Cultural diversity flourishes in the United States even though the golden door are no longer as open as they once were. Americans’ doors have rusted shut through disuse. It doesn’t matter how many people come to the United States looking for freedom and opportunity there will always be groups of people who voluntarily discredit immigrants. Despite Emma Lazarus’s optimistic view, immigrants have and will almost always be looked upon with a predisposition of judgement and shame. With this they will most likely have a harder time reaching the freedom they aspired for.
Almost all Americans have heard the phrase “separation of church and state.” However, fewer realize the magnitude of the phrase. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, the majority of the Founding Fathers were deists or had a belief in a God who created the universe but does not interact with it. They understood how religion could ruin governments and needed to be separated in their new nation. The Founding Fathers purposefully left out religion from all government documents and never mentioned the Bible or other religious text while creating the United States. Ken Ham is the CEO of Answers in Genesis and is a leader in the Christian creationist movement; he writes many articles on the Answers in Genesis website. In his article “Separation of Christianity
David Brook's essay focuses in the main part about the discussions and conversations on race, which is aimed to lead the readers to contemplate the assumptions we take for granted such as the critical question of is diversity a cared for subject in the United States?”
In the article, “What I Pledge Allegiance To” by Kiese Laymon. American people are blind when they see injustice and condemn people who question how this country is being run. If we can all learn to accept people ideas and believe we can move forward as a nation.Every American is born with a right to free speech, which should give the person the chance to speak their respective mind without the fear of prosecution. It is our social responsibility to keep hate from infecting this nation, we need to understand that if we accept every type of person who lives in the United States. We can address the problems we face as human beings, we can move forward to a better future for this country.
Do we only care about diversity in America when we’re amongst people of different races? In David Brooks, “People Like Us,” he explores this taboo topic, originally published in the issue of the Atlantic Monthly, 2003. In the first few sentences of the essay he states that perhaps there is somewhere in the United States that there is a really an area where people are diverse (62). But then again he has not ever been made aware of such an area. As Americans we should examine our communities, cities, and close nit circles, in doing so we can create a clearer depiction of what makes us more at ease with persons that we associate with. During his essay, Brooks shares an array of examples that show diversity isn’t as common as one would think.
"We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves." How does this relate to the stories we have read? We are going to look at "The Lottery", "Texas v. Johnson", and "American flag stands for tolerance". Also we are going to talk about the acceptance characters do or do not show in these stories. In the stories many characters show the acceptance of others and many do not show acceptance.
It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” (Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems) Americans have a silent code of not speaking on anything that has to do with race. When it comes down to race many would like to turn a blind eye to what the real problem is because they are afraid to step on anyone’s toes. We hide behind color-blindness. Saying that we do not see color we only see a man. To not see a black or white person also takes away from our diversity and is just as harmful as racism. We don’t want to live in a world where everyone is the same. We want to live in a world everyone’s race is known and respected. We overcome that by education people about other people culture. Only education of other people’s culture will help to understand that there is more then one normal and to know label anything nonwhite as ethnic but to merge everyone together. It is time to open up the discussion and I will continue to push for
This autobiographical essay will define my experience as a Dominican immigrant living in New York City. Being an American citizen with a Dominican background are extremely relevant to the process of political socialization. My family background is founded on the principles of democratic values, which taught to me by my mother and father. In New York City, I found a “melting pot” of different immigrants that allowed me to feel more accepted as a Dominican living in the United States. More so, these aspects of the socialization process provided a foundation for my belief in democratic values throughout my life. My experiences as an immigrant have certainly been difficult in some cases of racism, but I have generally been accepted as an American
America and its people have worked hard to create a home in which everyone is treated, and feels equal. We’ve fought wars, held protests, and lost many lives in situations where we were fighting for fair treatment. After all of these sacrifices, it's safe to say that Americans have the right to love, and cherish the equality that their home presents them with, but to an extent. Equality in society, government, and basic human interactions should always be kept, and held with great importance. However, we also need to keep in mind that we are not the same people. This is where the government in the story, ‘’Harrison Bergeron,’’ gets out of hand. They tried to make their citizens equal by making them the same which prevents
The United States of America is a land where, according to Thomas Jefferson, all men are created equal, and while that ideal has been recounted a myriad of times throughout the nation’s history, to this day the people of the United States are still unequal. The country’s past is permeated with injustice and tragedy supporting the inequality of people. Whether through the forced exile of Native Americans, the enslavement of an entire race, or the atrocities committed prior to modern labor laws, the U.S.’s history exemplifies the fact that it is far perfect. Racism has recently re-entered forefront of society’s collective agenda, and, despite the passing of 55 years from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream speech,” it is far from a resolution.
The mixing pot America is made up of many different types of people from racist to sexual orientation but why does this matter it shouldn't matter because in the world we live in today there are much bigger task at hand then to debate over women in the workplace where same-sex marriage. a person's a person no matter how small dr. Seuss. this quote is powerful and today's growing society because it shows that everyone is the same and there shouldn't be a difference. division for America should be for our country to come together as one soul body
The government in England had significant control over their people in many areas, one of these areas being religion. The major religion in England during that time period was Roman Catholic. The Catholics and Protestants often times would try to ban each other’s religion. The people of the Protestant faith in order to get away from the Roman Catholic Church, migrated to America; since one of the drawing factors was the chance to practice their religious beliefs freely.
Zain, I agree when you stated, “Ultimately, Protestant individualism allows its followers to feel connected to each other, but the lack of a central authority – much less an authority that has a stranglehold on the government – frees them from feeling chained to each other and its strong presence in America has allowed pluralism to thrive.”. Protestant individualism probably influenced the founders to have a separation of church and state because of Catholic persecution in the past. Since, Protestants do not have a central authority figure like the Pope it reduces corruption in the Church. As power can corrupt any single individual (i.e. the Pope) when they are given supreme authority over its followers. For example, Pope John XII murdered
Human beings must be willing to accept people or opinions different from ourselves. We recently viewed "My So Called Enemy," read "Texas vs. Johnson" by: William J. Brennan and "American Stands for Tolerance" by: Ronald J. Allen. Each piece contained profound information as how different people should be accepted even though they have different thoughts or believes. An example is when it says people should be willing to accept it even though you may not think the same.
“Once you understand and appreciate other people’s cultural backgrounds, then you can also connect with them more” Either being born or migrating into America you are considered as an American Citizen. In reality are you actually treated as American Citizen? People of America tend to stereotype different races and cultures.However,America is full of diversity and multicultural human beings, but there is a lot of oppression against races or a specific race. Therefore, Americans should embrace being multicultural because if we don't embrace it then it limits how individuals of different cultures feel oppressed.