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Growing up in a community where the majority of the people are a certain race—one not of your own—can be very difficult. In some scenarios, being a different race from the community isn't really something pointed out, however in others, people sometimes make it known that your background is not the same as theirs. In the documentary Somewhere Between (Goldstein Knowlton, 2011), a film about four different girls and how their lives have been after being adopted in the U.S. because of China’s “One Child Policy”, being identified solely by your race in a neighborhood is pretty common. The documentary highlights many of the ways that race was the first, if not the only, thing some people saw when looking at an Asian girl in a White community.

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Finding a place where you are able to fit in a society can be very difficult. Many factors begin to come into play that can make you feel as though you are an outsider. Some examples of these factors being, gender, religion, race, and class. Cultural worldviews and the act of crossing borders between different countries can have a big impact many different races. This is an issue that shows up in the documentary, Somewhere Between directed and produced by Linda Goldstein Knowlton (2011), where the lives of four young female Chinese adoptees, who were given up due to the “One Child Policy” were observed and profiled. It allows us to feel the powerful experience that adopted children have to face and overcome and many of the hardships they face. Many themes of identity formation, family, adoption, race, cultural communication and issues of belonging and gender are present throughout the film.

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  It is known that China has been very strict concerning the amount of children that a Chinese woman can produce. This law is also known as the “One-Child Policy” and recently, it has been “loosened”. In fact, it has been stated in the BBC article named “China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed “  that in  the future , couples wanting to have more than one child would be able to if one of them was an only child.

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Parenting can be one of the toughest jobs for a mother and father to overcome. Parental strategies, practices, attitudes, and supervision can have a dramatic effect on a child’s viewpoints, attitudes and actions in life. In a recent study, the effects of parental practices, attitudes, and television mediation on adolescent sexual behaviors were investigated. In the study, participants ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old. The sample was almost evenly divided between males (52%) and females (48%) of all different races. They were asked a series of questions about their sexual behaviors. Results of the experiment showed that adolescents who reported open sexual communication with parents were more likely to initiate the sexual behaviors. But, those adolescents who initiated the sexual behaviors were also proven to be older, have less parental monitoring, lower mother-child communication, and less parental disproval of sex than those who had not engaged in the sexual behavior (Bersamin, 2008).

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Growing up in a technologically advanced society has been proven to have some disadvantages. There has been an increasingly large concern over the past decade, on what media has done to people’s self-confidence and their body image. How does media directly affect us day by day? How can we create a solution to this problem?

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In this day and age technology has become very prevalent. It is present in basically every aspect of our everyday lives, especially on a social level. We are always in constant communication with others. And now, since access to communication is so easy to obtain, an increase in the popularity of online dating is beginning to occur. We use technology in every other aspect of our lives, so why not dating as well? Yet, even though it is convenient, online dating provides some major risks as well.

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Teenage pregnancy numbers are way too high!

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Emily Gundlach News Activist Blog Research 1  

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Homelessness is a big struggle that many people undergo in the United States. There are many sociological issues that can be linked with homelessness like, drug and alcohol addiction and mental illnesses. The purpose of this article was to determine the association (if there is one) between homelessness, injection drug use, and injection related risk behavior. Researchers used random intercept models in 1,405 current and former injection drug users from 2005-2009 in Baltimore, MD to try and determine the association between homelessness and drug injection. The results of their many tests showed that that homelessness was reported on at least one occasion by 38% of their participants and was directly and actively involved or related with drug injection for active injectors and those who stopped injecting. Among the people who stopped injecting, the tests showed that homelessness was associated with relapse.

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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 article Gays in Russia Find No Haven, Despite Support From The West (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/world/europe/gays-in-russia-find-no-haven-despite-support-from-the-west.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) written by David M. Herszenhorn, homosexuality is not only against the law in Russia, but has Russians getting harassed and abused publically.

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The Article, “Distracted Driving: Fast Lane to Disaster” that was published in May 2012, talks about how there is a recent rise in distracted driving because of the new digital age (cell phones, texting, navigational devices). More common now then ever people are texting/talking on the phone while driving. Distracted driving has always been an issue because people eat, drink, brush their hair, put on their makeup, check a map, change the radio station, etc., but the digital age has totally blown it out of proportion and multiplied the hazards. The Author expresses that drivers are now even more distracted with the technologies available to them.

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