Being discriminated against is a downright painful experience that the Asian American communities are faced with on a daily basis and continue to endure with no ending in sight because the American society continues to feel that this mistreatment of a minority ethnic group is okay. The root cause of where these ideologies about Asian Americans stem from is because of the history of Asian immigration. Bao Phi’s “reverse racism” is a good example of what Asian Americans have endured at the hands of the American society. For example, Phi says, “I 'm gonna take every white man from his job and force him to construct light rail transit systems for 50 cents an hour. When they 're done I 'll make sure they are moved to a special little section of town that we 'll call Whiteyville.” (Phi, “Reverse Racism” 00:00 – 00:17).
2005). Cultural theory/behavioural theory suggests that the lower social classes prefer less healthy lifestyles such as alcohol consumption, obesity and smoking, infrequent exercise, unhealthy diet these are independent variables to that of intervening variables between social structures. As a result there is an increases in the risk of diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. More education is needed in this area in schools and colleges to promote good health and healthy
In order to receive medical opinion, individuals from Mexican origin must first agree to visiting a physician; and this is often just as problematic. B. Depression oversight, counseling and treatment can turn out to be expensive, it is not uncommon for individuals without insurance to avoid primary care. i. Payment options can discourage many amongst Hispanic culture in dealing with their depression, this is due to a large amount of them having no access to healthcare; either because of poverty level, residence, or immigration status. 1.
Class, race, gender, and age are all factors related to health access. First of all, health is linked to social class. Rich developed countries have better health care than poor, underdeveloped countries. Poverty in poor countries results in malnutrition, poor hygiene, and lack of health education which in turn leads to the spread of many diseases; this is especially true in poor countries in the African continent or Bangladesh, for example. In these countries, the country does not have the money to improve the health care with new technologies nor the money to treat all the citizens, and the people who live in poverty do not have the money to pay for their own treatment especially if it is not free.
Although there are some reasonable arguments for using artificial dyes over natural ones, the reasons for not using synthetic dyes are much more prominent. Artificial dyes actually last much longer than natural dyes, greatly increasing processed foods shelf life. The wider range of colors of artificial dyes and the lower price over natural dyes have led to more producers using synthetic dyes over natural ones. Almost every FD&C dye are banned from being used in foods in America because of their abilities to cause illnesses in both animals and humans, such as cancers and spikes in
Wealthier communities tend to buy foods that are expensive and those that are healthier for them to eat. Eating nutritious foods makes them reduce the risk of getting a chronic disease. Wealthier communities are more surrounded by organic, healthier whole foods. Families in low-income households tend to buy foods from fast food restaurants and more processed foods because the neighborhoods they live in tend to not have fresh produce available to them due to the poor community that they live in. Grocery stores containing fresh produce are not available to those living in poor communities.
When you hear obesity, do you imagine malnutrition or simply an individual who “eats too much?” Well, these health threatening issues go hand and hand. Learning that a large number of obese individuals are low income, it can be concluded that a lack of funds results in cheaper, more fattening and unhealthy food purchases, which ultimately can develop into malnutrition and unsafe weight gain. The eye-opening film, A Place At The Table, provides viewers with a true representation of how the issues of hunger and malnutrition in the United States affect individuals on a daily basis. Throughout this movie, the filmmakers, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examine the lives of three individuals who suffer from hunger and and lack of nutrition. Although our
Even though opportunities lay within European countries, a problem exists with asylum seekers in the workforce and health services. “Work permits are hard to obtain, forcing families deeper into poverty;and health services have become increasingly scarce, as host governments face resource and financial pressures”(1). If work permits are difficult to obtain, then countless refugees cannot work, and in turn, they cannot make money. This means the refugees would run out of the money they already had, and would go into poverty. Likewise, health services being scarce means when a person becomes sick, that person would not receive the medical attention he or she requires.
Having a sedentary lifestyle is a factor why people become obese. Doing nothing except sitting, watching TV and playing games all day can lead to obesity. Energy imbalance: Too many calories inside the body and too few calories burned is the reason of people getting obese. The obese tends to suffer weight stigma or weight-based discrimination. Not only diseases like diabetes will come to them, also there are other consequences of being overweight; it leads to discrimination that is also a factor of anxiety and depression.
If states have interest and drive to promote healthy behavior, citizens could live longer and contribute to a productive society. This is vital to the local economy and community stability. An unhealthy population, conversely, has higher medical costs which results in poorer health outcomes and lowered work productivity which accounts for a poorer economy. Again, all of this is because of poor nutrition and lack of physical activity. It is important to implement policies that are evidence based practiced to prevent obesity which in turn will help alleviate and reduce the financial burden in the
It is recognised that nutrition and diet-related chronic diseases such as obesity follow a socio-economic gradient; the poor and poorly educated have worse diets and a greater prevalence of obesity. In general, individuals on low incomes are less likely to consume wholemeal bread and vegetables, but more likely to consume fat spreads and oils, non-diet soft drinks, pizza, processed meats and table sugar. Within the low income group, older children appear to have worse diets than younger children or adults as they consume less fruit and more energy dense
The greater proportion of people in America with a lower socio-economic status may attribute to the larger prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes. The education system in America has put limited funding in their physical education program leading to a decrease in enrolment numbers as well as providing inadequate standards of nutrition and health. Comparatively Sweden has made physical education a compulsory subject placing an active focus on developing healthier attitudes in students, this promotes healthy living post-graduation and lowers prevalence to type 2
In addition, Unger, Reynolds, Shakib, Spruijt-Metz, Sun, and Johnson (2004), in an attempt to prove their hypotheses that acculturation to the US would be associated with an increase in obesity-related risk behaviors found that “among immigrants from many Asian cultures, adoption of Western diets typically results in increased consumption of fat, processed meats, snack foods, between-meal snacks, and fast-food, and decreased consumption of ﬁsh, vegetables, and whole grains” (P.469). In reference to income as variable, immigrants may desire to eat a healthy diet they are used to but they may find healthy foods too costly
The higher SES you achieve, the better health you have. This correlation can be linked to higher education to have a little better understanding of medicine, to healthier diets, better finances as well as better life style choices. An example of this was the TB breakout at the turn of the century. The poor were most effected due to over crowding and lack of space to breathe in the slums they occupied. The leading disease we see now is heart disease.