Adversity breaks one down until they can be broken no more, and although adversity has a negative connotation, overcoming adversity can make one stronger, turning it into a positive. When America was discovered and colonized, the indigenous peoples faced real hardships. Americans disliked anything that wasn’t European culture so they tried to eliminate tribal identities and assimilate the Native Americans into their culture. They outlawed certain Indian rituals such as the Ghost Dance and forced Indian children to speak English instead of their native languages. The constitution did not outline specific details for relations with Natives, so as America grew older, the government was left to deal with the Indians however they pleased.
The author in this article argue the school board decision to stop using team names such as Chiefs or Indians, but will be permitted using names with no imagery involved such as Warriors. It seems that there are different views in how to use Native American representation. Supporters argue that no harm done in using these names, on the other hand opponents will argue that using these names is degrading the Native American culture. According to the author, many research’s asked the question, what does these names or mascots represent? The author point view shows that these mascots might bring more harm than good.
1. The significant traditional values commonly shared by Native Americans that would be in conflict with dominant-culture perspectives and practices involve federal laws, policies and institutions. The dominant culture in the United States has deliberately tried to destroy and eliminate Native American culture. The government forced Native Americans to leave their homes, which denied them their ways of living in harmony and nature with the environment. Native Americans have strong values towards not allowing the weight of civilization and the new technology to take over, which is in conflict with the dominant-culture perspective who focus on new technology.
A study found that Native American-themed mascots diminish the self-esteem of the people they are representing and cause a feeling of less hope for the future among the younger American Indians. The study additionally observed that Native American mascots teach those of European descent that it is fine to use stereotypes against others. Furthermore, the mascots and nicknames are offensive and do not accurately depict the people they are supposed to represent; they are mockery. The use of American Indian mascots also violates nondiscrimination policies most schools have (or should have), vowing to protect students from discrimination, but the mascots themselves are discriminatory. Nevertheless, American Indians support mascots when they are portrayed in a tasteful manner and not offensively.
She goes on and compares herself to an American who is not truthful that, “A speaker who tried to fawn on it, butter it up, exaggerate its virtues, play down its faults, and see through any attempt to do so” (L. 21-24). Luce tries to convince her audience that the American press and journalist fail at their jobs by writing false information. Shes also engages what a good journalist is all about that “not only in matters of states, diplomacy, and politics but also that touches the public interest or engages proper public curiosity” (L.29-32). By Luce using logical appeal makes her audience most likely to accept the statements she's made or have a understanding of where she is coming from in her
Hello Tamara Thank you for the insight on the federal Indian termination policies durning the 1950’s,and our selfish acts in attempting to move Indians off reservations and into subruban areas, I feel that justice could never be made for the todays native americans simply because the suffering we put their ansestors through could never take away the tears or pain we inflicted on them ,even though our federal government had even initiated a policy of removal as well as termination of the native americans under this particular policy that was souly created so the Native American people would no longer be government wards on reservations which todays era they are entiltled for the most psrt “subject to the same laws and entitled to the same privileges
People's justification to engage in civil disobedience rests on the unresponsiveness that their engagement to oppose an unjust law receives. People who yearn for a change in a policy might sometimes find themselves in a dead end because their “attempts to have the laws repealed have been ignored and legal protests and demonstrations have had no success” (Rawls 373). What Rawls says is that civil disobedience is a last option to oppose an unjust law; therefore, providing civil disobedients with a justification for their cause. Civil disobedience is the spark of light that people encountered at the dead end and they hope that this spark of light will illuminate to show that an unjust law should not exist at all. Martin Luther King, Jr, in his “Letter from
I am going to decide whether or not cities/teams should get rid of their Native American mascots/nicknames. In doing so, evidence will be provided stating that the mascots are not meant to become a slur, Natives are alright with the idea of having a mascot named after them, and what the Supreme Court decides. When opposers view the Washington Redskins, they think of a racial slur that is meant to offend and stereotype Native Americans. It seems as though the opposition has not done the proper research on a stance they are so adamant about. Researchers say that the name change of the Washington Redskins, “coincided with the hiring of a new coach, an Indian named Lone
My mother once told me, “Never make fun of, or stereotype others, because you do not know how they will take it or what they have been through.” This saying is an example of today’s problems because cultural conflict is a major issue in the world. Based on the text, discrimination, cultural identity, and stereotyping seem to be the most prevalent causes of cultural conflict. One of the most important reasons why there is cultural conflict is discrimination. Discrimination is when a person treats another person differently based on their race, background, sex, or ethnicity. In the poem, “Legal Alien” the author states how Mexicans do not view her as a Mexican and Americans do not view her as an American, so she feels like she does not belong
Natasha Lenz Ethics Final Paper Do not Conform to “Society” One Ethical concern in the reading that caught my attention is in part IV in the book Citizen by Claudia Rankine. This part talks about “your” feelings, memory, and breathing. Rankine left this in the book to show the readers that society is pressuring people of color to “move on” from their problems. Rankine might be pointing out that the person who is speaking (which is you) is advised by the “world” against doing anything about the suffering it brings to some, but because ‘the world” is trying to apply a deferent kind of utilitarian society that tells the people that if they take things to heart then you are not following the society’s universal rules. “The world” that Rankine