Devoir de Philosophie

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Publié le 26/05/2024

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« Introduction : When it comes to knowing who we really are, in order to express ourselves, we need to build our personality, which is hard to do.

but Imagine having to do this in a country where the influences are very different from the culture of your relatives.

These difficulties affect us all in different ways, which is why, through my documents, I have decided to focus on the situation of ethnic minorities in Anglophone countrie. "The Buddha of Suburbia" by Hanif Kureishi portrays Karim, a mixed-race teenager, exploring his identity in 1970s London suburbs. "Bend It Like Beckham" follows Jess, an Indian girl passionate about football, navigating cultural expectations and sexism in pursuit of her dreams. "Where Are You From?" by Ahmed delves into the complexities of identity and belonging in a diverse society. "Brick Lane" by Monica Ali captures Nazneen's immigrant experience and search for identity in London. An article focusing on Rishi Sunak's experiences highlights the challenges of racism and the need for inclusion and positive role models. "Desi Girl" by Jelly J celebrates South Asian empowerment through street art. PROBLÉMATIQUE : Using these documents, How can the English-speaking world make it challenging for ethnic minorities to develop their own identities? Développement : Firstly, in The Buddha of Surbibia, Karim, who has an Indian father and a British mother, struggles to find his place between his cultural heritage and what society expects of him.

Even though he was born in the UK and his mother is British, he is only seen as Indian in people's minds.

This makes it difficult for him to construct his own identity.  It's the same with Riz Ahmed, who was born in the UK and is of Indian origin, and he's confronted with this when he's asked where he's really from, as if he's not where he's supposed to be.

There's a kind of pressure to fit in.  This pressure can be found in the article on Rishi Sunak, where he admits that his parents didn't want him to speak with an Indian accent, so they made him do extra drama lessons, which highlights the profound impact of social pressure to fit in. This reinforces the challenges ethnic minorities face in developing their own identities. Secondly, The pervasive nature of racism and its damaging effect on the formation of individual identity is highlighted in the article on Sunak's.... »


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