The overall opinion of Crash was that racism will never change, and that there is no way to stop it. It also showed how all cultures is prejudice to each other, in more ways than one. In some ways this is an agreeable statement but for the most part is false. This is because racism can be stopped there just has to be many people dedicated to stopping it and would have to take a significant amount of steps to stop it.
I try to avoid conflicts and protect the least advantaged without creating unnecessary hassles for the rest. One of my weaknesses is that I trust reasonable systems to solve most problems. Because of that I run the risk to be considered authoritarian and assuming that my way is best, which is not at all my intention. At some point I could become isolated because not everyone can guarantee equality. My obsession with justice could drive those I care about most away from me.
From the language and personalised tone he used in his writing, Rogers may be targeting an audience of young nerds, who are unsure of being proud of themselves. Rogers claims that nerds should embrace their nerdiness and not conform to societal stereotypes of them because of the success they will gain later in their lives. In paragraph 1, he dismisses society’s perceptions of nerds as “narrow-minded and thoughtless” and defines two key features of nerdiness as the “obsession with mastering every insane detail of their interest” and the “inability to understand… societal norms”, which nerds should embrace. He moves on to attributes that “virtually every modern blessing… originated with a nerd”, providing successful examples of nerds like Einstein and Newton in paragraph 3. Stating too their successes are acknowledged by society, who perceives them as “geniuses”, albeit only later in life.
Such “weasel words” explained in this article show how advertisements easily persuade people to buy their products. Even though advertisers have to be careful with what they say in ads, they are not responsible for how the reader takes it. The article “The Language of Advertising” by Charles A. O’Neill argues Lutz’s idea because he believes that advertisements might indeed be “charming and seductive by far from brainwashing” (370 O’Neill). The main point of this article is to support why everyone thinks for himself or herself and that nobody forces others to agree or disagree with
Unfortaucatly most Americans do not know why other countries despise us, our leaders would like us to believe it because owe are a “democracy” and because of our freedoms. I truly believe they have puffed us up with lies and are merely forcing us into believing things will be okay for one reason. To keep us blind to the fact that they indeed have “the hand that rocks the cradle”. As I have educated myself on what public opinion is, it leaves a bad taste in me. Though I believe if we truly unite things can change based on the way things are I have to side with the public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman “Public Opinion proposes that the increased power of propaganda, and the specialized knowledge required for effective political decisions, have rendered impossible the traditional notion of democracy.” Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman used as the title of their book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
They also struggled with understanding the difference between their ‘best alternative’ and the lens assigned ‘best alternative’. Ethical lenses adopted by individuals tend to influence decision making by affecting how problems and conflicts are approached. Your ethical lens of preference makes you ‘blind’ to the other approaches and makes it difficult to see the benefits of the other lenses and weaknesses of your own lens. This adds tension to groups because what seems like the best solution to a problem to a single team member might be completely inappropriate to another. The team found that these different approaches can create more issues within a team or group if you don’t understand that everyone has their own ‘right approach.’ To a rights and responsibilities lens approaching an issue head on and dealing with the conflict directly might not be fun, but it is necessary in order to move past the problem in the most efficient way possible.
The ones that are against racial profiling have thought of an alternative solution, which is behavioral profiling. Behavioral profiling, hence the name, means to base the law enforcers' suspicion according to that person’s behavior instead of race. With this more effective system, it balances our protection from both terrorism and violating someone’s civil rights. One reasonable example on why we shouldn’t racial profile is the popular bomber in United Kingdom, Richard Reid, who doesn’t fit the profile that they have created for terrorists. Individuals have also made good arguments about the negative outcome that racial profiling might bring to our society.
The affirmative action laws should be abolished because of the negative effects they create such as discriminating against the more qualified and undermining the qualifications of the applicants in the minority groups. Even revisions to the affirmative action laws to benefit everyone involved with applying for a job or to a university would liberate the negative aspects accompanied with the issue. If not revised or abolished the affirmative action laws will continue to provide acceptance to under qualified candidates in replacement of deserving well accomplished individuals. Some states are beginning to recognize the negative aspects of affirmative action laws. Recently, “A U.S. appeals court upheld California's ban on the use of affirmative action in university admissions on Monday, reaffirming that public schools cannot base admission on race, gender or ethnicity” (Levine 2012).
Best ways to deal with prejudice: Prejudice is a fixed opinion about a certain group without examining the facts fairly and rationally. Prejudices about ethnicity, sexuality, religion, class and gender have occurred since the beginning of civilisation and still occur to this very day. History has shown that prejudice can be a dangerous thing. So what is the best way to deal with it? Legal action and social integration, with is very diplomatic as oppose to negative actions such as forcing change through violence.
If someone is acting suspicious or look nasty or thuggish, yes they are going to gain people’s attention. . “I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.” I do not agree with the author of this essay. Yes, some things do seem to favor one race or gender than others but the majority of the situations were just overkill. Yes, the white race it’s the majority.