Community Essays

The Slave Community

The book “The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South” by John Blassingame is among the first books that present the history of South slavery from the perspective of enslaved people. The book is argued to challenge conventional thinking confirming that African American slaves were not submissive, docile and morally depressed. Instead, Blassingame tends to prove that African American slaves managed not only to create their own culture, but also to exhibit a variety of personality types (beyond Sambo)….

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windshield Survey

This windshield survey is a simple observation of a community. It involves collection of data to help define the community, the trend within the community, stability of the community and changes that may define the health of the community. Many dimensions of the community can be observed from a car drive observing the community life, and environment. Common characteristics to be noted are the people walking the street, gathering places in the community, quality of houses, community life rhythm, and…

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Dramatic Changes in the U.s. Intelligence Community

Intelligence services of any country play a vital role in its security as well as in support of its national interests. The U. S. Intelligence Community (IC) today is a federation of about 16 separate governmental agencies (United States Intelligence Community, 2009) that monitor information worldwide and domestically in pursuance of America’s national interests. The IC has undergone fundamental changes since WWII, the 1970s and in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 attacks and the Iraq war 2003. Each of…

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Pros and Cons of Gated Communities

When you think of a gated community, what comes to mind? Probably things like safety, security, exclusivity, expensive homes, and more. But what else lies behind those gates? Privacy and Security Gated communities provide a lot of benefits to the residents that live within them. The number one reason people choose to live in gated communities is likely the security element. Because gated communities are private, they are more difficult to access than a standard community. Criminal activity is reduced…

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A Peaceful Classroom Leads to Having a Peaceful Community

In the world, it is known that there are different cultures which are present. In different places, it cannot be concealed that cultures are currently mixing due to different issues such as migration and etc. The United States is one of the major examples of a country in which different cultures are very diverse and mixed. It is not a secret that the United States is a country which offers different opportunities for various individuals whom are in need of…

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Acts of Kindness

Category: Community Description of Act: Today I went to portage Park (which is very close to my house) and I picked up garbage with my pink gloves in a trash bag around the whole Park. Reflection: Since I live close to portage Park I go there a lot and when I go there I see that there’s a lot of trash around and nobody picks it up. So I decided that the nice thing that I would do would be…

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Domestic and Community Violence Against Women in Usa

Domestic violence in the United States is said to be high whereby, it is reported that over 700,000 Americans are victimized by the domestic violence according to the 2000 National Crime Victimization Survey. (Nocav and Bourbonnais, 2002) Domestic violence in the United States is said to come up as a result a result of poverty, gender inequality and even socio-economic factors. In this case we find that, the physical violence is defined as an intentional use of an individuals physical…

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Communal Harmony_ Need of the Hour

There is hardly any other country in the world than India which has a great diversity of culture, religion, language, tradition, community etc. People live and think in terms of their respective religions, faiths and tongues, and seek to serve their selfish ends without thinking of the national good. Such thinking is dangerous and is bound to lead to the disintegration of the country in the long run. The need of the hour, therefore, is to fight the forces of…

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Windshield Survey Summary and Reflection

Public health nursing involves a community and the overall health of the community. A community is a group within an area or region. These groups vary through various areas. According to Stanhope & Lancaster, they cited the World Health Organization’s definition of community as a group of people in a defined geographical area that share a common culture, values and norms, and are arranged in a social structure based on the community’s development over time. (Stanhope & Lancaster, p. 397,…

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Community Service in High School

Community service, work done without pay, is becoming increasingly familiar to high school students nation-wide. Schools are encouraging student to participate in communities that contribute so much to their public education. However, requiring 100 hours of community service is asking too much of students and should be reduced to 50 hours. Students already have their hands full among homework, clubs, sports, and their actual lives. Because the work may not be volunteering if it is required, then students can receive…

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Bowling Alone_ the Collapse and Revival of American Community

Bowling Alone: The Collapse And Revival Of American Community  is  written  by Robert D. Putnam. This  book  is  a conceptually learned and clearly evidence focused description of  a  crucial  period in American history. This  book  describes  the  change  in  behavior  of  the  Americans  in   last  25  years.  The  author  shows,  how  we getting   disconnected  from  family, our  friends,  neighbors, and  losing  our  social life, In  this  book  Putnam explained  how  our  shrinking  network  and  social  interaction  is  creating serious  problems …

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Community and Public School

As stakeholders who have interest in safety of the public, health and well being of citizens, community providers are able to affect success of reentry of incarcerated population when individual come back from jail or prison. Community is engaged in community nonprofits which includes faith-based providers in empowering and serving their populations. President Bush has a grant program for mentoring prisoners and has a vision of reentry. The legislation ensures better planning coordination for release through providing interventions and treatment…

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Windshield Survey

Elements Descriptors Physical Environment Sunnyside is a community in the southern part of Houston, There are significant amount of hazardous waste in Sunnyside with eight Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting facilities, three Large Quantity Generators (LQG) of hazardous waste, two major dischargers, of air pollutants, and a facility which treats, stores or disposes of hazardous waste. ● Boundaries Sunnyside boundaries are on the North is 610 south loop, it is bounded on the west by State HWY 288 and is…

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The Effects of Moving to a New Place

New country, new life, new challenges. A person experiences all of these things when they migrate. It is a paradigm to start all over when our live all ready exist elsewhere. What we once called home is no longer home but a far away place where our deep and most sacred memories are. When a person has lived a great part of their life in a small country, it is a challenge to come to a different country. In a…

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_wyoming_ the Solace of Open Spaces_ by Gretel Erlich

“The solitude in which westerners live makes them quiet” (Erlich 209), but this does not mean they hide from human contact, for example, the people of Wyoming. There people, in one way or another, keep in contact with each other and they keep in touch with reality. In the short story, “Wyoming: The Solace of Open Spaces,” Gretel Erlich writes about the tight community in Wyoming. Although they are separated geographically, they are not isolated individuals, they are far from…

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