Andrew Campbell 's The Power Of Myth

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Imagine more than half of the population being denied its basic human rights. Fifty years ago, many basic human rights were a luxury, were a work in progress, or were even nonexistent. In fifty years, racism, sexism, homophobia, and many other types of prejudice have been challenged in the effort to create a civil and unbiased national community. However, despite the prodigious movements that have been at work for quite some time, each of these issues and many more still stand and exist today. I agree with Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth.” Campbell’s stance applies to the issues of present day political ethics concerning human rights, more specifically, racism, sexism, and homophobia. Firstly, Campbell’s stance applies to the issues of modern political ethics, more specifically, racism. Uncountable amounts of action have taken place, and by textual legality, the United States government has developed in many ways. However, racism in the United States is still all too real. Being addressed the earliest in America out of racism, sexism, and homophobia, racism in the country has changed throughout centuries. As Joseph Campbell says “the moral order has to catch up with the moral necessities of actual life in time, here and now. And that is what we are not doing.” Far too many citizens, businesses, and even entire communities are racially prejudiced. It is perniciously unfortunate that the issue has been prolonged by the lack of unified support to the point that the

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