DDI09-BQ-Dehumanization-FL

DDI09-BQ-Dehumanization-FL - Dehumanization F/L Arshia...

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Unformatted text preview: Dehumanization F/L Arshia Surti Dartmouth 2K9 1 Index Index........................................................................................................................................................................1 Dehumanization F/L................................................................................................................................................2 Ext: Govt action dehumanizing..............................................................................................................................5 Ext: War is dehumanizing Turns Case..................................................................................................................6 Last printed 1 Dehumanization F/L Arshia Surti Dartmouth 2K9 2 Dehumanization F/L 1. Otherization has existed for centuries impacts empirically denied, and Native Americans and Hispanics arent otherized. Thomas, Professor, Gov, Politics, Global Studies, 08 (George Thomas, Professor, School of Government, Politics, and Global Studies, Ph.D, Stanford University, author, 8/22/08, The Ugly Underside of an Ugly Underside, http://www.wemagazine.org/the-ugly-underside-of-an-ugly-underside/) About a decade ago a Pacific Rim candidate for political office I have forgotten who it was, where, and for what office took a Democratic candidate to task for his failure to broaden the racial discourse to include mention of minorities other than the usual black vs. white. Gypsies in Europe (called Rom in polite company) have endured otherization for so long and so pervasively that even well-positioned social scientists dismiss Rom studies to be less-than-legitimate. (For color-conscious bigots out there, many European terms for the Rom/Gypsies translate as black, for hair color). American Otherization survived a long history as well. Slaves were taken in war, and people were respected or deprived on the basis of language and custom. It wasnt until the Anglicization of North America that skin color became the primary criterion for how humans were classified and cubby holed. Todays Hispanic population and , for that matter, other Native American descendants , cannot be placed in one such hole , whether pigeon or cubby. North American Indians have issues different from those to the south . Additional issues stemming from the reservation system suggest deep-seated internal conflict between the need to marginalize Indians while simultaneously providing real estate and special government support. Others in society, black, white, Hispanic, or other others, adopt the Hollywood stereotype toward reservation Indians with many of the expected non-complimentary generalizations. And of course Mexican-Americans exchange ridicule with Dominicans, Cubans and Puerto Ricans, and the love fest parties on....
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