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Kaitlyn Whyte Ryan Park Brian Ernst Word Count: 490 Prompt #2 In the Sources of Difference, an excerpt by Martha Minow, many assumptions that surround the ideology of difference are challenged. One of the challenged assumptions is the idea that “the observer can see without a perspective” (Minow 60). A perspective reveals a mental view or prospect that describes a person’s ability to view concepts from a particular viewpoint. Minow uses several different court cases to prove that a person’s perspective is a large factor in every decision they make. Minow begins her argument by examining various statements made by Supreme Court justice Sandra day O’Conner concerning the concept of an “objective observer”. To begin Minow describes a Supreme Court case in which a majority decision allowed religious originations to hire potential employees based on their religious beliefs. Justice Sandra Day O’Conner “challenged the justices in the majority [of this case] to admit the law was not neutral (Minow 62).” Searching to prove the rarity of an “objective
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