"The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern"
An analysis of "The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern" by Nathan Glazer.
# 62723 | 722 words | 0 sources | 2004 |
Published on Dec 10, 2005 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , English (Analysis) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action) , Latin-American Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This paper discusses Nathan Glazer's "The Emergence of an American Ethnic Pattern". The paper explains Glazer's opinion that affirmative action is creating a 'tribal' America. The paper contends that rather than a cohesive American identity, Glazer argues that Americans are becoming increasingly identified with their personal racial, religious and ethnic differences. The paper disagrees with Glazer's views and states that affirmative action acknowledges a historical past that cannot be ignored when creating the future and also offers a potential vision of a new America, based upon a vision of a beautiful, pluralistic mosaic of identity.
From the Paper:"True, civil rights and voting rights have remedied some of the abuses codified in American law. Still, the social ramifications of the legal disenfranchisement of African Americans, Indian Americans, and other disenfranchised groups still exist with these once legally discriminated against communities. The social actions of lynching, local laws discriminating against Chinese and Catholic Americans, the denial of land rights to American Indians, and other social abuses still have long-standing social effects that do not disappear as the words of the 'Jim Crow' laws disappeared from the law books of the South. Discrimination today exists, even if it is not in law, it does in fact and common, often unspoken practice."
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