Stephen Colbert to Congress "It seems like one of the least powerful people in the United States are migrant workers who come and do our work but don 't have any rights as a result. But yet we still invite them to come here and at the same time ask them to leave”. Comedian Stephen Colbert was called for congress to testify what he witnessed working in the fields, when he joined a campaign named “Take our jobs.” Undoubtedly the most attention-grabbing part of the video for me was when a congresswoman stated the death of one migrant worker because of heat stroke. He had worked ten hours straight in the sun and not having there the medication or the help needed, caused him his death. This is only one case of countless that have been reported.
Human trafficking should be a subject that is already fraught with emotion, but Obama even further paints a heart-wrenchingly vivid and emotive picture of human trafficking to the audience. His effective use of pathos pulls the audience into their distressing experiences thus able to experience the horror and helplessness feelings of the victims. Sheila White’s example is especially powerful in that her heartbreaking experience challenges the ideal of our society on how a 15-year-old girl should be treated, and causes the audience to feel anger at the injustice done to an innocent
“..Republican front-runner businessman Donald Trump, says he’ll undo Obama 's executive orders on immigration,” Article Two Sisters Two Americas by Brooke Ross states on page 11 in the New York Times Upfront April 4, 2016 edition. This has sparked outrage among people who know that most of the immigrants are good people who are trying to flee from violence that threatens to tear apart their lives. Brooke Ross helps people understand what life is like for families with a mixed-status and what we need to do about illegal immigration in her article Two Sisters Two Americas. By showing both sides of the big Democrat v Republican fight on what should be done about illegal immigration she lets people come to their own conclusions. The evidence however is firmly in favor of helping the immigrants by offering a path to
This shows how manipulative Trump is, and that he will do anything to get his way. Even if it means exploiting other races and using serious subjects to scare people into voting for him. Unfortunately for us this worked out very well and many fearful americans joined his following for change. Ironically it is his decisions now that he is in office that are making people feel unsafe. President Trump and Kim Jong Un have been exchanging threats of conflict for a while now.
There has been a shift, it would seem, in journalist integrity and reporting style of political news media over the past several decades. The shift began in the 1970’s when the now prolific Rush Limbaugh was just starting his career in the broadcast industry, but the rise of conservative media is largely attributed to “sweeping deregulation of the media (particularly the removal of the Fairness Doctrine and the easing of ownership restrictions)” (Sobieraj 410). This paper will attempt to trace and analyse the spread of influence and the nature of conservative rhetoric of not only Rush Limbaugh, but right-wing media in general. When analysing right-wing media it is important to consider its origin.
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.
Senator Obama uses the technique of pathos while addressing his racial relations. He mentions “all those who scratched and clawed their way to get a piece of the American Dream... those who were ultimately defeated, in one way or another, by discrimination” (4). This appeals to most Americans, as many come from their home countries to the U.S in hopes of better opportunities. Instead of praising America as a land of hope, Obama recognizes that there are many problems that stop people from reaching their goals, driving an emotional surge from the audience as they become aware of the prejudice that flows within people's daily lives. He goes on to say that “This time we want to talk about the crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children and Asian children and Hispanic children and Native American children...
Everyone knows the chant from the introduction of the show Bill Nye the Science Guy. For some, Bill Nye is the reason they became interested in science in the first place to make a career out of it. Positive role models like Bill Nye can make a huge difference in a child’s interest in STEM education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Sometimes Arts is included, changing the acronym to STEAM.
In the process of working toward the American Dream, people struggle to fit in, to belong, to be accepted. For many of them, an important part of the American Dream is the chance to reinvent themselves—the opportunity to become someone different, someone better. In “Outlaw: My Life in America as an Undocumented Immigrant”, Jose Antonio Vargas is an “undocumented immigrant” who has been living illegally in the U.S. since he was twelve years old. To chase his American dreams, he embodied a lie until it became unbearable and he expose his truth and let the masks crumble onto the ground. In “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Martin Luther King Jr. broke unjust laws and engaged in nonviolence direct action in order to pursue his American dream of equality and freedom.
Undocumented immigrants live with fear of deportation every day of their lives. Those with control of state institutions who do not consider undocumented immigrants as worthy American residents in our society, take advantage of their power by instilling fear of deportation. The restrictive federal and state laws towards migration in the U.S. has become a way to keep undocumented immigrants and their families living in the shadows. Arrocha (2013) claims that the paradox of the U.S. migration seems be that our free democratic republicanism is viewed as the land of freedom, equality, and justice. Yet, these undocumented immigrants aren’t treated equally or given the freedom to live in our society without intimidation.
Introduction/Beginning Quote: César Chávez once said “Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers”. As an civil rights activist who played a major role in the chicano movement. Chávez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and overall conditions for workers (in particular agricultural and farm workers) as he was all too familiar with the hardships they faced. The Brown Berets..
“The ones coming in through the Tortilla Curtain down there, those are the one that are killing us. They’re peasants, my friend. No education, no resources, no skills – all they’ve got to offer is a strong back, and the irony is we need fewer and fewer strong backs every day because we’ve got robotics and computers and farm machinery that can do the labor of a hundred men at a
President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress started with him addressing how America hasn’t put its own citizens first and as a result of this our middle class has shrunk. That jobs and wealth has been given to foreign countries and our borders have been left wide open for anyone to cross and bring in drugs. Trump said that dying industries will come to life, veterans and the military will get the care they need, new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways would be made, and the drug epidemic will stop when America puts its own citizens first. He said that he is no longer going to let America and its workers be taken advantage of. Trump said that he will stop the drugs from entering our country and expand treatment for those who have
These were some of the opinions exhibited by three New York Times guest writers in response to a recent commentary in The Atlantic concerning the possible “harm” immigrant workers may cause to U.S. citizens (Frum). The three esteemed guest writers were David
He uses the appeal of pity, portraying how he himself has faced the same things his audience has, making him feel the same way. He says, “I'm not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver -- no, not I. I'm speaking as a victim of this American system.” He connects with the audience and shows them how he Americans have made him feel for years. He knows how he is looked upon, and is not afraid to say it.