Outcasts United

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Outcasts United Analysis Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, the world has taken a new approach on how to proceed. The United States and other world powers began a project of globalization to connect the already small world and make it smaller. However, civil and multinational war began to spur in the wake of the twenty-first century, causing many to be displaced. These people were relocated around the globe and started a new life. However, not everyone benefited from the relocation of these refugees; the locals taking in these refugees were negatively impacted by the rapid shifts in demographics. Warren St. John’s Outcasts United shows how, in part, the public and local governments reacted to these changes. The City of Clarkston, for an example, received thousands …show more content…

Societal change is a scary concept for most people to take, causing many people to reject new ideas. When the refugees started to take over Clarkston, many people wanted to resist. The locals responded with harsh language and small forms of violence, and the government began to restrain the refugees from being able to do certain things. The police force was also not very friendly to the newcomers either. Police brutality was common in Clarkston, as one notorious deputy officer, , would harass refugees and beat some up. (St. John P#). These negative actions are the usual for suburban America, as majority of suburbia is predominantly white Americans that are afraid of change. What does this say about a super-diverse community? It can be argued that it is the first stage to a successful multicultural society. As the common trend suggests, the success of a super-diverse community is based on acceptance, trust and interdependence as mutual vulnerability. The first step is usually the hardest to achieve due to the fear and stubbornness of the populace. Once the first roadblock is passed, the next two steps are rather easy to come

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