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Signs of Life in the U.S.A. Chapter Summary & Analysis - Constructing Race: Readings in Multicultural Semiotics Summary

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Constructing Race: Readings in Multicultural Semiotics Summary and Analysis

The chapter begins with a list of blacks who are famous in different areas. The black superstars are evident of a multiculture and make one think about the meaning of the terms dominant culture. Even though the NAACP and others claim that blacks are under-represented, society is still increasingly multicultural. "Multiculturalism refers to that scholarly, political, and educational movement that contests the traditional monocultural perspective on America. That perspective regards American culture as a product of European history, the extension of a tradition that began in Greece and Rome and which was brought to America by the English. Multiculturalists challenge that perspective by exploring the contributions of such historically marginalized Americans as Africans, Asians, Latins, and Native Americans in the creation of American culture. And nowhere has this contribution been more prominent than in the...

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