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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After his brief moment of fright, Rauch realized that he was being crazy. It is a fact that most religions are against homosexuals and not a prejudice for those who practice it. This site uses cookies.

Ahmad ENGL A Reflection on “In Defense of Prejudice” by Jonathan Rauch

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sai Tapasa February 16, at 8: Jacob Claflin February 16, at It does not make any sense to try to completely eliminate prejudice: Call me prejudice I guess.

This encounter left him interested in his own reaction of fear. 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.

Claflin commented you did not really touch on the idea of Rauch’s essay and what he jonatan arguing until the end of your blog and only a jonwthan.


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

It will not help ;rejudice call someone prejudice, this will only causes them to push harder. I did pick up some of the things I missed after reading your blog that I missed when I read the original essay. Defnese they choose to ignore them, then they will not suffer. Other than that I think you are set and are headed in the direction of being able to write a really strong argumentative essay!

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Ahmed, you really understood the essay well as I can see after reading your blog. Elaborating on your own ideas and opinions will help this blog become a better argumentative blog and not so much an informative blog. You calling me prejudice is the same as calling yourself prejudice.

The words can only be taken for what they are. Bigotry cannot be successfully controlled and efforts in doing do end up looking irrational. The way I look at it, the more you try to push your beliefs on someone, the more they will resist.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Keep up the good work! Fencey 7 February 16, at 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.

In defense of prejudice

Ahmed, the bulk of your blog reviews what Rauch says. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I agree with Rauch.


Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Millions of people have tried, and failed. Just like freedom of expression is present, same way sexism, racism, Christian bashing, racism, and other kinds of prejudice exists.

The best way to fight against prejudice is to refrain from pointing the finger. Ahmed, I really think that you understood the essay very well.

He realized that just a simple word turned him immediately from a human being, to a faggot. To dub somebody as prejudice is to dub oneself prejudice. Harper’s Magazine, May 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. Other than that good job. As I was reading the essay, I was trying to think of ways to agree or disagree in my blog post.

It is a belief held by a particular group of people making it impossible to describe bigotry and hate speech.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. I completely agree with him on this topic. That is the way the world works in any situation, not just in prejudice situations.