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A Discussion on the Issues Surrounding Immigration and Affirmative Action
Discussing Issues Surrounding Immigration & Affirmative Action Essay There are several highly controversial issues to discuss with regards to topics such as “immigration” as well as “affirmative action”. To begin with, the issue surrounding immigration deals with the fact that a vast majority of those who are currently in...
The Myth of the Model Minority in White Privilege by Peggy McIntosh and Our Sacrifice, Our Shame by Carlina Duan
The Myth of the Model Minority Race is an issue that is omnipresent, and sometimes society refuses to acknowledge the existence of the advantages and disadvantages that are inherent to certain races. Peggy McIntosh analyzes race from the perspective of a white female in her article “White Privilege”, while Carlina Duan ana...
The Issue of Eternal Conflict Between the African Americans and the Whites
It is human nature to want to fit every issue into a dichotomous mode of thought; right-wrong and good-bad are just two examples of how society has managed to take complex concepts such as “rightness” and “goodness” and reduce it to a simple binary. The reason this continually happens is that it is easier to think in binari...
The Lie of the American Dream: Difficult Lives of Minorities in the United States of America
The Not-So-“American Dream” A fragment of glass falls from the upstairs window. Shards fly through the air as they break on the cold concrete. Jose was awoken from the cracks of the transparent solid. The air around him had the usual musty smell. The streets greeted him with their honks and screeching wheels. He had walked...
The Relationship Between Slave and Master in The Anthropology of Slavery by Meillasoux
The relationship between slave and master is one of the oldest and most complex known to man. In The Anthropology of Slavery, Meillasoux makes no speculation as to the specific origins of slavery, stating only that it probably began “as a result of contact between civilizations” (Meillaoux, 43). Though knowledge of its gene...
A Discussion on the Negative Effects of Social Hierarchies on Latino Solidarity in the United States
“Negotiating the Urban Scene” Analysis The influx of Central American immigration to the United States caused increased tensions between ethnic groups that were already settled in cities. Many Central Americans immigrated to the United States to avoid violence and political tensions in their home countries, while others...
An Assessment of Racial Discrimination in the Media
Racial discrimination within the media is a controversial subject due to the history if racism and the audience's reaction to the popularity of racial satire. The acknowledgement of racial backgrounds is an inevitable encounter in the diverse mixing pot of modern day society. To approach these racial issues through comedy i...
Race Is a Matter of Identification: Ruben Rumbaut's View of Race as a Social Construct
“Analysis of Pigments of Our Imagination: The Racialization of the Hispanic-Latino Category” Ruben Rumbaut argues that race is not biological, but rather a social construct, or as what he calls a “pigment of our imagination.” The author states, “race today is chiefly an outcome of intergroup struggles, marking the bo...
Great Nations Are Guided by Democracy, Diversity and Equality
Great nations throughout history have achieved a status of renown that is either reverence or infamy, depending on who one asks. Patrick Buchanan, in his essay “Deconstructing America”, claims that there have not been any great republic or empire that arose due to the embracing of democracy, diversity, and equality. However...
A Study on the Relation Between Race and Biology
Is Race Skin Deep? After watching the documentary Race: The Power of an Illusion, Part one (The Difference Between Us). I have come to a realization that has changed in my perspective on the relationship between Race and biology, and whether race is a simply a social construct or just another genetic reality. As well as...