except for English speaking. Afterwards, he introduced another argument that should U.S. make English as official language or not. From for side, he explained supporters of English as official language believes that communication is very important for democracy, and learning English has big role to success in the U.S. Also he describes the governor are trying to introduce official language because of fear from spreading other language in U.S. However, the author argues making official language may be against 1st Amendment. He cites quote from a language diversity advocate James Crawford to show that making official language is discrimination to other language.
Simon explains how we must “give out” goof proper English and not pollute the world with slang and incorrect English, for it may destroy our beautiful language as a whole. By using incorrect English it can be unhealthy to the language, just
Rush Limbaugh discusses multiculturalism and its possible failings to America culture. Limbaugh believes teaching minorities about their roots hinder their “future as Americans.” He continues to say “If you want to prosper in America, if you want access to opportunity in America, you must be able to assimilate: to become part of the American culture.” This statement, personally, implies other cultures cannot have the same work ethic and values as “regular” Americans, which is a presumptuous statement to make. To a certain point, yes, incoming immigrants and generational immigrants do have to adapt to the American culture, but their roots do not discount their ability to succeed in American society. Limbaugh continues to state that multiculturalism
Conservatism, according to Oakeshott, is about holding certain belief concerning how a governing activity should be done and its appropriate tools. This belief is hypothetically grasp and rather traditional. He believed that the consistency lies in the preservation of order. The government prefers traditionalism over the new changes because in Oakeshott’s view; “…as instruments enabling people to pursue the activities of their own choice with the minimum frustration…”What does he meant here by ‘minimum frustration’? He explained that the frustration happens when there is no such thing as order in a society – a place where myriad of activities and opinions circulating among vast people of different characteristics.
In Leave Your Name At The Border, Manuel Munoz writes about how the anglicization of his name has affected him. This is an example of ethnocentrism, defined by dictionary.com as “a tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one's own”. In particular, this concerns how Manuel’s name is pronounced in english as if it were a guide, rather than with the name’s original pronunciation. This harms Manuel as well as other hispanic Americans. This form of oppression exists because native english speakers tend to interpret foreign words and names as if they were in english; in other words, english speakers apply an english pronunciation of letters to foreign words.
Unlike Marx who views Multiculturalism from the theory heading downwards Dalrymple views multiculturalism from the ground going up. His day to day experiences prove that "not all cultural values are compatible or can be reconciled by the enunciation of platitudes." This means that although multiculturalists support the idea that people should embrace different cultures, there are many challenges that make implementation difficult. Dalrymple argues that the idea that we can co-exist in a society whereby the law doesn't favor one culture at the expense of another one is a lie. In short, the author's main argument is that some cultural values will always be superior to others in every society and the idea that all cultural values can be compatible with every ethnic group makes no
Sameness allows for the cultivation of insecurity and fear in lieu of the success of others. Rather than viewing differences gifts among individuals, those who desire sameness fear not being identical with others. Sameness is uniformity; it is the printing of one piece of art, rather than several unique original pieces. A cautionary tale regarding sameness can be found in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron.” In “Harrison Bergeron,” Vonnegut crafts a dystopian future America that has concerned itself with sameness. Everyone was forced to be equal, or rather, identical in uniform and totalitarian manner.
It’s hard to believe that something many students are required to read for education could completely misinform students and cause the complete opposite effect that we all expect it to. Many textbooks conveniently skip over the means by which Europe conquered the Americas and I believe that is an important part in understanding our history and how this nation came to be. Europeans used force to assure the land would be theirs, they would come onto this
He states that immigration form is really impossible, but brings up an idea that the best way to deal with the immigrants is with love and compassion. In conclusion, we can say immigration presents a far more positive image of the impact of immigration on American Society. They help in the development of the nation and make life in the USA better and fulfilling for both natives and new arrivals. America should be attacking the root of the problem rather than the immigrants. America should treat the immigrants with much sympathy and compassion as they are the important aspect of the
James A Forbes once said, “When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” Stereotypes have become an essential factor in how one judges another. Gender and racial profiling, as well as cultural and religious stereotypes, have always been a problem in society. A stereotype is an altered view of a person or a thing. When a specific thing or person comes to mind, one typically associates them with a stereotypical opinion. One popular shared stereotype of Americans would be that Americans only speak English.
Between the era of Mahan Beveridge, Schurz, and Bryan, there have been many outlooks and opinions about whether or not imperialism is good or bad; some similar, some different. One is the speech by Obama being similar to Bryan’s opinions in relations to them both believing that imperialism is pointless, and overall not a good decision since there can be other ways to solve the problems they may have for imperializing in the first place. They both saw the same effects that can come out of imperializing; the consequence being an unnecessary war that can be avoided in the first place. Webb’s is also similar to both Bryan and Obama’s opinion because he also believes that it is an unnecessary thing to do in order for us to get what we want. They
While those who argue in favor of assimilation possibly argue from a position of National preservation, those who argue against it potentially argue from the perspective of immigrant preservation. However, in his essay “Assimilation & the persistence of culture”, James Bennett suggests that anti-assimilation sentiments can also originate from a place of Nationalism in that, “By global standards, the culture and social systems of the English-speaking nations are some of the most individualistic. Interactions with other cultures therefore inherently involve a challenge to those features of our culture and a challenge by our culture to the less individualistic, less free features of theirs” (Bennett). Further anti-assimilation arguments claim
Basically, our future depends on the ability of our society to talk with one another, to reach mutual understanding, and realize and that there is strength in diversity. On the other hand, the weaknesses would be that cultural diversity includes language barriers, social tension, and civic disengagement. It should be noted that these are not reasons to avoid diversity, but rather, factors to keep in mind as society heads toward a more diverse future. These are the main problems opposing against the strengths, because language barriers would make governments around the world require the prospective immigrants learn their country’s official language. Social tension could cause problems for cultures since the different economic differences; would lead to hunkering down in their homes instead of interacting with their neighbors.
Immigration has been a conflict between the two parties since they both have different perspectives for solutions. The immigration system is broken and should be fixed and improved to make it more durable. For an immigrant to become a resident they should have a clean criminal background, pay their taxes on time, obey the law and learn english. All these requisites should be accomplished since it is that the government expects from any citizen. English is a requirement to live in America to be able to communicate with employers and co-workers.