Rauch develops his argument by presenting specific examples “The war on prejudice is now, in all likelihood, the most uncontroversial social. Jonathan Rauch’s essay is a deviation from the traditional point of view. This well written essay discusses the fact that society is rather trying to eliminate hate. Article — From the May issue. In defense of prejudice. Why incendiary speech must be protected. By Jonathan Rauch. Download Pdf. Read Online.

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I agree with Rauch. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here It is a fact that most religions are against homosexuals and not a prejudice for those who practice it.

In fact, I am prejudice for using that as an example. Create a jonathaan website or blog at WordPress.

It will not help to call someone prejudice, this will only causes them to push harder. Email required Address never made public.

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After his brief moment of fright, Rauch realized that he was prejhdice crazy. I was quick to think that an old white southerner with family ties to the Confederacy would automatically be against the idea of befriending a black person. Fencey 7 February 16, at I found it very relieving that most of my arguments were already argued by Rauch at one point or another in his essay.

Other than that I think you are set and are prejjdice in the direction of being able to write a really strong argumentative essay! As for me I did not really understand it as well as you seem to. In the case of Michigan student who felt that homosexuality is an ailment that can be corrected using therapy, was disciplined for violation of speech. This essay struck me as very interesting. Other than preejudice good job. I was very impressed with the point that Jonathan Rauch went for in his essay, especially considering his circumstances.


To dub somebody as prejudice is to dub oneself prejudice. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

These kids were not talking about, referring to, or trying to threaten him in any way. If minorities see ionathan words as hurtful, then they will be hurt by them.

However, I was confused with your blog because I could not figure out what your argument was on Rauch’s essay. Millions of people have tried, and failed. However, he does make it plainly obvious that he does not think it is right, but he realizes that it is part of human nature. It is a belief held by a particular group of people making it impossible to describe bigotry and hate speech. Posted by Ahmad Alkandari at 7: The point that Rauch makes in his essay, is that words cannot create violence.

Ahmed, the bulk of your blog reviews what Rauch says. Sai Tapasa February 16, at 8: In the article, Rauch is for the idea that as much as people are prejudics to end prejudice, it is almost impossible to bring it to a standstill.

What the assignment asks you to do is to offer your opinion of the dichotomy Rauch creates. Bigotry cannot be successfully controlled and efforts in doing do end up looking irrational. You do get to that at the end, but the point here was to engage with the idea, not to restate it.

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Ahmed, I really think that you understood the essay very well. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The way I look at it, the more you detense to push your beliefs on someone, the more they will resist. Ahmad Alkandari February 15, at 8: This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear.


If they choose to ignore them, then they will not suffer. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I completely agree with him on this topic.

Ahmed, you really understood the essay well as I can see after reading your blog. Just like freedom of expression is present, same way sexism, racism, Christian prejjdice, racism, and other kinds of prejudice exists. Pluralism should be the way to go by making prfjudice best out of bias and not finding ways to eradicate it completely.

The best way to fight against prejudice is to refrain from pointing the finger. Notify me of new comments via email.

In defense of prejudice

You are commenting using your WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: People exist in a society where each person belongs to a type of its own in terms of reasoning and different views on various issues. Newer Post Older Post Home. It was long which degense it somewhat difficult to get through, but as I delved deeper and deeper I got more and more interested.