In today’s society we are faced with a controversial decision on whether or not we have a gender wage gap or a gender earnings gap. Many companies are faced with a gender wage gap while just as many see a genders earning gap or even nothing at all. Within Whitley County, where I live, both of these situation are presented. When looking at all the factors going into pay they include skill, effort, responsibility, working conditions, and establishment (Facts About Equal Pay). While society is split on whether a gender pay gap does exist or not, society still strives for changes to occur, less discrimination in the workplace, and how gender sometimes takes a toll in the workplace.
For hundreds of years government has been a very important topic, everyone has different opinions and believes there should be different amounts of government. People do need a government but it can’t be too powerful, civilians need to be able to voice their opinions and be heard. But this has not happened a lot in the past, only been in the past 2 or 3 hundred years since America was born and we still struggle with it today. Civilians had to fight for most of the rights we have today and to do that there was a lot of civil disobedience. Civilians should be aloud to be civilly disobedient when laws are unjust because they aren’t being violent, you have to stand up for what you believe so people can’t take it away and so that government doesn't
In what was probably the most eye-opening volunteer positions I served, I found that for the first time, there were many instances in which I could not help people. During appointments, there were times when I had to relay the information that a consumer could not get health coverage, whether it was because they fell in the coverage gap that prevented them from receiving subsidies, the coverage offered by their employer was considered “affordable” by the statutes but not by their personal budgets, or some other unfortunate, yet all too common, circumstance. Despite this, it was one of my most valuable learning experiences. During training, I had the opportunity to learn who was eligible for subsidies and how they are established, the guidelines of the SHOP Marketplace, what essential health benefits are, and a number of other things about health insurance. The desire to build upon the knowledge gained in this position drives me daily to continue learning about health policy and management to acquire the tools that needed to assess and correct this “system” that has still left 29 million people uninsured, and even more
After research I found that there are programs and methods put in place specifically to help these struggling veterans. In the article a world without work it is shown just how important labor is for not just veterans but all americans across the country, “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. veteran population was more than 21 million strong as of 2014.”, that 's 7% of the entire American population in 2014. This may not seem like a very large number but about 360,000 military members leave the service each year creating the need for more jobs. The problem with a lack of jobs for veterans is rooted at the lack of awareness of just how valuable these people are in the workforce. It has been found that veterans can bring leadership skills, technical expertise, and the ability to learn new skills more quickly than the average job
This specific topic is very controversial in the United States because people have mixed feelings about giving minority groups more opportunities and advantages. People of color have never been afforded truly equal opportunity because they’ve always been historically judged on their ability, character, and value based on their skin color. Increased chances of employment and higher education can give disadvantaged minority groups a bigger boost and essentially a fair chance in society. Minorities can be drawn to levels of higher education they may never consider otherwise. More opportunities in modern day society can compensate them for centuries of slavery or oppression that occurred in the past.
Almost half a century after the death of Jim Crow laws segregating African Americans, racism seems to be subdued publicly. The subject of racial discrimination has become more sensitive; any event that hint at racial inequality generally receive public condemn. There are rarely any requirement for government intervention or law modification to correct racism and relieve public tension. From the years of 2000 to 2017, there has not been a single legal case regarding Civil Rights according to the Library of Congress. With the practice of blackface and yellowface no longer tolerated in the public in the twenty-first century, whitewashing within the entertainment industry was confronted with an obstacle as well.
PROBLEMATIZING THE CONCEPTUAL CATEGORY OF ETHNICITY “When studying the literature produced on ethnicity in the past decades it becomes obvious that despite its popularity in academia and the public discourse, the concept is fuzzy, applied in a variety of contexts and used to describe many different things” (KUKUCZKA, 2011). Over the last decade or two, largely in response to the world – wide emergence of identity politics of various kinds – ethnic conflicts, separatist movements, fundamentalism: identity has become a major theme of research and debate within international anthropology and sociology. Research on such issues within the Indian sociology has not progressed to the extend required in the context of contemporary political and
It is natural to talk about politics by means of dozens of common metaphors but usually we do not even realise how many metaphors appear in speeches. Obama repeats during his speech in Philadelphia that the United States have not yet been freed from discrimination and racism. Disproportions in housing, health care, employment, education—and myriad other cultural and societal conditions—can be traced directly to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery [BO1]. What mostly initiates economic disparities
Lack of housing means lack of income which usually means lack of food, so these people often do not know where or how to buy their next meal. Homelessness is a very complex problem that many governments have strived to abolish. In this essay, I will explain the situation of this homeless problem, the main causes of this problem, the problems that homeless people face, the effects that the homeless have on the society have on us, what different organizations and countries around the world have done to solve this problem and finally, the best way to help these people. According to the United Nations, there are roughly 100 million people worldwide with no shelter at all. However, there are also more than 1.5 billion people living in places with inadequate conditions.
Understanding ourselves as well as our own personality is essential especially nowadays when huge numbers of people are unsatisfied with their jobs owing to the fact that they are not able to align work with their personal strengths and interests. By using Jung’s and Briggs Myers’theories of personality type along with Big Five Model which had been developed by psychologists over almost a century to create Personality Trait Test, these days people can identify and evaluate personalities to have a clearer view for future careers as well as personal lives. I have done this test too and its result helps me a lot to orient myself later. First of all, according (A.Judge, 2010), The Big Five Personality Model are (1) Extraversion, (2) Agreeableness,
After a number of attempts, the federal Dream Act legislation has still not passed. Despite the difficulty the federal government has had on passing the DREAM Act, several states have taken it on their own initiative to create their own version of the DREAM Act. “Currently, at least seventeen states have laws allowing students who meet specific requirements, regardless of their immigration status, to pay in-state tuition rates at public postsecondary institutions” (Table). Supporters believe the federal DREAM Act will impose significant benefits to both the United States and immigrant populations and will continue to push to get the legislation passed. However, those who oppose this legislation believe it would greatly harm our country
I. Problem Statement & Research Questions Reintegration of Veterans into civilian employment is a problem that has been well documented in the literature review. Accordingly to Faurer, Rogers-Brodersen, & Bailie, (2014) Veterans have fared poorly in the labor market and consequently there are almost one million unemployed Veterans flooding the job market, competing with millions of civilians who are struggling to find employment themselves. Humensky, Stroupe and Hynes (2013) commented that Veterans are returning home in large numbers and their non-transferable skills as scouts, gunners, and general infantry, have little comparison in the civilian world. He states that Veterans need more jobs training and schooling prior to entering the civilian
In addition, the vocational services set standards and guidelines throughout the workplace to provide services for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students. “Our society is full of people whose contributions and desires to integrate often go unnoticed and unfulfilled. ()” “Ignorance is Bliss.” The lack of knowledge from ignoring what the world has to offer to you is hindering our society today. These immigrants play a vital role in American society and the economy, but we have yet to fully understand or implement a plan to accommodate their needs for them to achieve success as a U.S. citizen. Most of these workers come into the workforce with little or no English language proficiency which is a major disadvantage.
Never did the author mention that most of the residence in the tent cities are undocumented workers or that 41 percent have been incarcerated in the past for crimes. At the end of the day, is it the government’s job to make sure that residence take the right path in life? Would the undocumented workers making low wages, and unable to get formal housing, have been able to get a good paying job or better housing had they taken the steps to enter the country legally. Bransford, again, used emotional appeal which will hurt his credibility in some of the arguments that he made during the article. This article can be seen as very one sided and would have better credibility had it shared both
healthcare delivery system has been criticized for more than 100 years despite numerous of attempts to successful provide affordable, quality, and access to individuals in need to healthcare services. In order for any program to be implemented majority of all politically parties must be on board to implement healthcare services. A universal health care system would be an ideal concept; however the application of this concept is very problematic due to the financial component program. The government’s failed to promote competitive markets as a means of dressing the problems of access and cost as a result health care inflation outpaces inflation in the market places. Federal, state and local governments shared the financial burden of health care with employers and individuals.