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ERIC Number: ED175970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-22
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Minorities and the Quest for Human Dignity.
de Ortego y Gasca, Felipe
Distorted images of American minorities are reflected in all spheres of American life, including academic and public policies. Some specific examples include: (1) Harvard's 1922 quota system for Jews, the university's pattern of white supremacy, and bias in its scholarly research; (2) the relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II; (3) the herding of Native Americans onto reservations; and (4) black slavery. In the case of the Spanish speaking population, racial caricatures are used to portray this minority group in scholarly research and members of the group continue to be inaccurately and superficially represented in literature, movies, TV, and other mass media. Stereotypes and distortions of American minorities must be replaced by positive images which reflect their real worth and their contributions to American life. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Town Meeting (Kansas City, Kansas, July 22, 1978)