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Global Perspective on the Usa

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wants, such as oil (p. 31).

2. “On almost every important conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis, the United States tend to sides with Israel, which also receives on the highest share of U.S foreign aid per capita basis” (p. 31).

3. “American culture spreads would world-wide through mass media and it tends to infect and smother other cultures and especially for non-European societies. It represents the worst form of cultural what he can describe that is spreading “Westoxication” (p. 31).

Furthermore, in recent news North Korea also shares an unenthusiastic view toward the U.S. A report by Botelho and Mckirdy (2016). The latest test of North Korea put the U.S on the spot. In a stamen made by Pyongyang the capital of North Korea call out the United States or as it “gangs or cruel robber and a hideous nuclear criminal that constantly posed nuclear blackmail for more than 70 years seriously endangering mankind”(p. 3). After the report, show a middle age man stating for that he is happy for North Koreas achievement in creating a Hydrogen bomb, but it also mentions that he is scared that the U.S will invade North Korea (p. 2).

Additionally, the American public is also not safe from some misconceptions that are happing in the country it self. Deets, B. H. (1993). The media and the mature marketplace. Deet’s findings state that television is very influential. He mentions John Sculley say that “ 70 percent of the American people tend to get 75 percent of their information from television” (p 134). He argues that television “ is a defining element of out culture”. We are influence in what we see in television. Naturally, we tend to gather ideas and use what we grasp from television and using to it stereotype what see in our environment (p. 135).

Furthermore, UCLA, the University of California conducted a survey and provided some insight into why the television industry portrayed older adults unrealistically. The answer was two words; age and discrimination (p. 136).

In addition, even race is also a misunderstood we judge people on way they dress or look and think. For instance a study done by Flemming. W. C (2006) Myths and stereotypes about Native Americans. One of the discoveries by Fleming was strong stereotypes held in the reservation, that Native Americans receive special privileges than other American citizens. (p. 135)

Another finding concluded that American Indians are easily recognizable. In the truth, not all American Indian fit the physical stereotype According to the report. Not all are dark skinned and no of them actually have red skin with high cheekbone and black hair tied up in braids. Some Indians people are blond haired and blue eyed. Some have the feature of African Americans. (p. 137)

Another finding by Fleming concluded that not only could stereotype cause misconception between Native American and non-native Flemming suggest how to move beyond stereotype. He suggested using common sense. There are many excellent recourses out there for educating children and adults about stereotyping, but his key is “awareness.” Leaning about cultures and their histories and viewpoints gives people a foundation for judgment that goes beyond what he states is “oversimplification.” (pg. 139)

Furthermore, there is even a misunderstanding on our own constitution which add more to idea that we should not judge a book by it cover. A survey done by Williams (1998). States that American are ignorant about the constitution. Surveys conducted by the National Constitution Center determine how much Americans know about the U.S Constitution. The findings William turned out that only five percent of American could correctly answer ten simple questions about the constitution. For example, “only six percent could name all four rights” (p. 2). Another finding that the survey uncovered some was strange belief like the constitution was written in the country of France.

Another finding by Williams was that people thought that one of the right were thought to be “ freedom from fear” in the first ten amendments as well as a the constitution call the Pledge of Allegiance, and the commander in chief is Norman Schawrzkopf. “Despite that, the gross ignorance of 91% of Americans surveyed said the constitution is still important to them”. (p. 1)

Finally, how can we solve the misconceptions around the globe? A method we can use and shows promising result is trying solving problems such foreign affairs or even misconception in the country it self we should try to use constructive conflict approach used by Kriesberg, (2015) Realizing peace a constructive conflict approach. Kriesberg uses the field of psychology and sociology in his book in trying to understand why so many conflicts arise and a solution we can use. Kriesberg research states that we should be using the basic ideas in the constructive conflict approach to solve foreign affair with the rest of the world in order to achieve world peace to come to agreement in certain situations. In definition of the constructive conflict Kriesberg indicated that we should be trying solve out problems and conflicts without using what he said, “means of destruction and using the civilize way in order to solve our problems. Use our head for once in our lifetime”. (p. 26).

Kriesberg also states that we should be using three kinds of inducements to persuade or influence the opposite party. We should be give the benefit of the doubt. Regarding someone as innocent until proven otherwise, lean towards a favorable view of that specific party while trying to deescalate the situation (p. 10).

In end, if the theory is accurate, that everyone around the globe has his or her own point of view toward the U.S whether is a positive or negative. The articles used provide more than one aspect that the United States contributes to the world. Despite the clashing between more than one country and the U.S fighting over who reign supreme on different sectors such as economic, global balance of power and morale code of ethics and finally, foreign relationships. The country it self even shares some misconceptions on different areas such races and opinions. Stereotyping one another does not help the image that we should be trying to convey for future generations. We may not have all the knowledge about everything about our country or the globe, but we should always be willing to learn and try to see a thing a different perspective.

Reference Page

Botelho, G., & Mckirdy, E. (2016, January 16) U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test [Video File]. Retrieved from



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