Steadily, relentlessly, the problems of Miami's poor have become Mr. Ruiz's, too” (Ojito, 2000). Freeman considers the lens of race as a cause to prevalent poverty level of the African-American and Cuban immigrants communities. Many individuals like Ruiz struggles to achieve far, for they are highly monitored and given little to no opportunity to thrive toward the American dream. All the above happens simply because the majority has no intention to accept a different ethnicity,
It causes tremendous moral, cultural, and economic suffering to a country. This can happen in government agencies, organizations and corporations that create public essential services like health care, education and housing. For example, as stated by Dr. Poussaint, a well-known author, psychiatrist and educator of America, “Blacks that visited health care facilities were not given the same quality of care as whites. Some black patients were allowed to die, children were neglected, and women often had their babies in trucks on the side of the road.” An online journal says, “Black people usually have less access to and are less likely to receive needed care, and the care they ultimately receive is often of poor quality. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2001, p.4).
Racism is one of the most important social issues in the world, it seems to be trending in social network more often, especially when they say blacks can be racists as well. It is true black people and minorities can be racists, however they cannot carry out acts of racism because they do not have the opportunities or resource to practice racism in the manner white Americans have in the past and present. The issue at hand is that blacks can be racists it has affected millions of people worldwide. Racism is the discrimination of other groups on the basis of their different descent begins in the modern period. The question is to as to why racism still exists worldwide today, though it has been existing for many years ago it increases daily on our lives we see racism on newspapers, politics even on television adverts, for example a recent advertisement of Outsurance about father’s day most of black people felt that as discrimination because they only used white fathers for the advertisement on how they can take care of their kids.
LeLand Poverty in America draws a lot of attention to those who are living in such welfare reliant, immense poverty and crime, below educated, and unfortunate health conditions, leading the poor to be in such isolation that results them to be isolated from mainstream society (p54). As public opinion over welfare increased, public policy began to change. Public opinion thought that if they were giving money to those who already have jobs or money goes to those who could have jobs are unfair in terms of the deserving and undeserving poor. Originally, the program was created to help women get back on track and help support women and their children owing to the fact that women were the main
Therefore, to help fight gentrification one must also seek the causes of economic disenfranchisement. Reading this article reinforced my belief that not enough is being doing to help alleviate the needs of the poor or the working class, we as a society would rather just throw money at the problem via entitlements, grants, etc. Without even understanding the issues that are helping to expand or compound the problems, things such as institutionalized racism, the black white paradigm, minorities feeling disposed and out of place in America. These problems exist in many communities throughout the country, yet there is a tacit denial to them and it is just swept under the rug, as if we as Americans would rather ignore than confront. Gentrification is much like this, some see it as progress but to many it is the erasing of cultures that have historically being disenfranchised by those in positions of privilege.
The rate of incarcerated Americans has been increasing and with that the gap of health inequalities has also been increasing. Inmates are disproportionately exposed to illnesses and minorities are disproportionately represented in the inmate population. When discussing mass incarceration and it’s consequences Cloud says, “... these consequences have widened the gap in health outcomes along racial and socioeconomic gradients..”(4). It is clear that mass incarceration is an important health challenge but more important is the approach that the United States takes to solving this. In Sick From Freedom, Downs explains how the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves and in that same respect the United States needs to be cautious in the way it attempts to handle mass incarceration.
America is referred to as the melting pot of the world. It’s believed that there they accept every citizen and treat them as equal. But too often, people of color find themselves being treated like outsiders, being judged and racially profiled. From birth, colored people of America are taught that they need to fight twice as hard to earn anything that other cultures have; they also realize that they have racial barriers that keep them from achieving the most out of life. They learn from young age that if the color of their skin was a first impression, that it would be a bad one.
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.
Another issue is rate of poverty and homelessness, just because you are in a certain situation does not mean that you will continue to be that way forever. As Americans we also like to stereotype others just because of the things that they do or certain people that they associate with and many other things. It takes a strong minded human being to prove statistics wrong and become that teacher, lawyer or doctor that they have once dreamed of. If everyone in the world would try to help others every day the world would be a better place, then there wouldn’t be a
People can’t get the education they need because colleges are too expensive. Statistics have also proven that alcohol and drug addiction affect about 20% of the homeless. Poverty is like a disease that is killing this country. What is the government doing to help save this country? For one thing, we need to make more jobs available for people who get the best education.
Lesson 9 1. Puerto Ricans immigrants are often portrayed as poor, lazy and scandalous individuals by Anglo Americans. At times, Puerto Ricans are not allowed to live up to their fullest potential because they are already labeled as impoverished people; stereotypes do not let Puerto Ricans rise to their fullest abilities because they often feel trapped by the welfare rumors. Thus, whenever the dominant white people think of the minorities they will always see the negative side of their labels as opposed to what they are fully capable of. 2.
Most of his examples included a reference to race as the major factor contributing to the negative effects in society. This example of poor writing that ultimately undermines Buchanan’s own points when while examining American culture from the past to the present. Buchanan argues that the changing demographics in the United States contributes to the supposedly negative aspects in our lives. He states “Today, we Americans disagree over whether annihilating 45 million babies in the womb… is a mark of progress or a monstrous national evil…” (Buchanan 599). The author uses emotionally charged words such as “annihilating” as well as contributing the women’s rights issue to the changing demographics.
Diet and obesity are major contributors to health inconsistency, with the most deprived being most at risk. This is due to the poorest living in run-down areas with no reasonably priced nutritional food available from local shops. If they are unable to afford the costs of travelling to areas supplying this, or if they are time poor then cooking beneficial meals is difficult then they are more likely to buy cheap, fatty products. The involvement of the government in the population’s lifestyle means that they should be accountable for the effects that come alongside an unhealthy regime, such as an increase in health problems such as Coronary heart disease. This means that the treatment an individual receives shouldn’t be approached differently