Still, basing admissions solely on merit does not cause such unhappiness. As long as merit-based standards are used, minorities cannot be unhappy because if they merit admission they will be granted it. Thus, according to the utilitarian ethics, Affirmative Action should not be allowed in medical schools because there is an alternative course of action which creates more units of happiness. Since this form of action produces more happiness, it suffers a less evil tendency than Affirmative Action which has the potential to cause more unhappiness. Many courts are leaning toward this viewpoint with regard to decisions against Affirmative Action because they do not count it a means of creating
But for now, I don’t feel any regret with the social and racial status that I am in. The article has left me with several questions: can the diversity wheel be implemented in a work environment? Furthermore, will it show that higher racial and social variety can correlate with higher work performance? To me, a well-balanced workforce with people of different backgrounds could become more likely to reach a compromise and perform more efficiently than a workforce with homogeneous
As Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) illustrate, “Incarceration rates by race and ethnicity paint a more nuanced picture.” (pg. 2). The rhetorical strategy of imagery works in this specific example because it paints a problem with many different perspectives and meanings. In other words, the legalization of DREAMers should be considered because the beneficiaries are less crime-prone than either DREAMers or natives. Landgrave and Nowrasteh (2017) implement imagery into their argument in order to persuade their audience by letting them visualize the amazing and safe future with new members of our country being less crime-prone and previous legal citizens.
Superiority is demonstrated by non-LBGTQ people as perceiving themselves as more desirable, having more privileges, and receiving more societal rewards, due to the fact that they are part of the majority group. In contrast, they see people who identify as LGBTQ as less desirable, deserving of less privileges and less societal rewards. This example of perceived “normalcy” as superior clearly demonstrates how the rights and comfortability of the majority is superior to the rights and comfortability of an individual from the LGBTQ community. Oliver is extremely uncomfortable using the girls’ restroom when he is dressed as a boy, yet his concerns are dismissed and the school still forces him to use the girl’s restroom in order to preserve the comfortability of non-LGBTQ members.
The present research examined the role that awareness of white privilege that white Americans have played on the positive feelings toward black Americans. In agreement with the hypothesis, awareness of white privilege that white Americans have does indeed predict positive feelings toward black Americans, however the results were in the opposite direction and did not support the hypothesis. This indicates that the more attention brought to white Americans about their white privilege the less positive feelings they have toward black Americans. Additionally, the relationship that exists between the awareness of white privilege white that white Americans have and positive feelings toward black Americans no longer became significant with white empathy
In the video, Philip Zimbardo indicates that the line between good and evil is movable, “Good people could be seduced across that line, and under good and some rare circumstances, bad kids could recover with help, with reform, with rehabilitation.” It makes me wonder why the number of good people getting worse is greater than the number of bad people getting better. According to Roy F. Baumeister, a psychology PhD, bad is stronger than good because bad emotions, bad parents, and bad feedback have more impact than good ones, and bad impressions and bad stereotypes are quicker to form and more resistant to disconfirmation than good ones. Then, learning something bad seems easier and faster than learning something good. For example, lying is easier
It was found that long term exposure in low poverty neighborhoods benefited females more than males (Leventhal & Dupere, 2011). Females had less psychological distress, less participation in crime, sexual activity, and substance use. Females were more likely to finish secondary school and have better reading comprehension (Leventhal & Dupere, 2011). For males the only significant improvement was reading comprehension, with inconsistent outcomes for other activities such as crime participation and substance use (Leventhal & Dupere, 2011). The study shows that living in a low poverty neighborhood for females can lead to better educational outcomes.
This chapter examined how different white residents viewed diversity as some viewed it as positive and negative. It also examines day to day interactions between white and non-white residents. On one hand, whites were attracted to the diversity in Creekridge Park but others see diversity as a negative effect of affordable housing. Other than those two views, some people moved to Creekridge Park simply because they were attracted to its taste instead of because it had positive economic benefits. I found that this chapter addressed the main point of this because it explained interracial relations by exploring what members of the neighborhood thought about diversity.
Although the term deviance usually carried a negative characteristic in first impression trough out history, afterward the term positive deviance was also introduced and analyzed. To begin with according to (“positive deviance.org”2015), “Positive Deviance is established on the inspection that in every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their colleagues, while having access to the same resources and facing similar or even worse challenges”. “Positive deviance somehow exceeds social expectations. Moreover positive deviance can also be defined as individual or acts of individuals in a society that are superior because they super pass
The teacher then relates it to each race’s culture. She states that families that are Asian and Jewish stress the importance of education while Black families do not. This direct connection between culture and success causes several racial problems between the different races (Lee, 2009). Although Asian Americans are expected to do well across these socioeconomic aspects there is data that proves otherwise. Several studies have shown that Asian Americans earn less money than Whites despite having equal qualifications.
There have been an increasing number of students who are misrepresented by a single score, yet academically succeed in college nonetheless. That is the primary reason why standardized tests should not be as highly regarded as other factors such as high-school GPA.
The fact that the majority of Americans are white tells me I have an advantage and am considered normal in America. Just because America is mainly white doesn’t necessarily mean that has to be considered normal, but society as a whole has created this idea and everyone follows it. The fact that my family has around the average income of St. Cloud has led me to believe that I am around the average or normal income range, but I am not. I don’t take into account that my parents have to support a lot more kids than the average house, which decreases the value of their income. Society has still convinced me that I am normal with that income, even when I have ten other siblings.
I identify as a Latina. I have always considered myself as a Latina, but throughout time, I believe that I have assimilated more into a white individual because of the privilege that I hold and because I have lived in the US most of my life. I have received mostly negative messages from those who are not from my ethnicity. My peers and I were told we wouldn’t graduate high school and be laborers for the rest of our lives. With the current politics, I believe that this still holds true where some people still hold stereotypes and give oppressing messages to Latinos.