Analysis Of John Rawls

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A principle serves it purpose as a system of belief or behavior. In this case philosopher John Rawls proposes a theory in which he believes justice should be fair, this not meaning it is being perceived by the following texts, "Still Separate, Still Unequal" by Jonathan Kozol, "Rethinking Affirmative Action" by David Leonhardt, and "Gay Marriage: Sidestep on Freedom 's Path" by Alexander Cockburn. It is clear that these three essays do not display any attachment to John Rawls 's principles, they are unrealized and oppositely argued within the present-day social and political arena. The reversed notions in these texts are through the inequality of race among divided schools, support of affirmative action which disadvantages the white race, …show more content…
The philosophical theory by John Rawls deviates from Kozol and Leonhardt 's essays which shines light on the idea of inconsistency amid inequality through races in public and higher educational schools, rather than following the notion of egalitarianism. This is shown by Kozol in the quotation: "I asked her if she thought America truly did not have room for her or other children of her race. 'If people in New York woke up one day and learned that we were gone, that we had simply died or left for somewhere else, how would they feel? I think they 'd be relieved. '" (Kozol 43). The powerful response given by the young girl interviewed by Jonathan Kozol expresses clear feelings of isolation because of segregation amongst races in her public schooling. The seeming restriction in diversity within these educational facilities creates a sense of confinement for students, which produces the idea of being inferior to the secluded races. As Kozol continues to witness the déjà-vu of separated ethnicities, he speaks on the statistical ratio of this disappointing division in this statement: " There is a high school in Cleveland that is named after Dr. King in which black students make up 97 percent of the student …show more content…
This is exhibited in the quotation: " Assimilation is not liberation, and the invocation of "equality" as the great attainment of these gay marriages should be challenged" (Cockburn). The ability to spend the rest of your life with the person you love is a choice of either, officially marking that bond though state marriage or refraining from it keeping bond a live bond. Any person apart of the LGBT community is seen with less authority for a reason not understood. Connecting towards the principles of John Rawls, gay people are placed as minorities in most states throughout the United States. It is unjust for any persons human rights to be set aside as less because of their gender. No gay marriage has equal opportunity or same rights unlike blessed heterosexual couples, people have conformed to the notion that same sex marriage is a diversion from a different sex union. Cockburn continues on the subject with the statement:" There 's a fork in the road for progressives. One path is sameness, expanding a troubled institution to same-sexers. But that path detours the real problems of relationships today and their official recognition" (Cockburn). Apparently it is up to the government to respect

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