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
However, stopping immigrants from speaking their native language is too harsh. People try to learn English but if they are not fluent they have right to speak any language they want so they choose to speak their own language. Speaking their own language makes them more comfortable because there is a low chance of saying something they do not mean to. There is diversity in this country. There are so many different religions, cultures, languages, etc.
The notion that anyone who works hard enough will be rewarded has been made difficult for the individuals that are not defined as white by the social construction of race which comes from society’s beliefs, racism and stereotypes. Being white comes with numerous privileges like higher education and citizenship and other supplementary increased equities that people of color don’t receive. In the video, the narrator states “immigrants were learning that whiteness was more than skin color. It was the privilege of opportunity. And above all, exclusive.” This is a very powerful statement that the narrator makes because firstly, it shows how immigrants who are experiencing a new environment or perhaps experience a culture shock LEARN that color is dominant and superior in many situations in which both colors should have an equal opportunity to excel.
The American dream is having equality, a voice to be heard and stability in one’s life. However, the American Dream is just that, a dream. It cannot be attained because of the power of our government, the ignorant minds of others and the constant want for more. What should be trivial factors in life, such as: race, gender, social class, wealth, etc., all have a significant effect on the impractical American dream. the “TED Talks” video proves this.
Learning the language and having difficulty speaking english, having trouble communicating. In The latin Deli: An Ars Poetica it identifies the issue of speaking a different language. The poem states "all wanting comfort of spoken spanish." Securing work is another issue either because of illegal immigration, the job only hiring people with experience in the united states or because of the language barrier. Cultural barriers as americans we are more open to do different things but when being from different cultures it might be considered disrespectful.
The article “Through the Kaleidoscope” focuses on various aspects including faith, gender, race, multiculturalism, language and eco-justice, regarding Critical Global Education. I believe language is the most significant barrier. English is known to be a universal language that can be used almost anywhere in the world to communicate at least at a basic level. I think the barrier stems from the notion that individuals who are not very familiar with English, especially in western countries, are viewed as immigrants or foreigners. Along with this social status these individuals are usually avoided to be apart of many organizational processes solely based on their familiarity with English.
In the current political climate of the United States, immigration is an extremely hot topic. Every single person – qualified or not - thinks they have something of worth to add to the heated debate, leading to some increasingly polarized views across the nation. From the day of its founding, America has been a country based on an idealized diverse and multicultural society where every single person is free to be exactly who they want to be. If the government legislated English as the national language, the multicultural and multilingual society the States worked so hard for will be driven multiple steps backward in the process. The culture one grows up in forms the basis of their personality from the moment they are born.
The dying out of languages is unfortunate, but it can be prevented, and there are many reasons it should be prevented. While many people may never hear of languages from remote parts of the world, every language carries a certain amount of significance within it. For example, Greek hold clues about the first and truest translation of the Bible. Trying to learn every language would be like trying to fit a full grown elephant into a Volkswagen Beetle; it just ain’t gonna happen. So instead of learning a headache of languages, the best solutions would be to have a single official language to improve world communications.
Multiculturalism may play a valuable role in retaining one’s traditional roots, but in the end, the price ethnic individuals have to pay is learning new forms of beliefs and customs. For the most part, learning new forms of culture help educate other groups of people who are ethnocentric. Certain groups of people often view that their culture is more dominant than the other. On the other hand, that statement is false because the United States as a whole is comprised of immigrants. Without the impacts of globalization, our varieties of cultures would not exist as they do
In a society that pushes for its people to express himself or herself, how is the government going to propose a ban on the way of expression for countless generations. Hate speech is a very broad topic. Who can separate what is right and what is not. In “On Racist Speech” by Charles Lawrence, he explains his views on the banning of hate speech should not occur at all. It can be often misinterpreted because it is often processed as meaningless words or words full of hate.
While those who argue in favor of assimilation possibly argue from a position of National preservation, those who argue against it potentially argue from the perspective of immigrant preservation. However, in his essay “Assimilation & the persistence of culture”, James Bennett suggests that anti-assimilation sentiments can also originate from a place of Nationalism in that, “By global standards, the culture and social systems of the English-speaking nations are some of the most individualistic. Interactions with other cultures therefore inherently involve a challenge to those features of our culture and a challenge by our culture to the less individualistic, less free features of theirs” (Bennett). Further anti-assimilation arguments claim
Immigration has been a conflict between the two parties since they both have different perspectives for solutions. The immigration system is broken and should be fixed and improved to make it more durable. For an immigrant to become a resident they should have a clean criminal background, pay their taxes on time, obey the law and learn english. All these requisites should be accomplished since it is that the government expects from any citizen. English is a requirement to live in America to be able to communicate with employers and co-workers.
Buchanan further limits his arguments by preying upon people’s fears. He states with the current rates of Third World immigration, both legal and illegal, Caucasians will be a minority in America soon. Where does is say in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence that there is a certain ethnicity or religion that defines America. He also dismissively refers to “London as Londonistan (69).” Name-calling and fear are not a solution if you are concerned with diversity. Ethnic and religious minorities find these code words insulting.
The National Of Immigrants Section 1 Immigration Policy Americans have opposed new waves of immigrants and worried about how they would affect their world. Latinos,who can be any race, have become the largest group of immigrants. Technology and the Internet have also presented new challenges for economic competition in the world. Early Restrictions The Constitution clearly gives Congress the power to make immigration policy. Citizenship was possible only for someone who was “a free white person”.
The issue of separate registration process should also be minimized to make the voter registration process easier. This is because, in the US, the registration system is complicated, discouraging voters from participating in the voting process because they have to undergo various registration systems (Abrams, Iversen, & Soskice, 2005). If the government enacted comparable laws, the American political system will benefit in various ways because such law would provide a system that are more representative of the general public. Most importantly, this law will instill a sense of civic responsibility in the American electorate, hence escalating involvement in voting among citizens (Lund, 2013). It is also suggested that government should introduce and implement compulsory voting legislation, which will instill or foster a sense of public responsibility pertaining to voting among