synthesis Essay -A - Professor Phillips Interpretation &...

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Professor Phillips Synthesis Essay Rough Draft Against Manipulators Research Question: Do Racial Majority/Minority Groups Consciously Discriminate One Another to Benefit themselves? Everyone has a desire to structure a world in which he/she holds values not deviated from the society’s norm. Intuition calls forth that residing in the normative values of the society assures some level of social stability. So much as people want to set their behavior in a ‘right’ way that they strive to define normality, acceptance, and taboo. However, while finding difference in others and distinguishing ‘my way’ and ‘my people’ from them is accepted as natural human tendency, whether doing possibly so in a deliberate calculation is a matter of question. When the topic comes to racial Othering, it also becomes a problematic question that whether Othering is warfare or just phenomenon. There is no doubt that a race group that conducts the Othering benefits itself by bringing together the members cohesively. Yet, in a social context, the difficulty arises as Othering against one racial group—especially the minority people—, with the concomitant production of often faulty racial imagery, overlays their actual racial characters. As historical affairs such as Nazi’s discriminating against Jews or whites treating blacks as inhuman proved the Othering process to be deadly harmful, scrutinizing the intension-based Othering is significant to keeping peace in society. Among six authors, (Noriega, Said, Dubois, Dyer, Benedict, Oboler,) Said, Noriega, and Dubois view that racial Othering is
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGLISH 76101 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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