American Identity and Immigration Issue: Do We Need a Common Identity?
American Identity and Immigration Issue: Do We Need a Common Identity? Buchanan, from "Nation or Notion? Buchanan, a syndicated conservative columnist and author of The Death of the West: Michael Walzer, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, makes the pluralist argument that America cannot avoid its multicultural identity.
He extends and expands the idea of assimilation emerging from the Chicago sociologist Robert Park and argues that inevitable, sometime in the future, assimilation will occur in American society.
Lawrence Auster is a conservative writer and blogger. He has written extensively on issues pertaining to national identity and ethnic diversity, including The Path to National Suicide: He sees that multiculturalism and diversity have gained popularity as an ideology based on a set of false propositions.
For Auster, diversity and multiculturalism are real attacks on European culture. Does Immigration Contribute to a Better America? Philippe Legrain, from "The Case for Immigration: Peter Brimelow, from "Immigration: The Truth about Globalisation. He makes the case that immigration contributes to a better America as well as a better world.
His economic argument primarily emphasizes that the flow of immigrants within the global system brings both talent and labor to areas of need. Peter Brimelow, senior editor at Forbes and National Review magazines, argues that the United States is being overrun by a growing tide of aliens who are changing the character and composition of the nation in manners that are threatening and destructive to its well-being and prospects for future advancement.
Gallagher, from "Racial Redistricting: Ellis Cose, from "What's White, Anyway?
Ellis Cose, an African American journalist, argues that the traditional boundaries that determine race and skin color are not what they once were.
Although he does not specifically cite ethnicity, Cose furthers the claim that American identity today is an expanding category.
The boundaries of whiteness have expanded and are no longer hard and fast. Rethinking the Color Line Issue: He argues that the election of Barack Obama may indicate that America is approaching the mountaintop that King preached about.
Harris-Perry is a professor of politics at Tulane University. What Kind of Card Is Race? These benefits range from economic to political advantages and so often include better residential choice, police protection, and education opportunities.
Tim Wise, an author of two books on race, argues that whites do not acknowledge privilege. Hence, whites simply do not see discrimination and do not attach privilege to their skin color.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, from Racism without Racists: To achieve this goal, Mr. However, profiling is pervasive and used by law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. Race Still Matters Issue 9. Russell Nieli, from "Postracialism': Do We Want It? Greenhouse is author of The U.
He has written on affirmative action and the origins of an urban black underclass. Niele argues that American society is moving toward a meritocracy, which is post-racist not post-racial.
For him, race, ethnicity, and religious identity are less determinant than they were in earlier American history.
Peter Beinart, from "Reminder: He believes that negative thinking and stereotypes of blacks within America are both historical and embedded, especially within the American South. It is within this racial context that he views the opposition to President Obama emanating from Republicans, especially those of the white South.Course Outline.
This course is an introduction to the nature of law, the state and citizenship -- as illustrated through some current controversies in Canadian politics (eg, capital punishment, the deficit, affirmative action, pornography and euthanasia).
Correlation Guide The Taking Sides series presents current issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section.
- Affirmative Action If one is to discuss and problem solve an issue, he or she must first know what the issue is truly about. Affirmative action is defined as the equal opportunities given to women, minorities, and small groups so they will have the same tools, education, and allotment to achieve their goals in life.
The application of the term affirmative action in business ethics implies the the discriminative employment practices, and it may incorporate a legal directive of the government, for instance a legal directive from the federal government of the United States to federal contractors aiming in developing a work force which directly represent .
Affirmative Action "Affirmative Action" was initiated in the early 's by President John F. Kennedy in an attempt to improve employment and educational opportunities for people belonging to a minority population ("Affirmative Action").
1. In the Beginning. In , affirmative action became an inflammatory public issue. True enough, the Civil Rights Act of already had made something called “affirmative action” a remedy federal courts could impose on violators of the Act.