The Hidden Assault On Our Civil Rights

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Every snowflake that has ever fallen from the sky to the ground is different in some shape or form, like our own identities, no two are the same. Some aspects of our identity may be similar to others but in some way it will always be different as we perceive things differently. Our teachings, religion, culture, thoughts, etc… are what defines us and sets us apart from the rest of the world. Kenji Yoshino a Japanese American, as a child was torn between two identities of being Japanese or an American, he later covered up his Japanese identity in order to fit into the social norm of an American. As he grew older Yoshino began to understand his errors and wrote an essay called “Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights” explaining the…show more content…
Turkle explains how we are losing ourselves to our technology, putting more reliance on technology then our own peers. Distinguishing between identity and performance of identity is a difficult task as an adolescent because they are portrayed as the same thing. However, the idea of flexibility and the advancing of technology helps the adolescents to transition between variety of identities in order to find their one true authentic identity. The advancement of technology has it made it so, that we no longer have a singular identity but multiplicity of identities that has integrated with our own identity, causing us to become flexible to the variety of identities in order for us to find our true identity. Smith introduces “Dream City” as a place where nothing is singular but everything is doubled, where we have to transition from one place to another in order to communicate with the many dwellers of Dream City. Smith states “In Dream City everything is doubled, everything is various. You have no choice but to cross boarders and speak in tongues. That’s how you get from your mother to your father, from talking to one set of folks who think you’re not black enough to another who figure you insufficiently white”(Smith 251-252). Smith presents the idea of flexibility by explaining
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