Part I: The Problem A. RacismAs an American citizen, it would be easy to say we should encourage both unity and diversity, but, in truth, it is almost impossible to implement such a great idea. Our nation would be a utopian society if we could implement both global or nation-wide unity while keeping our citizen’s diverse. Unfortunately, it’s an oxymoron – like saying we’re all alone together.
Part II: The Dream Answer A. UtopiaWe could always take each individual aside from all they knew and brainwash them into believing that everyone was created equal, allow 10 year olds to vote just the same as 90 year olds and 45 year olds, and create family units of “brothers” and “sisters” who are of all different ethnicities. Then our nation would have both unity and diversity!! We could erase all those years of slavery, deception, and racism by never thinking of it again! Wow. Wouldn’t that be lovely?? Unfortunately, we don’t live in dreams. You see, even if we were able to rob citizens of their United States’ freedoms and brainwash them, still our nation would have our racists, and we’d lack both unity and diversity coexisting as one. Racism is the reason we cannot have diversity and unity. Now this is because of the meaning of this word “racism.”
Part III: RacismA. OpinionsNow, let’s think of this logically: What is racism? Now when we want to find this out, duh, we go to the dictionary – and what more famous than our trusty (and dusty, in my case) “Webster’s Dictionary”? “Rac · ism (rā ´ siz ´ em) n. … 2 Any program or practice of racial discrimination, segregation, etc. based on such beliefs – rac ´ ist n., adj.”The main word in this definition is the word “beliefs.” A belief is not based on a fact; it’s based on a personal opinion. How can you make everyone not have personal opinions? By brainwashing them? Racism never ends. Therein lies our problem with full unity.
Social Research Proposal: Racism on College Campuses Introduction The Racism in America is a like a rush: the more it gets scratched the more it itches. According to watchdogs of political correctness, it is found everywhere. No social institution is spared from it The paranoia over this issue in America gains more and more momentum. It seems like the more efforts are being put into eliminating ...
Part III: RacismB. Expression(s)We all look different, but how do we feel different? By expressing ourselves. Some people are racist; some people are creative. Everyone has their own way of being themselves – and this is what makes the world diverse. No one is exactly like his or her best friend, neighbor, spouse, or even one of his or her parental units. So, why even try to end racism and unite the world, or, at the very least, our nation? There is no point in doing so, because if you take away our choice to be racist, you take away our freedoms as a United States citizen. We lose our individuality.
Part IV: Different Views Outsiders Of AmericaOur nation has always been looked at as perfect – or, rather, we see ourselves as perfect. This is not to say that all American citizens think America is perfect, it’s more so the way the government wants the world and history books to remember this nation. This is the outfit we try to wear. Perfection. This is so unrealistic and ugly deep down inside. We call ourselves “The United States.” Our founding fathers fought for our freedoms. They fought for equality. Martin Luther King Jr. was even one of our “prominent figures” in our American history. We show ourselves as united, proud, diverse, equal, and free. Yet, we have not lived up to the outfit we wear, we lack real pride, real enthusiasm, and we are most certainly not united. We are, however, very diverse. We have no clear ethnicity. We are Indian, European, African American, Mexican, and everything else you can imagine. We are clearly not united because certain groups of people like to stick with their “own kind.” But you can’t blame it all on the humans.
Part V: Human NatureA. Lions, Frogs, and Humans.It’s human nature to stick to your own kind. Lions don’t sleep around with frogs, and then have human children. Not only is it not possible, but it’s also a part of human nature that makes it not possible. We marry our partner, and have children who are products of us. They are made up of us. We are them. We are the same. We’re raised together, along with others who resemble us and are part of our blood. Why should we even bother with encouraging unity when all we need is our family? They are most like us. They are all we are and all we are is all they are. Racism Never Ends. We know that. So what should we do?
American Industry in undoubtedly one of the strongest in the world. Numerous nations are recipients of many of our plethora of exports. From cars, to books, to corn, and everything in between. But where did this amazing system come from? Was it some aspiring urban businessman? Or maybe a tired housewife. It could have even been a son of a farmer. The system itself did not come from one person, but ...
Part VI: The SolutionA. Change?So, if there is no way to have a “peaceful world” (minus racism and plus unity and diversity) then what should we do as a nation to change? Should we change? Is it REALLY necessary? We know of human nature, the fact that we haven’t met up to the views of the US really being equal, racism being an art form – another way of expression, racism being an opinion, and utopian societies being unrealistic. So are we due for a change? A better question yet is: What can we really do? Is it possible to change? What have we done to make up for our past “indiscretions?” When we believed in slavery, the African Americans revolted (with good cause, of course).
What did we do to make up for this? Affirmative action? How does that help? How can you erase all those years of pain, suffering, and slavery? Can you really erase slavery? No. Of course not! In the past, many were hurt and killed. What justice can we get that can come from all that? All we can do is forget that path we used to follow, and start a new one. We can only allow everyone to follow the law. As long as no one crosses the line and tries to kill someone they don’t like, or hurt someone because they’re racist, then they should be allowed to feel however they want.