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Final Essay Tourism Politics

 
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Natalie Brotto
7 June 2011
LSP 200
Marie Draz
Differences in the History of Inequality in America
I have learned that t
he term “multicultural”
does not solely encompass different races and
cultures but also includes genders, sexualities, and physical and mental disabilities
.
In history,
these inequalities have been scrutinized by those who deem themselves superior, typically the
white, privileged, able body
.
A major problem surrounding multiculturalism is that people often
want to sympathize or tolerate those they categorize as Other as a form of accepting them, but
then in their personal life, behind closed doors they think and act as they choose, regardless of 
the Other
.
D
.
D
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Carlson and Eli Clare criticize this idea of normalizing and sympathizing with
the Other in their writings because it does not bring fort
any permanent social change
.
In
Jamaica Kincaid’s
A Small Place, she suggests that making a connection with the Other will
promote future change
.
The country of Antigua is being eaten by the tourism industry because,
among other things, tourists neglect to make a real connection to the natives, and while Jamaica
Kincaid may say the tourism industry has a lot to do with her communities hardships in A Small
Place, I have found through connections to D
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D
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Carlson’s
Remembering Rosa
and Eli Clare’s
The Mountain that a socially reconstructive view on multiculturalism may be the best approach
in trying to overcome these hardships
.
Antigua is being eaten by the tourism industry and the tourists do not the part they play in
this ongoing cycle
.
Once the tourists earn enough money to go on a vacation, they plan and buy a