Now many people see using Native American names for mascots to be racists, and in some ways it can be. These mascots and cultural figures are part of the Native American culture. To go and generalize these people into a sports team that have nothing to do with who they are, is being very prejudice, misleading, and in many ways wrong. This controversy should not even be something to think about. These people deserve the right to be heard and understood that their names, tribal figures, and beliefs are theirs.
Another thing that makes assimilation bad is the fact that people use it so much that they don’t see that it could be a danger in the future. Many people lose their history, traditional inhabits, and national culture, national spirit and therefore small nations can disappear. People don’t realize that assimilation not only hurts them but it affects the future generations and nations that could vanish if everyone decides to change their customs. One of the beautiful things of this world is how diverse and different everyone is. If we were to live in a world where everyone was the same it would be boring and dull.
Media representations of ethnicity have traditionally been stereotypical to fill a specific role, sometimes tailored to meet a certain audience; this includes being subservient to while characters, problematic, a source of racial tension, a threat or for exotic purposes. In Broadchurch, ethnical representation has not been presented for this purpose, but to keep in line with political correctness and to ensure there is a fair representation of different ethnic background; however, there is a large imbalance of ethnic representations in the main cast. The opening scene starts with a close up shot of the face of one of the main characters, DI Alec Hardy. He has a worn and glum look about him and having flashbacks of a disturbing memory
Natives are being judge by their appearance and their life style as they are not very civilized. From this perspective, their history and culture are being ignored. In the article, Bill says to Bob: " By the feathers, we got a book" (2). The "feathers" indicates tribes. Every culture has different tribes, and each tribe has different traditions, beliefs and languages.
In Jane Tompkins essay “Indians’ : Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History” she exploring the problems she encountered while doing historical research about Indians. Confused by a lot of biased accounts, she comes to a fact that because the angle of view of each historian is different, and all of them have their own perspective, it was almost impossible to reconstruct a factual account of what truly happened between the Europeans and Indians. She did research and gathering of fact of many historians including Perry Miller, who was blinded with his own perspective and can’t see the Indians. Alden Vaughan, the unreliable source since his racial biases exposed because of cultural changes
White writers and directors have displayed this use of Native American culture in a way that has been detrimental to the public’s view of Native Americans as that is all many people will see of that particular group of people. Specifically, I want to focus in on one scene in the doctor’s office that I believe speaks volumes about whites using Native American culture for
The Black Robe movie insinuate that all the Indians were evil and that is what justified their extermination, which is why Ward Churchill a troversialist criticized the movie because he claimed to be part Indian and said that the movie was "a deliberate exercise in vilification". Most people know that is not true that not all Indians are evil, but putting that false information may change people's mind because it is a historical movie. I think people should make the movie with only the facts that they know are true and correct to make the movie. In the Crucible the director of the movie stated that John was the one that said the prayer wrong, but in fact it was Elizabeth and that for me should have changed the outcome of the story. Like my last statement, it would harm people's knowledge on history, even though it doesn't look like it has great importance it is the small details that always count.
As US citizens we have all found some type of problem with the system. Whether its having to pay taxes, paying a fine, or not receiving justice. Whatever the reason it is we only think of how it affect us as an individual, we don’t thing of the way it affect us as a community. In the Native American community the government set backs hurts everyone. Two examples would be trust reform and housing are preventing Indian communities form growing.
The negative portrayals of earlier films on Aboriginals did not only have a great effect on how the world views them today, but it has also contributed to the continuing struggles of First Nations for individual rights. The world has a variety of interpretations and misinterpretations of the First Nations people, but the one that is stuck to everyone’s mind are probably the portrayals of First Nations in the earlier films. The early film’s portrayals of aboriginals were mostly offensive, inaccurate, and stereotypical-they were not pleasant. In the 1930s, Native people were portrayed as savages. One example is John Ford’s movie Stagecoach which shows a number of Indian type violence, heavy drinkers to being prostitutes to
The caste system has also been adopted by the South Asian Muslims due to the Hindu converts and close contact with the Hindu culture. The similarities and the differences among these two caste systems will be analyzed throughout this paper. The aim of this paper is to show that the caste system continues to discriminate individuals and isolates them socially within the Indian Subcontinent. Background Information The Hindu Caste System The concept of being born into a “”jaati” does not seem familiar to many of us. The society that we live in, ignores, often rejects this view and does not aim to understand the roots of this social inequality.