us vs europe

markleeder  asked:

Hey. What's the difference between a dissertation and a thesis? Or are they the same thing? Could you help me out with an example maybe?

I am not expert on the subject matter but according to this site:

Perhaps the biggest difference between a thesis and dissertation is the intended purpose. A thesis, commonly required to obtain a master’s degree, is supposed to test a student’s understanding of his or her field of study. The student formulates a proposition, or thesis, based on previous work done by others in the field. This previous work is analyzed by the student in his or her paper as he or she makes a case for a certain point of view. A dissertation is usually done by a doctorate student and focuses on original research. A student who is assigned a dissertation is required to come up with a subject in his or her field that hasn’t already been researched. The student then must come up with a hypothesis and do original research to prove or disprove the hypothesis.

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anonymous asked:

Can you please explain to me the difference of racism in the US vs Europe? I'm just very confused and I would really like to know. Thank you.

I’ve tried to boil it down to some of the basic points:

European racism: Non-white people face racism + intra-European racism between European ethnic groups people see as just ‘white’ in the US- based on ethnicity/nationality due to eons old European faultlines. Broadly speaking there’s a North/South and West/East European divide. Or broad cultural divisions (i.e Celtic vs Latin vs Germanic vs Slavic). Generally, people ID by nationality/ethnic group rather than just saying ‘white’. 

US racism: Non-white people face racism + If you are of European origin  = people don’t go out of their way today to distinguish if you’re Irish or English or Polish or Greek-American = white American = top of the racial hierarchy. 

Basically just think that who sits at the top of the racial hierarchy in each individual European country and across Europe as being complicated by ethnicity/nationality within ‘whiteness’. Which is on top of the usual white/non-white dichotomy introduced by European imperialism and colonialism. So colour definitely matters in Europe too. Just that ethnicity/nationality differences matter more within what the US race categorisation homogenises as ‘white’.