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Where it agrees, what further understandings does it imply?

Use the resource provided and answer the following questions; Consider the various understandings that Europeans, and later Americans, brought with them when they moved west. Pick one of these components of the American world view and explore how it impacted Native culture. For example, you might consider how they viewed land, religion or family.
Watch the video and include it in the final paper as it is REQUIRED!
The second episode of the PBS series “We Shall Remain.”
REQUIRMENTS BELOW
I’m looking for thoughtful, well written answers to the questions asked of you. Expect to write a substantial piece of at least 300 words that address the question. They are reflections on the resources, not simply opinions you may have collected over time. Be critical of your own thinking as well as the thinking of the writers of the resources you encounter in the course.
How to write a good initial discussion post:
1. The purpose of writing a discussion post is to reflect on what you have learned from the assigned material. How does it support what you already thought? How does it challenge conventional wisdom? Where it conflicts with your understanding of the world, does it convince you? Where it agrees, what further understandings does it imply?
2. Your initial discussion post must include at least 300 words of your own material. Repeating the question, titles, quotations, paraphrases and other additions are not counted as your own material. Any discussion that does not meet the 300 word minimum will receive a grade of 0.
3. You might write: The Stanford Encylopedia of Philosophy explains Locke’s understanding of the relationship between simple and complex ideas this way: “Once the mind has a store of simple ideas, it can combine them into complex ideas of a variety of kinds” (http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke/). Don’t make the class guess at the reference. We have to be able to find it. So it needs to be relevant and specific. People get busy and time is sometimes short, so it may be tempting at times to excerpt something from readings you haven’t considered carefully and stick it in your post to meet this requirement. Try not to do this. There is no need to use an MLA style citation to the end of a post. We need to read the quotation, and we need to know what in the material helped you arrive at the conclusions you arrived at and where we can find it. That means you need to include an author and a page number if it’s a printed resource, or a title reference for audio and video resources. Points will be deducted if the location of the reference isn’t obvious.
4. Any discussion that includes sufficiently poor grammar or spelling to suggest that the posting was not proof-read and spell checked will receive a grade of 0.
5. The best way to meet the requirement to reference the readings is to quote them directly. But please do not quote lengthy sections of the readings. I am looking for your ideas concerning the readings and classes. See point. Quotations are not considered part of the 300 word minimum.
6. Remember that you are reflecting on the material presented in the module and taking an informed position on the topic. It doesn’t help to simply repeat facts from the module. What do they mean? Use your existing opinion wisely. The distinction between research and opinion is an artificial distinction we don’t want to make in this class. Criticism is useful but only if it’s thoughtful and reasonable.

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If applicable, what is your group’s immigration experience?

Select a minority group to research. This can be an ethnic or non-ethnic minority group, such as Latino, Native American, African American, Asian, Jewish, Muslim, people with disabilities, or the LGBTQ community.
What is your group’s history related to prejudice and discrimination
What are the legal, political, and economic challenges facing this group?
What are historical and current forms of individual and institutionalized discrimination facing this group?
If applicable, what is your group’s immigration experience?
What are levels of assimilation? What are immigration trends over time?
What are your group’s health outcomes?
How has prejudice and racism affected your group’s health?
What is your group’s access to medical care and medical insurance?
What are major illnesses affecting your group?
What are the leading causes of death?
What are the most pressing healthcare challenges facing your group today?
What are best practices for health care practitioners who engage with this group?
Verbal and nonverbal communication style
Cultural considerations
Beginning and end-of-life decisions
Dietary guidelines
How gender affects medical decision-making

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– 3 body paragraphs

– an introduction is required
– 3 body paragraphs
– a conclusion (synthesis) what is the takeaway
talk about the difficulties of assimilating to a society (you can use any country as an example) and talk about how people who assimilate to new cultures offten have differences in ethics, values and morals and so they often clash. usually foreigners are then encouraged to think the way the people around them think and let go of values they have in order to assimilate with others peacefully.

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They lived together with no animosity between them.

Movie Clip
You just viewed a scene from the film “Hotel Rwanda” starring Don Cheadle. This film is an account of the genocide that took places in this country in 1994. For hundreds of years, the two major tribes of Rwanda were the Hutu and the Tutsi. They lived together with no animosity between them. When Belgium colonized Rwanda, they gave preferential treatment to the Tutsi because they (the Belgium’s), thought the Tutsi’s to be “superior” due to the fact that they were taller, their skin was lighter and their noses where pointier. This caused a divide between individuals of Hutu and Tutsi descent even after the era of colonization came to an end. As new generations were born, they no longer blamed the Belgium’s, they blamed the Tutsi’s themselves because the new generation of Tutsi’s (growing up in this divided culture) began to see themselves as different from the Hutu.
In this particular scene, a hotel manger (who is a Hutu) by the name of Paul is buying supplies from a distributor and fellow Hutu. Paul is hiding Tutsi friends and neighbors in his hotel and the news is spreading that Paul is a Tutsi (Hutu’s also refer to them as cockroaches) sympathizer.
What does your text say about Dominance and Subordination between Groups?
How did the discrimination by the Belgium’s change the cultural perceptions of these people?
https://online.fiu.edu/videos/?vpvid=0ccf8a97-f93b-417a-ad19-ef1df270b9c4

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Not more than 2 minutes speech on journey as a south asian indian person in a racist or biased america.

Spoken word. Prepare 5-6 lines. Not more than 2 minutes speech on journey as a South Asian Indian person in a racist or biased America.

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I need this essay to be agreeing they should be born into deaf culture.

I need this essay to be agreeing they should be born into deaf culture. Bring up points like how many kids are already born in deaf families and how it effects them growing up. Also bring up points about the schools deaf kids go to comprend to regular schools, just cover points of how growing up deaf in normal life is hard and how they will be more successful in deaf culture.

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Reflect on elements of the exhibit that were new (to you), fascinating, thought-provoking, etc. (500 words)

My exhibit: https://www.glbthistory.org/50-years-of-pride
After you have immersed yourself in the content of the exhibit, please write a 750-1000-word, post-exploration reflection in which you:
Give a brief description of the exhibit (250 words)
Reflect on elements of the exhibit that were new (to you), fascinating, thought-provoking, etc. (500 words)
Articulate your biggest take-aways from visiting the exhibit and from learning about the cultural groups/movements represented in the exhibit (250 words)
Objectives:
To identify important elements of the history of a particular group or culture
To reflect on the complex ways in which history is acknowledged and passed on

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There are also feminist and queer implications- the commodification of reproductive organs and the heteronormative implications of eggs as a site of reproduction between a man and woman.

While reading, I was interested most by the discussions of the material-semiotic relationships of blood and its presence as a laboring commodity. I found the connections between blood’s status as an indicator of corruption (what the reading calls negative valuation) and as a racial allegory to be a convincing argument for the pervasiveness and continuation of anti-Blackness. Biocapital is founded on laboring commodities such as blood- it creates the idea that not only are laborers producers, but their bodies are as well. Because blood is “‘an object outside of us,'” but also an extension of the laborer, it is expected to fill both roles of laborer and commodity. Bio/necrocapital is the ultimate form of commodification of laborer- it does not require a physical laborer to continue producing and is both inherently valuable and the producer of value.
I think that the arguments related to the metaphysical and capitalist significance of blood are also interesting to think about in the context of eggs. I have looked into egg donation before as the compensation can be quite high (into the tens of thousands of dollars). I think that while blood and the idea of “corrupted blood” can be seen as negative valuation, eggs are an example of positive valuation. Most websites explicitly list that Asian, Indian, and Jewish egg donors are in high demand and might be compensated more. I believe this to be an overt example of meaning-making and bio-ontologization, especially the bio-ontologization of “Jewish.” Asian, Indian, and Jewish people have all been subject to the model minority myth- the belief that they are intrinsically “smarter,” more hard-working, better at STEM subjects, etc. The fact that eggs from these groups are in high-demand demonstrates a belief that their eggs will somehow contain genetic material that possesses these traits and can produce children who will be more intelligent and hard-working. There is also an unstated negative valuation- while eggs from Black, Latino, or Indigenous egg-producing people are not prohibited, they are “low-demand.” Eggs go even further than blood as a laboring commodity- it is an infinitely replicating laboring commodity that can produce not only value but more laborers who can produce this commodity in addition to labor and value. There are also feminist and queer implications- the commodification of reproductive organs and the heteronormative implications of eggs as a site of reproduction between a man and woman. There is a lot to write about here, but I don’t want to make this discussion post too long so I would be really interested if anyone has thoughts they’d like to share on this!

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Explain any elements of prejudice found in the film

Option 3: Cultural Adaptation in Movies
View one of the following movies.
Discuss the cultural elements and issues that are present in the film.
In your essay:
Give a brief summary of the film
State three (3) cultural elements/issues expressed in the film (for example: race, gender, religion, class, etc.) that we have covered in the textbook.
Discuss the each of the three (3) cultural elements/issues seen in the film
Provide a complete analysis and critique of these elements
Explain any stereotypes found in the film
Explain any elements of prejudice found in the film
Explain the impact of the film in describing the cultural elements presented
Provide examples from the film and your textbook to support your points
Provide a concluding paragraph summing up your thoughts on the film and cultural issues/elements presented.
All papers must include references to the content of the class, using the vocabulary from the course. Full credit will not be given to those who do not connect the material to the film content.
Prepare your paper in APA format (title page, 3 pages of text, reference page)
Movie List
If you do not own one of these movies, consider Redbox, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or other video rental services.
Patch Adams (Great for those in health related careers)
Eat, Love, Pray
The Help
Hidden Figures
Black Panther
City of God
Farewell, My Concubine
The Mission
Grand Torino
Karate Kid 2
Boys N da Hood
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Cove
Avatar
Lost in Translation
Monster’s Ball
The Laramie Project
The Crying Game
Remember the Titans
Slumdog Millionaire
Crash
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Kite Runner
Blood Diamond
Maria Full of Grace
Empire of the Sun
The Gods Must Be Crazy
Hotel Rwanda
Rabit Proof Fence
Joy Luck Club
The Killing Fields
The Bird Cage
The Witness
Brokeback Mountain
Last of the Mohicans

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This requires more than a website address.)

Since your textbook does not cover Buddhism’s Holy Days and Festivals, research them and select one that most intrigues you. You will notice the dates of these celebration days change from year to year because Buddhists follow the lunar calendar and not the solar calendar.
Write a 2-3 page narrative on your chosen Holy Day or Festival. You will have to do a little research first to understand the event and explain what occurs. Then, pretend you and a friend attended this festival celebration or Holy Day service. Tell me what you saw, heard, touched, even smelled and tasted! This narrative should be written in first person “I, me, my, we” so I can experience the celebration through your eyes. Use paragraphs. You may also include dialogue/conversation as if you talked with others at the event. THIS WILL BE FUN!
Include a catchy title and one small picture as a visual.
Please include an MLA formatted Works Cited page for sources consulted.
Here is an EXAMPLE FESTIVAL NARRATIVE PAPER to inspire you. Since this example paper is on the Songkran Festival, you must choose a different holy day/festival. (Note: The Works Cited page on the student example is incomplete. Please fully cite your sources MLA style. This requires more than a website address.)