In my Ethics class, we discussed whether religion should be a factor within our public offices. Here is a snippet of the directions along with other supporting evidence to help you form a conclusion yourself. John F. Kennedy argues why “religious views are [an office holder’s] own private affair [and] whose public acts are responsible to all groups and obligated to none […], not limited or conditioned by any religious oath, ritual[,] or obligation.” Compare it with Mike Pence’s acceptance speech as a running mate in which he says, among others, “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican—in that order!” Continue reading Church vs. State: Religion in Public Office
What is bullying? Well, we can evaluate that throughout our communities bullying has become a serious problem that should be resolved or at least reduced. Bullying is a form of superior power or strength in order to intimidate another person, especially one who is vulnerable or typically unable to defend themselves. As stated by Davis & Nixon in 2010 for the National Bullying Prevention Center, “The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%).” I have witnessed many situations where someone presents an attack on another person based on sexuality, weight, acne, gender, general appearance and more. Continue reading Bullying: A Proposed Solution!
In “Mellody Hobson: Color Blind or Color Brave,” she talks about the racial divide in America, and how many are uncomfortable and dismissive of the situation. During her Tedtalk, Mellody shared a story of how she was discriminated against and mistaken for the kitchen help. I found that most memorable because it has happened to many people of color, not just black. The stereotypes in our country have a structured a way of thinking or categorizing citizens in unwanted situations. Continue reading Color Blind or Color Brave?
In “How To Kill 11 Million People,” author Andy Andrews explains the importance of becoming informed about the situations happening within our governments across the world. With the institutionalized killing of citizens from different countries like Germany, the Soviet Union, Cambodia, and a host of others. Andrews sheds light on corrupt governments deceiving citizens into trusting them. For instance, the book states that a wide variety of mass killings does not happen overnight, but from time to time.
After reading “How South Korea Uses Kimchi to Connect to the World,” you can understand that the article is addressing the world on what Korean culture has to offer. South Korea is sharing traditions and information on what their culture is up to. Firstly, Kimjang is a traditional making of kimchi in the country. This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation. In the article, the author serves the reader knowledge and experiences which is the ethos. What is ethos? “The distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature, or guiding beliefs of a person, group, or institution,” (Merriam Webster). An example is how kimchi came about when the country was in a state of deprivation as well as starvation.
Kimchi has become an asset to the Korean culture. With many variations of kimchi and 1.5 million tons consumed each year, that expression is an example of how logos are used with logic and statistical information. This has effectively informed readers that kimchi is a number one source of nutrition when living in South Korea. The country has built a reputation on becoming the best at branding with their food. Sharing and spreading a cultural influence, Korean people live and breathe kimchi like air, bringing communities and appreciating each other. An emotional characteristic the author has included. With pathos as a major key in the article, it describes purpose and tone with kimchi as a topic a reader should experience and imagine.
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