Rauch develops his argument by presenting specific examples “The war on prejudice is now, in all likelihood, the most uncontroversial social. Jonathan Rauch’s essay is a deviation from the traditional point of view. This well written essay discusses the fact that society is rather trying to eliminate hate. Article — From the May issue. In defense of prejudice. Why incendiary speech must be protected. By Jonathan Rauch. Download Pdf. Read Online.

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. If minorities see these words as hurtful, then they will be hurt by them.

The way I look at it, the more you try to push your beliefs on someone, the more they will resist. This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear.

Defdnse entry was posted in Uncategorized. Never will this world be free of prejudice, but it can downsize if people use the correct techniques. Throughout his essay, Rauch does his job to defend prejudice. I agree with Rauch. It does not make any sense to try to completely eliminate prejudice: Email required Address never made public.


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I found it very relieving that most of my arguments were already argued by Rauch at one point or another in his essay. As I was reading the essay, I was trying to think of ways to agree or disagree in my blog post.

The best way to fight against prejudice is to refrain from pointing the finger. I did pick up some of the things I missed after reading your blog that I missed when I read the original essay.

I was quick to think that an old white southerner with family ties to the Confederacy would automatically be against the idea of befriending a black person.

As for me I did not really understand it as well as you seem to.

It is a belief held by a particular group of people making it impossible to describe bigotry and hate speech. This site uses cookies. He realized that just a simple word turned him immediately from a human being, to a faggot.

In defense of prejudice

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It was long which made it somewhat difficult to get through, but as I delved deeper and deeper I got more and more interested. Newer Post Older Post Home. Ahmed, I really think that you prdjudice the essay very well.

I think that by reading your blog it has helped me further understand Rauch’s work and what his opinion is. The more you try to make him, the more he will refuse.


You are commenting using your WordPress. I think that you really do know what you are doing and maybe just left that part out because you were carried away with explaining what Rauch was saying in his essay. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. That is the way the world works in any situation, not just in prejudice situations.

It is a fact that most religions are against homosexuals and not a prejudice for those who practice it. Bigotry cannot be successfully controlled and efforts in doing do end up looking irrational.

Pluralism should be the way to go by making the best out of bias and not finding ways to eradicate it completely. Jacob Claflin February 16, at Ahmed, the bulk of your blog reviews what Rauch jonathaj. Elaborating on your own ideas and opinions will help this blog become a better argumentative blog and not so much an informative blog.