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?”
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 . Brooks states such claim, with statements like “people make strenuous efforts to group themselves with people who are basically like themselves” (135), "We don’t really care about diversity all that much in America"(132). And “We are finding places where we are comfortable and where we feel we can flourish. But the choices we make toward that end lead to the very opposite of diversity” (133).
David Brook's arguments throughout the text include rational appeal (logos), emotional appeal (pathos), and ethical appeal (ethos).
-Rational appeal (Credibility) : This appeal is the result of reasoning and extrapolating a conclusion from a …show more content…
Emotional appeal is often seen as the appeal to the emotion of the audience itself like David's statement "The dream of diversity is like the dream of equality" where he encapsulates the desperation and the long road ahead to establish diversity that cannot be established until equality is real. While ethos is mostly represented in the writer's character , consciousness and values. For example when Brook stresses certain situations with himself being under question such as "I have" or "My" he presents his values for the reader . Furthermore when he includes the audience with him in a situation like when he says "Even here our good intentions seem to…" he appeals to both the emotions of the audience and their
In “People Like Us”, Brooks David mentions the diversity in United States, and people only willing to hang out with their own kind. To explain this point further, cultures, interests, religions, jobs, and races are all the reason why people tend to stay together. The country has been broken into small segments with their features. For instance, people from the same Asian background gathering in certain area. People even stay in their old neighborhood while they have money to move, because they felt their neighborhood shares their value and culture.
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There are three appeals that focus on specific effects of an argument which is logos, ethos and pathos. Logos is logic and reason, ethos is credibility and trust, and pathos is emotion and empathy. In “Federico’s Ghost,” by Martin Espads, the poem provides an appeal to pathos. The main message of the poem was about how the crop duster didn’t care about Federico and the workers in the field. Martin Espada stated how the workers were sprayed with pesticide and how Federico got very hurt and died.
Logos, or logical appeals, imply the use of reasoning, and, moreover, it may be the most powerful strategy in the pocket of the author as his audience is more likely to believe in facts. In the article “People Like Us”, written by David Brooks, an American author and conservative political and cultural commentator for the New York Times, justifies that the United States is a fairly more homogeneous country, rather than diverse, by providing facts and approaching to his audience emotions, even though his ethos appeals are not the best. According to David Brooks, in “People Like Us”, Americans describe diversity today as racial integration, which is proven when an analysis is done on a 2000 census showing that both upper and middle class African Americans decided to live in their generally black neighborhoods” (63). The author uses a strong logos appeal by providing the results of the census:
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Walter Benn Michaels has a large amount of knowledge in diversity, he has written many articles on the topic. Michaels has expressed his knowledge and beliefs that there is a great deal of diversity among human beings. Unfortunately, diversity has been defined by the average Americans as racism verses economic stability. In the article, “The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality,” Walter Benn Michaels’ skillful presentation of his logos overshadows his less successful portrayal of pathos and ethos concerning the idea of love for identity. However, Michaels has impeccable logos in the article with his references on the idea of love for identity, but does not express his ethos and pathos as fluent.