In “The Greatest Journey” by James Shreeve, he talks about how we all share the same ancestors and we all come from Africa. He says that it all started in Africa about 200,000 years ago. These people who lived in Africa years ago started to leave the area and expand to Eurasia and Australia. As they were migrating to other places, they were able to adjust to the new environment. This is when everybody started to change because of weather, food, and other factors of environment that affected these people.
Town in Ohio Holds Generations of Mixed Races Longtown, Ohio has held a mix of races for about 200 years, where interracial marriages have often occurred between African Americans, and white Americans. Despite the United States’ racist history, this town had flourished and thrived, though now its population has been slowly dwindling. Racial diversity is important, especially in the United States, where people from all over the word emigrate to this beautiful country. The articles “Ohio town holds rare history: Races mix freely for nearly 200 years” by Washington Post and “In the US, diversity is the new majority” by William Frey from the LA Times both include how races have affected events in the past and will in the future.
David Brook's essay focuses in the main part about the discussions and conversations on race, which is aimed to lead the readers to contemplate the assumptions we take for granted such as the critical question of is diversity a cared for subject in the United States?” Intro :- The occasion that gives rise to David Brook's essay “People Like Us”, is diversity in America. In his essay , David plainly and purposely confronts his audience – which are most likely Americans- with the reality of diversity in The United States .
In the past 80 years, diversity has become increasingly accepted by individuals and the media. While there is still work to be done, I have observed a sharp contrast between the present and early 1900’s. I am privy to this contrast through my work in the kitchen at a senior living community. The kitchen staff itself is composed of people from all socioeconomic statuses and ethnic origins, making it a perfect example of diversity. The not so perfect truth is that many of the residents of this facility resent those of other races.
Whatever the educated and often professionally successful person previously thought her position in society was, now she is challenged, as random white persons casually but powerfully degrade her. This moment is always insulting and even a relatively minor incident can have a significant impact. (Anderson 253) Anderson is simply restating, how a competent and successful individual will face discrimination if their race is different from the white-ruling class. He describes how anyone from a different race will be forced to self-evaluate their social status as an individual. His description of self-evaluation is similar to the time when I was in high school, every time that I felt I had finally, become equal to my peers and enjoyed the same
Being from a Latin and Hispanic background, it’s hard for me to pick what race I am. If you look at my mom, you would think she’s a white European, even though she is from Argentina. On the other hand, my dad has darker skin, he looks more Mexican, but these are not races. When people ask me what race I am, I usually say I’m White Hispanic. I grew up being told I was white, and have experienced white privilege, so I do not consider myself a person of color.
,America becomes "God's Crucible,(as one Israelian author described),the great melting pot , where all the races of Europe are melting , and reforming! That is to say,the USA is traditionally called a melting pot because with time generation of immegrants have melted together , they have abondoned their cultures to become totally assimilated into American society , now the question we need to ask ;"Is America a melting pot in which different people from different cultures assimilate or come together to creat a new ,common culture?or is it more of mosaic , in which people share a common nationality but largely retain their own cultures and living in clusters with those who share their native cultures? As a matter of fact ;cultural diversity
Upon reading the selections The Myth of the Melting Pot, Gentrification, and How Immigrants Became Other, one notices a shocking trend: The “land of the free,” isn't really what it claims to be. From ideas of white supremacy, to heterogenous cultural mixtures that result in only one uniform product, to the rejection of outsiders, America is not the melting pot that it has pretended to be for centuries. Ever since the founding of the colonies, so-called Americans have never been truly and intimately intertwined. As one peels away the facade, it becomes evident that citizens in this great land favor sweeping differences under the rug rather than facing them, keeping shame in the dark, and inferiority and superiority mounted on the wall. Who sings
Life is extremely short, however not extremely simple. We as humans have been allotted such short amount of time to go from knowing just the basics of survival, to having survival being the last problem that we are worried about and attempt to learn every aspect this universe has to offer. We have been able to work with others despite the many differences throughout history, and learn from previous mistakes to avoid catastrophe in the future. Today’s society is granted the ability to affect the entire world and life as a whole, and we must continuously learn and gain experience from one another in order to succeed to the highest degree. This is why teaching our youth about acceptance of diversity is such an important task, especially individuals that will be the leaders for tomorrow’s organizations.
America is often referred to as a melting pot. America is great, it is free, it is diverse. But then again, America is racist, it is prejudice and is full of racial tension. This is what people view America to be versus the reality of what it is when you are a minority. Growing up in America it is difficult to run from your ethnicity and your race.
The United States is known as the place to achieve the American Dream and one of the attributes that make the U.S. distinctive is variety of races and ethnicities from people all across the country. According to Romesh Ratnesar in his essay “Beating the Wrap”; he believes that people of mixed-race ancestry should not identify themselves as belonging to one race or another, but as “multiracial.” On the other hand, I do not agree with this statement. I believe that how people choose to define their race is their personal decision. If they want to consider themselves multiracial, that is acceptable or if they want to consider themselves another race that is acceptable as well.
”Diversity is about all us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together.” Was stated by Jacqueline Woodson and is referred to millions of people from different religion, culture, color, etc. Diversity is just like a one of the most important spice in food . If there is no diversity than life will be so boring. Not everyone in a family has the same likes and dislikes; everyone is unique either by behavior or lifestyle or thoughts.
Over the past years, America has had many immigrants come from all over the world to become American citizens, which allowed America to become a diverse country. The different cultures, languages, and the races make America the melting pot. While some people believe America embracing diversity creates unity, it can be argued that America is moving toward a new standard in which diversity and individuality are encouraged more than uniformity and conformity because people are being taught different languages and some people combine or teach others their culture. Children all over the country are being taught many different languages. Learning different languages is important because our country is more diverse than others.