Love also mentions the racial ideologies rooted in white supremacy that gave expansionists a grand rational for empire . White Supremacy became an imperative piece of the imperial project. They believed the conviction that people of European descent were inherently different from those and more superior to those of Native Americans, Mexicans, African Americans, Asian, and even certain European groups (the new immigrants from southern and eastern regions) . The United States would only seize states that were predominately white to rein their power for white supremacy. Race was often the motive force for the U.S. Imperialism.
Lawrence (2004) describes racism as the normalization of dynamics—cultural, historical or interpersonal—that accords privilege and preferential treatment to white individuals, at the expense of people of color. This essay will analyse the role of imperialism and colonisation on racism and race relations, some of the theories relevant to racism
Sources: "Platform of the Anti-Imperialists" classzone.com/cz/books/americans_rec05/resources/pdfs/psource/TAR03_10_351_PS.pdf "Imperialism: Meaning, Policy and Arguments" www.yourarticlelibrary.com/international-politics/imperialismmeaning-policy-and-arguments/48498 Third, imperialism is often founded on the premise that one culture is more evolved another. In light of America 's history with slavery and the disenfranchisement of its native people, the Anti-Imperialist League saw the potential for future atrocities while attempting to "civilize" other populations. Unfortunately this proved to be the case during the Philippine War when villagers were placed in concentration camps and subsequently tortured. Sources: "US War Crimes in the Phillipines" www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/warcrimes/US/U.S.Philippines.htm
Social Darwinism, the belief that life consists of competitive struggles in which only the fittest survive. Social Darwinists felt that certain nations and races were superior to others and therefore were destined to rule over inferior peoples and cultures. One reason that these Americans embraced Social Darwinism was that they had long believed that God had granted them the right and responsibility to settle the frontier. America begins to expand Commodore Matthew Perry sailed a fleet of American warships into present-day
Gene Luen Yang offers a humanistic perspective on western imperialism in China during the late nineteenth century to early twentieth century in his graphic novel Boxers, a tragic narrative about Chinese grassroots resistance against foreign occupation in which an armed revolution ultimately fails. The novel focuses on religious identity, and cultural connections in the face of invasion. Boxers highlights the negative effects of imperialism through clashes between different religions, ideologies and power structures. Therefore, the criticism of western imperialism presented in Boxers could support a world systems theory approach to international relations because it shows to exploitation through westernization and the squandering of cultural
Benjamin Banneker earnestly attempts to persuade Thomas Jefferson, former slave owner, the wrongness of slavery by using his sense of morality and reasoning against him. Banneker brings to light Jefferson’s views and to set the foundation to take his argument further. He refers to the Revolutionary War in line 2, "...arms and tyranny of the British Crown..." and explains the British Crown and indirectly refers to their ruling of the colonies. The word he most significantly used was ‘tyranny’ which sums up the rule of the British Crown in the colonists eyes. He uses the Revolutionary War and its impact on the colonies to further deepen the argument on his next point, without this clarification what he said next wouldn't have made any
Let's Talk About Ethics Slander is defined as the action of making a negative statement that is damaging to a reputation. Over one hundred fifty years in the past, on the beautiful land mass yet to be called the United States of America colonists are bent on declaring their freedom from the British power. With total British colonization eminent the colonists need to be convinced their time of atrophy must come to an end. We are already at war and the leaders at the Virginia Convention just need a push in the right direction, they need to know which side is for freedom and which side is for oppression. Patrick Henry's use of Slander and glorification in the Speech to the Virginia Convention is that push the colonists need to realize what is right, and it proves ethos is the most persuasive technique in rhetoric.
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain utilizes satire to convey the overall message of the novel, that society is flawed; he implies one should refrain from orienting their personal moral compass and ideals by what others dictate, because society is imperfect. This is evident in Huck’s moral struggle with the concept of slavery: Twain uses slavery as an example to satirize religion and hypocrisy. He also satirizes “us vs them” mentalities through the example of the Sherburn and Boggs incident. He also mocks the baselessness and irony of racism in American society. Satire is used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn against religious hypocrisy, mob mentality, and racism to highlight these human flaws and address dark and serious issues with a touch of humor.
F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the theme of the East and West as representations of a “New” America and an “Old” America. The characters in the novel represent different negative aspect of the “New” America, such as being corrupted from money, lust, greed, and deceit, revealing how Fitzgerald believes America is making a turn for the worst in the changing times of the 1920s. The East and West Eggs are used as representations of New and Old America, in order to differentiate the inhabitants of both Eggs. Early on in the book, Fitzgerald describes West Egg
The responder can develop a superior knowledge of dystopian societies through the comparison of Victor Kelleher’s novel ‘Taronga’ and Neil burgers Film ‘Divergent’, as both can be perceived as instable tales. This reveals the destruction of society’s values by one individual; they are compelled to confront the brutality, fear, and misuse of power that results.
In his book “Culture War? The Myth of Polarized America”, Morris P. Fiorina, with the help of Samuel Abrams and Jeremy Pope, defines the culture war term as a “displacement of the classic economic conflicts that animated twentieth-century politics in the advanced democracies by newly emergent morals a religious ones.” Simply put, a culture war is the tendency for sides to become polarized when approaching social and economic issues. Fiorina proposes that the culture war so many believe exist is actually just a myth, conjured by different sides of the same story and misconceptions about the political status of the nation. His argument against this theory was that rather than most Americans being on one end of the spectrum or another,