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Felons pleading for a second chance

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  Xxxxxxx,    Thank you for taking the time to inform me of the initial disqualification. I’ve attached an email I sent to Xxxxxx in HR. At the time I was applying for the position of Xxxxxxxxxx. The attached provides a broad overview of the situation; however, due to the magnitude and importance of this application allow me to expound a bit further.  The information received from the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are factually correct. I cannot deny those facts nor dismiss the undismissable. I cannot change the past. But what I have done in the sixteen years since my conviction is to fundamentally change the person who I was. It has been a long hard road to disassociate myself from my criminal past. And not because the choice to do right was difficult. Recidivism was never an option for me. The current system is in place to protect its citizens from becoming victims of crimes. Full disclosures are necessary for people with felonies on their r

The Positive Aspects of Hatred

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    Howard Thurman - Jesus and the Disinherited (1949)   Hate like love is an emotion born from passion. It evokes raw and unfiltered emotion. When its seed takes root and it grasps on with full intention the emotion has knowledge or temperament of time. The emotion consumes quickly and with every iota of time it grows. It gains false validation and this fuels the intensity giving way to the overture of the id. As exemplified in the passage, “In the darkness you muttered to yourself, They can keep me from talking about it to them. But they can’t keep me from resenting it. I hate them for what they are doing to me.” (Thurman, p.45) Thurman shows the innermost thoughts of a child betrayed and how in his innocence is working through the process of his emotions. Love and hate if left unfettered will grow. Slowly at first, but like a river cutting trough rock, it will always find a way.  It’s rare to attribute hatred with any positive connotations. But upon further introspection, hatr

The Challenges and Complexities of Poverty

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  Poverty is the state of existence in which a person exists below what is regarded as the “poverty line”. The poverty line is the unit of measurement in terms of income and basic human essential needs. Poverty can be defined in numerous ways such as: level of income, lack of education, lack of opportunities for upward mobility and growth, access to clean water, access to education, access to fresh fruit and vegetables, access to employment opportunities, access to a non toxic environment, access to healthcare. 41% of Sub-Sahara African population is living below the poverty line of $1.90 per day. In stark contrast to the United States, the Sub Sahara African population has a life expectancy of 60 whereas the Unites States average life expectancy is at 78. Access to energy is essential to reduce poverty. Globally, 1.1 billion people still do not have access to electricity. Nigeria’s unique issues battling extreme poverty are multi layered. Nigeria is considered multi ethnic and a count
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                                                         Principles of Macroeconomics Which of the following decisions would entail the greater opportunity cost: allocating a square block in the heart of New York City for a surface parking lot or allocating a square block at the edge of a typical suburb for such a lot? Explain.   Per McConnell, Brue, and Flynn’s Macroeconomics, allocating a square block in the heart of New York City for a surface parking lot would entail greater revenue thus making the greater opportunity cost the allocation of a square block at the edge of a typical suburb (McConnell et al., 2019). As explained earlier in the chapter, the economic perspective outlines scarcity and choice which are the factors that enables the assessment of marginal benefits in comparison to marginal costs. Since we are in concurrence that land is a scarcity and coupled with the implication that New York City exudes a higher need and a higher turnover rate for parking lot spac

Brief Recapitulation of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  A Brief Recapitulation of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass   The book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass was a ground breaking depiction of the life of a former slave. The author, Frederick Douglass, overcame unbelievable odds in his quest for knowledge and freedom. At the time of its release in 1845, America’s segregated society had never heard the portrayal of life as an American slave. It was unfathomable that a slave could even read or write and yet here lie the beauty and prose of Douglass’s inaugural magnum opus. When Narrative of the Life was published, slavery was very much legal in the United States. Douglass had escaped his slave owner and travelled up North to freedom. Even though he may have been free from ownership, Douglass still lived in fear since if a slave was known to escape it was the slave owner’s right to capture the slave and return him to his master. This fact alone exemplifies the bravery and courage of Douglass to expose the evil
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  Schizophrenia   Part I   Definition of the Case Study   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by many symptoms that are different combinations involving feelings thoughts, actions, and relations with the surrounding world. As a consequence of these symptoms, the schizophrenic adopts a way of living that differs from prevailing in the society of which he is a part. The patient often confuses fantasy with reality to live in a private world.   Nature of Disease   The schizophrenic often entertains false beliefs or delusions. The patient may think that he is the victim of persecutors. He may also have perpetual experiences without appropriate external stimulations. For instance, he has hallucinations of hearing voices although nobody is talking to him, or he perceives apparitions without a corresponding external object. Although etiologically, the term schizophrenia means a division or splitting between the different parts of the psyche, the term as used by