Amy Tan

I see a multitude of legal problems presented in the text however i would say the most prominent is how the mother is treated. In the text it states “She said they would not give her any more information until the next time and she would have to make another appointment for that. So she said she would not leave until the doctor called her daughter. She wouldn’t budge. And when the doctor finally called her daughter, me, who spoke in perfect English — lo and behold — we had assurances the CAT scan would be found”. This shows that the authors mother was discriminated against due to her race and lack of proper english, and that upon finding out the daughter could properly speak english only then was she treated right. This goes against the law that one shouldn’t be discriminated against due to their race, religion, sex, etc. Thus being unlawful and showing that discrimination can present itself in all types of ways.

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  1. I personally feel as though it is easy, especially in America to overlook someone who isn’t a natural english speaker. We’re so use to it, however i don’t think it is lawful nor morally right to do so. America is about diversity, which is why laws are in place to respect people regardless of race, gender, religion, etc. Apart of accepting differences would be to not overlook someone like the Author’s mom, and to treat them with the same respect you’d give anyone else.

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