perfect
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In this article it talks about the IPod and why it’s so "big." The typical IPod only weighs 6.4 ounces. Some consider this to be the most desired object in the 21st century. The IPod came to the public in October 2001. Before the IPod the business only had 4 percent of shares in the pc market. The IPod dramatically changed that sticky situation.

After 5 years of the IPod being on the market the apple company sold over 42 mill IPods. The price range of the IPods sold were between 99-599 dollars. After this the company now had 75 percent shares instead of 4 percent. I personally don’t have an IPod because I don’t think it’s worth the money. I really would enjoy one though but they tend to break a lot so I just listen on my laptop which I’m doing right now, EMINEM.

emo
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In this article it talks about were "emo" originally came from and what it meant and how it changed to what it is now. Emo was originally a style of rock music called “Emocore.” Emocore started to spread in the culture in the 2000’s. Emo is now more to “describe related aspects of fashion, culture, and behavior.

The stereotype for emos is basically sensitive people who wear black and skinny jeans, tight short sleeve shirts, studded belts, and layered short hair that covers one eye. They are also stereotyped to be depressed suicidal and cut them selves. I do disagree that they say emo is typically guys, that’s not true in the least there are very many emo girls who are involved with this “style.” Emo has been clamed illegal in Russia, and the style is not allowed at the school. I find that unfair and just is another type of discrimination.


social networking: what are the risks
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I think how much people get on the internet is a good problem that needs to be addressed. People have died from staying on the computer to much. 70 million people are involved in some sort of social networking account such as MySpace and others. They say that it isolates everyone from human to human contact. It is now human to technology to human. I also believe that having your eyes glued to a screen isn't healthy over time, and can cause people to get into accidents because lack of focusing on real world when needed.

Others also believe that it’s not harming our society and is actually making it better. They believe this cause we can stay connected with who we want no matter were we are. I agree with both sides, there are positives and negatives although I believe there are more negatives then positives. Another negative is that an invasion of privacy with all your information at many peoples grasps especially advertisements.

gangsta rap and american culture
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This article speaks of what rap is and what it stands for and what it has become from American culture. Rap came from bleak conditions, that was a way to express there anger in a pleasure full way. Now it’s more so privileged and wealthy rappers “represent” the not so fortunate and aren’t able to speak out like they can. The author clams that “gangsta rap” is typically sexist and it “has seized our nation with frightening intensity.”

He says this is so from the music always down grading women having them wear skimpy clothes and flaunt there body’s around being called bitches and ho’s. I agree that they are typically sexiest, although I have to admit I enjoy watching the videos… but what guy doesn’t. I really believe its demeaning I think its fine that the women want to do it can because they probably enjoy getting looked at and I’m sure the pay is well. Although that’s so for some I’m sure the majority doesn’t like that and being America as it is a lot of girls end up getting labeled that.


white rappers and black epistemology
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In this article it speaks of the existence of rap when it started why and what it transformed into. Rap went from a form of poetry expressing black times in the cities to a multimillion dollar business. There are quite a bit of forms of rap all the way up to Christian rap. Rap as dispersed out from the ghettos to al over and also spread on who rapped for living.

Eminem is the most successful rappers. He expresses what he feels and believes with out feel of controversy. He’s able to put his true incite on things in a humorous way to keep his fans, and able to fall back on “I’m just playin.” Rap is a way for blacks and other to express how the feel in a colorful way. It gives them the freedom to step up on what they believe in or what they believe is wrong.


eminem is right
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I personally am a great fan of Eminem. He spits the truth and how he feels and doesn’t hold back on what people would think about him and his beliefs that takes a real man to do that. In this article Mary Eberstadt talks about how much music has changed and the frequent question “What is it about today’s music, violent and disgusting though it may be, that resonates with so many American kids?” Mary says basically that the music today is from the artist past emotion neglect, abandonment, and family dysfunction and especially absent fathers.

The music now a days applies to what all the teenagers feel and gone threw, that’s why the music is so famous. It has evolved from what it was to what it is now because of everyone’s at home experiences. William Shaw states that “these songs reflect the zeitgeist of an age group coping with the highest martial-breakdown rate ever recorded in America. If this era’s music says anything, it’s that this generation sees itself as uniquely fractured.” I agree with William, it’s obvious it’s not the music that’s influencing kids; it’s the life our generation is going threw that’s influencing the music.


Pop Life
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This introduction writes about comparing Oprah Winfrey to James Frey. James Frey is a man who's been on Oprah’s show. From being on her show it helped him sell millions of copies of a book called "A Million Little Pieces", but then they come to find out that it was fabricated in parts of his book. Oprah was not happy that this happened and felt betrayed. She brought him back on her show to question him about his lies.

After a lawsuit the publisher allowed everyone who bought his book to get a full refund. I find this only just that the people get there refund. It’s really not that big of a deal that he did it but if they went about it unnoticed it well happen more frequent. Which will in turn, cause big problems if a lot of people started doing the same thing. America as it is already has more then enough bullshit on the internet, what I mean my bullshit is everyone lies, avoids, persuade, and stretch the truth enough as it is.


Terrorist on the boarder
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This article addresses all the immigrants coming into our country illegally and also working illegally. In order to try to prevent this from happening they have border guards who are called “minutemen.” These minutemen are some sort of law official and someone involved in the military. It speaks of how these minutemen hate the immigrants and hate that there coming to America illegally. It also speaks of how they are discriminated against.

The Americans and border guards believe that the Mexican immigrants are polluting our country. They find them disgusting and perverts who stare at little girls as they go to school. I think it is important for us to keep any illegal immigrant out of our country whatever the race. This is not happening the way it should the minutemen are treating spasific immigrants like crap and letting others slide.


IWW versus KKK
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This article is about the clash of the two raciest groups the IWW and the KKK. IWW stands for industrial workers of the world and the KKK stands for the Ku Klux Klan. The KKK was for white supremacy and the IWW was the exact opposite of them. The IWW believed in the right to free speech in a non violence manor. The cult “wobblies” were extremely violent people who were feared by many including a lot of members in the KKK. The IWW was mostly assaulted by the Wobblies and some got beaten to death in prisons. Being as the IWW was a non violent cult they got trampled on my both KKK and the Wobblies.

For instance the IWW got attacked by the wobblies when they were having a peaceful meeting injuring 4 men seriously. Also the KKK got in on tormenting the IWW. Thousands of members in the KKK surrounded one of the IWW halls and tore it apart and demolished the foundation. You would think something like this would go unnoticed. Will it got somewhat noticed and only a few KKK leaders of the assault got arrested. It’s amazing how these things went on and still going on to an extent we know the solution so it’s right in front of us, why aren’t we fixing it.


anti-filipino riots
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This article speaks of the harsh treatments the Filipinos had to go threw in America. Reading this article shows that, seemingly, Americans are extremely selfish and are full of themselves and can’t stop racism and being prejudice towards any race. Once they are done with their “fun” and demeaning one race, or they have to stop, the go onto a different race of people. It was worse off for Filipinos because they didn’t have a “mother country” to protect them from the prejudice.

Most Filipinos that came to America were young males. On New Year’s Eve in 1926 there was a riot. Filipinos were shot with rubber bands as they escorted white girls at a street carnival which caused a fight cause a white male to get stabbed. Then a chief of police led the beating and stoning of them in a field. This led to 300 vigilantes to burn down a Filipino labor camp.


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