When the building collapsed on them, it should not have been as big of surprise as it ended up being. The building was structurally unsound and the owner knew this, but garment factories can not afford to go out of business for even a day. They earn extremely little money to start with, so any missed days takes a large toll on the owners of these factories. Most people would think that after the tragedy of the Rana Plaza, other textile factories would have higher standards, but sadly, this is not the case. In the film The Cost of Cloth: Ethical Textiles it describes a regular textile factory found today.
The Stonewall Riots were the spark for the LGBTQ+ rights movement, affecting the social and political environments for people of the LGBTQ+ community. It took decades of organized struggle to get the political and social environment for queer people to where it is today. The watershed moment for that struggle was started in the early morning of June 28, 1969 The Stonewall Riots were an uprising against the prosecution of queer people. They started at around 1:20am on June 28, 1969 when police raided the popular gay bar the Stonewall Inn on Christopher street. They raided the bar under the pretense that the Stonewall was serving alcohol without a liquor license.
These scenes stimulated a great deal of good by bringing international and national shame on Birmingham. Children were also later used in the Birmingham protests which led to further media humiliation when over a thousand 6-18 year olds got arrested daily, as well when protesters were attacked by those who were meant to maintain law and order. After JFK saw these images it is argued that his outrage lead to the key Significance of this event in making it a pivotal point in black American history is that it was the key event that sparked the legislation of the civil rights act in 1964
In 1899, a large number of New York newsboys’ took a stand against two powerful newspaper publishers and their unfair costs for newspapers. This youth-led campaign has become known as The Newsboys’ Strike of 1899. Due to this stand in history, future strikes were inspired and attention was drawn to the harsh practice of child labor. “Extra! Extra!
In April 2012, Ban the Box campaign successfully advocated with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or EEOC to clarify and strengthen its policies by updating the Enforcement Guidance on Consideration of Arrest or Conviction Records in Employment Decisions. During that same year, EEOC started immediately going after employers who had a ban on hiring people with criminal backgrounds. One employer that was hit with this policy was Pepsi Cola Company. Pepsi was order to pay over three million dollars because the EEOC ruled that Pepsi discriminated against race of African American applicants based off their background check. Pepsi was also ordered to provide job offers and training to their applicants (bantheboxcampaign.org).
The owners forced them to live in isolated communities near workshops and forced them to buy goods with high interests. The cities were poorly constructed and crowded with people and residents. The work was also dangerous with not much supervising by the government.Workers, on the other hand, had little or even no bargaining power to leave the unsafe conditions. Nowadays, When Americans only pay attention when extreme work strike, levels of abuse are the norm hidden in the factories around the globe. Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy.
Once the Olympics are over, there is nothing particularly positive left behind in the host city. The specially made buildings and other areas are not generally useful and fall into run downed states , and the regions near the sites were in the same shape, perhaps even worse than before. The events prospere, but the people around it and built it did not. This can be related back to how the Fair affected the city of Chicago. Chicago was not a rich city to begin with, and the harsh conditions of weather, crime, and just living conditions took a serious toll on the inhabitants.
It seems that even when Americans are faced with the threat of homelessness they claim they cannot find any jobs, or rather, they refuse to do the dirty ones. Even though the jobs suggested are not ideal, they still need to be filled. According to Dwoskin 's article, 211,000 people are unemployed in the state of Alabama, not because there is no work available, but because they choose not to apply for the jobs available. Americans claim to have higher standards, regarding hourly wages and working conditions and would rather leave it to someone else. But because of certain laws that have been enacted in America, these immigrants are unable to fill these jobs.
History of this event makes most rejoice they did not grow up during this time, having to fight for their life every single day. Though we have proof of these times many still wonder why history and memory is important to society. Society needs history and memory to help remember the past. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the books are burned and they live life with no memory of how it used to be. For example, the books were full of knowledge that no one would ever know of.
Under Armour offers durable, functional, and high-quality products for athletes. The strategic methods implemented by the company have only got it so far. It is now in competition with big brands like Nike and Adidas. However, it will have to go the extra mile to be able to be on the same level as those rivals. Under Armour focuses more on athletic wear rather than lifestyle wear.
Why is it that communities like these are the ones that are being affected? Another thing these two have in common are that they are poorly represented and have no influence because this is a very poor community. This leaves them vulnerable to be taken advantage of by the city. The only difference between the two of them is Flint was publicized across the U.S. and it affected more people. Sand Branch on the other hand, may have had less victims but in the 138 years of this communities existence but they have never had running water ever.
This era sought to heal the nation after the Industrial Revolution and the corruption and greed of the Business Elite. One major feat of Progressivism was the establishment of settlement houses beginning in 1989, which sought to benefit the working class by providing childcare, classes, and food for labor workers. This relationship between the upper and lower classes provided a sense of empowerment for laborers, especially women. This would eventually lead to the “uprising of 20,000” of 1909, in which Triangel Shirtwait Company workers would march for their rights. These rights were then denied by the government, until the tragic fire that lead to the death of many Triangle employees.
The government wouldn 't support a movement if they didn 't agree with. People didn 't had freedom, freedom of expressing themselves, freedom to adorn a god, freedom to have what they have worked for, and freedom to be themselves. The situation got worse for years when America started to enter to the great depression. Great Depression was the longest and deepest economic downturn in the Western Industrialized world. During this period lots of people had lost their jobs, poor families had nothing to eat and to live off, country 's banks had failed.
From the birmingham jail he wrote his famous letter talking about how we have a responsibility to break unjust laws and how we can not wait forever justice to come through the courts. MLK being jailed sparked the stagnating movement into motion. James Bevel got a bunch children demonstrators together to protest and the actions in the first week of May. It is here when the movement gets national attention again because of the actions of “Bull” Connor. Pictures of children being sprayed with firehoses sweeped the nation and made the United States look bad during the Cold War.
Never did the author mention that most of the residence in the tent cities are undocumented workers or that 41 percent have been incarcerated in the past for crimes. At the end of the day, is it the government’s job to make sure that residence take the right path in life? Would the undocumented workers making low wages, and unable to get formal housing, have been able to get a good paying job or better housing had they taken the steps to enter the country legally. Bransford, again, used emotional appeal which will hurt his credibility in some of the arguments that he made during the article. This article can be seen as very one sided and would have better credibility had it shared both