Running header: CRITICAL ANALYSIS 1
Manyreasons caused the students to protest, and there is no doubt themain problem is racism. The article does not fully depict the smallreasons that caused the students to protest such as the protection ofthe rights and voices of gender minorities. It seems that there areracists problems with the transgender students. This shows therelation between gender issues and whiteness. Some of the genderrights are not equally projected to the students with color.According to the story and the news, the meaning of the wordwhiteness is not well established. It is not well-explained for thereader to understand the statement made by one of the student`s aboutwhiteness. The meaning of whiteness is a word used to separate peoplewho are entitled to certain privileges from those whose vulnerabilityand exploitation to violence is justified by not being white (Kiel,1996). The article underestimates the protester`s culture, norms, andvalues by not explaining all the reasons that caused the protest.
Thearticle states that many whites and Asians were forced to use adifferent path and this informs us that the current culturalconstruction of whiteness is based on inferior groups andindividuals. The cultures, values and the norms of the white studentsin the University have become normative natural, and other studentsbelieve that their cultures should be standard and accepted.
Itis not surprising for a university like Berkeley to have protestsagainst racial discrimination, since the university admits studentsfrom different societies who have different culture backgrounds. Dueto diversity, the non-whites students undergo poor racial treatments,and the only way to react is through protest. Therefore, theseprotests will appear in many articles and videos, which will not bewell detailed and biased.
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