The Disenfranchised Groups Of America

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Disenfranchised Groups in America
"What if the skinheads want to do the Pledge of Allegiance, we 're gonna [sic] do that too?" said Laura Ingraham, on her radio show."To some people that would be offensive, we 're gonna[sic] let them do that?"(Connar) Ingraham was commenting on an upstate New York school where a student saying the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic, with the intention of celebrating and promoting multiculturalism during foreign language week. There are many people in this country similar to Laura Ingraham, who fills the need to act racist or sexist towards groups of people who are disenfranchised in America. In addition, language barriers can be used to keep groups divided; or a class of people with less understanding and knowledge of a specific language. In the readings, "But What do you Mean?” a short essay on how men and women have a tendency to miscommunicate. It explains how each gender forms their opinions based on interactions and communication between male and females. In comparison to the reading "The Meaning of a Word"; which discusses the context of a word that is considered to be racist, further more when used within Its own ethnic and age group. The definition of the word fluctuates according to gender, and the power the word holds when it is used. When the Americas were discovered, disenfranchised groups began to develop; and exist to this very day. African Americans, Muslims, U.S. territories, and immigrants are treated unjustly. These groups will

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