Modern America along with the world, is becoming increasingly more accepting of diversity; meaning more of us are freely expressing ourselves. There will always be conflict about beliefs and feelings towards one another. Most people keep their own beliefs to themselves, then there is the type of individuals that feel they must put their beliefs into action and hurt others or destroy things to get their point across. Those actions performed by that type of person are called hate crimes. Hate crimes have significantly increased over the past few years and are getting worse each day.
Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way. People are even afraid to come near their neighborhood, they fear that they will be attacked. The residents of Mango Street are talked about as criminals, just because of their race and their poverty. As a result of being Hispanic, Esperanza and those around her are viewed by other, higher classes, as a minority. Hispanics at that time made less money and were seen as lessers compared to people in the higher class.
Social Inequalities 1: A social inequality that comes from Police brutality is a social class issue. Because once a citizen is labeled a criminal he or she no longer fit into society's social norm of being a good citizen (Ferris and Stein, 2014). This causes the citizen to lose prestige and social standing as well as job
In a case study called “Vulnerable Populations” Dr. Richard Zoraster (2010) mentions “Hurricane Katrina demonstrated many of the risk within the United States. These factors include poverty, home ownership, poor English, ethnic minorities, immigrant status and high density housing”. Social vulnerable populations are at risk during a disaster because of their socio-economic standing. Lack of money and transportation hindered their attempts to evacuate. Furthermore, a large number of residents did not trust the local authorities and refused to evacuate.
Reluctance to advance alongside our newly found diverse society has had a negative impact on foreign citizens, who try to adapt to the American Culture. By changing their language and appearance, which has resulted in feelings of embarrassment amongst citizens who seek but are denied acceptance in the United States. It has commonly been known throughout the United States that African Americans, Indians, Hispanics, and Chinese have been legally discriminated against. Most people lose sight of the problematic effects that contributes to their mentality. In addition, to the negative social environment they are surrounded with, they have to deal with the difficulties of overcoming the negativity in their mind.
The American Dream I have always wondered why it’s called the American dream, but recently I realized it’s because you must be asleep to achieve it. Sadly, the American dream is nothing but a dream for most people, for our culture contains too many roadblocks and hurdles that demand to be jumped. Some of these hurdles include social inequality, economic troubles, and the separation of social classes. These three hurdles make achieving the American dream nearly impossible for most people, and because of this, I have deduced that the American dream cannot be achieved by all people. The first reason why the American dream cannot be achieved by all people is social inequality.
Mistrust and fear of authority causes citizens to possess a disinclination to call the police for help. Nikole Hannah-Jones, in the article "A Letter from Black America" says that police are choosing to defend themselves instead of the black community. Hannah-Jones ' statement "By calling the police, you are inviting this big system – that, frankly, doesn 't like you – into your life," is rational because of detrimental previous
The primary cause of abuse of power is inexperience and lack of respect for others as a person, and the lack of enforcing standards at all levels. Too many leaders today have forgotten where they came from, we were all privates at one time in our careers. The military is not a democracy, but has a regimented structure. We all must follow orders, but when those orders are considered morally questionable and unethical, this becomes problematic throughout the entire
People are More than a Color People in the world today are often found not to get along, because of different backgrounds of ethnicity. Many people will say they dislike someone because of their personality just to hide that on the inside they really disapprove of their color. Those who conform to such idiotic thoughts based on race are the people that prevent this country from progressing due to their unwillingness to critically think wholeheartedly about significant racial issues, but choose to rely on past false perceptions without understanding the complexities of racial issues.. The story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee conveys how social inequality, good and evil, and moral education contribute to racial stereotypes. The people of Maycomb have different social classes divided based on race and wealth.
The change that is initiated by the unique individual, however, may not be the change that people want to have. Because of this, the people that do not want change may try to resist the change or actively work to stop the change from happening. Bob Ewell’s treatment of Atticus provides a good example of this resistance to change: “Atticus was leaving the post office when Mr. Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him” (Lee 217). Mr. Ewell did not like the fact that Atticus was defending a black person in court, which was not something that was considered acceptable by society during the time period of the story. However, the change that is created may be the change that is needed to create progress in a society.
These members of the minority cliques make it apparent that they do not care about the community, one talks about collecting guns and cracking people over the head without knowing what kind of call the officers are answering. The other would like the police department to be like the military, even the military style haircuts. The second group is the dominant police culture which dictates unestablished rules and regulations in the police department which consist of the democratic process. This does not sit well with the six minority groups, so they are in constant conflict with one another. This occurs because there is no chain of command to control the department and fix
What has distinguished Vietnam veterans from most of their predecessors is that the public 's detestation of the war seemed to be directed onto them, as if it was their fault. Thus they did not return as heroes, but as men suspected in participating in shocking cruelty and wickedness or feared to be drug addicts. The combination of society rejecting them, the government ignoring them, and their families not understanding to them, caused Vietnam veterans to self-destruct both mentally and sometimes physically.
I feel like Americans have been through a lot. “The United States had suffer deeply in the great depression of the 1930’s, and some people even began to despair of the ability of capitalism and democracy to solve overriding economic problems.” (Adams). It also contributes information for those who did not know like myself. I had no clue about the eugenics, simply because we do not want to learn about our country’s story. We learn more and more each day.
If they fall short there 's a sense of inadequacy which can take an individual into a dark hole, where they are left with their negative emotions and stress, that makes them even less likely to achieve the American Dream. Stress affects both the adults and the youth of these communities, they were not offered the proper tools needed to succeed in life, because the system does not work for people that belong to the lower