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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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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. As for me I did not really understand it as well as you seem to. It was long which made it somewhat difficult to get through, but as I delved deeper and deeper I got more and more interested.

Ahmed, the bulk of your blog reviews what Rauch says. Intellectual purity as a purist stance is a direction that leads to criticism by any group engendering prejudice.

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Claflin commented you did not really touch on the idea of Rauch’s essay and what he was arguing until the end of your blog and only a little. It is a fact that most religions are against homosexuals and not a prejudice for those who practice it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here If they choose to ignore them, then they will not suffer.


I completely agree with him on this topic. The point that Rauch makes in his essay, is that words cannot create violence. This essay struck me as very interesting. Other than that I think you are set and are headed in the direction of being able to write a really strong argumentative essay! The more you try to make him, the more he will refuse.

I was quick sefense think that an old white southerner with defejse ties to the Confederacy would automatically be against the idea of befriending a black person.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: What the assignment asks you to do is to offer your opinion of the dichotomy Rauch creates. Email required Address never made public. It does not make any sense to try to completely eliminate prejudice: After his brief moment of fright, Rauch realized that he was being crazy.

The words can only be taken for what they are.

I found it very relieving that most of my arguments were already argued by Rauch at one point or another in his essay. That is the way the world works in any situation, not just in prejudice situations. The best way to fight against prejudice is to refrain from pointing the finger.

In defense of prejudice

In the article, Rauch is for the idea that as much as people are purposing to end prejudice, it is almost impossible to bring it to a standstill.

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Sai Tapasa February 16, at 8: If minorities see these words as hurtful, then they will be hurt by them.


People exist in a society where each person belongs to a type of its rach in terms of reasoning and different jojathan on various issues. Elaborating on your own ideas and opinions will help this blog become a better argumentative blog and not so much an informative blog. Throughout his essay, Rauch does his job to defend prejudice. Ahmad Alkandari February 15, at 8: In fact, I am prejudice for using that as an example. I think that you really do know what you are doing and maybe just left that part out because you prejudicf carried away with explaining what Rauch was saying in his essay.

Other than that good job. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Just like freedom of expression is present, same way sexism, racism, Christian bashing, racism, and other kinds of prejudice exists.

I was very impressed with the point that Jonathan Rauch went for in his essay, especially considering his circumstances. Never will this world be free of prejudice, but it can downsize if people use the correct techniques. This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Ahmed, I really think that you jontahan the essay very well.