Race the First Three Sources Reviewed Were Term Paper

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The first three sources reviewed were retrieved from the Ethics Updates website. The fourth source was obtained from a newspaper.

Sullivan, Andrew. "What's So Bad About Hate?" New York Times. 26 September 1999. http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/19990926mag-hate-essay.html

Andrew Sullivan's article is about how hate is not easy to define, and that it comes in many forms that are complicated and often abstract. Sullivan begins his article by recounting the details of a story that was in the news in 1997, of a group of three white supremacists in Texas that tied a black man to the back of their truck and dragged him to his death. He also mentions the Aryan Nations member who shot a Filipino-American mailman at pointblank range, and the beating of the young gay Matthew Shepard, and the writer ponders about the moment that hate begins in someone. In recent years, "hate" has become a buzz word in the media, and there has been a strong push for strong hate-crime laws and anti-hate legislation. Words like sexism, racism, and homophobia identify the victims, but not the perpetrator, or what anyone is thinking or feeling. Hate is not really defined by anyone. Everyone has some kind of prejudice engrained in them, against some kind of group or another, but the origins of these feelings is often unknown. In some cases where it seems there is a "hate" crime against a certain group, was the hate really aimed at that person for being a certain ethnicity or sexual orientation, or was that simply an outlet for frustration about something else? For example, someone might have a lot of gay friends but not support gay equality, or someone might politically support gay equality but really not want to spend time with gay people. Are these people hateful? "Niche haters," are those that preach or believe very specific hateful doctrines, and will commit often violent crimes against people of certain groups. However, these kinds of people are not representative of the kind of hate that is most common. There are many different shades of hate just like there are different shades of love.

Fish, Stanley. "Reverse Racism: Or How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle Black." Atlantic Monthly. November,1993. http://aad.english.ucsb.edu/docs/fish.discrim.rever.html

Stanley Fish's article is about the belief that affirmative action is a form of reverse racism. Some people believe that in the same…

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Applebome's article is about the decision by a California school board to recognize Ebonics, or a distinct language spoken by American blacks, as the native language of many of the district's students. This was the first school board to make this decision. The school board hoped that students would receive better instruction in standard English and other subjects if the teachers understood they were teaching students who spoke a separate language. Critics accused the school district of making this move in order to get funding only available to bilingual schools, and some say that recognizing Ebonics will simply reinforce poor grammar. Linguists argue, however, that it is in fact a distinct dialect, and that many of the elements of Ebonics are reflections of African language structure.

Times Wire Reports. "Activists March, Seek Leads in 1946 Lynching." Los Angeles Times. 3 April 2005.

In recent news, people in Georgia remembered four black people who were victims of hate crimes in the 1940s. In 1946, a white hate mob attacked two men and two women in their car, then dragged them into the woods and shot them. This activist group that marched is trying to both raise awareness of hate crimes today, as well as encouraging anyone with information about this lynching many decades ago to come forward so that the killers can be prosecuted.

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