Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American? Yes: Gary B. Nash No: David Hackett Fisher Each of the authors of this spirited debate between the uniqueness (or the lack there of) of the American culture presented compelling arguments for their side. Nash feels strongly that the convergence of the three cultures which he refers to as a tri-racial society, in and of itself created a new and unique culture. Regardless of the origins of these cultures, he refers to the unique blend of diverse environmental factors and peoples caused the development of a variety of cultures that were mostly English, part European, and altogether original. He argued that social development studies showed changes in their social behaviors and their interactions once in their new environment.
It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance. 1. 2 Someone could ignore a colleague, because they are discriminating them purposely because they come from a different area, class, culture, religion, or they may not actually have anything to do with them because they feel they have nothing in common with them. Indirect discrimination occurs when policies and practices, which appear neutral or fair because they are applied to everyone, actually disadvantage people and particular groups within society. 1.3 By supporting a person’s equality you are treating them as an equal and including them in all activities, you will be reducing the likelihood of discrimination.
She finds it flattering when people who know that she is from Mexico still think she looks like any other white American. She also feels guilty however, because she feels like she is proud of being something that she is not which is wrong in a sense when she is in fact from Mexico and longs to represent something she is
I believe Richard Rodriguez is correct about being separate from crowds of citizens, but with family members, to achieve distinctiveness. In Richard Rodriguez’s essay “Aria”, I agree with Richard Rodriguez about his opposition to bilingual education. The reason why I agree with Richard Rodriguez is that knowing two different languages makes a person more versatile in the public. A person does need to know public language to be more accepted among the masses but losing your closeness with your heritage hurts more. I believe one day that when people hear beyond a person’s voice then we as the public will also become very
“Othering” comes as part of human nature. It is just built in us to try and be the best, even if that means stepping on other people on the way to the top. Could you imagine a world where we are all truly equal? No one is judging you, or has power over you? “Othering” could be differences in culture and diversity, and what makes each one of us who we are.
The problem now, is that people feel too much of themselves. Everyone wants to be independent and an individual but they have to see that one day they’re going to need assistance from someone else. We would rather criticize and attack instead of rationally discussing our differences of opinion. We see this every day in our culture. Our community as a whole loves to be argumentative.
Being of a certain race is not a weakness, it is a blessing. Everyone is unique in his or her own way and no one should have to feel “ugly” because other people perceive them in a way that they have no control of. In conclusion my opinion is that the Indian Act should be abolished. If this Act were abolished, the First Nations people live off reserves, interact with others, and gain back the respect that they should have received a long time ago. Everyone deserves respect from others, and the First Nations people are no different.
However, given the fact that she is a female may be somewhat of a constraint. Females, generally speaking, are more nurturing and don’t really share that ‘tough love’ practice that males do. This may be a reason why she would not want to penalize the obese and smokers. Pressey would love to see a positive change for these people and would like to motivate them to do so. On the other hand, some people feel that this topic should not even exist as it is too intrusive into an employee’s personal life.
These are surprisingly simple questions to answer, self ownership is not a hard concept to grasp. Self Ownership is the concept that you and I as sovereign beings have full ownership and responsibility over our bodies and our minds. In Self ownership lyes the truest and most fundamental ideals of freedom-- do as you wish as long as your actions do not impede on the freedoms of others . This is a concept that many people believe we already practice in our society, but this is not the case. There are many laws that inhibit us as the owners of our bodies from having the freedom to do as we please.
What did you call me? Many Latin American and Mexican people get titles, like Hispanic, Latino/Latina, and Chicano/Chicana. Some of these terms are considered to be derogatory and offensive to the Latin Americans and the others (referring to ones mentioned in the beginning), and they would prefer to be called something else. They don’t like these names for many reasons; one is because many of these terms have a history that has absolutely nothing to do with Latin Americans, and Mexicans, and they find it inappropriate for people to call them those names. I agree with them, because each ethnic group has names they prefer to be called by and other names that they do not tolerate.