History has been the fabric of America since the beginning of time. Americans pride themselves on their history, and we also like to look at history of people outside the country. Some say that we look at history for many things: to view the times of your family, to look at improvements that a person could make in the life that they live and to keep record of important dates and events.
When looking at race, many people in America choose to” ignore” the fact that we have been doing such a horrible as calling ourselves the land of the free, while to be quite honest we actually do the opposite. Many people believe that privilege belongs only to the Caucasian and the wealthy; [1] more often times than not, both of the same elements go hand in hand. [2] Not often will you see a man of color without wealth that would be treated fairly, and [3] you will never see a person that is not of color treated like a second-class citizen. There is some general truth to your 3 statements, and you could strengthen their credibility by 1] supportive facts and 2] more precise and complex descriptions. I will be looking to see if you develop any of these ideas with reference to the Takaki reading; if not I will comment further below.
Race is the fabric of all things that are important in the country. When we choose to live in an area, we tend to look at the demographics of the people that live in the specific community,. As a child, I was told that I could not go to the school in my neighborhood, because there were too many black people that lived there. My mother believed that if I wanted to get a fair and good education, I had to attend school downtown with the Italian children. I never understood why my mother felt that I had to leave my community to get a good education, but I also noticed that of the children that lived in my community, many had parents that actually were conscious of race and more than likely came from the south, and it was likely that they would go to school...