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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Intellectual purity as a purist stance is a direction that leads to criticism by any group engendering prejudice.

This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear. 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 was long which made it somewhat difficult to get through, but as I delved deeper and deeper I got rauhc and more interested.

Throughout his essay, Rauch ib his job to defend prejudice. But that little you did touch on made sense and could have went in the right direction if you would have elaborated more on that idea rather than sum up the whole essay and re state it. This entry was posted jonqthan Uncategorized. Posted by Ahmad Alkandari at 7: I did pick up some of the things I missed after reading your blog that I missed when I read the original essay.


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These kids were not talking about, referring to, or trying to threaten him in any way. 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. You are commenting using your WordPress.

You calling me prejudice is the same as calling yourself prejudice. If minorities see these words as hurtful, then they will be hurt by them.

In defense of prejudice

Other than that I think you are set and are headed in the direction of being able to write a really strong argumentative essay! However, I was confused with your blog because I could not figure out what your argument was on Rauch’s essay.

What the assignment asks you to do prejdice to offer your opinion of the dichotomy Rauch creates. The point that Rauch makes in his essay, is that words cannot create violence. Elaborating on your own ideas and opinions will help this blog become a better argumentative blog and not so much an informative blog.

I think that by reading your blog it has helped me further understand Rauch’s work and what his opinion is. The more you try deffnse make him, the more he will refuse. This site uses cookies.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I agree with Rauch. In essence it is a doctrine that destroys the mistakes rather than the person who commits the fault; the error gets penalized instead of the errant. Ahmad Alkandari February 15, at 8: That is the way the world works in any situation, not just in prejudice situations.

He realized that just a simple word turned him immediately from a human being, to a faggot. Jacob Claflin February 16, at It is jonathann belief held by a particular group of people making it impossible to describe bigotry and hate speech.

If they choose to ignore them, then they will not suffer. Newer Post Older Post Home. Other than that good job. Fencey 7 February 16, at In the article, Rauch is for the idea that as much as jonathqn are purposing to end prejudice, it is almost impossible to bring it to a standstill.

As I was reading the essay, I was trying to think of ways to agree or disagree in my blog post. You do get to that at the end, but the point here was to engage with the idea, not to restate it.