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Stereotypes in Hispanic Neighborhoods

Introduction

Stereotypes are commonplace throughout society across groups and cultures in different forms. They are non-discriminate; therefore, individuals face stereotypes and also adopt their own negative perceptions of others in many situations. Therefore, it is important to identify how stereotypes influence behaviors and impact specific groups. For example, Hispanic males and females often face stereotypes and experiences in their daily lives that place them in a negative light. In particular, Hispanics and those living in lower income neighborhoods are often stereotyped and perceived in a negative light by other groups and by the media as a whole. Therefore, the problems associated with these assumptions play a significant role in the reinforcement of stereotypes within these groups. The following paragraphs will establish a qualitative analysis of the perceptions and assumptions made by members of the mass media and their role in creating and reinforcing stereotypes that impact the lives of Hispanics, and specifically, those who live in lower income neighborhoods. These negative perceptions appear to play a critical role in defining negativity and stereotypes regarding these individuals, which in turn, may contribute to limited circumstances and a lower quality of life. This research will identify stereotypes that exist in the Hispanic culture as perpetuated by the mass media and will demonstrate that these assumptions have negative impacts on this population.

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Why does organic cost more?

Introduction

We have been witnessing several new trends in consumer lifestyles over the last few decades. First of all, consumers have been becoming more health-conscious and as a result, paying more attention to what they eat and drink. In addition, they are also become more concerned with the impact of their consumption habits on the environment. Not surprisingly, these two factors have also led to the growing popularity of organic foods and even the largest retailer in the world, Wal-Mart has also responded by introducing wide variety of organic products in its stores. The conventional wisdom about organic foods is that they are healthier and their production methods also help protect the environment. The appetite of American consumers for organics has particularly increased since Congress passed the Organic Food Production Act (OFPA) in 1990. According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic food and drink sales totaled $31.5 billion in 2011 in the United States.

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The Multi-Layered Issue of Gun Control

Gun control in America is an issue frequently spoken about, but rarely actually acted upon. No matter the reason America has lax gun control laws, there is one thing that is certain: people that should not be allowed to own guns do. The result is Columbine, Newtown, gang violence, as well as guns ending up in the hands of children. The problem lies in the conflicting views, very often emotionally charged, on both sides of the issue–naturally leading to a definitive lack of any kind of concessions for a compromise on either side.

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Communication Speech

Good morning my friends. First of all, I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to be here. I have been asked to talk about an issue I am passionate about and I eventually decided to talk about the importance of communication. I have had the opportunity to visit some countries, have talked to those who are in the real world, and have even met people from other cultures and all of these experiences have made me realize that we often underestimate the importance of improving our communication skills. This is why my goal today is to persuade you to spend more efforts and time on improving your communication skills because it will help you both in personal and professional lives.

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U.S. Foreign Policy and the North Korean Missile Crisis

Clausewitz famously offered the thesis that “war is a mere continuation of policy by other means.” (42) One can certainly add to this statement, without betraying or distorting the spirit of Clausewitz’s remark, that threats and rumors of war are also a part of this “policy by other means.” In the case of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, such policy takes the form of on the one hand, continued actual physical buildup of weapons of mass destruction, and, on the other hand, the threat to use these weapons against nations viewed as hostile to the DPRK, most particularly, South Korea and the United States. Whereas this has been a traditional policy approach of North Korea, exemplified by Kim-Jong Il, the assent of his son to the top leadership position in the DPRK has not seen a shift in this strategy, but arguably its radicalization. This is evidenced by recent developments such as the testing of the Kwangmyongsong-3 Unit 2 satellite and on 12 February 2013, North Korean officials declared that they had undertaken an underground nuclear test. (Hounshell) This is accompanied by continued aggressive discourse from official DPRK sources. Arguably, however, this current crisis is a continuation of previous diplomatic disputes and international hostilities between DPRK and South Korea and the United States. In other words, the fact that such a form of policy approach by the DPRK has continued for this long a period suggests that the U.S.’s foreign policy has failed to properly address the relations with DPRK: the DPRK grand strategy of relying on a military-tinged discourse and real military buildup in regards to the West has shown a failure of diplomacy of U.S. to shift the basic character of North Korean policy.

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Malala Documentary

  • What are your overall impressions of this documentary?

The documentary, in an overall concept, tries to create a specific visionary distinction as to how minorities are treated in ill-fated countries such as Pakistan. With the government and the anti-groups hoping to gain control over the society, it could be understood that the concerns of the public becomes set aside. Such condition of situations often lead to the neglect of what the people actually need. Education has been presented in the documentary to be the root of all the different situations that Malala has suffered and yet has endured for the sake of getting what she believes is rightfully hers and that of her people. Showing what Malala’s journey was about makes the documentary an echoing message not only to Pakistan and its government, but to all other countries that do not consider education for women as a vital source of social strength.

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Article Review: USDA certification for organic foods (policy)

Organic foods: Are they safer, more nutritious?  By Mayo Clinic

My argument is if organic and conventional foods have the same value why are orgaic ones more costly? Is it that USDA certification for organic foods creates an advantage for businesses to capitalize on it and charge consumers more? Mayo clinic staff advances that organic foods have become a more featured product in many supermarkets and the consumer fad is that it is more nutritious. This is in fact a fallacious representation (Mayo clinic, 2013).

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New Urbanism in California

Introduction

New urbanism is described as the greatest influential step in planning and design in Californian cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is an urban planning and design effort that aims at creation of livable and walkable neighborhoods, reduced car dependency and densely packed arrays with jobs, commercial sites and housing. In the past years, new urbanism design principles have been adopted in numerous neighborhood and housing plans. It has mainly been utilized in the improvement of distressed inner- city neighborhoods (Calthorpe 10).

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Welfare and poverty

Argument:     Tackling poverty within the society from a well-being perspective is an effective approach to public relations campaign. Enabling people to maximize their true potential will help them overcome psychological and life quality issues.

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Project Management: Understanding its Basics

 

A project is basically a task that is given to a team of individuals who are assigned to give attention towards a particular situation that is designed to develop a sense of advancement in an organization or a company based on business and profit-defined condition. Relatively, it could be realized that to complete a specific project, a project manager is needed to provide guidance to the staff members involved in the process of project completion. A project manager’s role is to create different possibilities to make a specific condition that would provide guidance that would make a distinctive approach on how a task is supposed to be completed according to the organization’s outlined expectations.

There are specifically three things that a project manager takes into consideration as he intends to make a relative effect on how a specific task is completed. One specific thing is that of the role to guide, another role is to set schedule and third is to make sure that a task is completed fully according to the organization’s desire to advance. The role to guide specifically makes a definition on how a project manager establishes the foundation of a particular task through knowing who would be best for each task and what specific period of time is required for the completion of each task division. On the other end, the role to set a schedule involves the control that the project manager ought to have in reference to the time frame dedicated for the project’s completion. The third role of the manager is to make sure of the completion’s par standard in connection to what the organization expects. Overseeing that everything has been given attention to and that every detail of the project has been fully defined is the elemental factor that makes a project manager take the most important role in line with completing a specific task that has been scheduled and designed by the higher supervising officers of any organization.

References:

Cleland, David I., Roland Gareis (2006). Global Project Management Handbook. McGraw-Hill Professional.

Dinsmore, Paul C. et al (2005) The right projects done right! John Wiley and Sons.

Hamilton, Albert (2004). Handbook of Project Management Procedures. TTL Publishing, Ltd.

  1. L. Harrison, Dennis Lock (2004). Advanced project management: a structured approach. Gower Publishing, Ltd.

Kousholt, Bjarne (2007). Project Management –. Theory and practice.. Nyt Teknisk Forlag.

Phillips, Joseph (2003). PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide. McGraw-Hill Professional

Stevens, Martin (2002). Project Management Pathways. Association for Project Management. APM Publishing Limited.

 

 

 

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Public Service Paper

It is the primary and cardinal responsibility of any government to serve its people in a manner that bestows confidence. One of the ways through which it does so is through formulation and implementation of policies, laws, regulations or statutes. Some of the policies or regulations that have been undertaken by governments have been the subject of debate among pundits in the realm of public service. These policies are linked to certain values since they endeavor to promote what enhances the lives of citizens. However, there are those policies or regulations that show a lack of certain values on the part of the government. Either way one looks at it, policies, laws or regulations that are enforced by a government are inextricably linked to various public values (Slack, Martinez, Lee, & Whiteford, 2016). This context will focus on a public policy that is currently in use today in the US and was made to be fully operational in the mid-nineties. The policy was formulated and implemented during the presidency of Bill Clinton. It is known as the ‘Prevention through Deterrence’ policy (Rodríguez & Hagan, 2016). It has been operational since then, only taking a few changes in the manner in which it has been implemented over the years.

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Summary

Policies, laws, regulations, and statutes are enacted and implemented to enhance public service delivery by governments to their people. They usually seek to promote certain values in society and ensure harmony and stability of countries. Most of the policies and laws implemented or enforced by governments are beneficial to the public since they uphold public service values. However, it is also important to note that some of these policies and laws have adverse effects in terms of various public service values. The coverage demystifies one such policy, which is the Prevention through Deterrence policy that came into being in the mid-nineties. The policy is intended to reduce the number of illegal immigrants entering the US through its borders, especially at the Mexico-US border. The same dogma is linked to public service values of lawfulness and social justice in the sense that it promotes lawfulness and, at the same time, indirectly undermines social justice.