The Flawed Concept of Meritocracy

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Essay #: 061848
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The Flawed Concept of Meritocracy
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July 29, 2010
The entire premise that behavior can be judged to be meritorious or criminal is a matter of Eurocentric bias. North America was a veritable frontier settled by European immigrants. A cycle of violence was set in motion from the beginning of colonization as indigenous people were deprived of their land and resources by the harshest of methods. The resulting nation states were thus baptized in a pool of blood and this relationship has characterized social structure to a certain degree since the formation of the modern inventions of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. A tacit choice was made during these colonial times to violently subjugate the local people...
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.....tern countries and the inherent flaws are well elucidated by how reward and punishment are delivered in a Foucauldian manner.
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