My final takeaway from the book is the idea that race is simply an artificial construct devised to divide the people of the world. The color of a person’s skin does not define their capabilities or who they are as a person. In fact, no true differences exist between white people and people of color. Race simply gives the dominant group in society a sense of superiority and power over the group they seek to
Cultural shapes how individuals experience the world around them. These experiences are a vital component of how services are both delivered and received. Gladding (2012) describes three key aspects of a multicultural leader. The first key aspect is to be aware of a diverse population and the effect on group work interventions (Gladding, 2012). To better facilitate a multicultural group, a leader
Racism is a big part of this book. It shows the absurdity of what people thought back then, which is an important lesson. It is important for us to learn what people’s views used to be, and how important it is not to go back to that mindset.
They shed a light on the myth of America being the city on a hill by showing how immigrants are enticed by the belief that America is the home of the morally superior and the home righteousness yet it treats its own citizens so poorly. Arnade builds upon this by showing how it's not only immigrants who believe that the American dream is flawed but Americans themselves. Arnade gives a few examples, one being Brendon Worth from Green Bay, Wisconsin who is a Native American who says, “To be free. There has been no American dream for me. I am a Native American, born on a reservation, and my people’s freedom has been taken away before, and my freedom taken away and I have been thrown in jail”(Arnade). Native Americans were the original people who were in the United States, and in today’s world they are treated as immigrants and are forced to live on reservations. Another example is Isaiah, an African American who has been through all of America’s tragedy as a colored male. He says, “What Martin Luther King said 50 years ago: The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, regardless of your skin color. We still fighting for that now. We still watching our children killed needlessly for nothing.”(Arnade). As an American who has lived for a long time, he has seen America’s transition from century to century and has witnessed the flawed American dreams and it's hypocritical nature throughout his many years of living. He knew that everything that the American dream stood for has disappeared. He is an African American male who is saying that young African Americans are being subject to the same treatment as immigrants. He shows that both young African Americans and immigrants are taught that they can trust the
Gloria Anzaldua, Sherman Alexie and Richard Rodriguez are three different American authors that struggled with marginalization because of their heritage and culture. It shows that most people that are part of the minority ethnic group, struggle with finding their identity when they are forced to engage in a different society other than their own group. The authors find themselves in a linguistic and cultural borderland because they were looked down upon. They were discriminated by the dominant ethnic group when they try and stick to their heritage and they were shunned and neglected by their own people whenever they try to adhere to the standards of their new country.
Solomon Northup Paper Briana Barrett-Riddle 2/9/15 Reading the content in this book made me get a picture of what it was like to be a colored person in this time. My eyes were opened to the meaning of the word “nigga”. Nigga is such a derogatory term, yet now-a-days it is used
A text from the chapter that stuck with me the most was an Italian group discriminating against Mexicans, not letting them rent their hall to Mexicans. In page 13, the owners of the Italian hall get told that in Italy they wouldn’t prejudice like that, the Italians simply reply with “No, but we are becoming Americanized”. This stood out to me the most because it gives an idea of what others thought it took to be an
What’s the most common adversity of an immigrant? Struggling to cope with embedding oneself into being servant to two masters. The term “masters” used here are figurative objects where two distinct form of societal expectation collide with each other and one can’t completely ignore either side. Sarah, in Anzia Yezierska’s
In the beginning chapters of the book, we get a glimpse of the typical home and community of an African American during segregation. Many Africans Americans were too adjusted to the way of living, that they felt
Every family has their challenges and trails to deal with. The American people can sometimes think immigrant families have, mostly, the same obstacles to face as every other immigrant but this is not the case. Richards challenge in the book was trying and get
This book was filled with passages and quotes that made a lasting impression on me not only for the content they contained but also the way that they were written. One passage that really stuck with me was the bottom passage on pages 202-203. This passage left an impression on me for many reasons but mainly because it described such violent events that happened in Chicago that I never knew about which was quite a wake up call. I did not even know that race riots ever happened in Chicago and to find out that they were as violent and deadly as they were shocked me quite a bit. Now a days, I never hear anyone talking about the race riots that happened in Chicago which is surprising because by looking back at those times in our history it shows how much our society has grown and improved. These race riots changed the course of Chicago's history which is why it is surprising to me that I have never even heard of them before.
Within Rangeview High School, there is a wide variety of student life, filled with people from all around the world. Students from places such as Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Mexico are commonly found within our Schools' hallways. Throughout the school year, Rangeview provides various cultural related events in which I enjoy attending, such as the Culture Fair. Although, I do not have an ethnic background of some in our school, I find myself contributing to the culture by taking the opportunities to learn about them. Within the school, I plan to get involved in some of the offered student clubs such as Polynesian Club and the Culture Team. More so, if I feel that the culture Rangeview isn't being properly represented, then I will use my ability
In the novel, The Book of Unknown Americans, Chirstina Heriauvez uses the characterization of Alma to depict an immigrant's´ journey in America to unravel the truth about the dark side of assimilating. The novels demonstrates that immigrants´ are filled with hope at the prospect of starting someplace new which often blinds them to believing that their new place will be better than their current situation. It can easily be impacted by racism, intolerance and the mistreatment of others.
Dinaw Mengestu, Richard Rodriguez and Manuel Munoz are three authors that have been through and gone through a lot of pain to finaly get accepted in their societies. They are all either immigrants or children of immigrants that had trouble fitting in America’s society at the time. They struggled with
List some approaches the health care professional can use to address religious and cultural diversity.