Hillary Rodham Clinton: Unethical Leader What is the first thing comes to people’s mind when they hear the name Hillary Clinton? Usually people would think of words such as “the wife of Bill Clinton,” “First Lady,” and “a candidate in the 2008 presidential election.” In fact, none of these words can describe her correctly. I am going to expound about what kind of leader is Hillary Clinton by using leadership authorities, traits, and virtues essential for leaders. Soon it will be clear that she is not an ethical leader because of her lack of virtues, although she has some good leadership authorities and traits. Culver defines leadership as the ability of a leader to achieve a group’s goals while keeping the needs of both the individuals and the community in balance.
With the changing of culture and passing of time, the fallout that was (and sometimes still is) hardest to cope with in the United States was racism. As time progressed and things would move from more primitive to more sophisticated design and ideas, slavery did the same. Slavery my have just been the most primitive form of racism, and as it was abolished the idea of another race being subordinate to another didn’t seem to dissipate. Instead it would seem that the “abolitionist movement” became the “civil rights movement”. Instead of the government allowing slavery, it looked like it found a loop hole to not treat people of color equally for anything whether it was sports, school or public facilities blacks were still treated as inferior.
I believe the author was trying to show that even though there are still segregation problems, the United States is coming a long way in that issue. What really stuck out to me in the end of the interview was how baffled Standweiss was because our president only checks one box when it comes to his race, even though he is a mixed individual. I’m not depicted that any race is better than others, but it seems like President Obama believes he can make a bigger difference being classified as African American, rather than Caucasian, like Clarence King. Works Cited: "Festival of Books." Interview by Murry Fromson.
Maeda Qureshi Section 005 The history of American civilization – some of which includes the women suffrage, discrimination against African Americans, prejudice against minority groups, and hate towards gays and lesbians– is evident proof of Rogers Smith’s “ascriptive hierarchy” that has warped American society. Smith, an American political expert interested in questions dealing with race, ethnicity, and gender, claims in Beyond Toqueville, Myrdal, and Hartz: The Multiple Traditions of America that American society is based on the “hierarchy” classification. He argues that for most of American history, people living in America were denied the right to vote because of their race, ethnicity, and sex (Smith, 10). Smith indicates that according to this system, the people who were on the top received all the privileges of liberalism. However, people like women, blacks, and minority groups who were below that class didn’t receive any of the benefits of liberalism, but rather endured discrimination and injustice like even in the 20th century.
Racism Nowadays, many people are talking about racism whether it still exist in the society. Racism is a term that represents the race of discrimination, unequal treatment, or violence. In fact, a country cannot totally avoid these natural phenomenons, but it can be controlled by the public of the country. In Harlon L. Dalton’s essay “Horatio Alger” in rereading America by Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle and Barack Obama’s essay “Origins” in Dreams from my father prove that racism is a part of my life when I was living in a foreign country. These two essays from Harlon L. Dalton and Barack Obama both are about the racism between people.
A scholar, an author and a profound sociologist; Dr. Jennifer Peirce is tackling to find answers of how social stigma between race has created a still extreme disapproval and discomfort amongst elite working professionals in a time of the late 1980s when many institutional programs have sought to end affirmative action, but were still federally mandated at this particular corporation and other programs. In a contemporary America the political correctness to coincide the terminology of ending racism is to have colorblindness, as a sociologist Dr. Peirce looks to now answer the color blind ideology; which is to give fair representation to all those working, but is done so only based on the federal mandate and not personal ideology. Dr. Peirce utilized several different
In the excerpt, from The Decline of Radicalism, Daniel J. Boorstin shows the dissimilarities between dissent and disagreement. He says, “Disagreement is the life blood of democracy, dissension is its cancer.” This quote is proven to be invalid throughout history. Examples such as women and African Americans trying to get what they know they should and what they deserved to. Throughout history, women were not treated with the same rights as men were. Many of them tried extremely hard to get the rights that men had, trying to vote especially.
Since both of those movements only took a good hundred years to happen, how long will it be before the United States accepts gays? Gays have rights, and are not faced with the same challenges women and blacks were, but they are not being treated as equals. Homophobia is a widely unrecognized social injustice in today’s society. Homophobia should be considered as one of the if not the greatest social injustice in our society. In many parts of the world, homophobia can lead to several horrific events.
Racism is the biggest problem still in today’s society. We may think that we have resolved the situations which had arisen with racism but obviously not. Race and ethnicity refer to cultural differences. They are represented as differences in biology or heredity. Texts construct race as a natural category.
‘If it isn’t broken don’t fix it.’ Discuss with reference to the electoral systems used for national elections in the UK and USA. The first past the post systems used in both the USA and the UK unquestionably have the potential to produce election results that are not representative of the break down of total votes in an election, providing results that don’t reflect voter wishes. One may argue that the electoral systems used in both the USA and UK marginalize minorities, causes wasted, insignificant votes and promote voter apathy. However despite the numerous criticisms of first past the post it has continued to be the system in place to decide the President in the USA and dictate which party forms government, and thus which party leader becomes Prime Minister in the UK, suggesting the system has its advantages. Proponents of the UK and US voting methods also often cite the lack of a credible alternative as a reason for the retention of the current systems.