English 1301 02/02/12 Summary Response Essay “The Diversity Imperative” by Amara Phillip The article “The Diversity Imperative” written by Amara Phillip is a discussion of two Supreme Court cases, Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger, which advocates the affirmative action and removes the racial discrimination in college entrance and unconstitutional admission policies. According to Phillip, the case was sued by white applicants from the University of Michigan demanding that they were denied the entrance because of their race. The results from this events created more methods of recruiting students into universities, one of this methods is the automatic admission to 10 percent students and the “socio economic model” ,which gives the low income and the working class students of all races a more desirable college entrance. On the other hand, these cases had provoked conflicts in many states; they want to prohibit public colleges from using race preferences and hold to what they call an “informal” point system. With this in mind, a holistic system began to be the new process of admission to college and larger universities, like UCLA, makes race a major factor for admissions.
Running Head: FLAG BURNING IS A PROTECTED RIGHT Flag Burning is a Protected Right by: Lawrence Williams HIS 303 – The American Constitution Professor: Mohamad A Khatibloo The United States flag is one of the nation’s most widely recognized symbols. Is it possible for a person to be prosecuted [The passive voice is a form of "be" and a participle (prosecuted). Over-use of the passive voice can make paragraphs tedious to read and officious. Try to use the active voice most often, e.g., the student completed the paper on time. The passive voice version: The paper was completed on time by the student.
21 November 2011 Argument Analysis The argument I'm analyzing is regarding the recent decisions by the Portland Public School Board of allowing counter recruiters in to our high schools. This decision was made to inform students on the pros and cons of enlisting into our military force. A Privileged Point of View saw things differently with this action taking place. We should allow other groups and organizations into Portland public high schools. Published on October 29 2011 as an editorial by our local new paper The Oregonian.
School Crime 1991 (NCJ 131645). U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. Batsche, G. M. and Knoff, H. M. (1994). Bullies and their Victims: Understanding a
Last paragraph, first sentence, the article reads, “AT&T, Verizon, and other service providers have unsurprisingly expressed their support for CISPA” which is the key to giving these companies the green light to proceed with these programs to wiretap. These service provider companies are much like the four ministries in 1984. Winston explains that there were “four ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided” (pg 4). These ministries are operated by the government and these service providers evading the law results in the government having control over them. If these companies weren’t being government run in some form or another, there would be no immunity to these laws.
They believe that the constitution and both federal and state laws should be ‘colour blind’. The development of affirmative action * In March 1961, JFK created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This required that projects financed with federal funds ‘take affirmative’ to ensure that hiring and employment practices would be free from racial bias. * President Johnson issued an executive order requiring federal government contractors to take affirmative action toward prospective minority employees in all respects of employment. The Supreme Court and affirmative actions * Regents of the University of California V. Bakke (1978).
Rhetorical Analysis The First Amendment states that the people have a guaranteed right to freedom of speech, but that’s not always the case. In Nguyen's essay "Speech Doesn't Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected," she discusses three separate incidents: a Warren high school student who wore a t-shirt that said “redneck” across the front, Jeff and Nicole Rank who wore t-shirts stating “Love America, Hate Bush” when attending a visit by President Bush, and an incident that occurred on Nguyen’s own campus where students wore t-shirts saying “war criminal.” Nguyen’s tone in this essay helps assert her point; she firmly believes that the rights of the students in all three incidents were violated and voices these beliefs in a strong, passionate way. With all this in mind, Nguyen asks: “Was the university justified in removing our fellow students who were not disruptive in any way” (Nguyen 326)? Nguyen uses ethos, pathos and logos along with a very serious and opinionated tone to persuade the reader that the constitutional rights of the students were abused. Nguyen’s use of ethos, pathos and logos strengthens her argument.
DC case with a 5-4 decision declaring that the Second Amendment protects an individuals right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and thus protecting ones fundamental right. “There are two ways protection might be applied to the states through the 14th Amendment…one way [being] the due process clause and the other is through the privileges and immunities clause (Wikipedia, p4).” The due process clause is the principle that government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law and therefore concluding that the right to bear arms is being threatened (Wikipedia, p3-4). Much in the same way, the Privileges and Immunities Clause prevents a state from treating citizens of other states in a discriminatory
James Krebs Paper 4 Examples of opposing viewpoints of young conservatives and left-wing radicals in the early 1960’s were portrayed in the Sharon and Port Huron Statements, respectively. The former, which was the groundwork for the creation of the Young Americans for Freedom, urged right-wing youths to reaffirm central values to conservatism and eternal truths given by the Constitution. The statement foremost emphasized every citizen’s God-given free will, and spoke of a government amassed by divisions of power, made to serve the American people with national security. This security would stem from changes in national defense, and would maintain order executively, legislatively, and judicially. The statement, written by M. Stanton Evans,
Three Most Important Amendments in the Bill of Rights are that America has. The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first tem amendments to the United States constitution, which limit the power of the U.S. federal government. This limitations serve to protect the natural rights of liberty and property including freedoms of religion, speed, a free press, free assembly, and free association, as well as the right to keep and bear arms.Amendments one, four, and eight in the Bill of Rights stand out among the others. They are the freedom of religion and speech, the searches and seizes, and the punishment for crimes amendments. These three are the most important of all of the amendments in the Bill of Rights.