The Price that Comes with Diversity is Racism

1048 WordsJan 30, 20184 Pages
I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation Under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. Everyday of our pre-college educational lives, we stand and recite this pledge as a routine instead of an actual pledge. We go through school not knowing the actual meaning and not caring if we did. But for some people, the pledge is a forbidden text, not to be said through their lips even if forced for they feel the pledge has taken on a different fate. Instead of being a secular oath, it instead has become a religious prayer to God. Many have fought against the pledge, wanting change for their atheistic children. Many have been bashed for reciting it but in a way close to home, like saying it in a different language or adding in their ethnical god. Over the years, the phrase "Under God¨ has been put through a lot of controversy; Atheists and Agnostics have attacked it while Christian and Jew Americans have defended it, showing "Under God" is important in the Pledge of Allegiance. Diversity. Something the United States is acclaimed for. The price that comes with diversity is racism. Not just towards African Americans and Hispanics but also to other minorities. Minorities like the Arabs. To the variety of Arabs (Christian, Jew, Muslim, etc.), a lot of terrorist-related slurs have been thrown at them for doing something accustom to then; Saying Allah instead of God. This has earned a U.S. high school a
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