Unit 1 Assignment 1 Andrew Denny

Group B

Question: How have societal imposed labels and identities affected divides between groups of people especially along racial lines?

How they agree: The three articles agree on the fact that labels and identities imposed by society allows people to have pre-conceived notions of people and ignore their humanity. By placing labels and judging humans based on their background, one is able to categorize people into groups and reduce others to below them. This allows division to fester because when humans are not forced to recognize the individual aspects of a person that makes them unique or special, they are more inclined to discriminate and segregation.

How they disagree: The articles disagree on whether these superimposed identities can be broken down or if society is beyond the point of being able to rid itself of labels.

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