Middle Ground Argumentation Question 1

MiddleGround Argumentation


Inthe previous paper, the main claim was that racial profiling isdetrimental to the health and fabric of the society and should,therefore, have laws enacted to curb it. Racial profiling underlinesthe discrimination of individuals on the basis of their race and thecolor of their skin (Corrlett 21). More often than not, there havebeen instances where people have been denied particular facilitiesincluding visas and other things simply because of the color of theirskin. Indeed, racial profiling has also been used by law enforcementagencies, with blacks and Latinos being seen as criminal unlike theirwhite counterparts despite the fact that the later have had a historyof terrorism.

Ifthat was a middle ground rather than Rogerian argument, I would haveneeded to adjust the claim and underlined the applicability of racialprofiling, particularly in the case of individuals from Mexico andArab countries, who are known to have a history of being illegalimmigrants and terrorists respectively (Van et al 45). In thisregard, I would need to come up with additional sources regarding thetopic, where I need to undertake research regarding the numbers orstatistics of individuals that have been on the wrong side of the lawand comparing them with other groups as well. While there may bevariations of opinions, it is evident that middle ground argumentsare more practical as they appeal to the two sides while allowing forthe working out of the undesirable aspects (Van et al 45). Racialprofiling, in all respects, is undoubtedly wrong. However, in thewake of high incidences of dangerous and unbecoming behavior byvaried groups of people, it is necessary in the United States. Thisis a stronger argument than a blanket condemnation of racialprofiling.

Question2: Concluding Thoughts

Incompiling the varied arguments and essays, there have been quite alarge number of lessons learnt, that could be applied to career oreducation in the future. First, it is noted that the compilation ofthe essays and arguments required immense research so as to come upwith factual information that could be guide the argument.Researching is not a simple task of getting materials from theinternet, but rather it involves careful determination of thematerials to the argument, both with regard to their authenticity andtheir relevance (Van et al 45). These research skills would becrucial to researching in the future writing of academic andprofessional papers. In addition, the compilation of the papers couldnot be carried out through simply coming up with information butrather had to involve carefully selecting and determining theappropriateness of sources of information and properly arranging itin a coherent manner with the aim of providing information andputting across a particular point.

Onthe same note, it is acknowledged that every position is arguable butnot every position is right or appropriate. In essence, the critiqueoffered by the teachers and students provided a fourth dimensionregarding the varied aspects of a particular argument. This openedone’s mind to other arguments and gave an individual the impetus toexplore other arguments beyond the comfort zone to allow for propercomprehension of the subject (Van et al 45). Needless to say, thisenhanced my capacity to put across the varied arguments that I wasmaking regarding a particular topic.


Corlett,Angelo. “Profiling Color.” Journalof Ethics15.1/2(2011): 21-32. Print

Van,Rys J, Verne Meyer, and Patrick Sebranek.&nbspTheResearch Writer.Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin, 2011. Print.

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