The wealthy people tend to be unwilling to live in poor neighborhoods. All of the rundown homes on Mango Street are occupied by poor people. This quote may also be interpreted in a way reflecting racism throughout the text. In many different vignettes people are treated poorly because of their race. Racism and this text effects Esperanza and everyone around her in a very negative way.
Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it. Wages are so low that one must work at least two jobs but with housing prices being so high, it makes find a place to live extremely hard. Washington and California have some of the highest minimum wage standards but even that is not a livable wage. We as a society have simplified a solution because many of us do not understand the complex issues that these circumstances
CONSEQUENCES OF HOMELESSNESS ON THE STATE: 1) Reduction in valuable manpower. Since some people are relegated to the background because they are homeless, this causes shortage of valuable manpower as a result of social exclusion. 2) Since people are left idle and homeless because of joblessness, they are forced to be involved in crime such as theft and pick pocketing. 3) Homelessness increases state responsibilities. This may be as a result of natural disasters like floods and landslides increase state responsibilities because the government has to provide temporary residence to victims.
Most homelessness is based from a lack of education, substance abuse, and/or unemployment. Education is life in the modern world and without that you are basically useless. There is a major substance abuse epidemic happening around the world right now and it is causing lots of people to become homeless. Along with substance abuse, people also find themselves homeless because of the recent raise in unemployment rates. Without jobs you cannot afford to live the life you want.
Stereotypes are a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a group of people as opposed to misconceptions which are views or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty information. The two terms are relatively coined together, but it is crucial to note that stereotypes are exaggerated truths whereas misconceptions are untruths. The false assumptions misrepresent homeless people and paint a poor image of them. However, in some cases, these stereotypes aren’t exaggerated at all, rather they are accurate depictions of certain homeless people. Personal interviews with the homeless reveal the struggles of living alone.
Finally, another major issue involved with homelessness is the safety of the populations of homeless individuals. Accomodation for the masses is a major issue when one is confronted with the issue of homelessness. Where are all of these people meant to stay, if not the streets? One answer comes in shelters, but the current shelters available in most cities are often lackluster and not the best places to stay. “The women noted that shelters currently available lack the necessary requirements of basic accommodation,” (Walsh et al.)
Homeless are often set up for failure by these things so they end up getting into trouble and in jail by not being able to pay for such unreasonable things. Police are already viewed pretty negatively by the homeless and by doing this it just adds to the negativity. So, homeless become even more less susceptible to come to the police for help. Homeless that fining effects are often put in a position where they have no place to go because shelters are either to fall or too violent and sleeping in your car or the streets is criminalized. To conclude I think this solution to getting homeless off the street is moving in the opposite direction.
· What are the impacts of the issues identified above on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples? Was the impact positive/negative? Justify your answer. The impact is negative because many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders live in situations of social-economic disadvantage, including homelessness, poverty or unemployment. Such settings are associated with higher levels of poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and lack of physical activity.
They can be divided into 3 distinct groups: individual circumstances, structural factors and systems failures. The first group may include personal features, family situations and the institutional background of the person. The second group can be formed by social and economic causes such as unemployment, poverty and governmental housing policies. The third and final group consist of the inattention to the people with different problems, a lack of support for immigrants and the allowance of payments (Shelter, 2007) Individual circumstances vary from person to person, his or her family and the general condition of lives of individuals. The most frequent cause of homelessness is due to relationship breakdowns (Ravenhill, 2000).It is often influenced by a plethora of problems: family arguments or the loss of a relative.
Moreover, childhood is the only age we are able to enjoy and have fun doing activities so why are the parents taking away the golden age of children. When we grow up, we will not even have time for ourselves let alone our families. This is basically torturing them from the time they are born, how can we expect them to be happy when we decide everything for them? Not every child is keen on learning; they may prefer having fun, being free and not objectified with what they do. Parents should know better as they were once children as well.
Since the beginning of his campaign, President Trump has often portrayed himself as the victim of the liberal media and “fake news.” While every person should make a habit of checking their sources, it is my assertion that the media’s attitudes towards Trump have benefited him greatly. A common comparison somewhat alike to the chicken and the egg, is whether the media accurately represents events or creates them in their depiction. In my view both instances are present and valid in one’s attempt to analyse the media. In many ways this phenomenon has roots deeper than the media. In her book “Argument Culture”, Deborah Tannen discusses how western society 's need for conflict has shaped the way that information is presented.
During this Cold War period, Americans intuited communism as a feasible threat, called “Red Scare” led to negotiations to civil liberties. Civil Liberties accentuate preeminence of individual rights and personal freedoms over and against any kind of authority. Civil liberties are basic freedoms assured by the Bill of Rights or elucidated by courts and lawmakers. Civil liberties protect personal freedoms such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly. The restriction of civil liberties was done by policymakers in the federal, state and local governments and the news media was attacked regularly on the basis of its alleged liberal bias.
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.
The lack of affordable housing is one of the many causes of homelessness and also prevents homeless people from improving their situation. Homeless people also lack the appropriate services that will allow them to improve their living circumstances. As a result, homeless people are not able to improve their living situation
As described in the text, institutional discrimination is caused from governmental policies and public institutions, which favor the more dominant groups but offer no support for the less dominant group. I believe that institutional discrimination is apparent in today 's society. The video provided, "Race the House we Live in," explains that individuals came from all over to enter into America (California Newsreel, 2010). This was referred to as a melting pot; however, policies favored white immigrants (California Newsreel, 2010). I think that institutionalized racism prevents our society from being the best it can be.