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Ronald Takaki’s piece “Multiculturalism: Battleground or Meeting Ground?” discusses the organs and current state of the cultural war. Takaki in 1979, when a fellow colleague accused him of reverse discrimination on his book Iron Cages: Race and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America stating that Takaki’s book did not give a full reflective view of the actual history of United States history. Modern historians of color attempting to re-write history anger many historians now. However, by giving this negative view of the institutions and practices that whites have done against people of color in the United States many historians, think that these new views are besmirching American history. The intentions of these modern historians is not to besmirch the name of history but to merely round out the story not to full rewrite history but to for once tell a
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Unformatted text preview: side of history that has never been heard. In essence doing exactly what Woodward claimed Takaki did not give a well-rounded view of United States history. The article continues with others opinions on the new full cultural opinion on the way that American history is headed. While many believe that it should change they differ on how much it should change. Since there are still many individuals who are from the age of segregation still alive it is obvious that they are going to have negative feelings on this re writing of history. Eventually it will occur however, it will take sometime for the past generations opinions and ideal logy to change and become more progressive. Until then Takaki and others like him will have to continue their battle to have a full multicultural view of United States history....
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