According to research in 2005, it was estimated there were around 40.000 problem gamblers, and around 76.000 player were estimated to be high risk players (AGOG, n.d.).. Gambling is both a form of entertainment as a something which can develop into an addiction and disorders( e.g. pathological gambling). A pathological gambler is someone who is unable to resist his or her impulses to gamble. This can lead to severe personal and or social consequences. For example, pathological gambling can be a factor which leads to homelessness (Knezevic & Ledgerwood, 2012), and other atrocious financial consequences.
Is multiculturalism a barrier to inclusion, creating isolation between cultural groups? Hypothesis: If there are major demographic changes within Canada then hate and intolerance within society will increase because people are afraid of changes and feel threatened by the unknown. Hate, prejudice, and discrimination are all psychological phenomenon that originate from fear and ignorance. Therefore, hate and intolerance increase because people develop xenophobia and become prejudiced out of fear or suspicion thus, leading to the development of ethnocentric society, where some ethnic groups are regarded as inferior or are
The media today consists of a huge diversity of different things. This is because the United States is known as the melting pot country and today 's society doesn 't understand the real history of the Native American people. They are easily one of the top most underrepresented cultures and people in the media in today’s world. This is why there are stereotypes of them throughout the media. Native Americans are stereotyped in many ways such as in movies, tv shows, books, etc.
Henry Morgentaler is a name known by many Canadians, to some he is a courageous champion of women’s rights, to many other’s he was despicable criminal guilty of one of the most heinous crimes there is: the murder of a child. One undisputable fact about Morgentaler however is that he has had a profound and long lasting impact on Canadian society. He is most famous for being one of the key players in the 1988 Supreme Court of Canada ruling that declared the law prohibiting abortion unconstitutional. Very few non-political figures have had as much of an effect on Canadian law, politics, healthcare and societal norms as Dr. Henry Morgentaler. There is much debate on whether Dr. Morgentaler’s legacy should be one of a hero to Canadian society or whether his impact has been detrimental, most likely his influence has been somewhere in between.
Discrimination At It’s Finest Racism and Sexism are two extremely prominent problems that have been occurring for many years. Many people are prejudice towards others who are not the same as them. Today we have come very far in order to limit discrimination, although there are still many places and people whom are sexist and racist. In the three texts I read this term Othello, Snow Falling on Cedars and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) there is a direct link to either racism, sexism or even both. These texts were all set in past times except for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) which had components of the story that were set in today’s time.
Substance Abuse “Studies suggest that up to 33% of the LGBTQI population have difficulty controlling their drug or alcohol use, compared to 3-10% of the heterosexual population” (Leible, 2012). Like Chris and Chris, the entire community of LGBT have an increased risk of drug and alcohol
Examples of the impacts of the welfare system on Aboriginal children were that they grew up in conditions of suppressed identity and abuse, experienced psychological and emotional problems, and felt like they did not belong, as they did not fit in the Euro-Canadian society, nor the Aboriginal society. This created barriers for them reaching socio-economic equity. Due to Canada’s ineffective dealing with this issue, many of the Aboriginals who live today deal with mental instability, due to the emotional impact it had on them. Unfortunately, due to Canada’s prior actions, this continues in today’s
Canada is a nation that prides itself on opportunity and freedom. However, the treatment of Canada’s aboriginal community says otherwise. Although Canada is incredibly welcoming to new immigrants that want a fresh start, the original occupants, Aboriginal people, are still being mistreated today. Aboriginal people are described as the original people or indigenous occupants of a particular country (Hutchings, 2016). Unfortunately, Aboriginal people have been exploited in Canada for decades, which has resulted in high levels of gender and class oppression.
Inequality in the criminal justice system is evident. Indigenous people are incarcerated at much higher rates than non-Indigenous in Canada and are incarcerated for longer periods of time (Cook & Roesh, 2012, p.222). Canadians have put Indigenous communities through much heartache and pain. With the colonization of Indigenous people to residential schools, Canadians continue to stigmatize and treat Indigenous people poorly. Indigenous people are more likely to suffer from drug abuse using needles because of the intergenerational trauma suffered through their parents attending residential schools in Canada (Bombay, Matheson, & Anisman, 2014, p. 327).
Racial injustice is when people are denied rights based on their race and/or racial background. History has shown us that racial injustice has been a huge issue. Racial discrimination has been happening ever since the discovery of America. When Columbus discovered America in the 1500s, the europeans were very racist to the native americans. This was the start of racial discrimination in America that turned into racial injustice.
In comparison, 38.6% of male and 21.9% of female Caucasian youth abused alcohol. Marijuana use among Aboriginal youth was also higher. In the same study, 47.5% of male and 48.5% of female Aboriginal youth were found to use marijuana in comparison with 29.1% of male and 24.2% of female Caucasian youth.Youth were considered to have abused alcohol if they answered yes to the question: "Have you ever been drunk?". In 2013, 3.5 percent of 8th graders, 12.8 percent of 10th graders, and 26 percent of 12th graders reported getting drunk in the past month, continuing a downward trend from previous years. Significant declines include sharp drops from previous years in daily alcohol use by 10th and 12th graders (0.9 percent and 2.2 percent, respectively, in 2013).
More than 3,000 teens die each year in Canada in crashes caused by texting while driving In 2012 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. the statistics above are from: http://distracteddriving.caa.ca/education/