Life itself becomes harder when a foreigner tries to assimilate themselves in a nation where they do not even speak the language (Martinez, 1). It creates a gap for others to portray their flaws in a comedic or insulting manner, even though the foreigners do not know how else to act in their new situation. The truth is, Latinos create a huge impact on the countries they visit, especially America. “Social, cultural, political, and economic” influences can be seen in the United States, proving how much Latinos overcome the stereotypes they are stated to be (Rumbaut). Instead, they as a community further employ their strengths to change how they are
Reluctance to advance alongside our newly found diverse society has had a negative impact on foreign citizens, who try to adapt to the American Culture. By changing their language and appearance, which has resulted in feelings of embarrassment amongst citizens who seek but are denied acceptance in the United States. It has commonly been known throughout the United States that African Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and Chinese have been legally discriminated against. Most people lose sight of the problematic effects that contributes to their mentality. In addition, to the negative social environment they are surrounded with, they have to deal with the difficulties of overcoming the negativity in their mind.
We can into both novels and see how the stronger culture influence the way the characters think. Culture can be very beneficial and influential to members, nonetheless; when persons within the community distance themselves from their cultures, the begin to feel like outsiders and even begin to forget their roots and family history. This essay will explore the struggles and sacrifices that characters in the novel had to endure to be able to get ahead in life and save a bit of their heritage while trying to belong where they feel like are made to feel like foreigners. Characters in the novel tend to dismiss their heritage and try to embrace the dominant culture in order to “fit in”. In Song of Solomon, Macon has left Virginia and has set his mind to become a man of prestige and leave the “typical African-American” lifestyle behind, his aim is to become as wealth and classy as the “white” Americans, by leaving his roots and past behind him to start anew.
Traditionally, when cultural and racial discrimination was rife, most people felt it necessary to discard their cultural backgrounds and adopt a more acceptable lifestyle. However, with cultural diversity, people are encouraged to live together harmoniously by the acceptance of cultural differences. A change in perspective is necessary to fully accept the concept of cultural diversity as a positive
It is this human desire to belong that motivates the insecure to change who they are. They clearly find it too difficult to belong when they have a more defined sense of identity in comparisons to those who they wish to identify with. A strong sense of identity can often lead to a sense of independence or exclusion, but this is not always the case. Rachel Lapp, member of the Amish community is in countless aspects different from those in mainstream society (Walton et al.,
All these conflicting views make it hard to come to a solution on how to fix the problem. It also prevents the United States from being whole. This same idea comes into play when trying to face other problems such as global warming, sexism, immigration, and tons of other prevalent
Displacement from one place to another whether within country or outside is not only advantageous but it has cons too. When people move they usually cause disturbance in the cohesiveness of communities. Each country and its inhabitants have its own individuality which they feel in threat when different people intermingled. Difference in languages, color, cast, dress, and religion causes “Otherness” in immigrants. These differences lead towards crimes and anti- social behavior which creates a hostile environment.
Our country has a long history of immigration of which is an important piece of our diverse backgrounds. The US has been referred to by many as a “melting pot” because of this. However, illegal immigration is harming our nation and economy. It is critical that we find a way to stop illegal immigration. Our current immigration policy is causing problems and has loopholes.
and policy wins” (Defilippis & Anderson-Nathe, 110). The biggest cost of both types of activism is that their issues, goals, and focus may push away prospective supporters, because the approach may be too specific (or even too broad), which could cause donors to look somewhere else. This sense of identity found in almost all activist groups (especially minority political groups) can create problems as well as solve problems. All organizations know that identity categories are “Both necessary and dangerous distortions”, because a clear focus of who is considered a part of said identity can alienate as well as mobilize people. Basically, while a minority group needs to establish who they are organizing in order to recruit members, they need to be concerned with the large amount of people they are turning away.
Moreover, not only did individuals begin to see themselves as more important than the society that they were a part of but they became materialistic due to the freedom they possessed leading to a growth of corruption and decay within the society. Hence, Qutb grew disenchanted with Liberalism which he considered to be spreading vulgarity while, similarly, Leo Strauss saw that it contained seeds of its own destruction as it threatened the social cohesion of the community. Therefore, both view selfish individualism to be the root cause of the failure in a liberal society and consider it essential to be removed in order for a strongly knitted society to be formed. Furthermore, both ideologies are elitist as they believe in a hierarchical structure within the society. Qutb viewed the masses as unable to lead themselves as they were self-interested and corrupted therefore the elites who had the interest of the society at heart were to lead.