Injustice, Inequality, And The Quest For Inclusivity: Synthesis And Reflection

The Synthesis of Readings

Primarily, it should be noted that injustice and inequality in American society, discrimination and oppression of citizens, and the issue of exclusivity of individuals are fundamental concepts that seem to run through the readings like a red thread. The experts remark that these problems are not new and accidental, but they still occur in modern civilization (Thornton Dill and Enid Zambrana 1). As a rule, those troubles predominantly appeal to distinctions in race, skin color, nationality, income levels, status, and class (Davis 2). In this case, class and other relevant concepts should be considered from the point of view of “lived cultural identity” (Rituparna). Accordingly, the texts are mostly related to each other in terms of evaluating the social context.

Nonetheless, a thorough analysis demonstrated that there are critical differences in the readings in terms of the type, style, and format of the texts, the initial goals and purposes of the messages, the objects of the studies, as well as the central focus on which the investigations of the issues is based, and much more. It is evident that these texts are constructed according to several principles, parameters, and approaches, exploring the concerns within the framework of scientific research, critical reflections, or a summary. Hence, they present a reader with reliable data based on research, generalized ideas about the situation, or a brief description of a literary work. Moreover, the writers focus either on American society in general terms or on specific groups and individuals in particular, as, for example, Rituparna Patgiri did in her book review. Indeed, there is a wide range of discrepancies between the three readings, but the above examples are sufficient for general understanding and comprehension.

Therefore, the author of this paper should note that a set of readings increases awareness and improves understanding of social problems due to a thoughtful reading of texts, their in-depth analysis, and careful comparison. The texts give the student a particular “food for the mind” with the ability to precisely and accurately interpret the information received. Together, they provide an opportunity to write questions on social topics of interest and give relatively correct answers to them in the future.

Detailed Reflection

The article by Tiffany Davis is the reading on which the detailed reflection of the student is based. In addition, the reasons for this choice are sufficiently justified and explained. Firstly, according to the author of this paper, this writing operates with objective and reliable data useful for further research and making cardinal decisions. Secondly, the problem described in the text directly concerns not only the experience but also the academic and professional interests of the student. Thus, for example, the article’s topic is especially significant for modern society as a contradiction to several American values and ideals.

The paper has a specific connection to individual experiences and several moments from the past. A context based on elite country clubs can express not only the oppression of women or African Americans but also prejudices, superstitions, and biases, even without visible signs of “dissimilarity.” The situation described in the article can happen to anyone, at school or work, on the street, or at home. For example, the student has previously encountered similar cases, but within the framework of the manifestation of ageism or the judgments of familiar people who were not inclined to communicate due to their own imposed thoughts and prejudices, apparently framed either by society or by the social environment or upbringing.

Regarding the read text, one can add that elite country clubs that recognize inclusivity and equality represent the concealment of true deeds. Real life is an entirely different side of reality, not always and not fully considering documented facts and phenomena. This situation can be determined precisely through interviews with the population’s most vulnerable groups regarding prejudices and biases. In this case, the root of the problem may be much more profound and pose a danger, spreading not only to specific groups as club members but also to the entire population of the country.

Works Cited

Davis, Tiffany. “Wealth, Whiteness, and the Matrix of Privilege: The View from the Country Club By Jessica Holden Sherwood Lexington Books. 2010. 188 pages. $60.00 cloth.” Social Forces, vol. 93, no. 3, Oxford Academic.

Rituparna, Patgiri. “Women Without Class: Girls, Race and Identity.” Allegra Lab, 2016, Web.

Thornton Dill, Bonnie, and Ruth Enid Zambrana. “Chapter 1. Critical Thinking about Inequality: An Emerging Lens.” Emerging Intersections: Race, Class, and Gender in Theory, Policy, and Practice, edited by Bonnie Thornton Dill and Ruth Enid Zambrana, Rutgers University Press, 2009, pp. 1-21.