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    Sichao Zhu Professor: Britton English 105 Nov.10.2010 Trace to essence “Conversation doesn’t have to lead to consensus about anything, especially not values, it’s enough that it helps people get used to one another” (Appiah, 30). In Appiah’s opinion, “Getting used to one another” (Appiah, 30) will help us have a deeper understanding of things than we used to so that we can have better ways to obtain our goals. In this way, we can realize the situation described by Appiah’s cosmopolitanism. However,

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  • American Imperialism

    S. is at the forefront of this cause, the cultural imperialism or also called “contamination” is inevitable. In a New York Times article named The Case For Contamination written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, (Appiah, 2006), one can read and sense his ambivalence towards cultural purity and contamination. Appiah states in his article that, “The ideal of contamination has few exponents more eloquent than Salman Rushdie, who has insisted that the novel that occasioned his fatwa "celebrates hybridity, impurity

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  • America vs the World

    excerpt, Moral Disagreement, by Kwame Anthony Appiah, he discusses how different perspectives to any situation and or word(s) mean different things to others based on a variety of things: culture, religion, and morals to name a few. Appiah is a native of Ghana and because of his different upbringing and perspective he views things different. For example, “Many married women lived with their brothers, visiting their husbands on a regular timetable” (Appiah 381). For most Americans this may sound very

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  • Conversing for Change

    Kwame Anthony Appiah is a Ghanaian-British-American philosopher who outlined his ideas of cosmopolitanism in his 2006 article “ Making Conversation.” Cosmopolitanism is the idea of having a moral responsibility to uphold proper etiquette for our multicultural differences. Appiah encourages society to extend our moral accountability to those around us not just to our relatives. His main premise on how to achieve such a global feat is through communication and understanding of one another’s culture

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  • Appiah

    We can use a device invented by the English philosopher Frank Ramsey in the 1920s to make this an explicit definition: something is a race just in case all the criterial beliefs are true of it. Lets call this the “strict criterial theory.” (Appiah 104) Appiah had stated earlier, right before this quotation, that criterial beliefs “define the concept” that one is talking about. For example, if a person was talking about a laptop, certain points or descriptions such as “it needs a power source to

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  • Philosophy - Induction

    will resemble the past, and that similar powers will be conjoined with similar sensible qualities. If there be any suspicion, that the course of nature may change, and that the past may be no rule for the future, all experience becomes useless.” (Appiah 159). When looking at inductive reasoning in this way, the world seems full of mere hypotheses. Though, if inductive reasoning is not promising enough to follow, then what form of reasoning shall humanity use instead? There is no human being

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  • The Sabbath Day

    Sabbath day is highly debated; but Appiah believes what people decide as their Sabbath day depends on what they were grown to know. Appiah pointed out that “a good deal of what we intuitively take to be right, we take to be right just because it is what we are used to” (21). Here Appiah is saying that the activities that we as human beings consider to be orthodox are the activities that we have been accustomed to doing. An example of this that Appiah mentioned is the female genital cutting

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  • Globalization

    14 February 2013 Globalization: The Concept Globalization, worldwide integration and development :Globalization has resulted in the loss of some individual culturalwame Anthony Appiah and Franklin Foer, information presented were of different views of the word. It makes one think of how globalization is happening in our lives daily with various amounts of events. Kwame speaks about it more on a personal level, as Foer expresses it through an eye in sports, more specifically soccer. No matter

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  • W.E.B. Du Bois and His Image of Race

    race has its own identity, which should not be associated with positive and/or negative connotations. This                                                               Appiah, Anthony. “The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race.” In Hoffmann Jan: Seminar Reader “W.E.B. Du Bois and Race”, WiSe 12/13, p.23. 2 Appiah, Anthony. “The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race.” In Hoffmann Jan: Seminar Reader “W.E.B. Du Bois and Race”, WiSe 12/13, p.24.  1 2   neutrality

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  • Civil Rights Diary

    for this organization. References NAACP Passes Resolution Supporting Strong Clean Air Act (2011),, Retrieved on 16th May, 2012. Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., eds. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, in articles "Civil Rights Movement" by Patricia Sullivan (pp 441-455) and "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People" by Kate

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  • “Loss of Innocence”

    San Jose. Distance Education. 2010. Web. Johnson-Davies, Denys. "Naguib Mahfuz: The Answer Is No". Cairo: AUC Press, 1991, Web. White, Evelyn C. "Alice Walker: The Flowers". New York, New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 2004. Web. Gates, Henry L, & Appiah, Anthony. "Alice Walker: critical perspectives past and present". New York : Amistad : Distributed by Penguin USA, ©1993. Web. Lee, Ellis. "Theories of Rape: Inquiries Into the Causes of Rape". Taylor & Francis.1989. Web. Smith, Merril D. "Encyclopedia

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  • Entrepreneurial and Market Orientation on Performance of Organisation in Develoing Countries

    a survey of entrepreneurial business operating in Ghana to test his hypotheses Survey data Data where developed from Ghana Company register database (available at the register general department) and the Ghana business directory (Acquaah, 2007: Appiah-Adu, 1998). Initially 789 firms where selected, in addition the author ensure that the sample comprised only firms that employed a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 500 full-time staff ( Goedhuys and Sleuwaegen, 2010) and firms that had complete contact

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  • Kwame Anthony Appiah

    Kwame Anthony Appiah Philosopher By Craig Mondaine Who is Kwame Anthony Appiah and what does he do? A philosopher, cultural theorist, and novelist who’s accomplishments are numerous and deserved. Appiah’s philosophy focuses on political and moral theory, the philosophy of language and mind and African intellectual history. He is now currently the Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University. My paper is intended to outline his life, education, accomplishments

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  • A Fight for Rights

    culture. Race should not limit anyone’s role within the community or deprive them from who they are. K. Anthony Appiah’s “Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections” is a perfect example as to why race should not define people as a whole. Appiah believes that we should not be catergozired in these racial groups because it takes away from our nation sticking together as a one. Both authors make it clear that race should not deprive anyone of human rights because every human deserves to have

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  • Management

    interest in studying satisfaction and service quality as the antecedents of customer behavioural intentions in this paper has been stimulated, firstly, by the recognition that customer satisfaction does not on its own produce customer lifetime value (Appiah-Adu,1999). Like that quote we can’t just produce the customer lifetime but we must create the customer and also always give the good service i everyone because when the someone feels not more comfort with our service, so we are going to create the

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  • Case Study of Shouldice Hospital

    CHRISTABEL APPIAH BBAM/ED/110795 CASE DY STUOF SHOULDICE HOSPITAL 2ND JUNE 2014 INTRODUCTION The Shouldice Hospital, located in Thornhil, Ontario is considered a global leader in hernia repair and recovery. The Shouldice Hospital was established in 1945 by Dr. Edward Earle Shouldice.   Major Dr. Edward Earl Shouldice

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  • Annual Report Ghana Labour Union 2010

    collection of employment data for labour market analysis, adding that registration and certification of trade unions would need a microscopic examination and certification of trade unions to ensure that it facilitated industrial peace. Mr Christian Appiah-Agyei, former Secretary General of the GTUC, asked the organizers to include a government representative in such discussions the next time around. 7 Jan. 07

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  • Virtues

    behavior showing high moral standards. The essay by Kwame Anthony Appiah approaches the topic of ethical behavior with this sentence “Does the virtuous act make the agent virtuous or does the virtuous agent make the act virtuous?” He points out it is difficult to evaluate a situation and decide if it was the individual or the action that improved the circumstances. Humans are known for their flawed nature for a reason as Appiah points out “[the] Playful man. . . angry man. . . serious man. . .

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  • Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

    closely with the community. * One can’t dismiss the fact that racism still persist in our present society. One could say that racism is a methodical discrimination against the minority races as maintained through individual’s outlooks. Kwame Anthony Appiah, a philosophy professor; differentiates racialism, intrinsic and extrinsic racism. He points that “racialism is the view that there are inherent traits and tendencies of each race that are not shared with members of other races, and allow us to divide

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  • Perception and Culture

    their culture as us versus them because their culture is what they know. It is what they have been a part of and what they have experienced. In actuality, their culture is what they consider to be the norm. An example of this is when Kwame Anthony Appiah said, “People are disgusted by the idea of drinking orange juice that has a cockroach in it, even if they know the cockroach was rigorously cleaned of all bacteria by being autoclaved in advance. They are reluctant to eat chocolate shaped like dog

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  • Medical Marijuana

    Kwame Anthony Appiah can bring justice. Malcolm Gladwell, author of “The New Yorker” wrote an article called “Small Change” which emphasizes strong ties and weak ties to get things done. Gladwell uses the terms strong ties and weak ties to illustrate social stigmas. Strong ties meaning individuals who use high risk activism, livelihood, and hierarchy to change social policies. Weak ties use social networking to change social policies (233). In addition to Gladwell, Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of “Cosmopolitanism:

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  • A Reflection on Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut

    living and being handicapped is normal while others internalize it because they fear the severe punishment of rebelling. In reality, this society is not “equal;” citizens are robbed of their rights of life, liberty, property, and freedom 4 (Appiah, 2001). The “equal” America presented in “Harrison Bergeron” is disastrous to its people by corrupting them both physically and mentally - they no longer have the ability to express themselves and are forced to hide their identity. Vonnegut uses

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  • Iwt Task 1

    over to the white pop music charts. During the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s few black artists became famous. Their music style, while initially meant for blacks, transformed all of the American culture by delivering energy into the white era. (Appiah, 1999) Listening to both of these artists is an absolute joy. The musical style of both Holiday’s There is No Greater Love and Cole’s song Unforgettable utilize an Adagio tempo at about 88 beats per minute. The rhythm of both of these songs are

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  • Ethical Communication

    information you have gathered from the interaction, take advantage of them, connect and understand them and also make decisions. There is a choice to recoil and express hostility when interacting with a stranger, or to be friendly and pleasant to them (Appiah, 2007). How an individual responds to these circumstances is based on cultural norms, individual preferences, past experiences among other internal and external factors outside one’s control. In interpersonal communication, the approach of the individual

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  • Communication Is..

    The more you know the others, the more you know how to behave with them. “If we are to encourage cosmopolitan engagement, moral conversation between people across societies, we must expect such disagreements: after all, they occur within societies (Appiah, 2008).” All the cultures claim their uniqueness. The key would be not to give less value to the other’s culture but to be open-minded and to take advantage of the differences. A world with a single dominant trait would not evolve. Difference is the

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  • The People vs the Police: Building the Trust

    Police: Building the Trust In Franklin Foer’s “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization,” Foer describes a division between pro-soccer Americans and anti-soccer Americans. In Kwame Anthony Appiah’s “Moral Disagreement,” Appiah examines the ways that different cultural groups perceive themselves as opposed to others. In today’s society, these different cultural groups we all belong to, tend to see themselves in terms of an “us versus them” mentality. Overcoming or at least

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  • Hvistendahl and Appiah

    Maria Romero ENGL 101 Jessica Melendy 5 March 2015 Hvistendahl v. Appiah Traditions are a big part of what shapes one’s ideas. Mara Hvistendahl explains in, ‘Missing: 163 Million Women’ that traditions have caused in a decrease in the amount of children that are born each year in girls, while the boy population grows. Kwame Anthony Appiah explains in, ‘Making Conversation’ and ‘The Primacy of Practice’, that through conversing and accepting others even though they may not agree with the traditions

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  • Racial Identity

     the waiter figured out the mistake that they had  made followed by the manager of the restaurant apologizing the couple.    My  history  is  related  with  Appiah’s  essay  by  racial  labeling,  racial  identification,   discrimination  and  common  culture  keywords.  In  his  essay  Appiah  assume  that  he  argued  with  one’s  thought  of  racial  labeling  as  a  way  of  identification  of  people  that  apportion  the  same  qualities,  “I  have  argued  that  Jefferson  and  Arnold  thought  that  when  they  applied a racial label 

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  • Moral Ethics

    euthanasia comes as a decision from the players that are involved in the circumstances being undergone by the dead. Making it clear through the examples, active euthanasia may cover a sick person undergoing treatment and having a life supporting machine (Appiah, 2003). There are considerations that are made by the sick for termination of life whereby the physician are instructed to terminate his or her life. Through the passive euthanasia, the other players in the situation make decision regarding the dead

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  • Effects of Illegal Mining

    mining that is done at small levels and mostly employs relatively a low number of people (Appiah, 1998). It is generally engaged in by local people within the area where these activities occur, and comes along with it the influx of people from other areas. Small Scale Mining companies use a considerable number of the labour force in the country. While there is no accurate SSM employment number for Ghana (Appiah, 1998), it is estimated that some 500,000 people are openly employed in the sector while

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  • Global Culture

    and information shared across the globe. Thirty years ago the world as know it didn’t exist, the globe seem much bigger as it does now. Globalization has help cultural group better define themselves by seeing similarities and differences. Foer and Appiah both used examples on how globalization though soccer and cultural identities. Globalization is define as “Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world

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  • Resistance to Change

    ‘inertia’ or ‘equilibrium’ and at this stage, no change takes place. If the organization wants to change, then the accumulated forces for change should be more than the accumulated force for resistance to 136 Rosemond Boohene; Asamoah Appiah Williams (2012). International Business and Management, 4(1), 135-145 137 Copyright © Canadian Research & Development Center of Sciences and Cultures change. Change managers should therefore concentrate on decreasing the resistance and

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  • First Year Seminar Writing Ii

    is a positive effect of globalization. Depending on someone’s moral beliefs determine how people decide on what to do or how they feel about this topic. Appiah gives insight on how different cultures have conflict by sharing the same value, but also having a mutual understanding. He stated “But moral conflicts come in different varieties” (Appiah 380).Taiwanese college students have done a recent study; instead of seeing the exigency of global participation, they held a series of conflicting ideas

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  • Ndebele Bhona Relations

    the first half of the twentieth century, Africans were effectively barred from high-ranking positions, and despite renewed attempts from the late 1920s onwards to recruit more West Africans to the higher services, they still faced widespread racism (Appiah, 1996; Coker, 1976). However, this colonial framework meant that relations between Africans and Europeans were influenced by mutual mistrust and the rise of anti-colonial nationalism. Widespread racism underpinned many personal and managerial attitudes

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  • We Are One

    Heller 1 Greydi Heller Professor Kumar English 101 034 ITIS Monday, October 12, 2015 
 “ We are One ” Kwame Anthony Appiah was born in London, raised in Ghana and educated at Cambridge University. He became Laurence S. Rockefeller University, Professor of Philosophy and faculty member of the universal central of human values at Princeton, he is currently living in New York City. Appiah’s personal and professional experiences make him highly qualified to talk about Cosmopolitanism

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  • Doc, Docx

    IT Certifications Appiah Kwame ITT Technical Institute NT1210 Introduction to Networking Paul Ramsey 12/22/15 IT Certifications The top five IT certifications are: * MCSA Certification – Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate * This Microsoft certification is considered the basic, entry-level certification. This certification gives you a basic foundation in information technology. * PMP Certification – Project Management Professional * This certificate recognizes

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  • Assignment

    business world the SMEs need more focus than ever. Audience: the audience is the SMEs working in manufacturing as well as services sector. Thesis Statement: Marketing practices and the impact on the performance in SMEs. Credible Sources: * Appiah-Adu, K. and Singh, S. (1998), “Customer orientation and performance: a study of SMEs”,Management Decision, Vol. 36 No. 6, pp. 385-94. * Benacek, V, (1995), Small Businesses and Private Entrepreneurship during transition: The case of the Czech

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  • Gay Marriage and Cosmopolitanism

    his essay “Cosmopolitanism.” Appiah uses the term “cosmopolitanism” to discuss how people from different backgrounds should consider one another’s opinions through conversations. In Appiah’s essay entitled “Cosmopolitanism,” he discusses how people can achieve a better understanding of one another by listening to each other. He believes that if people have an open mind and do not judge one another, then conversing together may create a world that is more accepting. Appiah thinks that the American society

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  • Appiah

    acceptance of various cultures and societies whether or not one actually believes in them. According to Appiah, conversation is the tool that would make it all possible. Conversation is the element that unites people, whether it is person to person, or nation to nation. Ultimately, all cultures have their own standards that they believe are the norm, whether or not the cultures agree amongst each other. Appiah believes that in order for these cultures to be united, there has to be some form of communication

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  • Cosmpolotinism

    boundaries. Cosmopolitanism has effects on the economic, moral, and political universe. In the reading, “Cosmopolitanism” written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, he explains and uses many examples about how people should be proud to be representing their morals in a society where people can agree and disagree by connecting with one another through conversation. Appiah explains the importance of how communication plays in big role when discussing about culture. Conversation is a real human interaction in which

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  • Conversation

    comes to mind is two or more people talking with one another. Author Kwame Anthony Appiah sees conversation as more than just face-to-face talking. In the articles Making Conversation and The Primacy of Practice, Appiah views conversation as any type communication even simply just seeing how other countries/cultures operate. Basic understanding of one another is Appiahs view of conversation. Kwame Anthony Appiah states his belief that the world is separated by unnecessary lines and communication

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  • Gay Marriage

    another. Even though it has become legalized in all 50 states, some Americans are unhappy with the progress that the gay community is making, and more liberal Americans are upset because the gay community is not making enough progress. Kwame Anthony Appiah, a philosopher, believes that cultural differences are to be respected in so far as they are not harmful to people and in no way conflict with our universal concern for every human’s life and well being. (18) Every individual person should have equal

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  • Appiah Essay

    Brianna Backiel Professor Brian French ENC1102 February 25, 2016 In “Cosmopolitanism,” Kwame Appiah uses this term to explain the responsibility that each member of the universe has to one another; a responsibility that goes beyond just country borders. He believes that in this day in age we separate ourselves from others with whom we do not share the same nations, opinions, customs, etc.. Appiah says, “In the wake of 9/11, there has been a lot of fretful discussion about the divide between us

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  • Appiah Paper 1

    Conversation Kwame Anthony Appiah writes in his book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (2006) about how people have imaginary boundaries that result in a lack of awareness. Many issues in the world are caused simply because at least one of the two sides in an issue are simply ignorant or unaware of the reality that the other side faces. Appiah explains that conversation is extremely important to the progression of the beliefs and ideals that human beings hold as individuals and as

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  • Developmn

    Augustine Appiah Dankwah BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Health and Social Care Unit 4: Development through the Life stages M1 For two of the life stages of your famous individual, discuss the nature/nurture debate in relation to their development. (PIES) For this assignment, my famous individual is Lewis Hamilton. I am going to look at how the nature-nurture debate manifests itself in two of his life stages. The nature-nurture debate is a concept debated by some theorist who argue that

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  • Critical Analysis of Marketing Plan of Barclays Bank

    telecom or airline industries. 2. Summarize the outline they have used. 3. Critically examine the outline and content of the plan. HUTCHFUL LEWIS, 01134095 ADJEI PEPRAH MAVUS, 01134012D OFORI IRENE, 01134157D YUSIF RASHIDA, 01134289D APPIAH MENSAH JUNIOR, 01134401D ADAMU HAMDIYA, 01134251D AGYARE KWABENA MALVIN, 01134021D Barclays Bank marketing plan outline 1. Executive summary 2. Company description 3. Situational analysis 4. Marketing objectives

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  • America Doesn't Speak Americano

    where English is spoken on a regular basis that it is inevitable that it would be picked up by its inhabitants anyways. Changing the official language would probably not affect much because of this, but if it did, the outcome wouldn’t be positive. Appiah explains in Making Conversation that to be able to live amongst another requires tolerance: “…our political coexistence…depends on being able to agree about practices while disagreeing about their justification. For many long years, in medieval Spain

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  • The Present and Forward

    eventually and rightfully exonerated. After falling into dept Elgin had little choice in but to the British government. I firmly believe the statues should remain in Britain, the opposition might claim that the Greeks have a cultural right to them. But as Appiah argued in chapter 7, the Greeks of the 21st century are no culturally similar to the ancient Greeks than someone in the U.S. They are the descendents of the ancient Greeks after all, but that does not take history into account. The people of Greece

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  • Language and Identity

    is taken away so is your identity. An author that agrees with his statements is Appiah (1999) who has a strong traditional sense of what it means to be an African. Appiah uses the word tribe when he speaks of identity ( Appiah 1999: 42 ) “ a tribe is thought of as a group of people who are descended from common ancestors and ruled by a chief , who share a single culture including language and religion”. Ngugi and Appiah do not believe that there is any choice in identity, they believe that identity

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  • Mulatto

    acceptable for white men to have sexual relations with black women, and avoid taking responsibility for the resultant offspring, a mulatto. This poem captures the volatile issue of racism that still exists to date. Works Cited Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates. Langston Hughes: Critical Perspectives past and present. New York: Amistad, 1993.

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