Is that the kind of world we desire? He talked about how one man told him of Detroit and all the differences that lie there. By asking these challenging questions he gives evidence to his readers that European people do not have only one culture.
All the while, he was standing across from two Muslim men, who were selling similar products. He was not talking about a fabled city located in some mysterious region of the world. Beside her a Spanish-speaking family patronized a cart with two signs: Where did such an attitude, which has caused so much misery and depression in our national life, which has tainted even our noblest achievements, begin?
Reed in his "Foreword" calls it "a gathering of voices from the different American tribes. To an American with a monocultural viewpoint of this country, such a scene would be purely ironic.
So, first Reed takes a historical perspective. By asking these questions he gives his readers explicit example that before European culture created American culture, it had been already influenced by other cultures.
An attitude that caused the incarceration of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, the persecution of Chicanos and Chinese-Americans, the near-extermination of the Indians, and the murder and lynchings of thousands of Afro-Americans.
Any from mosques made by Islamic people to Hispanic people. He felt we should by from Americans and not support any product purchased or produced by any other country. In this discussion, one Englishman verbally bashes France, Germans, Spaniards and the Dutch, although he proudly refers to his own countrymen as brave, generous and virtuous.
The inclusion of background information gives him credibility as an author, and makes an appeal to ethos; and personal encounters combined with historical allusion, allow Reed to make a connection with the hearts and morals of his readers, appealing to pathos.
Interestingly, I have a co-worker that is lived all over the U. He lives in Oakland, Californiawith his wife of more than 40 years, Carla Blank, a noted author, choreographer, and director.
Fast-forward approximately years, closer to our time, another writer Ishmael Reed, publishes an editorial named, America: Later on in the first part of his piece, Reed describes a personal encounter he has with an African-American artist concerning one of his paintings.
Reed believes that as mixed and diverse as the United States is many people still fight the change or the adoption of foreign customs or practices: After attending local schools, Reed attended the University at Buffaloa private university that became part of the state public university system after he left.
Reed, on the other hand, does have the ability to travel the world, hear of experiences by way of the media or internet. The article entitled, On National Prejudices, by Oliver Goldsmiththe author describes his being caught in a conversation with several men at a table.
The city has different sections, one of them consists of Islamic mosques and other section is full of a large number Hispanic people. Even though, they symbolize a great society who created work ethic, they were very rude, destroying others cultures, hating art, punishing people illegally in cruel ways and even killing their children for disobeying their parents.
Instead we are being influenced each and every day by every new comer that steps over that border. And what of the millions of Europeans who have black African and Asian ancestry, black Africans having occupied several countries for hundreds of years?
Attending his reading, he said, were large numbers of Hispanic people, forty thousand of whom lived in the same city. Reed withdrew from university in his junior year, partly due to financial issues, but mainly because he felt he needed a new atmosphere to support his writing and music.
These are just two experiences I have seen first-hand this year alone. Reed goes on to clarify, that we do live in a multicultural society. Such blurring of cultural styles occurs in everyday life in the United States to a greater extent than anyone can imagine and is probably more prevalent than the sensational conflict between people of different backgrounds that is played up and often encouraged by the media.
Considering the time Goldsmith lived in, I could only imagine that the cultures were not as blended as today. Another example is when his poet friend described a city he just visited and let him guess what city it was.
His work has contributed greatly to establishing ethnic voices and names in the mainstream of our culture. Reed has been a supportive pioneer of the current intercultural movement within American letters.
Yet, Goldsmith could not understand how people could be so biased and boast of their own nationality and demean another, without meeting or experiencing a culture or group of people.
This only seems fair to not blaim the United States for "Westernizing" culture in other countries, but aplaud the United States for being able to bring all of these different cultures together.The American author Ishmael Reed has written numerous novels, poems, and essays.
In his essay, “America: A Multinational Society” Reed argues that America is viewed as a monocultural society, yet we cannot be monocultural because we are a nation of immigrants. Reed provides many arguments and. America: The Multinational Society by: Ishmael Reed Ishmael Reed discusses the fact that many cultures influence the United States more than any one percieves in their everyday life.
He gives examples such as the fact that in a Texas airport both English and Spanish language was used to instruct people about where to go. He talked about how. Ishmael Scott Reed (born February 22, ) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, songwriter, playwright, editor and publisher, who is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture.
Perhaps his best known work is Mumbo Jumbo (), a sprawling and unorthodox novel set in s New York that has been ranked. Mar 19, · Response to Ishmael Reed’s, “America: The Multinational Society.” Published on March 19, March 19, by Joseph Eulo I agree with the author when he writes “the world is here” (Reed 50).
May 26, · In his article “America: The Multinational Society“ Ishmael Reed emphasizes how various parts of America and the world are affected culturally.
Ishmael Reed’s “America: The Multinational Society” is chosen as the perfect essay for launching our new multicultural guest spot, as it expresses the philosophy with which this feature has been instituted for the pleasure and edification of our readers.Download