Race In America By Maryann Cusimano Love's Race In America

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The number of Immigrants, legal or illegal, that have come into the united states has fluctuated over the years and does not hide the fact that the American Dream acts as a beacon to foreigners. People believe coming to America is the key to a better life. With the overflow of our new neighbors we transform from a single society into a mixture of several cultures. Immigration is causing America to become a tossed salad (a society in which ethnic and racial groups maintain separate identities, with no dominant culture) and we as citizens should acknowledge our culturally diverse society.
Living in border states such as Texas, Arizona or California may give the illusion or appear as though the overflow of immigrants has converted them into a
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In Maryann Cusimano Love’s article “Race in America: We Would Like to Believe We Are Over the Problem”(385) she embraces the topic of racism in America. Love argues that “we would like to believe we “are over” the race problem[,] [b]ut the statistics paint a more sobering picture”(386). The author provides sources proving inequality towards African Americans by arising the fact of inequality in health care, “[twenty-five percent of black Americans live in poverty[,] [o]ne third of African-American children live in poverty[, and] [b]lack poverty rates are triple those of whites” (387). What separates cultures is unfortunately defined by the hatred of few. Even today we find “[w]eb sites list[ing] cross burnings and activities of white supremacist groups[...]and it is possible to track the hate groups currently active in each state”(387). Why we still have this timeless problem to today is still unknown, but “[w]e all face these choices, balancing apologies, reconciliation, redress for past wrongs…”(387). In addition African Americans are not the only ones trying to write their wrong from the past, but Mexican Americans as well. As Savant points out in his article “Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing[...] proclaimed that our nation represented God’s plan for humankind…”(375) until we ,the United States, went to war with Mexico in “one of history’s bloodiest civil wars, a war that jarred our self-perception of national innocence and historical exception”(375). Regrettably we as a nation can not embrace the idea of intermixing cultures with one another due to the previous conflicts of our

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