Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Cultural Racism

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This is just another example of how not accepting Americans are when it comes to non western cultures. I understand that there are rules in jr. high schools that prohibit facial piercings, but if it’s closely tied with culture I believe exceptions should be made, just as I would if there were religious reasons for a piercing.
This is such a huge problem in America, we really need to stop thinking of ourselves as homogeneous and start realizing that there are many different types of people here, we are all equal, and no one culture is better than the other.


Written by kmurph2688

November 15, 2009 at 12:45 am

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  1. I found this to be interesting. I completely agree with you. When are people going to realize we are not all same and there are a lot of different types of people out there. I also think we are equal but unfortunately many people dont see it how we do.


    November 15, 2009 at 11:13 pm

  2. I have to disagree with the points made in this post and subsequent reply. Although a nose piercing is closely tied to her father’s culture, it is a cultural choice for the Sikh religion, not a requirement. Suzannah and her parents should’ve complied with the existing piercing ban instead of going against it. Public schools have rules they have to set for their students, and it’s the students and their parent’s responsibility to follow these rules. If a piercing were a requirement for Suzannah, then I would argue that as a public school in the United States, the school would have to allow to wear the piercing, however since this is not the case, the school has no motivation or incentive to allow it.


    November 22, 2009 at 8:45 pm

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