In the late 1900s, people of color began to criticize and change the popularized image of environmentalism being a movement for young white people celebrating Earth Day. It was not until 1991 during the People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit that the idea of environment racism and justice gained widespread attention, but for years before that, African American communities across the country were disproportionately facing environmental harm. In one example, inter-city African Americans in St. Louis who could only afford to live in decrepit housing experienced higher rates of lead poisoning in their children compared to white people who could afford economically and socially to move into newer housing where lead paint was not used.1 Throughout the 1970s, scientists and activists such as Wilbur Thomas and Ivory Perry worked within African American communities to raise awareness of the urban environmental public health concern. In this case, the hard evidence of the dangers of environmental problems in the form of lead poisoning cases allowed a framework through which activists demanded housing quality and justice. Motivated by the personal costs they
One way people abuse the welfare system is by participating in illegal drugs and consuming alcohol. If a person has the money to buy drugs and alcohol, then why do they need our tax dollars too? Why should the people be responsible for feeding someone else’s addiction? Most related studies show that one-third of welfare recipients use illegal drugs (Rector). If the government would anonymously give welfare recipients a drug and alcohol test once a month, then the amount of people who abuse the welfare system would dramatically decrease.
This is why the dumb act of smoking should be illegal in the U.S. and around the world. Though some people may say if you were to make smoking illegal people would still find a way to get there hands on it, but there will be a consunsince for those people. There are many reasons to support this claim like how it is harmful to the smoker and the people around them, the cigarettes are extremely
The Effect of Technology Although technology seems like its a helpful source, it actually isn 't doing good for teens. It is really hurting them and is going to cause major issues in the future.Without a doubt, technology generally provides distractions and addictions, leading up to serious issues.Technology is affecting teenagers in a negative way and is causing them to suffer. Recently, technology has been causing teens to make unintelligent and ignorant choices. For instance, teens see inappropriate things on television and think that because others are doing it, they should give it a try. Dimitri explains that “Things such as drug and alcohol use and abuse are portrayed as ‘cool’ online and on television, which leads to more children and
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), about 60% of gun deaths are from the 450000 incidents in the United States in 2012 (“Guns in the US: The statistics behind the violence”, 2016). In general, people tend to condemn homicides because of the gun; however, the reality is those gun accidents and suicide have astounding statistics. For instance, the number of deaths due to autopsies and gun accidents is several times higher than the number of deaths in gun-killed deaths; specifically, a Congressional study report estimates that more than 19,000 people died from gun-related suicide in 2011 (Lewis et al., 2015). Moreover, gun violence also directly affects the morale of the people, especially the young generation of the country. For example, according to Lewis's findings, offenses in the educational setting are mostly students whose cause is bullying; bullying in schools has been dragging on a series of serious issues involving gun violence (Lewis et al.,
Although, people may kill themselves for many reasons; depression in some cases can lead to suicide that makes media frustrated and they consider it as a crime and handled in the media, which is abusive to mental health in general (Friedan, 2008). Also, media may simply mean that otherwise qualified people do not lose their jobs solely but with mental illness, it 's happened so this increase stigmatization and deprives those who need for seeking the help, media increase stigma related to mentally ill people (Friedan,
Stereotypes should never be taken lightly. Stereotypes can run a person life because they go out and try to fulfill the imuters stereotype someone placed on him. Don't use stereotypes they can ruin a person's life without you noticing. They not only damaged people mentally they also damage them in physical ways as well. Now you know how people are affected and damaged by stereotypes.
Prostitution occurs when an individual engages in a sexual relationship for a certain fee. Its existence is widespread historically as well as geographically. However, the legality of prostitution has been widely debated, some saying that it should be a legal career and others denouncing it as a criminal offence deserving punishment. Although it is not legal in most of the world, it should not be anywhere in the world for religious as well as safety reasons. Firstly, the health of the people who are involved in the act may pose health risks for the country at large, causing a pandemic.
World tourism have been growing from 25million in 1950 to 9.24billions in 2008 noted almost 6.5% increased every year. At the same time, tourism revenue recorded 11.2% per average year, which is more than World GDP. However, there is some statistics decrease as shown. In 1950, 15 countries have monopolize 88% of world tourists and in 1970 it become 75%, and in 2008 it decreased to 52.9%, which shows that world tourists visits not only limited to advanced countries but also developing countries as well. Although continuous growth has been growing for the past 60 years, there was situation due to the global risk, whole countries recorded minus growth.
Raju: That is a very bad news; nobody should indulge themselves in such harmful substances and abuse those. Ramu: Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of substances like alcohol and drugs that cause negative consequences. Kavya: some of the negative consequences include intoxication, meaning poisoning. This will have a negative impact on the ability to pay attention, concentrate, perceive and judge. Substance abuse also hinders physical control.