Analysis: A Virus Like No Others

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A Virus like No Other Discrimination has always been a part of society such discrimination includes, ageism, sexism, heterosexism and even religious discrimination. What about the discrimination that occurs within society? Many people are no strangers to the virus that infiltrates and destroys people. In many cases, discrimination originates from within us by discriminating others to boost ones ego. According to dictionary.com, discrimination is “treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.”The article “Racial Identity in America Can’t We Just Be Ourselves?” by Yasmine…show more content…
She goes onto explain, “But to him, I was just an Evita or a Maria: merely a character in his cartoon-populated universe. Cofer always knew that wherever she went the island of Puerto Rico would travel with her. By this, she meant that wherever she went she would always be classified by her culture backgrounds and her appearance. Also, race is another factor disclosed in both Bahranis and Cofers stories. Bahrani is an educated Iraqian woman who believes that by her racialized experiences, she has learned that she is being offered a chance to choose between races. Bahrani finds it very difficult to take something like race serious when out there, there are many debates going on about it. As if race was something to not be taken serious, but rather just chosen as something to “fit in.” Bahrani goes on to explain, “I don’t think the Census Bereaus is doing me the favor I think it is” ( Bahrani 2). Bahrani doesn’t feel the need of choosing what she should be, but rather thinks that this is doing harm. In addition, Cofer felt like an outcast as a young child because of her race. Cofer states that in one incident as a child she felt humiliated when she went to an

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