English Discussion Question
- Are human rights individual rights, or do they also include group rights?
- The Ralph Bunche website provides an intriguing question: Are we, citizens of the United States, doing a good job of upholding the rights listed in The Declaration of Universal Rights? Why or why not:?
- In her article entitled Anthropologists, Cultural Relativism, and Universal Rights, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban states that:
“Cultural relativism, long a key concept in anthropology, asserts that since each culture has its own values and practices, anthropologists (and outside viewers of a society) should not make value judgments about cultural differences. As a result, anthropological pedagogy has stressed that the study of customs and norms should be value-free, and that the appropriate role of the anthropologist is that of observer and recorder.”
Some think that Anthropologists should not just observe culture but take a stand on key human-rights issues. Do you agree?
choose one of these questions and answer it in 4 paragraphs