Discussion –Pold-03 ( two pages)
What are the attributes, values, and norms commonly shared in America? How might an individual or members of a particular demographic or social group disagree with you? Does this disagreement matter for American government, civil society, and/or politics? Why or why not? Is a shared political culture necessary for the polity to function effectively?
|American Political Culture||To evaluate the concept of diversity within the American political culture.||Required Reading
Hochschild, Jennifer. “What is the American Dream?” Facing Up to the American Dream: Race, Class and the
Soul of the Nation, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1997,http://www.kropfpolisci.com/vod.hochschild.pdf (accessed August 2, 2012).
Hopfensperger, Jean. “Poverty Weaves Through the Lives of Many Americans.” The Star Tribune, October 18. 2003, http://email@example.com/msg00101.html(accessed August 2, 2012).
Wessel, David. “Racial Discrimination is Still at Work.” The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2003, http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB106262466678910800 (accessed September 22, 2016).
Harrison, Lawrence H. “The End of Multiculturalism.” Christian Science Monitor, February 26, 2008, http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2008/0226/p09s01-coop.html(accessed August 3, 2012).