the improvement of the school, and also the beliefs, the futures of many kids in Oakland.
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been violence against women. I remember when my friends aunt was getting abused by her husband. This was about 3 years ago, but I didn't know she was getting abused. They just use to argue so i didn't think it was a big problem until she showed my mom her cuts and bruises.
For decades, people have loved going to the movies. It's entertainment as well as enjoyment, is a way to escape from reality. It can bring us happiness, or sadness, as well as fear, and laughter, movies can do it all. Its the perfect place that we can all relax and enjoy a good show (or bad one depending on the movie). But lately there's been a major increase in violence, some recent events that are just outright monstrous. But could movies really be the cause of some of this violence? And if so, what can we even do about it?
The past few months have been controversial ones for our country. It seems as if we witness yet another gun debate every time we turn on the news, but restricting gun laws is not what we should solely be focused on at this crucial time. Instead, we must ask ourselves who is committing the massacres in schools, movie theatres, and malls across the country, not necessarily what tool they are using to carry out the deed. In 9 out of 10 cases- the answer is someone who is suffering from a mental illness- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression.