John Rawls 's Still Separate, Still Unequal By Alexander Cockburn

1518 Words Dec 1st, 2016 7 Pages
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, and the communal discrimination towards love, gender and class. 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…

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