The Rhetorical Strategies of a Latina Judge's Speech To End the Lack of Representation Throughout the diversity in the United States, there is a multitude of factors that underestimate and terminate the presence or idea of women and minorities in government roles. In current times, awareness of gender equality and excluded minorities has rose to an all- time high. Many are advocating that the way our country sees and treats intersectionality needs to change for the better. Judge Sonia Sotomayor is an advocator by spreading this public announcement through a piece of a speech. She discusses the obstacles she and other minorities face to place higher on the social ladder and to be represented during a speech at the Judge Mario G. Olmos Memorial
The suggestion that racism is eradicated because a select few are successful is harmful because it ignores all the other people of color that are struggling. The fixed fallacy denies that racism develops in different ways and takes alternate forms at various times. One fixed view on what racism is does not account for the changes in society, so one might dismiss something as not racist just because it is not as severe an action as what has been deemed racist in the past. The ahistorical fallacy believes events that occurred in the past have no bearing or influence on things that happen today. This suggests
This caused her to alienate herself since her mother asked her to keep a part of herself hidden from the world by binding her and making sure no one found out she menstruated ealy (Anzaldúa 1983, 221). This will later isolate her further but ultimately lead her to reflect on the racism that surrounds her. In addition, Anzaldúa’s identity also suffer because she denied her heritage and the traditions that with it. She mentions that she felt ashamed of her mother and her loud tendencies, it is an archetype that most Hispanic mothers are loud by nature, and the fact that her lunches, or “lonches”, consisted
Yet, other countries do not coin “special names to refer to these local speech-ways.” Their second view regarding ‘Spanglish’ is that it is not a hybrid language because just by hearing the term it can be interpreted that it belongs to a hybrid language. The authors of this paper finds that there is no objective justification for the term and that by using this term Latinos in the US are giving people the right to discriminate against them. In the response paper that Otheguy and Stern wrote in 2013, they argued that the term Spanglish does more harm than good. Otheguy and Stern state that there are many Latinos that reject the term and that object to its perceived derogatory tone. Towards the end of the response paper, Otheguy and Stern offer an insight into why the term Spanglish does more harm than good.
Chicanas in in America faces difficulties when seeking their identity. Although Chicanas/o find it difficult to balance two cultures, they feel isolated doing so. In the story, Lorenza Calvillo questions about “who am I?” “how do I see myself?” and “how am I seen by others?” Many Chicanas struggle with their identity and they communicate through art and literature. The Chicano/a community may face isolation when coping with both culture. The dominant culture may not understand the struggle of a Chicana/o which can discriminate against her therefor it disfigures their identity.
It depends on how the lens of the person is viewing what they identify as an individual. It can get complicated to be known as Mexican in the United States because of the way we are portrayed as being the minority. Then as a Mexican half, your soul is still on the other half where your parents traveled from initially, yet when traveling to Mexico makes us leave a part of our soul. As a part of the people who were born to speak Spanish as my native language, I find it beautiful, but there are those individual people who would try to stop us from saying anything in Spanish. Anzaldua brings in all the different changes that have happened to the Spanish language.
America is time to get educated about your Spanish speaker 's neighbors! Do you think you could identify each Spanish-speaking culture with its own country and location? The truth is that few people who come from ordinary lives are able to answer this question with confidence and security. Unfortunately, American society has for decades refused to understand the true essence of its immigrant neighbor, making the lack of understanding create conflicts and barriers that prevent the fulfillment of one strong and united American diverse society. Therefore, Americans must educate themselves about their Spanish Speaker 's neighbors to counter the prejudices caused by politicians, a lack of geographic and cultural knowledge, and the physical
It varies from “domestic violence, workplace discrimination, and human rights violations” on women issues (Jaggar 301). The idea of human rights is often used to challenge the issues of “sexual slavery, forced domestic labor, and the systematic withholding education, food, and health” from women around the world (Jaggar 302). Otherwise stated, women’s human rights are often neglected or denied and the feminism movement acknowledges the oppression and advocates for women’s “men” rights. However, women in different societies faces different systematic disadvantages where some of abuse are considered “normal” or “natural” in their society. Often the voices from third world countries are taken seriously only if they reflect the norms of the Western world because of dominant cultural values that are overtaken in media and around the world.
She emphasizes on how she disagrees with these norms, which is the reason why people ridicule her minority status. She states the fact that women of minority status within America are the ones who are disregarded to a great extent. While describing her attempts to fit in the society, she also mentions the conflicts she faces with the people from her own culture, who criticize her for using “Spanglish”. Through her essay, Anzaldua is trying to connect to everyone who suffers from contrasting identities. Her article begins with a metaphor from her childhood, when she once visited a doctor who commented on her accent which made her feel uncomfortable.She further evaluates on the incident with the dentist where his remarks made her uncomfortable.
Conversely, Smith also explores the sexual identity of her female characters. Natalie hooks up with strangers and abandons maternal duties by hiring a nanny. Subsequently, her extra-marital affairs are later discovered. These secretive defiant attacks against societal norms concede Wells’ claim that “the telling of [women’s] stories by others in ways that will recognize their uniqueness is complicated by the societal pressure to conform to the conventional narrative of womanhood, which includes heterosexual marriage and childhood” (Wells 103). In analysis of societal scripts for women, Wells’ article presents contentions that liken themselves to Smith’s thematic
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.
I disagree with the part of the article that says “Americans are used to the rest of the world bending over backwards to blend in with their culture”, if foreign stars like Shakira sing in English is because their big success in their native language is not enough for their ambitions. I also disagree with the article part “Americans are almost never asked to adapt, and very rarely have
Still clinging on to those preferences? If I asked you why, the answer will probably be rooted in a stereotype. Whether you try to play it off as a physical taste “I don’t like Asian eyes” (racist), or even try to get around race and make it about their personality “Mexicans are just so lazy” (racist), the fact remains the same (this is racist). Stereotypes erase individualism and reduce that person to a generalization you have created or learned, and these aren 't a demarcation of individuality or any of the things that make you you, racial preferences aren 't your birthright and you certainly weren’t born believing these stereotypes. These are learned cultural biases, plain and
Many people are undecided on what they believe, based off our survey so arguments need to be effective. A neutral audience is a fair debate setting, for both individuals. Logos arguments will need to be very effective because of how split the audience is. One point of disagreement between my side and the audience is a disagreement with my argument as a whole. 50 percent of the audience disagrees with the statement that we should allow the NSA to continue their surveillance of citizens.
My Discourse Communicating is something we all do as human beings. However, it is something that varies from different group to group. Even people belonging to the same language can have different discourses from each other. It all depends on the demographic they are from and what social group they are in. This can affect all aspects of their communication such as the spoken word, their writing, and their gestures.