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Real Utopia--Creating Pathways to the Dream

The theme for the 2012 American Sociological Association annual conference was “Real Utopias.” Thomas Moore coined the term “utopia” in the early 16th century as a pun on two Greek roots—no place and good place. A utopia is a fantasy world of perfect harmony, peace and justice.

The notion of a “real” utopia embraces the tension between the dream and actual implementation. “Utopia” implies visions of alternatives that embody our deepest aspirations for a world in which all people have access to the conditions necessary to live flourishing lives.

“Real” implies making concrete. That is, creating ideals that are grounded in practical solutions that can be implemented in order to transform dreams or visions into realities.

1. For the purposes of this discussion please respond to the following questions:

a. In regard to diversity, what does your utopia look like?

b. What role does social justice play in your utopia?

c. What “real” changes will need to be made in order to transform your utopia into a reality?

d. What information from this course will you apply in your life to make your utopia “real?”

2. Use in-text citations and references to support your answers.

please discuss the above 1 page and write another 1 page reflection on the same (give your own opinion/views)

Final Answer


Running Head: MY UTOPIA

My Utopia




My utopia constitutes of a world whereby there is equal treatment of all mankind
regardless of their ethnic or racial identity. This is a world that the color of one’s skin
isn’t a determining factor in the kind of life they live and all humans are treated equally.
In this case, no race is treated as superior to another and skin color is insignificant to all
human kinds. Thus, in my utopia, all human beings are equal and issues of race, skin
color, and racial identity are no existential (Hall, 2010). This world is primarily the
solution to the issue of racial and ethnic discrimination in America whereby the whites
are treated as superiors to all individuals of other skin colors. I despise racial
discrimination at all levels and desire a world where all human beings are considered to
be equals.
Social justice is fundamental to my utopia since it advocates for equality of all
human beings attained by discouraging inju...

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