Social Inequality In Disney World

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The definition of paradigm is said to be a typical example or pattern of something. The paradigm about a certain issue can change in many different ways, depending on the influences. This is how my paradigm changed when talking about the issue of poverty in class. The problem is raised in the world about social inequality and this shapes the true definition for the being of poverty. Factors like wealth, power, income, and opportunities is controlled by very few in the world and this creates for the stagnant numbers of poverty in this country. The select few wealthy individuals who control power or income are the ones stealing from the less fortunate and creating these high numbers of poverty. This produced my “aha” moment in class and made…show more content…
This video we watched in class opened my eyes to how difficult it is to live in poverty while having to support a family. My past perspective just shattered, and my eyes opened. It is very difficult for a person or family to get out of poverty when there is very limited opportunity. Also a new perspective began to form after watching this clip from class. There is so much wealth in parts of Disney World, but there are also areas right outside of Disney World where people are struggling to live their daily lives. The idea of social inequality began to take a new paradigm for this issue of poverty. My former perspective was no more and this new perspective began to take place. This point of view was very receptive to me because there was very much sympathy when watching this film and analyzing this issue. In my mind I began to think if this were to happen to anybody I know, how would I cope with this and who would be to blame? I began to sympathize with the kids and really felt dreadful when they said, “if I wasn’t born then my family would not be in this situation.” Those words and my feeling really lead to my receptiveness towards this issue of poverty. All this information in class about poverty, and especially this clip took me by surprise. It made me stop and assess my previous perspectives on poverty. The…show more content…
There are many organizations that address the issue of poverty, but one address the issue like the way I see it, called The Other 98%. The Other 98% is, “a non-profit organization and a grassroots network of concerned people that shines a light on economic injustice, undue corporate influence and threats to democracy.” This organization really helps to solve the issue of poverty at the root. The goal of this organization is to kick corporate lobbyists out of DC, and make America work for the other 98% of us, and thus lowering the amounts of poverty by solving social inequality. The mission of The Other 98% is simple but bold: to be a storytelling force that stirs people to action. The Other 98% first began to take action in 2010 and has continued to grow since. This organization has become very successful over the years, with an active base of over 300,000 people. Their success does not just carry on the issue of poverty, but much more. This organization fights many other issues like pharma rip-offs and Wall Street crimes. But their main success has been with the issue of poverty and trying to eliminate the idea of social inequality. Kicking out many corporate lobbyists out of DC and balancing power, income, wealth, and opportunity. Every organization has two sides to the story and there are always pros and cons. First off, the pros of this organization to solve
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