Soon enough the question will be asked, “What is a Nigerian?” It has been established, according to the findings of Bandura, that the mass media has a strong influence on the minds of all of us. We replicate what we see because we think that is right or correct. Our minds are open to external influences. We do not know why this problem is occurring. We need further clarity on is why it is the western culture which
In the three articles “Do you Speak American” by Robert Macneil, “Why Good English is Good for You” by John Simon, and “Lost in America” by Douglas McGray they all share the same theme that Americans lack the motivation to be culturally diverse and broaden their horizons outside of the American Culture due to the lack of funds. This basically means that Americans lack the motivation to learn more about their culture and other cultures because they focus more on fitting in and doing the same thing as all other Americans. They lose the drive to be different and to educate themselves based on where they came from. In “Do You Speak American”, Macneil emphasizes how even though we have different cultures within America, we are all “Americanized”
According to Kirkpatrick, AAVE has its own lexical items and phonological features as the mainstream English (64). A well-known example is the non-use of consonant cluster in final position (Kirkpatrick 64). However, as Green suggests, most scholars do not thoroughly outline the rules of AAVE (222). The American do not have much opportunity to learn more about the language. Thus, it gives a misconception to the American that AAVE is a wrong English instead of a variety of
Another controversial segment in the book was the physical and mental separation between all the different creatures. The typical creature in the book would live with their race days away from any other races, isolated to their own kind. In today’s time, Tolkien would be forced to alter his writing, making it more open to breaking barriers in terms of society and the standard way whatever character would act. Although Bilbo acts against what Hobbits as a whole believe in, actions like that are rarely seen throughout the story. He would also need to show more connections between races than before, as creatures of different races meet rarely.
Although, there is nothing that makes British English more valuable or better than Nigerian English, this is how the people of Nigeria willingly sign up to their own domination. They fail to understand that either dialect of English will allow them to communicate competently. Knowing how to speak British English is not going to make an individual a competent speaker of the English language nor is it going to help people understand what you are trying to communicate. Unfortunately, the people of Nigeria fell victim to ideological domination by believing that people who speak British English ought to be respected and must be smarter than someone who does not speak British English. There is nothing inherent that makes British English better than Nigerian English.
On the one hand, some do not recognize AAVE’s existence but tend to describe it most of all as a colorful slang or an English dialect. On the other hand instead, some believe that AAVE is a separate language from Standard English. Beyond this opposition, many linguists and scholars wonder themselves whether AAVE is to be considered as a creole or as a variety of a language separate from the North American varieties of English. (Mufwene, 2001:
It is important to know different opinions and views others hold, but it is also necessary to know what people are put through. First generation immigrants are pushed to assimilate to the United States culture. These immigrants were more than likely raised speaking another language and practicing other cultures, second generation migrants speak both English and their native language, by the third generation most of their language and culture is erased. It takes about three generations to “assimilate.” These generations have to embrace American culture while others put them down for their own culture. Languages are forgotten, and native cultures are not celebrated.
Many people always speak of how today’s world is complex and convoluted, as if it was simple before that particular point. To build a future for one self, they must first know the past to progress. Frederick Douglass wrote a short essay on the Color Line, he does not directly state a definition of the color line, but rather explains the current racial affections, with in depth of the two conflicting races. He speaks on how the white philosophers spoke open and confidently about how the Negro was inferior. The Anglo Saxon had always been prejudice against the opposite race, it was their natural supposedly, but this is not based in science.
However, ethnic communities such as Dinka, Zande and Bari were not united anytime before the British arrived. Hinting this area was already in a state of tension within tribal communities. Therefore, the only statement that can be assumed is that the British recognized the existence of different ethnic communities of the locals. In theory the Africans were dealing as much, or even worse amounts of negative impacts on different tribes in adjacent communities. In pursuit of “one language, one culture, and one nation” the Africans were in pursuit of denying most of their cultural heritage to create a common community among all.
Assimilation can be described as the process whereby outsiders, immigrants, or subordinate groups become indistinguishable within the dominant host society, eventually conforming to the existing cultural norms of society. Many Muslims reject any call for assimilation. For them, assimilation is tantamount to a loss of cultural, religious, ethnic identity, and an expectation of conformity to the norms of the majority. But sometimes is not a conscious choice. Unluckily, assimilation has proven to be an unreal goal.
Annotated Bibliography Patricia Peterson Kaplan University Project Description Global education is a complex idea that is taught to enhance ones meaning of the world. Education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the globalized world and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity, and human rights for all. (Maastricht Global Education Declaration) Multicultural Education refers to any form of teaching or education that incorporates the histories, texts, values, beliefs, and perspectives of people from different cultural backgrounds. Briefly discuss why global education is important in U.S. education today? While many of us (Myself included) have grown up in communities that are predominantly one race