She says that “judging one’s own culture requires the ability to judge other cultures". If we cannot judge other cultures, then we cannot judge our own. This would lead to an inability to judge anything of moral signiﬁcance whatsoever, which is extremely absurd. Moral judgement is a necessary part of existence, and therefore moral isolationism cannot be correct.
The concerned citizens avoid bringing these issues to the attention of the general public, due to the inappropriate feedback they might receive. Although Wiesel suggests to “pick sides” (Wiesel, 1), everyone has a different preconception of who the victim is. For example, many ethnocentric people create stereotypes about First Nations, but that does not guarantee the validity of their statements. Everyone has diverse opinions about life, religion, and inequality issues. By posing negative opinions, one is increasing the probability of hate and threats against a certain group, such as the First Nations.
For e.g. shaking hands when you meet someone may be correct for one culture but will not be appropriate for another. Talking loudly and maintaining constant eye contact would be unsuitable for some people while in case of certain individuals not making any eye contact would be considered rude. Hence it is very important to make sure that we understand this diversity and communicate with them effectively. Different professional backgrounds also affect our relationships and the way we communicate.
Anthem: A Bland Society Anthem. The society where everyone is held down by rules, regulations, and people who think freedom and individuality will be the downfall of society. There are a few of these reasons, but they are all not good ones. The main purpose is that they do not want to recreate the unmentionable times, which I think to believe that is either the World War II era, or in an alternate universe, there was another war much after that, maybe in our time or even later in the future. Another reason is that they do not want someone to be different than that of someone else.
Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” When Iain S. Thomas said this, he may have not been referring to assimilation, but that is one interpretation someone could get from this quote. When the world around you tries to force assimilation it can cause negative feelings and problems. Assimilation is when someone changes something about themselves to fit an ideal society has set out to be the norm. Even in the United States we see people trying to create problems out of people not assimilating. Whether it be Mexicans not speaking English in the states or someone’s clothing not matching the normality of the other people around them, they are not the problem.
The act includes the refusal to obey a particular set of law, commands, or demands by an occupying international power or the government. The civil disobedience may be founded on the need for integrity, sound policies, and promoting justice. Based on these principles, the refusal by Bartleby to conform to be consistent with the set norm might not necessarily imply that his actions were unethical. His constant refusal to follow the routine emphasizes the general need to have a clear set of changes in the working environment. One of the reasons for the act of disobedience could have been due to the repetition and the set procedures that the employees were expected to follow.
It occurs in media, music, Hollywood, and everyday life. The cultures which are mistreated are ones that have been abused in the past as well. This distortion of culture is often harmful and offensive, and it a problem that needs a solution. In modern society, culture is an issue that is debated often, as people argue whether the misrepresentation of minorities in media is really a problem that needs to be addressed because many do not realize the harm of it. Erich Hatala Matthes, professor of moral philosophy, says, “Cultural appropriation can often seem morally problematic.
It is in observing how people deal with and react to conflicts that we see clear differences between cultures. Some cultures view conflict as a positive thing, while others view it as something to be avoided. In the United States, conflict is not usually desirable; nonetheless, conventional wisdom in this country encourages individuals to deal directly with conflicts when they do arise. In fact, face-to-face encounters are usually suggested as the way to work through whatever problems exist. By contrast, in many Asian countries, open conflict is experienced as embarrassing or demeaning.
They argue that it has many major flaws, but they acknowledge that parts of theory have some truth to it. Throughout this essay, cultural relativism will be questioned, but also supported in some ways. The idea of cultural relativism reminds me of a sociological term--ethnocentrism--that essentially means the opposite. Ethnocentrism is essentially a bias about your own culture against other cultures. One can only see their culture (usually as dominant to the others), rather than attempting to see the perspective of whatever culture is in question.
While some believe not all assumptions and stereotypes are bad, but they force people of the group to fit in a generalized description stripping individuals of their uniqueness. According to the article, “ Positive Stereotypes Are Pervasive and Powerful” by Alexander M. Czopp, Aaron C. Kay, Sapna Cheryan, “even norms that emphasize and encourage superficial attempts to demonstrate inclusiveness, diversity, and multiculturalism at personal and institutional levels...often come with subtle but substantial costs.” There no are such things as positive stereotypes because although affiliating one’s identity with the stereotypic strengths of their social group can have a more immediate response towards group pride and collective self-esteem,