Ultimately, ethnic studies promote American ideals, create identity, and only create contempt when being constrained from these courses. Ethnic studies should be implemented in schools, because they promote American ideals of diversity, inclusion, and freedom. In a place like America, where diversity is supposed to be the building block of our nation, one would think that different ethnic groups would have the right to study their own identity. Students question this in the film and make claims such as, “Education is so against me that they don’t want me.” Evidently, with the threat of abolishing ethnic studies courses, students feel a lack of inclusion, which defies American values. Other violations of American
Only English? English is the most common language in America. Some people believe that English should be the official language of America. So, they try to make English-only movement become official. Before people make their decisions, they need to know what the English-only movement is.
Americans going west ran into Mexican territory, where settlement was cheap. These settlers moved in and outnumbered the Mexicans six to one, because of this, tensions arouse. Although the United States war against Mexico may be viewed as controversial, the war was just due to the Mexican government refusing to hear an offer, the boundary dispute, and the 16 American soldiers killed. The new president of Mexico, Jose Joaquin de Herrera, refused all negotiation with the United States which called for an excusable war. John Slidell, the United States ambassador attempted to obtain a peaceful relation but Mexico thought otherwise.
Borders of the First Amendment are at the center of the legal debates about free speech and hate speech. While free speech is considered to be a basic right, as the Supreme Court has given the right to free speech. However, when such "free speech" crosses the line and becomes a threat, the courts have stepped in and punished the speaker. First Amendment does not protect free speech that has the intention of doing harm or damage. Many people believe that the First Amendment gives the people right to say whatever they want but it’s not true.
We need the ACLU because we know that the government has the power to deny legal right to everybody. The ACLU protects the rights and liberties of immigrants and they said that, “We are dedicated and to expand to help discriminate immigrant rights.”(ACLU) Some of the effects is that mainly jobs have immigrants in the business and if they lose towards to having rights. Most of the business that are immigrants the rating cost will go down and eventually shut down. When the government has the power to deny legal rights that's when the ACLU comes in to help immigrant
In addition, Spain and France may assist England for they don’t want their colonies to take similar actions and get independent. To say the least, if they won, they would soon be able to conquer other places, which would make American the public enemy for many European countries. Compared to the Great Britain, as Chalmers claimed, America is just vulnerable and any reasonable person won’t want to be the enemy of England. About the idea of Paine that America would be a free port of Europe, Chalmers thought that is not rational too for European countries would want to populate their own colonies other than America. Instead, America would only lose their only commerce attention, Great Britain.
As Anglo Americans moved to Texas, many native born Mexican Texans would be removed from their land and face discrimination. Slowly, the natives of Texas became outsiders in their own land. Juan Seguin himself face Anglo opposition. After the republic Republic of Texas was formed, Juan Seguín was the only Spanish speaking senator. He was driven out of his own land because of untrue accusations from Anglos that he was still loyal to the Mexican government.
The research methods used in the article is also qualitative whereby the author reviews and analyzes the California Three Strikes Law as it was passed, how the federal court takes over a state case and the application of the law in a particular case. The method used is case study. The article found out that California’s voters were influenced by fear and politics to pass the Three Strikes law. The author also finds out that the application of the law raises questions on the proportionality in which it is applied, particularly to petty theft cases. Because of the lack of clarity in which the law can be applied, legislatures and citizens have the right to redefine the law and its
In the novel “Out of this Furnace,” Bell suggests that most immigrants came to America seeking a better life, but faced the hard truth of inhuman labor (23). With the lack of education, Kracha couldn 't speak English, therefore, Kracha faced the lack of communication, also because the lack of education Bell suggests immigrants made no effort in practicing their freedom and sets Kracha as an example (66). But lack of education wasn’t the only thing that impeded immigrants to vote, in a discussion with Mike, Kracha makes a comparison between the emperors and the millionaires, “they run the country to suit themselves, and don 't think they 're going to let you interfere every few years with your miserable vote.” (67).In other words, Kracha voiced his opinion on the real results of the voting, Kracha insists that big millionaires and banks, pressure workers into voting for a certain runner, only to benefit
Immigration is a person who comes to the US from another country, usually someone who has permission to come in the US. Immigration can sometimes be good but also very bad. Today millions of immigrants are getting killed, beat up, or put in jail, for the color of their skin or what country they're from. The worst things you can think about is what’s happening to immigrants. I feel that immigration is bad.
Americans also promised to convert to Catholicism but they also broke that promise. Americans just came into Texas breaking laws and now deciding to take it for themselves. Americans should not be the people invading and attacking Mexico but they would be the victims of law. Mexico should not be the people getting invaded. Americans abused Mexico 's
In recent discussions of illegal immigrants, a controversial issue has been whether to boot them out or let them stay in our country. On the one hand, some argue that we should allow them to come into our country because they believe we have the resources. On the other hand, however, others argue that we should not allow them to come into our country. My own view is if the immigrants learn our culture and how we do things in this country, and if the immigrants learn how to speak English and put some effort into making a new life and getting a job I don 't see what the problem
Ch. 2 The main subject of this chapter is the false idea of prosperity that many Asians believed lay in America before they came over. The author argues in this chapter that people migrating from Asia had a rude awakening when they landed in America and discovered how poorly the minorities were treated. A specific piece of evidence that the author uses to support his case is the question of a young immigrant: “Why had I left home?...I looked
When the Jews came to America they refer to themselves as ' 'greenhorns ' ' which meant they were foreigners in their dressing language, and thinking. One immigrant said ' 'I was unhappy because I did not know anything and I was frightened...When they used to call names like ' 'greenhorns ' ', I felt that I would rather die than hear it again ' ' ( 280). The conceptions of how their race and ethnicity influenced their treatment were that Jews tried to assimilate and become more American by dressing fashionably, learning English and to having proper mannerisms. Jews changed their names to have American names. They did everything that the Americans did like celebrating American holidays and going on vacations at resorts.
1) Because John Simon argues that American should be care->care about English grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and demonstrates that this problem is mostly from miseducation, intended audience for “Why Good English is Good for You” are American educators and parents who are concerned about their children`s English education. The purpose of the text is to suggest that American citizens need to do their best to use the Standard English that has more advantages than sloppy English. 2) By using elevated diction, superior tone, and linguistic jargon, John Simon, the author of “Why Good English is Good for You”, demonstrates the importance of using correct English to American educators and parents who are concerned about the children`s English