The Jokes At The Expense Of Minorites

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The Jokes At The Expense Of Minorites Essay, Research Paper The jokes at the expense of minorities. The handicapped, mentally slow, and any minority have long been the punch line in jokes. This is wrong in all respects. It desecrates the value of a human life and demoralizes the people engaged in the joke. Many variables can account for these degrading jokes which may include fear of change, fear of learning, fear of tolerance, and a fear of accepting responsibility. I have watched from several perspectives the way a joke is presented. Being a Indigenous American I have seen most jokes and other demoralizing humor come by way of the Indi?n. Many Indigenous? have pointed the finger at the white man. They persecute and place all the blame on the white man. Yes, given, the

settlement of the European drastically changed a way of life that the Indigenous was accustomed to. The white man killed many cultures, languages, and people for the advance of freedom and increase for all white men. In all respects, the Indigenous was effected. Whether it be for better or for worse it happened and nothing can change it. With the white man came many advances, such as guns, grand ships, new mathematics, Western philosophies and literature, and ideas of politics and treaties. Also came many bad things like oppression, degradation of life, intolerance, alcoholism, Indian Reserves, and illness. The list can continue on in both area for a tremendous time. I have seen the Indi?n been treated badly, but then I have seen the Indi?n return the same conduct. If the Indi?n

wants to act like a victim, then let him. But he?ll get no where and his life and society are hampered by it. I have seen the Indi?n accuse and point the finger of blame fully upon the white man. The time of reverting to the ways before the European discovery of America have long passed. It can?t happen and it won?t. I feel that it is the Indi?n?s fault if he doesn?t utilize what he has in this day. He can obtain an education for free and better the conditions of his nation. But all I have seen recently, especially in October, is the pointing finger and it points at the white man. Why? Because it?s too difficult to point the finger at himself and say ?What are you doing to make it better?? The Indigenous American is afraid to change. If they weren?t, they would excel in school

and earn great success. That is the only way to get back at anyone. True, 65% of the Indigenous population live in Urban areas, but they cling to the whispers of past failures in their minds and in turn follow the path to their destruction. They are afraid to change, which is an insult to the Indi?n way of life. They mock the life they want to lead by not changing. People are sometimes inclined to mock and fun of a person who is not the same. Who isn?t normal. Who has a disadvantage in allowing them to perform the same activities a normal person would. This is because of an intolerance in their minds. These people who are mentally handicapped or disabled most times do not realise the differences that exist between a normal person and themselves. I know, I worked with them for a

season of time. People who mock or joke about others infirmities or race is due because they feel they may be inferior or looked down upon by society if they do not make a distinction between themselves and the disabled. The poke fun, making them less of a person, making them feel they are not able to enjoy the same rights as every one else. Tolerance is missing. They are afraid to learn something new about a person. Tolerance does not mean you have to like whatever it is. It does mean that one will give the proper respect of being what it is. People who are of a different race, or mentally or physically handicapped cannot change that genetic code. People need to be tolerant of their being. Accept them for who they are. How would it feel to be in the shoes of a mentally