1 Works Cited Chun Trudy and Marian Wallace. The Arguments of Those in Favor of Assisted Suicide are Flawed. Suicide. Roman Espejo Ed. Opposing Viewpoints Series. Greenhaven Press 2003. Girsh Faye. Patients Should Be Given More Control Over Their Death. Terminal Illness. Mary E. Williams Ed. Opposing Viewpoints Series. Greenhaven Press 2001. Lewis Andrew. Access to Physician-Assisted Suicide is an Unalienable Right. Physician-Assisted Suicide. Gail N. Hawkins Ed. At Issue Series. Greenhaven Press 2002. 2 Americanism by Theodore Roosevelt Consensus Original Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 3 Paragraph 3 The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized populationno other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace. It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince potentate or foreign government. It must be maintained on an American standard of living so as to prevent labor disturbances in important plants and at critical times. None of these objects can be secured as long as we have immigrant colonies ghettoes and immigrant sections and above all they cannot be assured of so long as we consider the immigrant only as an industrial asset. The immigrant must not be allowed to drift or to be put at the mercy of the exploiter. Out object is not to imitate one of the older racial types but to maintain a new American type and then to secure loyalty to this type. We cannot secure such loyalty unless we make this country where men shall feel that they have justice and also where they shall feel that they are required to perform the duties imposed upon them. The policy of Let alone which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have 4 permitted the immigrants and too often the native-born laborers as well to suffer injustice. Moreover by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it. 5 All of us no matter from what land our parents came no matter in what way we may severally worship our Creator must stand shoulder to shoulder in a united America for the elimination of race and religious prejudice. We must stand for a reign of equal justice to both big and small. We must insist on the maintenance of the American standard of living. We must stand for an adequate national control which shall secure a better training of our young men in time of peace both for the work of peace and for the work of war. We must direct every national resource material and spiritual to the task not of shirking difficulties but of training our people to overcome difficulties. Out aim must be not to make life easy and soft not to soften soul and body but to fit us in virile fashion to do a great work for all mankind. This great work can only be done by a mighty democracy which these qualities of soul guided by those qualities of mind which will both make it refuse to do injustice to any other nation and also enable it to hold its own against aggression by any other nation. In our relations with the outside world we must abhor wrongdoing. Finally and most important of all we must strive for the establishment within our own borders of that stern and lofty standard of personal and public neutrality which shall guarantee to each man his rights and which shall insist in return upon the full performance by each man of his duties both to his neighbor and to the great nation whose flag must symbolize in the future as it has symbolized in the past the highest hopes of all mankind. 6 Hyphenated Americans by Armstrong Williams Consensus Original Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 Paragraph 7 7 Paragraph 3 So what exactly is a hyphenated-American No one really asks. They understand only that Americans must not be called Americans in this day and age. O do so would be to violate the tenets of political correctness and to invite disasterat least at suburban dinner parties. Those who dare find strength in their authentic experiences rather than always trying to go about things as an ___________-American might are deemed traitors to their tribe and soon find themselves joined to no one. This is the new cultural narrative in America what matters is not your unique experience as a human-American but rather your ability to identify with some vague tribal concept. 8 Paragraph 6 I fear that we are reversing from a highly centralized country to a set ff clans separated by hyphens. Herein lies the danger when you modify your identity to distinguish it from other clans you tend o modify your personal attitudes as well. You make the others what you need them to be in order to feel good about your own little tribe. The best in the other tribes therefore becomes obscured as does any unity of understanding. Instead we distill the cultural others into the most easily identifiable symbols Blacks as criminals Asians as isolationists Italians as gangsters Muslims as fanatics Jews as stingy Latin Americans as illegal immigrants whites as racists. We perpetuate these stereotypes when we willingly segregate ourselves into cultural tribes even when we know that in our individual lives we are so much more than this. 9 Still Hyphenated Americans by Julianne Malvaux Consensus Original Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 Paragraph 4 Paragraph 5 Paragraph 6 Paragraph 7 10 Paragraph 5 The nations indifference to high black unemployment rates speaks to the difference in our realities. Many whites se themselves as Americans while African Americans are hyphenated only because our realities are hyphenated. Well feel like regular Americans when we have regular experiences (meaning no racial profiling among other things) when our regular history is reflected in our nations statuary (how many cities literally have no public monuments to African American people) and libraries. 11 Paragraph 7 To be sure the color line is fuzzier today than it has ever been. Our airwaves frequently broadcast the lifestyles of the black and beautifulthe Oprah Winfreys Michael Jordans Condoleeza Rices and Colin Powells of the world. As proud as we are of African American icons it would be foolhardy to suggest that all black people share experiences with these icons. At the other end one in four African Americans and forty percent of African American children live in poverty. Is racism real No question. We commemorate Black History Month because it is an important way to recognize the many contributions African American people have made to our nation because our nation despite the progress it has made still fails to systematically acknowledge black history. Until or textbooks spill over with stories of the slaves who built our nations capital the African American patriots who fought and died for our country and the Africa American scientists whose inventions have shaped our lives I will gleefully commemorate African American History Month. I shouldnt be the only one celebrating African American history is American history! We hyphenated Americans are merely celebrating the hyphen that history handed us.
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