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   Ruz-Mora 1 Jorge Ruz-Mora Jill Bergkamp ENC 1102 4 February 2010 Small Groups Decisions In today's society small groups are in charge of making decisions, for example United States Congress is a small group that is in charge of running the whole country. The problem with having such a small group controlling such a big country is that sometimes Congress's decision can cause a disaster to happen. Sometimes having a group making an important decision can be catastrophic like what happened with the Columbia space shuttle. Small groups also have benefits, they unite people of a common background to mourn the death of an idol; similar to when Selena died and a lot of Hispanics came together to honor her. In Diana Taylor's essay "False Identifications: Minority Populations Mourn Diana" she expresses how minorities mourn celebrities that they have not met. Simultaneously, in James Surowiecki's essay “Committees, Juries, and Teams” he shows how the decisions of a small group can create a tragedy. Small groups make murals in remembrance of dead celebrities, they turn into audiences when they are influenced by the media to mourn a global celebrity, and they make decisions about how long a dead celebrity is going to stay in their memories. Small groups create pieces of art in order to honor a fallen idol or a celebrity that has become a global icon. Some minorities mourn their local celebrities by creating art murals in remembrance of that celebrity. A perfect example is how in almost every Hispanic community a mural of Selena was created. Also, in neighborhoods were different ethnic groups live together, it can be seen how murals have been created to honor different celebrities that could not even
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   Ruz-Mora 2 belong to those groups. In New York City, murals of african-american celebrities are combined with Hispanic celebrities like Selena and global celebrities like Mother Theresa. These murals show the diversity of opinions that can be found in small groups. The murals show that even
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