We are raised in a world with many diverse cultures. It’s natural for us as human beings to compare things to each other, such as comparing one culture to ours. After 9-11 the focus on today’s news is primarily on Muslim cultures, such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Cultural relativism brings up a new way of looking at the many different cultures. It asks that we evaluate other cultures according to their standards, not ours. The Muslim culture is very different then the culture we live in.
We don’t have Christian suicide bombers or women covered head to toe. People should take that moment and understand it through there own eyes, not ours. Muslim’s all over the world pray to Ala. Their world revolves around Ala. They worship Ala day through night. Another cultural difference would be the way women dress.
Muslim women all around the world dress covered from head to toe. There cultural difference are very different from what were used to here in United States of America, but it doesn’t mean its less important. We see groups and intelligent people make wrong decisions all the time when they are making choices that affect us. Why do they make these decisions when they are supposed to be the ones educated enough and most qualified for the position? There are a few factors that could contribute to this and one that I think is the biggest factor is bias.
The large scale immigration of Iranian Muslim to the United States of America is as a result of a continuum of causes, resulting from the Islamic revolution of the 1979 and the policies of the cold war era (Pollack, 2004). Immigration of Iranian Muslim women increased over time leading to the more Iranian Muslim women in US than men. These women were viewed through the orientalist construct which ...
When the President wants to make a decision on war or on a budget cut he is thinking about benefiting someone, weather this is the government or the people, a bias does exist. This not only applies for the President of the United States but also the President of a corporation when he needs to make some decisions. The President of the corporation will always make a decision that will benefit him and make him more money. This is a huge factor on why people in high places make bad decisions. Another factor on why some intelligent people and leaders make wrong decisions is because of mis education. When the people in these high positions don’t put the time and effort into researching the effects of the decision they are about to make, they take a huge risk of making the wrong decision and negatively affecting a great deal of people.
This is one of the mistakes I think that could be totally eliminated if we have the right people in these important positions. Of course you can see why we see people in high places make wrong decision because of bias and greediness far more often than those who make wrong decisions because they are not educated sufficiently. There are even many examples of the people in high places that abuse their power, (Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, Leaders of Enron… ) and I think there should be something to limit their power because soon someone is going to make a mistake that is going to hurt society on a large scale.