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This was a process of forced cultural abandonment of religious or ethnic minority groups in order to establish a larger community. Lastly, the model minority is a group that can achieve a “higher” degree of socioeconomic success than the average minority, this is including income, low criminal rates and stability. This causes separation and conflict between all minority groups because its an act of superiority. Although these concepts are seen to be positive by society, racism and white supremacy transcended into contemporary institutional barriers of prejudice, contributed by factors within our own minority communities such as assimilation, colorblindness, and the model minority. “Color is something White people deeply desire, but cannot posses.” (Welsing).
Conflict theory argues that society is thick with conflict and that society does not work within equality; inequalities are expected to exist such as the haves having more power than have-nots. The unequal scattering of resources creates a social arrangement or class structure, which designates social structure and influences the functioning of society. According to Steven Tepper, an Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, “Cultural conflict and moral regulation can serve to demarcate acceptable and unacceptable behavior, high- and low-status lifestyles, in- and outgroup membership, and reputable and disreputable values and beliefs” (Tepper 278). Caucasian society of 1966 placed restrictions, limits, and expectations that were dependent on race. In the case of the movie Glory Road, African-Americans were not been allowed the achievement of equality in playing NCAA basketball or for that matter school basketball at any level.
My paper talks about the riveting account of human nature and modern society that Karl Marx gives us, in comparison Max Weber and Emile Durkheim. Meanwhile, Durkheim believes that organic solidarity and division of labour are modernity’s main features. Weber looks at rationalization and disenchantment, and Marx offers an account aimed centered on class struggle and social instability. We often think about whether the problems we face every day are a result of our own intrinsic nature, or rather the environment we currently live in today. The founding fathers in a way, were asking the question.
Freedom remains the sole basis for American society as we know it. Without freedom the great nation of America would have never been founded. To understand the true principles of freedom, one must understand the scope of the word. Philosophical freedom encompasses the ability to make choices without restraints, while political freedom is the state of being free rather than in physical confinement. Despite the importance of these ideas to our founding fathers, freedom has lost much of its importance in modern American society.
Moral relativists believe that no one has the right to judge another individuals choice, decisions, or lifestyle because however they choose to live is right for them. In addition everyone has the right to their own moral beliefs and to impose those beliefs on another individual is wrong. At first glance moral relativism may appear ideal in allowing for individual freedom. After all why shouldn’t each individual be entitled to their own idea of moral values and why should others force their beliefs on anyone else. “American philosopher and essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), tells us, what is right is only what the individual thinks is right.