It is a well-known problem in Michigan, the ships, which travel around in other bodies of water and collect mollusks and species that are not normally found in the Great Lakes, they then end up in Lake Michigan and cause a lot of problems in the ecosystem. This causes a lot of people to be against water transportation systems that involves ships from outside the Great Lakes. Future challenges to this transportation system are mostly environmentally based. People in Northern Michigan are very passionate about our Great Lakes; anything that puts them at risk is tough to get away with. But there are other challenges they could face in the future.
Ever since Garrett Hardin’s publishing of the Tragedy of Commons in 1968, it has been used extensively to understand environmental problems. The tragedy of the commons can be defined as when individuals acting in rational self interest seek to maximize the benefit of Earth’s resources as fast as they can and in doing so, lack an incentive to conserve and regulate these resources (Olive, 2016). This concept can be seen in the 2014 film Damnation by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight. Below, it is shown how the dams in the movie exemplify key characteristics of a commons, why problems of the dams are hard to overcome and how these problems can be solved. By examining the dams shown in the film, it is evident that the problem of the dams is an accurate example of the tragedy of the commons.
Governor Rick Snyder caused one of the biggest disasters in Michigan. The flint water crisis. Governor Snyder switched the Flint water system which was connected to the Detroit water system to the Flint River. And right away people started noticing severe changes to their water. This was caused from the water pipes corroding and lead leaking into the water.
Racism is a major issue that has effected many people since its discovery. Racism is the hatred by a person of one race pointed at a person of another race. A Raisin in the Sun deals with the impact of racism on the life of the younger family. According to Nicole King (2002), "Race is a word and a category that can simultaneously denote a "person 's color, caste, culture, and capacities, oftentimes depending on what historical, political, or social forces are at work" (p.214). What happens to a dream deferred, does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Skloot gave a cautionary piece of history of how racism and dissocia in the scientific community harmed a family. Many black patients faced racism. Many unethical medical treatments happened due racial inequality. Skloot described Henrietta’s treatment as the same treatment as whites, with “biopsy” “radium” and radiation” treatments, juxtaposed with the treatment of blacks described with “fewer pain medication” and “higher mortality rates” (64). Skloot appeals to ethics by having given an example of racism, a principle of ethics considered wrong by many.
Seniors, adults, pregnant women, and children are suffering from lead poisoning. Lead poisoning can cause many hazardous issues. Switching water supplies was a terribly bad decision. Flint’s financial complications led to the state’s takeover in 2011 (Botelho). The Governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, is to be blamed for the Flint water crisis.
In this article from the NAACP’s monthly journal Crisis, the authors highlighted how gentrification negatively affects minorities by displacement, in particular those from the African American community. Furthermore, they made the argument that this systematic force needs to end in order to combat the spread of economic inequality. To back up their claim Portland, Oregon was used to back up their thesis of gentrification hurting the economically disadvantaged, because while it is cited as being the model gentrification hub, as well as one of the more progressive cities in the nation, African Americans have continually bore the brunt of the city’s continued rapid urban redevelopment with being priced out of their own neighborhoods, such as the
When one thinks of racism, our minds thinks of African Americans or Hispanics and their history of being victims of racial hate in the past and today. We rarely even consider that Native American tribes of today if whether they experience the same type of racial and cultural hate. Living conditions on the reservations have been comparable to that of a third world nation. It is irrational to efficiently explain the many concerns that have added to the trials and tribulations that Native America faces today. The following evidences about the highest pressing matters of economics, health, and shelter gives a clue to what life was like for many of the first Americans.
These laws included regulations on public restrooms, drinking fountains, education, and public transportation. Rosa Parks is an example of how unfair African Americans were treated in the United States, and her fight in battles such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights Movement drove a plethora of others to join her side to change the way “colored people” were seen in America. Even as a child, Rosa Parks was met with memories of prejudices against black people.
The Civil Rights Movement in America lasted during the 1950s and 1960s. It was a time in which oppressed African Americans demanded change in society, both socially and legally. Some sacrificed most of what they had in order to make their point clear; they were jailed, assaulted, and even killed by the government that was supposed to protect them. Nonetheless, their protests proved to be powerful because some laws and Supreme Court decisions were in their favor. This includes the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case ruling, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; all of which helped put an end to segregation in the country.
In the past racism was a big thing. Blacks were made out to seem like they were not equal to the white, they got treated very harshly, and got the short end of the stick. White folks made it clear that they thought they were above them and deserved better, like getting to sit in the front of the bus, their own bathrooms, water fountains, etc. and better schooling, houses and even jobs. Racism is one of the world’s major issues today and is one of the most common forms of discrimination.
The effect of agricultural runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed It is almost impossible to turn on the news without hearing about the turmoil of pollution, and how it is negatively affecting life worldwide. But have you stopped to think about how pollution is directly affecting your daily lives? Water is the heartbeat of all life, and without it nothing could thrive. Odds are, if you live within the northern mid-atlantic you get some or all of your water from the Chesapeake Bay, or one of its watersheds. Years of agricultural runoff from large industrial farms has lead to contamination of the Bay, endangering not only the lives of the wildlife, but also our own.