Type: Research Essays
Sample donated: Tanya Burgess
Last updated: July 23, 2019
1: Write a response to Trump’s recent ‘…hole’statement about African countries.
MrPresident, Trump, I do believe that youare an intelligent entrepreneur, and a successful business manager full ofpotential. You run numerous successful companies which earn millions of dollarsper year. Also, I believe you are a great leader and a man of integrity;truthfulness because you always speak your mind. Though I admit the fact that some of theAfrican countries like Somalia have beenshaped by poverty, corruption, and civil war, it is still unreasonable to referto Africa using a word such as “shitholes” which ridicules, humiliates anddisrespects an entire race.Africa is home to over a billion people and the continent with theyoungest average population in the world.
Hence, you must never underestimatethe potential of the African people with such unsubstantiated and dehumanizingcharacterization. In your address, you chose to ignore facts; some of theAfrican countries are among the world’s fastest-growing economies, like SouthAfrica, Morocco, and Rwanda, just to name a few.Therefore,I’m not saying you are racist, stupid or undiplomatic. I only stand to say thatyou should not portray Africa based on a single story. Mr.
President, don’t stereotypeor disregard the whole African continent. Even if your society or environmenttaught you that Africa is a home to hunger and civil wars, that doesn’t mean itis wholly true. The society you live in may not give you a holistic or an exact,accurate image of Africa. Africa is more than a “shithole”. This naturallygifted continent is even more than the wars, hunger, and corruption which youand your bias western media usually capitalize on. Indeed my continent – Africa– is a blessed continent, full of natural resources such as gold, diamond, andpetroleum and you name the rest.
It is indeed an unimaginable ungratefulnessthat you as the President of the USA – which economy and infrastructure werelargely built from the sweat, blood, and resources of the black people, ashistory informed us.2: Choose any source and research its background toassess how trustworthy a source it is.I would like to choose source A, David Hume 1711-1776,writing in the 18th century, to evaluate if it is fully trustworthy or not .
Theauthor of this source has a solid academic background of philosophy. Hegraduated from university of Edinburg, in Scotland. He studied on hisuniversity by natural law, human nature, and philosophy. Also, the source hasn’tbeen updated since, 1711, 1776. Thus, the author mentioned on his source,”There never was any civilized nation of any other complexion than white. No ingeniousmanufactures among them, no arts, no sciences.” David).Which means from my understanding that there was no civilization around theworld beside the white nation.
,whilesource E: ‘The Dagon, the Nommos and Syrius B’ mentioned ,thatDagon , a west Africa tribe ,lives in Mali discovered that the Star Sirius hasa companion star which is invisible to the human eye, without technology ,whereeventually the scientists call a Sirius B. Thus, this source sounds thatAfricans were civilized, creative, primitive, and genius people, indeed. Eventually,this led me to ask myself, does David Hume has the authority to write this pieceof writing ?It seems he didn’t study History ,human race ,and Arts at all,therefore ,I’m not saying he doesn’t know anything about History or Arts ,butit made me to trust this source less ,because he doesn’thave any educational background about the issue he mentioned . How far do Source A to G agree in regard to theirperceptions of African? Society?Validate your answer. From my unperfected understanding of this Source, the David Hume,it states Cleary that Negroes, the black African people, and in general allother of men, to be naturally inferior to the white’s .It implies that thewhites has brought up on this earth the true civilization ,but not anyonecontribute civilization .Thus ,it emphasises that no any individual oringenious manufacture could even bring suchcreative ideas like the whites did .This source claimed that they would be suchuncivilized, full of unconscious people who couldn’t even come up such ideaslike the white did .
It also claims that the world wouldn’t modernized, developed as it is today ,if nature wouldn’t makethis original distinction among human being based on nature .It truly impliesthat nature made whites such superior ,while the others regardless of beingBrown ,Black or brown identified as inferior .While the other source G , thefilm ,reveals that there is a tribelived in a desert ,they lived simple lives full of happiness ,jubilation, without , violence ,and turmoil .They lived in adessert ,where the water was stupidly insufficient .They didn’t seen anairplane nor car before .They don’t use clothes that covered their whole body .amblewater . The society loved ,cared each other ,where even the little kids used tolaugh so much ,and playing with each other awesomely .
This society used to evengive a warm welcome each other ,as greeting when they met .Unfortunately , as soon mystery truck comes in to their remotevillage , bad things come out .Two young brothers lost , while is father a tremendoustime of seeking them .The children hav’t eaten for more than days . lost histwo son. A hyena was about to eat his son, but survived . One day, somethinglooks like a bottle is thrown out of an airplane and falls of earth unbroken .
The film begins by presenting the starkdifferences between the “primitive” culture of the aboriginal Xhosa-speakingBushmen and the “modern,” technologically-superior culture of the modern world.The Kalahari desert is a foreboding place, the film states, yet the “littlepeople” who call it home live simple lives without law, violence, or turmoil.This quiet, uncomplicated life is juxtaposed against the fast-paced,complicated world of technology by the arrival of none other than an empty Coca-Colabottle.
(The symbolism here is unhidden.) The appearance of the new object,something that Nature Herself could not provide, brings strife to the smalltribe, inciting coveting, jealousy, and even conflict to the once peacefulcommunity. Xi, a village leader and the original discoverer of the “evilthing,” begins a long quest to remove the bottle and the troubles it causesfrom his society ne day, a glass Coca-Cola bottle is thrown out of an airplane and falls to Earthunbroken. Initially, Xi’s people suppose this strange artifact is another”present” from the gods and find many uses for it philosophy He became a candidate for the chairof moral philosophy at Edinburgh in 1744.
Objectors alleged heresy and even atheism. https://www.britannica.com/biography/David-Hume. This source isn’t bias also, DavidHume, (born May 7 April 26, Old Style, 1711, Edinburgh, Scotland—died August 25, 1776, Edinburgh), Scottish philosopher,historian, economist, and essayist known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.
Fieser, James. Http://Www.iep.utm.edu/Hume/#H1,1874, 1875 , 2 Apr. 1874,