In “People Like Us”, Brooks David mentions the diversity in United States, and people only willing to hang out with their own kind. To explain this point further, cultures, interests, religions, jobs, and races are all the reason why people tend to stay together. The country has been broken into small segments with their features. For instance, people from the same Asian background gathering in certain area. People even stay in their old neighborhood while they have money to move, because they felt their neighborhood shares their value and culture. The same result can be observed in wine business, the best of the industry are all in big cities such as New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Moreover, rich parents rising kids went
Patrick Buchanan’s essay on the diverse demographics in modern America targets Conservatives and those skeptical about the benefits of diversity, and persuades those people that the pursuit of diversity and equality is self-destructive. Buchanan instills fear into his audience by referencing conflicts that occurred when people of different backgrounds and ideas diverged. Buchanan makes us feel insecure with our government by referencing past empires to prove our democracy will inevitably fail. Finally, by offering data and a logical explanation, Buchanan persuades us that diversity threatens the nationalism and unification that we value so dearly. Buchanan dissuades his audience from supporting diversity by instilling the common emotion of
He establishes this by showing how humans are skilled of drawing social differences and also influencing their existence amongst them by illustrating how in D.C Maryland and Virginia (DMV), one political party only lives in suburban Maryland and the other political party only lives in Virginia. As Brooks has demonstrated in his essay, one can infer people like being around people they have commonality with such as social economic statues, and suburban association. For that reason, areas that were formerly intended to be diverse are now consciously divided with families preferring to live near people like them. He goes on to discuss why individuals are every so often attached to industrial units, and they can explore places to live on the origin of cultural attraction.
David Brooks makes many good points in his article, and I agree with what he says and can relate many of my personal stories to him. Many of us want to live with people like us, and many of us want to be with people that are like us. At the beginning Brooks mentions how diversity isn’t cared by many, and he’s right. Before moving to California I heard that this was a place where many people came from all over the world to live better lives, so I thought it would be a nice place to meet new people. At first my family wanted to move to Berkeley and we were looking at neighborhoods that were cheap to live in, we liked many neighborhoods, but a few friends of my dad who had lived there told us that those neighborhoods had many blacks and hispanics
As stated in the previous chapter connection, there are many challenges that stand in the way of urban education. The main issue discussed in chapter 10 of the book “Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education” by Sonia Nieto and Patty Bode, was the issue of bilingual programs never having enough support by schools. In addition “bilingual teachers have been segregated programmatically and physically from other staff members, making both teachers and students feel isolated from the community (p.380)”. This issue has always been highly debated because while some people believe bilingual programs work, others believe the opposite. Regardless of who is right or wrong, the truth is that we live in a country that
The United States of America is the most diverse country in the world today. You can travel to the mountainy southern states, or the flat midwest, and the two places are basically completely different countries with completely different cultures. This is a direct correlation from in Colonial America how the colonies were so different even though they were all English owned. Because the English colonies were all so diverse, this led to our present day nation to be such a “melting pot.” Although England had thirteen Colonies in America, the Colonies had substantial differences between them, like how they were formed for different reasons, the basis of their economies were different, and the role religion played in each colony varied.
Is Melting Pot of Diversity Real? The myth of the melting pot of diverse people in the US seems to sound easy and fancy, however, the truth is that people here only gather some particular areas. In the article “People Like Us” by David Brooks, the author says that although the United Stated is the diverse country, Americans do not seem to care about diversity. This is because they do not embrace diversity and would not associate with people who are unlike them.
America’s Diverse Population In the nineteenth century, rates of immigration across the world increased. Within thirty years, over eleven million immigrants came to the United States. There were new types of people migrating than what the United States were used to seeing as well. Which made people from different backgrounds and of different race work and live in tight spaces together; causing them to be unified.
College: An Unsuccessful Diversification Project In her article, “Why America is Self-Segregating,” Danah Boyd emphasizes the importance of diversity in our social connections and explains, as members of a nation, we are segregating ourselves. Through culture, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic background, fragmentation is occurring daily. Boyd realizes that diversity is hard, but believes it is a crucial part of a successful democracy. Boyd explains that while the original goal of social media may have been to connect people from different cultures and nations, its effects have been working in the opposite direction.
“People Like Us” by David Brooks is an article written for people who do not care about diversity. The article talks about how people really are not as diverse as they think they are. People like to be around people who a similar to them in most ways. Brooks ideal audience is white people who live in neighborhoods this can be seen by looking at how he talks about diversity. David Brooks says that “In fact, evidence suggest that some neighborhoods become more segregated over time.”
Since its inception America has been coined the “melting pot,” a term that’s intended to encase pride over the vast amount of diversity contained within our country. That pride, however, is nothing more than an idealization of the truth. America is a country of great diversity, but its pride and acceptance of that diversity relies on a contingent tolerance. Diversity is a wide term that can refer to a number of different groups and in this context it is referring to groups of minorities in America, particularly the LGBT community. Perhaps, the best illustration of this harmful treatment can be found in the media, specifically in the form of television.
This is the reality of the American melting pot, which I have experienced with very positive results. Not only did my family teach me racial tolerance as an American, but many people have also treated me with respect from differing racial and ethnic backgrounds. This is the politicization of my identity as an American, which has taught me the social values of tolerance in American society. More so, New York City is a very diverse place in which the immigrant can blend with other people fare more easily than in rural areas. In my early thirties, I continue to experience a much better life in the U.S. than I would have experienced living in the Dominican Republic.
Walter Benn Michaels has a large amount of knowledge in diversity, he has written many articles on the topic. Michaels has expressed his knowledge and beliefs that there is a great deal of diversity among human beings. Unfortunately, diversity has been defined by the average Americans as racism verses economic stability. In the article, “The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality,” Walter Benn Michaels’ skillful presentation of his logos overshadows his less successful portrayal of pathos and ethos concerning the idea of love for identity. However, Michaels has impeccable logos in the article with his references on the idea of love for identity, but does not express his ethos and pathos as fluent.
In This Book Not like Us; Immigrants and minorities in America 1890-1924, which was written by Roger Daniels; a professor who taught History at the University of Cincinnati, focused on the 3 different groups, the Blacks, Immigrants, and Amerindians. He also focuses on the "Opposing forces" hostile to them, also seeing the different paradoxes of the supposed advancements that actually were conflicts in this period of time. This book covers everything from women's rights to the 1924 Act, so enjoy the ride. Much of this book Not Like Us is more devoted mainly to the Blacks in America and the Amerindians. In Daniels analysis this material is key, but it has very little relevance/applicability to the immigration reformer.
Summary: How Diversity Make Us Smarter In this essay, “How Diversity Make Us Smarter,” Katherine Phillips illustrates how diversity functions effectively in a group, organization, and society. Philips states diversity has several advantages, such as enhancing creativity, evoking more thoughts, changing behavior, and promoting hard work. Philips supports the advantages by showing the positive outcomes come from different university researches and studies.