Despite our founding principle that “all men are created equal” (Jefferson), American life isn’t characterized by equality or fairness. Although we acknowledge that each member of humanity bears equal value, we fail to provide them with such equality in life. Racism and anti-immigrant sentiment are two factors that prevent America from being equal. Frederick Douglass identified this gap between value and reality for Americans when he found himself “not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary” (¶3) of the Fourth of July, “a day that reveals to [the American
The United States is composed of various races and we are all vastly different in every aspect, yet one’s diversity contrary to others comes at a price. Many lack the ability to be active members in a
In discussions of diversity and equality, one controversial issue has been the debate of whether or not America cherishes our diversity. On one hand, some say they are unsure about the topic. On the other hand, some people oppose that America does not cherish our diversity. My own view is that America does cherish our diversity, however it’s not a very obvious view for various reasons. Mainly because of how far we’ve come with time, but how over-generalizations has caused us to believe that we don’t. In our society today, we don’t realize the diversity shown within our country, because everything is mainly focused on how we don’t have diversity. This statement, depending on how you view it, is a complete over- generalization. In the article,
Our country is a good example of what diversity means. Globalization has increased rapidly, making our society a more diverse place. Where individuals from foreign places with different cultures, race, and languages all unite to become one. As one of my favorite novelist, F. Scott Fitzgerald, once said, “The rich are different from you and me.” (Walter Benn Michaels 725) The problem here is that Fitzgerald failed to realize that the “rich” were the same as everyone else, except with more money. A diverse society represents a country with various people of color, socioeconomics, national origin, etc. Although we are all different yet, the same, and come from different places, race, color, gender, and socioeconomics, nobody is looked down upon nor superior to the other.
Diversity in the united states in not something new here but in fact spans back many generations. Diversity is everywhere and no one can truly get away from it, but by accepting it a person can learn how to lead a better fuller life with variety of understanding for the people that come in contact with. I feel that the biggest thing I learned in this call about diversity is not that there is diversity but that there is a lot of work to be done to farther the peace action between the groups of people knowing this make me realize that the us is not yet a unity but is trying and gives me more
America is always going to face diversity. No matter how hard we try to get rid of discrimination and prejudice, it will probably never be fully gone. One thing that needs to be done is for us to teach our children how not to be prejudice. By doing this we can start to break the cycle that’s been going on for many years. Teaching our children today how to get over diversity will help them in
Whose differences help us progress as a nation. An immense about of people immigrate to the United States looking for opportunity and prosperity that their own countries could not offer. DACA recipients and immigrants work so much more harder than those who actually have the resources to reach their goals. They maneuver their way into fulfilling their goal no matter who or what is against them. These individuals were really young when they immigrated to the United States. They had no choice. Despite the adversities they contribute positively to the community and nation. They influence me greatly and show me that with hard work and perseverance you can go a long way. Diversity is the stepping stone onto making America more greater than what it is, still we have people who think
Diversity isn’t something to be ignored, but is that where our primary focus should lie? It is in our very nature to celebrate our differences; without it we lose our identity. As a society we literally dance in the streets to celebrate our individualities. However, Walter Benn Michaels points out a very interesting issue that is not only social but economical as well, in his book The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality. When we strip away our color, our heritage and begin to look at our wallets we become embarrassed, even shy about our how fat or thin it becomes. His political stance is intended for a general audience to: show present concepts of cultural diversity, to illustrate how Americans
America has always been associated with the idea of being filled with diversity and for the most part that is true. We are diverse in culture, ethnicity, religion, politics, income, character, and in many other ways. But when you bring us together we aren’t unified and as truly diverse as others might believe. “…what I have seen all around the country is people making strenuous efforts to group themselves with people who are basically like themselves” (Brooks 261). I agree with this statement because, it’s accurate in the sense that we tend to place ourselves in groups that we have more in common with just because
Diversity means a range of different things. America is an official melting pot , every person you see is different . Walking down the street you never see anybody that looks exactly the same as you. America is filled with different Religions, color, shapes, sizes, and personalities. America is nothing but a word that describes a country. If you come from a different continent you are considered American. “The Edeka, in Hamburg, removed all foreign-made products from its shelves to illustrate how reliant Germany is on people from around the world.”(Washington Post). This quote shows how empty it would be if people weren't so reliant on other people around the world. Just like Germany, if America was to remove food off the shelves, the shelves would look pretty empty. The essay’s “A Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen and “ The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy proves that America wouldn't be America without diversity. Diversity is the main thing that keeps America unique.
In an ideally progressive America, society should value both equality and diversity. Equality is justice. Diversity is individuality. Equality gives rights. Diversity enriches culture. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideally progressive America. As equality in our society has increased, we have viewed it as progress. However, diversity has often been a source of conflict in our society. Jealousy, confusion, anger, and so many negative emotions have arisen from our differences and slowed the progress of equality. Perhaps, diversity should just be done away with. If we can not value our diversity, should we focus entirely on equality? Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” answers that question with a solid no, we should not. Through his
Being a different couldn’t make anyone superior or inferior to one another “Diversity is our strength, we say. There is not an American president who would say anything else: We are a country made stronger by our individuality, by our differences.”(Rodriguez).
Diversity is good. From my point of view, it's one of the ideals that makes America such a Unique democracy. Before you read this post I am encouraging you guys to toss your political bias aside and actually dig deep.
I think it's important to understand the diverse in America. I think it's important because we have to understand what all these other people go through.We have to understand their different culture. We can't just discriminate them just because they don't look like you or like thing like you everyone is equal. Yes we might be different color but we are still humans which makes us the same. We might all dress differently or belief in different religion but i think we are all the same and we have to understand each other. There will be people discriminating you but that's how life is
Diversity is an important and beautiful concept in our society and this essay will prove why. Reasons to support this are it makes each individual life worthwhile, it helps us evolve and become better and it can build closer relationships.