Society Of Contradiction

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A Society of Contradictions The American Dream is defined as the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available by every American. As an American myself, I can tell you that the land of the free is not as ideal as others make it out be. The United States is seen as the land of opportunity yet we deny people of their rights on a daily basis. Our society as a society of values is already being shown through my family. Since I am a first generation Muslim living in a post 9/11 nation, I can detect the discrimination against my parents because of their faith. Although America us a society of contradiction, we often struggle with issues such as gender, religious, and sexual orientation inequality. Gender inequality …show more content…
As written in the Bill of Rights the first amendment states that we are all granted religious freedom just because we are human beings living in America. But also because of the first amendment, we are granted freedom of speech. Having the freedom of speech gives people the privilege to criticize anything, including religion. Living in a post 9/11 society really brings out how much some of us criticize a group of people just based on the actions of very few. For example, some people in America believe that all Muslims are terrorist based on the actions of extremist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. As a Muslim myself, I have been criticized and labeled as a terrorist or other hurtful comments based on my beliefs. Often times, we are mocked just on what we grew up thinking is right. People make assumptions all the time about us based on our name, skin color, and physical appearance. Just a few weeks ago, Muslim high school student Ahmed Mohamed went to school hoping his teachers and classmates would be proud of his digital clock made from a pencil case. After showing his class, he was called down to the principal’s office and later arrested after teachers suspected it was a bomb. They later found out it was not a bomb still suspended Ahmed from school. This situation proves that an innocent boy was accused of a crime just because he was Muslim. Ahmed was confiscated of his liberty and rights for only doing something …show more content…
For many years now, supporters of the LGBTQ community have been fighting to support the cause of equal rights for homosexual marriages, equal rights for transgender and other members of the LGBTQ community, and many more. Many states had denied gay marriage but on June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees rights for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. Gay marriage is legal in the United States now, but that does not mean all Americans support the idea. As a matter of fact, a lot of Americans are out raged by the idea. For instance, county clerk Kim Davis denied giving a marriage license to a same-sex couple in Rowan County, Kentucky because she feels that it violates her religious beliefs. If Davis is denying the right to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples is against her beliefs, then why is she working as a county clerk? It is against the law for Davis to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses since it is stated in the constitution that it is their right. If the couples love for each other is not effect your life, than why should you deny their right to marriage? Even though Davis’ viewpoint is reasonable, it’s not a valid reason and it is unfair to couples who just want to get married. By denying the rights of the couple, it is violating the freedom of an American citizen. Therefore, the couple’s needs shall be met because it is

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