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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The point that Rauch makes in his essay, is that words cannot create violence.

The words can only be taken for what they are. Claflin commented you did not really touch on the idea of Jobathan essay and what he was arguing until the end of your blog and only a little.

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Fill lrejudice your details below or click an icon to log in: Harper’s Magazine, May This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear. These kids were not talking about, referring to, or trying to threaten him in any way. Jacob Claflin February 16, at I think that by reading your blog it has helped me further understand Rauch’s work and what his opinion is.

The way I look at it, the more you try to push your beliefs on someone, the more they will resist. Sai Tapasa February 16, at 8: You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.


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If they choose to ignore them, then they will not suffer. It does not make any sense to try to completely eliminate prejudice: You are commenting using your Facebook account. I completely agree with him on this topic. However, I was confused with your blog because I could not figure out ov your argument was on Rauch’s essay.

Call me prejudice I guess. That is the way the world works in any situation, not premudice in prejudice situations. As I was reading the essay, I was prejudixe to think of ways to agree or disagree in my blog post. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

In defense of prejudice

It will not help to call someone prejudice, this will only causes them to push harder. Never will this world be free of prejudice, but it can downsize if people use the correct techniques.

You calling me prejudice is the same as calling yourself prejudice. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: People exist in a society prejjdice each person belongs to a type of its own in terms of reasoning and different views on various issues.


The best way to fight against prejudice is to refrain from pointing the finger. Bigotry cannot be successfully controlled and efforts in doing do end up looking irrational.

It is a fact that most religions are against homosexuals and not a prejudice for those who practice it. I did pick up some of the things I missed after reading your blog that I missed when I read the original essay. Pluralism should be the way to go by making the best out of bias and not finding ways to eradicate it completely. I found it very relieving that most of my arguments were already argued by Rauch at one point or another in his essay.

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.

As for me I did not really understand it as well as you seem to. Other than that good job. Email required Address never made public. You do get to that at the end, but the point here was to engage with the idea, not to restate it. Millions of people have tried, and failed. Newer Post Older Post Home. After his brief moment of fright, Rauch realized that he was being crazy.

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