Throughout time diverse regions have considered other societies to be barbaric, causing them to have the desire of “civilizing” them. Likewise, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American nativist groups, possessed a similar perspective towards immigration. Nativist’s opposed immigration, as they believed that it would negatively impact the United States socially, morally, politically, and economically. Socially and morally, the nativists feared that foreigners were a threat to the American society, as they were culturally inferior, possessed many ailments, and committed crimes. Politically, the ethnocentric nativists believed that immigrants would corrupt the government and negatively influence American politics.
However, ignorance can lead to misunderstandings on a much larger scale, including world governments, which can often lead to war. Technology is one source of ignorance encouragement. With the growing prevalence of technology, humanity is growing dependent on this resource and becoming dehumanized. Many accept this loss, but there are some that wish to restore the past’s lack of immediate access to information, which they
The Unpreventable Great War World War I was one of the most devastating and destructive events that occurred during history. It was inevitable to happen due to three main factors including, militarism, nationalism, and alliances between certain countries. However, there are other people who believe that World War I was not inevitable and could have been prevented through certain measures. This source describes that World War I could have been prevented if there were more stable and successful negotiations between countries. However, due to the lack of peaceful negotiations between certain countries, many conflicts arose because of desires to expand military and navels.
He also argued that scholarly writing from America and Europe presented inaccurate, misleading and stereotyped cultural representations of the East. Said believed these biased perceptions hindered a true understanding of Middle Eastern and East Asian culture. The Westerner tried to cross the line between what they know and what they have never seen it before (University of Cambridge, n.d.). The distinction erupts the word ‘Orientalism’ and separates human into two groups. Today the effect of Orientalism can be identified in any society as it continues to shape attitudes, images, and knowledge.
Bringing light to European countries, a very small proportion of populations are Muslim and therefore they are often considered as outsiders. Such acts of terrorism have sparked a chain reaction, leading to Muslims being portrayed in a negative way in the media. As a result, those residing in Europe who are Muslims experience severe racism in the form of less job opportunities and general discrimination. Many Muslims have been receiving unjustified and hostile treatment simply due to their religious beliefs, especially in European nations. Such treatment towards Muslim people is a violation of one’s basic human right and may perhaps be a threat to cohesion within societies.
According to Huntington , religion is argued to play a crucial role in cultural diversity and is highly dangerous to the stability of the state. Earlier concerns about social cohesion and security in multicultural societies have, in many ways, coalesced with concerns around countering religious radicalism and/or religious extremism. It is a fact that in areas where there is an indigenous white and historically Christian population alongside religious minority groups there exist a kind of parallel living without meaningful interaction between them . These led gradually to ghettoization and exacerbate racist behavior which disrupts the cohesion and puts the State in a constant turmoil. Representative example is ethnic and religious diversity of former Yugoslavia where multicultural diversities weren’t able to maintain the coherence of the scattered ethnic and religious region groups and led in war conflicts, secession and autonomy at areas where natives had common religion, language and national
Atheism & Alternative Religions 2.1 Religious Pluralism One of the challenges facing evangelism today is the proliferation of religions in the world. Without a body with adequate authority to regulate the creation of religions, this has continued unabated. This trend toward religious pluralism and the labeling of Christian particularists as 'hatemongers' is growing. These times calls for evangelical Christians to put more concerted effort in their work as the threat is particularly huge. With the decreasing influence of Christianity in Western world and the proliferation of other religions such as Islam and Hinduism in the West, opposition to the traditional Christian view and those who hold to it will continue to grow.
These open discriminatory statements can have devastating effect the Muslim communities and our country as a whole. In the wake of this tension in our country my Research Methods class used the tried lost letters experiment to try measure the attitude toward Muslims in Columbus and its surrounding areas.
As Asim Karim quotes Vertovec (2010) in his article “Multiculturalism”: there has emerged in public discourse across numerous settings- especially in Europe- a broad backlash against multiculturalism. From the political Right many critics now see multiculturalism as a foremost contributor to social breakdown, ethnic tension and the growth of extremism and terrorism (cited in Karim 126). Kymlicka and other theorists of multiculturalism have claimed that antidiscrimination law falls short of treating members of minority groups as equals; because states cannot be neutral with respect to culture. Yet we can find state support for some cultural groups over others in culturally diverse societies. As Jeremy Waldron (1995, 100) argues, “We live in
This type of belief of dominance could be pursued due to religion because if you believe in yourself or some type of God, the idea is present. Many groups that are anti-Jew or anti-Muslim for example, have ideas that they are grand, and that they need to remind the Jews and Muslims what their place is in society. Religion comes in many forms and each form has different viewpoints on life and towards other people. Each belief is different from another one and each can be just as scary as the other. Because there are so many religions there are different faiths and each faith has their own perspectives on how they view others.