The Case for Contamination

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The Case for Contamination Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote an article for the New York Times called, “The Case for Contamination”. In my opinion this article is about moral decisions, globalization, and diversity throughout the culture. I agree with Appiah, and I too argue that we as human beings are allowed the same respect and concern from a global standpoint. Additionally, there has certainly been added burden to modernize the world to become equal. I found it to be so true when Appiah stated that “Talk of authenticity now just amounts to telling other people what they ought to value in their own traditions”. The reason why I found this to be so true because I feel that access to info does influence the decisions people make. For an example, people from different backgrounds won’t be bullied by being told what they can or can’t do. Even though there is a variety of cultural backgrounds out there to signify diversity, Appiah believed that there existed a unity between all of us. In other words Appiah felt that even though we are so different that in some way, shape, or form there is some type of unity amongst us. If you look outside of the fact that we have differences of culture and individualism, we all still have some type of, ideology, belief and tradition. Also we have some type of norms to follow. For example, the experience that Appiah had with the Ghanaians festival is a worldwide special occurrence. By it having its own cultural differences and the common theme of a festival; the main feeling is shared amongst all cultures for reasons of celebration and joy. Globalization is another big event that tends to make a big difference when it comes to making culture non-existent. An example of this is that every culture that comes in and tries to “help” like the British in Africa or the Indies or the case of the Native Americans. The dominant culture

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