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 Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967
Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967
Let America Be America Again sejak Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a utama where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed sejak one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There's never been equality...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of artikel-artikel here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) Debat is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis atau statement.
2) Debat requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth atau fallacy of the thesis.
3) Debat requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant lebih about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That berkata parts of this are going to be taken from my komen over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as pahit about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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posted by bri-marie
Why would it be awkward?
Gods created us in their image. They created us to think, behave, and look (to a certain degree) like them. It makes no sense for them to purposefully make us like them, and then give us orders not to be like them.

There can not be lebih than one God.
Except that there can, and there is.

I'm going to establish now God's existence.
Oookay. I'm not sure why, since no one was denying the existence of anything. But I guess this gives me a chance to play devils advocate, so I'll play.

(I know thissection was aimed lebih at whiteflame, but I have something to say)a God would not...
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I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that tunjuk me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.

Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.

I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public forum lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that atau B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently telah diposkan link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.

Women On The Front Lines

Let's look at the most...
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anda may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? atau Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, anda must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, anda need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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posted by Chandlerfan
I thought I'd write about this topic because I feel strongly about it. I myself am against it, so if anda don't agree, that's fine, it's just my opinion. Whether anda agree/disagree is upto you. Be sure to let me know what anda think afterwards.

I've known many people who say they are for atau against capital punishment decide so quickly you'd think I asked them if they were a boy atau girl. A minority of these people answer so quickly because they actually know the facts and therefore know where they stand. The remainder, however, don't have a clue. They either give an answer that seems the most logically...
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Just kidding. Below are a few soalan I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ anda speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if anda are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest Membaca the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this artikel sejak saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this artikel is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between Islam and Radical Islam that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal Islam is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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 Peggy McIntosh, penulis of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's artikel available in full link. The rest of this artikel will be directly quoted from that. I telah diposkan the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, atau as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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We conceive of racism as a set of institutional conditions of group inequality and an ideology of racial domination, in which the latter is characterized sejak a set of beliefs holding that the subordinate racial group is biologically atau culturally inferior to the dominant racial group. These beliefs, in turn, are deployed to prescribe and legitimize society's discriminatory treatment of the subordinate group and to justify their lower status. link

The common definition of racism, and the one used sejak people who believe in reverse racism, is just "the belief that one race of people is better than...
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I found this in my notes for my English class... I figured I'd share them with anda here.

In Classical times, heterosexuality, atau the Cinta of a man for a woman, was considered to be "an animalistic urge to be slaked quickly only for the purpose of reproduction" (Henry Staten, English 202 instructor) while "platonic love" atau the Cinta of a man for another man, was considered idealistic and "above the beasts."

Such close Friends were in fact called "lovers," like Hercules and Hylas. To fall in Cinta with a man was the "proper" thing to do at the time, and signified a wonderous thing.

This "homosociality"...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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Imagine that anda are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your bot will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the bot that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. anda didn't push her in. But...
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posted by Cinders
Yes, I broke the original link, but that has since been link. Because no one knows how to cite and circumvent obscure made-up internet rules like I do.

And maybe this tajuk got your attention.

Hi, I'm Cinders. Maybe We Haven't Met.

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I'm an old-hat Fanpopper who joined this site at the tender age of nineteen. I was an open-minded college student at the time, looking for a place to geek out about things I love. One thing I loved was Debat and discourse. I loved hearing multiple sides and perspectives to arguments, because I know there's always a side I...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally telah dihantar for school on December 6, 2006.

PETA – Is It Really Ethical?

Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat Haiwan ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one tahun in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving Haiwan and promoting veganism....
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posted by Cinders
Several of anda already know that I am in the process of earning a masters degree in elementary education. As part of this process, I have to take courses in social justice and differentiated instruction. In these courses, I've learned about people's "frames of references."

It's a phrase I've heard before, and maybe one anda know as well. I used to think it meant "point of view." And it does, lebih atau less, mean that. But it's lebih than that. It's not just someone's point of view atau perspective. It's how they came to that perspective. What experiences they've had in live that's brought them to...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan

"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, atau of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

" it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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 Let us debate!
Let us debate!
Should projects involving eminent domain require citizen approval?

No, projects involving eminent domain should NOT require citizen approval.

Let me first state that eminent domain is not a nice rule. I understand that people would want a say in that.

However, that law is there to do things for the public good. People hardly think about the public good when it is about their own property.

Allowing some form of citizen approval would slow down the governments plans, which cost money that the citizens pay. A government should be able to work as efficient as possible with the laws that are in place.

Read our first round link
1.I'd really rather anda didn't act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou keldai when describing my noodly goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really, I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject.

2.I'd really rather anda didn't use my existence as a means to oppress, subjugate, punish, eviscerate, and/or, anda know, be mean to others. I don't require sacrifices, and purity is for drinking water, not people.

3.I'd really rather anda didn't judge people for the way they look, atau how they dress, atau the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, Okay?...
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