Capital punishment, or the death penalty is the execution of an individuals life as a punishment for criminal conviction is currently criminalized in Canada, although should be decriminalized. The act of capital punishment officially became illegal in 1962 when Robert Turpin and Arthur Lucas were the last individuals to be executed in Canada.(Victims of Violence,2016) Since 1962 capital punishment has been a controversial topic with arguments about morals, justice and human rights. capital punishment serves as a deterrent for criminals, provides retribution and makes society safe. Punishment is necessary for extreme criminal cases including first degree murder and serious sexual offences such as rape. The deterrent effect ensures that executions
The Latino lifestyle creates a strong bond together, and most the time are all closely together. The positive side was well explained and described in the book. For example, whenever there is a need of an advice or counsel, a Latino would go to the family and ask them according to their experiences, an explanation on how they handled their issues. In addition, Schaefer said that most Latinos use their family as resources to support them throughout their lifetime (2014). Unfortunately, a negative factor that comes with familism is turning down opportunities, in order to not get separated from the family (Schaefer, 2014).
I identify as Black. Growing up as a minority in America has shaped my identity by making me a creative, hard working, and understanding individual. By being Black in America I realized that there is this stigma that Black kids can’t excel in certain areas of education because the majority of our neighborhood and public schools lack the proper resources for us to do so. While this stigma holds truth, I refuse to let this stigma handicap me. Growing up with less resources allowed me to be creative. If there was something I did not have I was sure that I could create an equivalent to what I did not have by using materials that I did have.
Though family and kindship were rooted in African American traditions for its use of “linking lineages and villages” (Goode, Jones, Jackson 155), it is also immensely valued for the reason that numerous African American families were broken up and disorganized for so many decades due to slavery and unequal rights, thus many families had to rely on extended family, such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friendships to care for, and socialize their children, highlighting their perseverance to reestablish a strong family presence despite conditions where biological parents were absent. This still true in African American culture today, for multiple generations frequently reside in the same household to provide social and emotional support for the child if the mother and father are working or generally absent, as well as extended relatives, outside of the home, providing financial support, following a cultured valued belief of a collective community where many African American’s “pool resources for a common benefit” (Goode, Jones, Jackson 156), strengthing the family and community as a whole and improving the political and societal status of the group, while keeping racial consciousness in
The varieties in family structure are exposed in the television series Parenthood. The small families within the Braverman family give relevant examples of the change. Each of the children in the show has their own unique support system. All families prove relevance to prior research conducted on the topic. Sarah, Adam, Crosby and Julia are in their late 30s and early 40s. All have steady jobs and agree on the importance of family.
My Capstone project is a website that describes how Asian Americans are portrayed as a model minority. The topic of Asian Americans has not been covered a lot in mainstream history courses and was briefly covered in the DOC series, so the model minority label is ambiguous. My project is divided into three sections that will explain what a model minority is and the effects of the label. The first section provides a definition and significance of being a model minority. The second section describes discrimination of Asian Americans in the past that helps to give the context for the model minority title. The third section describes the implications of being a model minority. This project was made to show what a model minority is and the significance of being labelled as a model minority by analyzing historical events and the current day.
As a result of the segregation from other races, Asian Americans have typically kept to themselves and are focused on becoming successful. In addition to the political absence of Asians extending beyond other races, the persistent model minority myth is an accepted truth within the community itself. While the stereotupe is a complete myth, it has been so embedded that even Asian Americans start to believe it, making them and other believe that Asians are the only minority that have endowed the key to success in America. Asians are not only placed in the shadows, but they also choose to stay; many are too comfortable with their successful personal lives, to the extent of neglecting the matters of other Asians ethnicities. Additionally, Asians are perceived to be traditionally passive, giving an almost filial piety towards white people in hopes of having the same privileges. This explains why 29.4% of Trump voters were Asians, even though he did not have a campaign that specifically geared towards them (NYTIMES). In more cases than not, he continuously belittled China and Korea with his xenophobic rhetoric, but many Asians continued to support him. The phenomenon of the model minority myth is perpetuated by its own
Throughout American history, minorities aimed to prove to white Americans that they were deserving of the American dream the Constitution promised. Today, American minorities still feel the struggle of following American norms and preserving their inner identity. A major issue the United States has been facing since its existence is the alienation of their minorities. This country is praised as a melting pot where different people unite to create the American lifestyle. Americans take pride of the various subcultures that transform into the diverse American culture. Diversity is the beauty of America, people from different ethnicities, backgrounds, and cultures coexist peacefully and eventually meld into an almost homogeneous society. But
The specific minority group I have chosen is Hispanic. Hispanic or Latino Populations are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a minority group to include Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture regardless of race. This description can be found in the article written by the (CDC) Center for Disease Control and Prevention called Minority Health. The Mexican minority group makes up 64% of the Hispanic population. This is interesting to me because I live is Southern California where this population is greatly represented. While researching the Hispanic minority group I found as a whole the minority actually makes up 36% of the United States population. These minorities suffer from many
One of the most famous lines of the Declaration of Independence is that “all men are created equal…”, yet American society does not always treat people as though they are all equal. America’s roots come from the fight against oppression, yet as our country continued to grow we became the oppressors. Although America has tried to write some of its wrongs from the past there are still traces left behind. The effects of segregational laws and sketchy housing practices have carried on to hurt minorities in America. Segregational laws have been eradicated, but the societal sigmas created from the laws continue and have created a process of De Facto segregation in American society against all minorities. During the times when segregational laws
Spanking is a form of discipline that parents use towards their children when they are doing something that is deviant. However there are both pros and cons when it comes to spanking a child. A study done by Murray Strauss was conducted to see if spanking increased antisocial behavior in children. A total of 807 mothers, with children ages 6 to 9, were chosen in the study (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997). The results showed that 45% of mothers that spank their children do it around 2.1 times a week (Strauss, Sugarman, & Giles-Sims, 1997). As the years progressed and the spanking continued, Antisocial Behavior tended to worsen as well. The study also found that when parents reduced their tendency of spanking, Antisocial Behaviors tended
Spanking is a type of physical punishment involving the act of striking another person to cause pain, generally with an open hand. More severe forms of spanking, such as switching, paddling, belting, caning, whipping, and birching, involve the use of an implement instead of a hand. Parents tend to spank their child to discontinue an undesired behavior. Throughout history there have been many forms of punishment, such as spanking, grounding, and timeouts. However, have you ever thought about the way it affects a child’s life? What is the long term outcome? Is there a better way to assist the situation? Many parents feel that it is unnecessary to spank a child because it is not okay to hit, on the other hand, other parents view it as a way of getting the child’s attention and telling them “No.” There are just as
For many, spanking a kid is deemed to be one of the best ways to raise a kid. Since the previous generations, also known as the older generations were raised this mode, many accredit that applying the almost exact same method on their kids can lead these youngsters to learn and grow straight, therefore expecting that a spanked kid will aftermath in a prospective society with future gracefully informed and well educated adults. However, corporal punishments aren’t indeed the appropriate way neither the best solution to deal with the misbehavior of a little bairn.