There is huge hole between the asian and european americans on onside, and african americans on the other. Many individuals contribute this hole the evident "lethargy" of the african american individuals, and saying they have break even with chances to profit as different races. however , this isn 't right. The poor monetary status of today blacks is profoundly established in the efficient bigotry they have looked all through their history in america. Only 60 years prior, dark individuals were denied similar open doors for trainings and work.
In the old times, racism is very prevalent. But it is very alarming that even in this modern era, racial discrimination or racist bullying still persists. It is no laughing matter. Racism has enormous effects to individuals such as depression and anxiety, decline in achievement and opportunity in life and worst,
Fences is a story that displays various life issues that have happened in real life. The problems that have been addressed throughout this story have to do with race, and poverty. Some of these issues have been done knowingly, and others have happened indirectly. Many of the problems that occurred were social norms back in the 1950’s, for example race because there was a lot of discrimination and disadvantages towards black people, which ultimately lead to poverty. Race was an obstacle in the process of acquiring a job for many black’s, which prevented them from supporting their families financially.
Gladwell comments that when the educational environments change, “virtually all of the advantages that wealthy students have over poor students are the result of differences in the way privileged kids learn while they are not in school (258)”. The wealthy students are able to indulge in extra curricular activities, books, programs that enable them to advance their knowledge. This opportunity and support is rarely presented to the lower-class families, because parents have a harder time paying for programs and activities, providing educational support, as well as providing time while they are
These students don’t get equal opportunities as those students attending elite schools. Authors Toni Cade Bambara and Jonathon Kozol have written vivid examples on how working class students have been impacted by segregation in school. Working class schools
Later in history, other key factors were responsible for maintaining these inequities. One example of this is "the color line. " The color line refers to policies that were implemented with the purpose of segregating African Americans following emancipation. The color line refers to the reservation of desirable employment opportunities for white individuals (Rogers, 2011). Enforced restrictions such as the color line kept minorities in poverty, and with little to no financial assistance, people of color were often left hopeless.
The government let African Americans fall behind economically, educationally, and socially, all while building up whites and helping them achieve everything. The fact that African American and women veterans were excluded from the benefits of the GI Bill angers me. They risked their lives just as much as the white men did, they participated in helping their country just as much, and yet because they are not seen as the “desirable” person, they are left in the dust and then accused of being “lazy”. And it is sad because things like this still go on today: gender and race differences when it comes to pay, job exclusion if a person’s name isn’t “white” enough, sexual harassment in the workplace, rape victims being blamed for the actions of the perpetrator, and so many others. Minority groups are still antagonized by the people (read: old, white men) who are in power, and who have been in power for over 200 years simply because of the way their ancestors immigrated to the United
To me the conflict perspective fits perfectly regarding the situation of health issues such as HIV/AIDS and obesity being very high among minorities and the poor in America. The conflict perspective is described as which groups have power, which social groups benefit, and how we are always going through change driven by class conflict. The minorities and poor aren’t benefiting from their social class, they are powerless, and they are a big part of class conflict. Not enough people are trying to help and or educate the minorities and poor. I know people say you can’t help who doesn’t want to be helped and people assume they don’t want to be helped because if they did they wouldn’t have the highest rates with particular health issues such as
Often taken for granted, education serves as a base in the ladder of success. People living in other countries, that do not offer free education, are able to see how powerful knowledge is. This realization transforms into a goal, which is taking full advantage of the free education offered and also the many grants and scholarships handed out specifically to students of immigrant families. Children living in underdeveloped countries usually share the same dream of attending a school that has everything they need such as desks, paper, pencils, updated textbooks, a board, and even a lunch. There have been many students that come to the U.S from countries that are unable to provide the same level of education as the U.S and become successful by taking advantage of the opportunities given to them.
People fail to realize that high school is easier than college since it involves much more challenging things to do, and both have education roots involved that are different in many ways. From my experience I can honestly say that colleges are much better than high school. However, I learned through my experience that college is better because you get to experience all sorts of kind of things like being a responsible adult, and trying to better yourself with time management skills than in high school. Even though, colleges are very pricey I think it’s worth every penny. Therefore, we can graduate from college and turn our dreams to reality like the way we always envisioned in high
Causes of Poverty: The main causes of poverty are: - Lack of education - Exploitation throughout history (slavery, taking advantage of a colony and its resources), - Being unable to deal with damage of a natural disaster or disease, - A corrupt or unstable government taking from its people, using international aid for itself, or allowing international businesses to work unregulated, - War that is cost effect, damages the land, and displace its people - Corporate Greed/ The 1% taking advantage of the poor to get richer - Inequality discrimination and/or depravation of human rights of certain groups of people Types of Poverty: Absolute Poverty – Lacking the basic necessities of life Relative Poverty - Poverty relative to a certain country,
As we all know poverty is an element of society. In which that has been integrated in the American culture for those who are working to remove the socioeconomic spectrum of both sides. The poverty has the financial arise more on the rich, and has the poor feeling more escaped on the hardship of this lifestyle. It has been asked that, “will the poor ever be able to get away from incomes that will be hard to survive?” I think in this case
Poverty exists all around us, whether people realize it or not. Those living in poverty encounter problems that one may not understand. Children are born into poverty and are more likely to develop learning disabilities, have less parent-child interactions, and have a lower academic performance compared to those children not living in poverty (Brooks-Gunn, J., & Duncan, G. J, 1997). A major problem that is related to those living in poverty is illiteracy. Adults living in poverty tend to have higher rates of illiteracy compare to those adults not living in poverty.