It is very hard for them to find jobs, and once they do, they get paid little to no money at all. Both the Flint Water Crisis and The Jungle have many similarities. They both are real life stories on how government officials let many people suffer due to corruption in the government. Both the Flint Water Crisis and The Jungle have corrupt governments. The citizens
Not only do the citizens of Flint, Michigan have contaminated water, but they also have no grocery store. A grocery would be helpful in this case because many citizens are able to balance their lead levels with proper nutrition. Many of these life-threatening problems could have easily been avoided if the state had not chose to ignore the federal law and take the problem into their own hands. The city of Flint had to act quickly on this matter because they were in a financial state of emergency. They decided to cut their supply off from Detroit’s and try to extract water from a more local area.
The Water authority had confronted the citizens on two occasions, the first, Daniel and his colleagues are digging a trench for the water to travel to their, well and homes, this time they were able to drive the authority away by approaching and vandalizing their vehicle. The police accompanied the water authority to the well, taking claim of the water well and breaking off the padlock and replace with another padlock. The indigenous women come running and pleading for the right to their well, crying out to the authorities that clean water is essential for the children. Water is required for life and is a basic human right to have access to clean drinkable water. This was the start of the social demonstrations leading to the historical Cochabamba ‘water war’ which led to the dissolution of privatization of water and deeming it to be a legalized matter pertaining to basic human rights.
The pipeline stretches about 1,100 miles and is about 90 percent complete. At the uncompleted part of the pipe, protestors have been persistent in voicing their opinions on the matter. The main subject of the protest is the land itself; the land is a little ways away from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Presented in a public meeting about the Dakota Access Pipeline, information about soil contamination specific to the area provides proof of destructive pipelines from the past. The land where the unfinished pipeline is part of their ancestor’s homeland and the construction of the pipeline is controversial not only because of the land’s history but also because of previous pipeline spills that caused contamination in the land and soil in May 2015.
In the book, Praying for Sheetrock, the nonfiction story center on the oppressed black people in the county ruled by a corrupt sheriff Tom Poppell and his people and preyed on the tourists passing through the county on their way to Florida where residents rely on the goods from the wreckage. This is one of the way how people survive in the county and sheriff Tom Poppell is mainly responsible for this to happen. The white minority control almost all the political and economic power in the county. Even though there were many unfair and racial problems, the people in the county remained peaceful and calm. In order to make the community stays silence, sheriff Tom Poppell and his people used their power to make sure races in the county were divided.
The books provides an example of the start of public interests in the conflict between locals and the city of Los Angeles over the water with the publicity gained when armed men and women seized possession of the aqueduct and let water spill into the desert and return to the river. The rebels also bombed the aqueduct. All of the momentum gained by the rebellion ended with the collapse of the bank; businesses closed and local were left with all of their money wiped out and only the cash they had on hand, and the resistance and local economy suffered. Within a matter of a few years after, Los Angeles owned 90 percent of the water in Owens Valley turning a once promising, fertile area into a desert; agriculture died, and the population, culture, and social structure changed dramatically, at the expense of the whites who took the land over from the
Both communities face a social division over the issue of that the Shell’s chemical plantation causes with the toxic chemicals it produces evaporating in the air and affecting the health of the society. The Shell’s planation is located in the middle of the Mississippi
No other place in the world could rival the US’s diversity, leading to many greats things in the US immediately, and in the long term. For example, Doc 3 shows Chinese workers in a salmon cannery, bringing along their knowledge of fish and how to prepare it. Something as small as this proves the larger idea that foreign immigrants bring along with them their traditions that make the US a more complex and interesting place to live. Due to this new diversity, places such as the “Hull House” were created to help immigrants adapt to life in the US, as well as a place to interact with other cultures. As Hilda Statt Polacheck said, “Hull House was an oasis in a desert of disease and monotony.
Village Creek “flows in a general westerly direction for approximately 14 miles through the center of urban Birmingham” (United States Corps of Engineers, 1980, pg 1). Over 700 houses have been removed as part of a flood mitigation program by the City of Birmingham. While many homes have been removed, the area is still prone to flooding and affecting families and businesses. “Village Creek flood plain makes up 53% of Birmingham’s Special Flood Hazard Area” (Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2000).
Both the state and federal governments have just declared a state of emergency for Flint, Michigan, yet (“even though” instead of “yet”?) the people of Flint have been without clean drinking water since 2014. After switching the city’s drinking water supply from Detroit’s water to the Flint river, lead infected the water that Flint’s residents rely on due to aging water pipes and polluted river water. This water crisis has not received the attention it requires. In order to solve this problem, it is important to understand how this problem started, how people are impacted day to day, and the long term consequences of this crisis.
Kids in the most disadvantaged neighborhood, with low family resources, bad schools, and neighborhoods characterized by violence are the ones who are being punished unfairly and are not given second chances. This is because of the discrimination and the bias of the criminal justice system against poor African-American communities, which represent a concentrated disadvantage in that case. Moreover it affirms the theory that the poor are more likely to get to prison because there is a bias in arrest such as the neighborhood social class that affects the presence of the police and their arrests. In that case 6th street is considered a neighborhood that represents communities that are disadvantaged, and therefore the presence of police is greater than necessary. Instead of having the resources from outside to ameliorate the conditions of the neighborhood and improve schools or academic institutions, the efforts and resources are being invested in the war against crimes, but without giving an alternative solution for their
Without opportunities, no one can survive. The cotton system crippled Lalee’s family and the community at large. It left them impaired, oppressed, and helpless. They were oppressed to the point that even after they were freed; they were still slaves mentally and economically. A large group of the people in the community did not move pass “picking cotton”.
Unfortunately, no one has gone to the “promise land” and came back to earth to tell his tale, however, this sort of heaven has been personified into what Americans’ call north and west. These two regions of land bred opportunity and freedom. Citizens and immigrants gravitated toward these city hubs all searching for their promise land but, at what cost? In the reading, Manchild in the Promise Land by Claude Brown, it highlighted the African American experience during migration and the societal,economic effects it had upon the lives of these people. The
In _The White Scourge_, Neil Foley uses a wealth of archival materials and oral histories to illuminate the construction and reconstruction of whiteness and the connection of this whiteness to power. Focusing largely on cotton culture in central Texas, Foley 's book deconstructs whiteness through a new and detailed analysis of race, class, and gender. The most intriguing aspect of this book is its comparison of the impact of whiteness on various ethno-racial classes and how each struggled in relation to the other to develop a meaningful existence. _
Hillbilly Elegy is a testament to the challenges that children in rural communities face. It discusses the struggles that comes with poverty, crime, and the losing battle against drug abuse and how these problems mold a child to be either successful in life or fail. In the book, J.D. Vance exposes his readers to the hillbilly culture through his personal experiences with the hope that it will promote an understanding of the obstacles poor adolescents face from a young age while attempting to break down the stereotypes his community is painted with. Throughout his life, Vance has learned many life lessons from the adverse experiences of his past, and those lessons have given him the opportunity to achieve upward mobility unlike any other member