Both cultures are beautiful, so I try to flaunt them equally. Most of my family is bicultural as well, so we are public and proud to share both of our ethnicities within our bloodline. Who is one of the many ways we show our heritage. My grandma will cook juicy carne asada tacos while my mom grills her homemade, classic burgers. Representing several cultures like this gives us options so we can choose what we want and show it off proudly.
Malcolm X was similar to King in them both wanting equality. However, X believe that complete separation of the black and white communities would bring about equality for all. In X’s speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet” he encourages people that the black nationalist should take a stand for their own people. He is a bit extreme when he calls out white people and their behaviors towards people outside of their race.
There was no modern equality in Persia; the Achaemenid Empire was a hierarchy, with Persians unmistakably on top. Equality is important in every society for people to be happy, and the Achaemenid Empire was very unequal. Persians were superior to other people, which also goes against the ideals of acceptance and tolerance. This negatively impacted the world at the time, since people were treated unfairly. Additionally, Towards the end of the empire Xeres and other kings started doing more violent killings, and being more intolerant.
The word Racism is an ugly word and immediatlely we think of someone who hates people based on skin color. While Racism has been around for years; there isn’t one place on earth that doesn’t contain racism. Over the years, however racism has changed. Because it is not politically correct to be openly racist, racism is often hidden and displayed in different ways. One way this happens is why racial profiling.
These stereotypes existence only helps in dividing the great cultures of the worlds apart and I believe the world would definitely be a better place without them. The only possible way to eliminate this images and assumptions of the populaces of these great nationalities is to raise global awareness of the positive aspects and truth of these cultures and eliminate propaganda in media that encourages and approves of these stereotypes. I find stereotypes in general to be a negative aspect of society and I greatly disapprove when people use stereotypes as a basis for determining qualities of individuals and groups. I would highly suggest that everyone refrains from using stereotypes and discover for themselves what these cultures actually are by interacting with
Throughout time diverse regions have considered other societies to be barbaric, causing them to have the desire of “civilizing” them. Likewise, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American nativist groups, possessed a similar perspective towards immigration. Nativist’s opposed immigration, as they believed that it would negatively impact the United States socially, morally, politically, and economically. Socially and morally, the nativists feared that foreigners were a threat to the American society, as they were culturally inferior, possessed many ailments, and committed crimes. Politically, the ethnocentric nativists believed that immigrants would corrupt the government and negatively influence American politics.
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
Omi and Winant’s theories on racial formation are adopted by Kim to apply to his own theories. He uses the conclusions Omi and Winant made to make the basic claim that the concept of race is very fluid and loosely based. Therefore it is an ever-changing social construct. Most people consider race to be a specific category- something that is indefinitely distinguishable. However one of Kim’s main points is that we should strive to push ourselves away from the way of thinking that focuses on the particularities of race.
Or as it were, racial barriers should be acknowledged and both sides study to merge and unify. The past should not be forgotten, but instead utilized to learn how to unite in acceptance. DuBois insisted this happen in order to counteract the influence of stereotypes on race where minorities are mired by their color (McKenna & Pratt, 2015). The color line is but one concept that America needs to have erased but is an important one. In order for blacks (as
As black or white or maybe something in between? As Korean or Korean-American? The identities we hold ourselves to are determined by the societal statuses we ascribe to, such as gender, socio-economic status, age, race or culture. Throughout the Pacific Basin, race and culture have become two of the most critical components of identity. Despite the importance of race and culture in developing one’s identity, both Latin America and the United States of America have historically suppressed the identities of immigrants and indigenous peoples through a strong desire to whiten their respective societies.