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The film Sugar Cane Alley (Euzhan Palcy, 1983) takes place in the 1930s on the island of Martinique. The idea of this film was to portray life for Africans on the island living under French Colonial rule. While Jose, the main character, and his fellow neighboring children do not have to work in the sugar cane fields all day, all adults in the village are summoned to cut sugar for profit. Due to this scenario, modernization is a key theme in this movie.                                                                     

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It is very well known that Chinese families put extreme pressure on their kids to be good, if not the best, at school. This results in students working astonishingly hard to  study and to overwork to an unhealthy level. As for the parents, many of them downgrade their way of living in order to offer their kids an education a shot at obtaining the ''Chinese Dream'', which is the ideal lifestyle valued by the Chinese population.

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Over decades arguments have always been formed about what type of sexual education should be taught in schools. As pregnancy rates go up so does the amount of people joining the argument about sex Ed. Can sexual education in high schools be the cause our kids to get pregnant at a young age?

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      Would you believe it if I told you that there could be a link between eating disorders and vegetarianism? In the article ‘The Inter-Relationships Between Vegetarianism and Eating Disorders Among Females’, the authors make it clear that this relationship is a growing trend. In this case study, individuals with and without an eating disorder history and individuals with different stages of eating disorder recovery were compared on past and current vegetarianism and motivations for and age at becoming vegetarian.

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In this article found on The Guardian, written by Liz Ford, the situation about young women in Africa is exposed. Actually, it is said that the situation concerning teen marriage and pregnancy is urging, because if nothing is done to help, the high rate of pregnant teen will increase of 1 million from here to 2030. In fact, this situation is highly linked to the unequality of men and women because the 15 years old girls have almost no rights on their mariiage and even their pregnancy. Fortunately, the situation is currently held by the UN and they know what is important to do.

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For my blog research assignment, I chose an article that had to do with the negative stigma of tattooing. Tattoo recipients have been looked at by many people in society as socially deviant because they are going against the norms by cosmetically adding to their natural body. Tattooing, according to this article, is seen as negative behavior and is done by non-conformists. The article indicates that individuals get tattoos for a number of reasons including religious self-expression and having a feeling of power over one’s self and reflect self-concept.

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The purpose of the article is to capture the attention of people about the possible poaching of elephant tusk some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article is specific to Uganda, but it is something that is common to countries around Uganda as well. The main point of this article is makes the readers aware that “in recent years poaching has increased across sub-Saharan Africa” (BBC, 2013).

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Disney's new Princess Sofia was supposed to be the first princess to represent Hispanic women. However Disney recently posted that Princess Sofia is to represent "multi-cultural" ethnicity's, presenting controversies with Hispanic and other cultural fans who wish to identify with a Disney Princess.

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In the news article ‘’ Europe’s Invisible Children’’, written by Sabine Clappaert in the Inter Press Service, brings up an issue about illegal children immigrants in Spain. Originating in majority from Iraq, Hungary, Romania, Afghanistan and Turkey, those children had little choice but to come to Spain hoping for a better lifestyle. Some of the immigrants come along with their families, some fled their homeland alone.

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