Essay On Racial Diversity

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While I agree with Hurston’s idea of embracing ones ethnic heritage, I disagree with her take on how people should deal with racial diversity, I believe that in today’s society many people believe that by saying “I don’t see color” makes the issue of racism disappear, however I disagree with the idea of tolerance being what our society has settled on, which is connected to Hurston’s idea that our race simply does not matter, which I disagree with. Hurston states “Pour out the contents, and there is discovered a jumble of small, things priceless and worthless” to tell the audience that her race is simply one of many things in the “bag” and that it is worthless, with the entire brown bag reference she is proclaiming that race is an insignificant part of our…show more content…
There is an article on the Huffington post about a Hispanic man who fills out fifty to one-hundred job applications a day, when he was not getting many responses he changed his name from Jose to Joe on the application, then responses came flooding in, even President Obama asked the question during the eulogy for the Charleston shooting victims “We're also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal,” someone’s ethnicity can determine whether they get a job in America, which is one of the reasons why I disagree with Hurston’s argument that race should be considered insignificant. To some, such as Hurston, it makes sense to say that by ignoring the race issue in America we are just solving the problem, but that only makes the problem worse, and most of the people I see who say “I don’t see color” are white people who have never felt oppression because of their color for a day in their life, but pretending something isn’t there doesn’t make it go
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