Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
Here, Grant portrays the general perspective towards immigrants, as nativists considered them to be a threat to the superiority and purity of the United States. Grant describes them as being physically and mentally deteriorated, in order to convey how the inferior immigrants would impede the American civilization socially, morally, and politically. Reverend Josiah Strong further elaborates on the negative impacts of immigration when he states, “…immigration not only furnishes the greater portion of our criminals, it is also seriously affecting the morals of the native population. It is disease and not health which is contagious. Most foreigners bring with them continental ideas of the Sabbat, and the result is sadly manifest in all our cities…debauching [corrupting] popular morals is the liquor traffic, and this is chiefly carried on by the foreigners…” (Document 2).
(Members of the Tohono O 'odham Nation of Arizona protest militarization of the U.S. border.) Miller presented the interesting facts by finding that not only immigrants, but US citizens are also vulnerable to harassment by the agency. The designation and treatment of citizens as “enemy combatants” also puts the matter into bold relief. In “U.S.
Do you believe there is a new Jim Crow in America 's justice system? Well, in the book The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Alexander believes that America 's criminal justice system is racially biased. Furthermore, she believes that the legal system is trying to punish African Americans. There are many people that believe Alexander statements is very bold and not true. Adam Gopnik who wrote the article How We Misunderstand And Mass Incarceration believes that America criminal justice system is not racially biased, but the system has political motives.
Elizabeth Grozs states that “grotesque” disabilities; siamese twins, rubber man, dwarfs, giants, etc, have to live their lives as “freaks.” Which in other terms, to be commercialized for entertainment, thus creating an explanation of the need to understand the human body of what is considered “normal.” Grozs, however, puts out a disclaimer before she explains her argument; the term “freak” is a political label that is targeted specifically towards a group of disabled people. It is a tricky term, it excludes some disabilities as it focuses more on those who are seen as “simultaneously and compulsively fascinating and repulsive, enticing and sickening” (56). Genetics, heredity, embryology, histology, medical, and sometimes conscious effort are all factors of the “freaks.” Aside from the
These event caused large amounts of discrimination that was depicted in the media because, many feared the unknown dangers they believed they would cause. Moreover, such ideas were usually from someone whom the general public trusted, a person of high power. For instance, the person could be of government authority that could easily manipulate the minds of others. Consequently, this posed a problem to humanity as manipulation could cause people to be conditioned into believing to metaphorically stay within a box, and that anything outside of the box was seen as a threat or something unfamiliar. This idea became prominent during World War II and again after 9/11 due to terrorism, discrimination, propaganda and violence.
In the TED talk: The Psychology of Evil, Philip Zimardo talks about an, " ... investigative report by General Fay, says the system is guilty ... (and the) environment created by Abu Gharib, by leadership failures that contributed to the occurrence of such abuse..." This quote by a General, states that the injustices, committed at the Abu Gharib prison, was created through the lack of leadership. In addition, if there was a superior officer present, these acts may not have been committed at all. Another example that shows the requirement for a stalwart code of law can be seen in Lord of the Flies. Ralph tries to uphold his law of speaking in turn but it is merely forgotten. "Jack stood up, scowling in the loom, and held out his hands.
Government has become reliant upon private prison corporation to handle the increasing number of “criminal aliens,” and has the industry of immigration-detention grew, so did the redefinition of “immigrants.” This time the redefinition made immigrants into a dangerous group of people, which would in most cases make a member of the public even more fearful of immigrants. Being that these private prison corporations are going to flourish as long as they are being relied upon by government for this duty, they are, as any typical industry would, going to do what is in their power to ensure they stay relevant. If this means redefining immigrants in a way in which will promote more business for themselves, then they are going to push that as far as they can to maintain the power they have come to
It is impossible to know who is illegal by their looks. Daily, people are crossing into the United States illegally for reasons that are not known and can only be speculated. President Obama and his administration believe the United States should agree to take and naturalize all illegal aliens, however this paints a very bad picture of America. A lot of jobs are being taken by unauthorized aliens, some have been known introduce and traffic illicit drugs into the United States.
We define fake news as false stories that appear to be legitimate and are usually fabricated for political or financial gain. Many members of the public have voiced their concerns over the prevalence and potentially adverse effects of fake news in Singapore. We argue that fake news is a serious threat and the only way forward is for the government to step up measures to counter it. One of the major reasons why fake news is such a threat is the increasing difficulty for readers to identify the legitimacy of fake news websites. With recent advancements in technology, it is now far easier to fabricate fake news and make it look convincing.