According to Henrietta, physicians at the Hopkins during the 1950s and early 1960s claimed to offer to treat African American patients but in contrary, they did so in a manner that showed segregation especially from the fellow white families. Another strategy to ensure that African Americans did not receive treatment in medical institutions is that there were education and language barrier. According to Skloot, these factors kept the backs away from these institutions unless they thought they had no choice, pg. 16.
Escaping Residential Schools; Racism, Alcoholism, Rates of suicide How would you feel growing up around alcoholic parents that became that way because of residential schools? How would it make you feel knowing that your parents were beaten in every which way by the canadian government? These survivors children suffer from alcoholism, racism and high rates of suicide. There are long lasting effects on not only these residential school survivors but their next generations.
Rebellion, revolution, boycotting and even riots, have led to tensions between the two races. Additionally, desegregating schools led to a learning gap between black and white students. The Constitution states that no state can make the law that takes away the rights and privileges of citizens making them immune to it. Desegregation of public places should be allowed because it is inequitable to separate humans based on the color or pigmentation of their skin. Segregation has caused an increase in marches, riots, and boycotts.
Health, according to our book, is the “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being” (Macionis). Racism refers to “the assertion that people of one race are less worthy than or even biologically inferior to others, is the most serious example of prejudice” (Macionis). As we can see from the first example the article is giving us, there is a problem towards black people in England’s mental health care system. That is something we need to have clear. Echo Egbouno is a man who needed help and instead he ended up at the police station, made him look and feel like a criminal.
Tituba is the very expression of forced eradication of Native Americans’ culture, she was succumbed to exploitation and even traveled across the sea to a remote and cold regions like New England to become acquainted of the misfortune of being treated like a witch in that excruciating process by which many innocent lives were lost and where history consequently acquires as the process of the witches of Salem. Tituba exposes the rudeness of European to Native Americans, but most importantly the mistreat of people that differed from the ideals of the beliefs. People were not only abused but killed. The superiority perception of Europeans, changed throughout the years, but there is no denying that changes were only made because of convenience. “The colonial empires used native people as guides, trading partners, and allies in wars and for other purposes.”
If parents failed to send their children to school, they would be punished. If children did not behave to the rules, they would be punished. This power the government held gave the Aboriginals no choice but to oblige. The Daddies by Kent Monkman effectively illustrates the loss of culture forced by the Canadian Government. The acrylic painting displays a large group of white men outnumbering a single aboriginal.
One great negative effects were the lack of humans rights Africans had due to imperialist rule. In document 3, which right way lists the rights that were denied to the Africans such as the right of religion, free speech, and etc. These rights are the basic fundamental rights of all humans. However, due to imperialism natives of Africa were denied to it. Going off that, imperialist killed and raped people during their reign.
Abortion is wrong in so many ways, it is wrong in the eyes of god it is an offence against him because we were all created not in our own image but in the image of god. It is said in the bible that children are a heritage of god and by performing an abortion you are denying his heritage, it is also stated in the bible that a fetus is a person according to Jeremiah 1:5 before god formed us in the womb he knew us, before we were born he set us apart; he appointed us a prophet to the nations. Abortion signifies that life is disposable and should be considered murder, it is expense to carry out an abortion and it is a business not a personal choice or an act of sympathy on the woman or a relief from mental trauma. According to part 3 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights article 6 (1) and (3) abortion is wrong because every human being has the inherent right to life, this life shall be protected by law and no one shall be deprived of his life. Article 6 subsection 3 states that when deprivation of life constitutes the crime of genocide, it is understood that nothing in this article shall authorize any State Party to the present Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide and abortion is considered genocide.
I believe that the Canadian government is guilty of genocide against the aboriginal people of Canada because of the residential schools, the creation of the Indian act and the enfranchisement of first nations people. The first reason I think the Canadian government is guilty of genocide is the residential schools. The schools were government sponsored religious schools established to assimilate aboriginal children into the dominant Canadian culture. Their policy was to remove children from the influence of their families, cultures and traditions.
Nowadays, the stigma against Aboriginal people is still present in society. Furthermore, MacGregor mentions that we also have been brutal to those who came later and expected different treatment. For instance, the St.Louis came to Canada transporting nine hundred and seven Jewish refugees attempting to escape from the hands of the Nazis. Canada sent them away, leading many to meet their fate in concentration camps. In this case, the past cannot be changed, edited or erased; it can only be
A common theme that has been discussed regarding the adversities that immigrants experience when arriving to the America are the social and cultural clashes between immigrants and citizens. What I find interesting is the conflicts pertaining to the health care system. Based on previous lectures, immigrants tend to mistrust the American healthcare system due to difference in medical remedies and the language spoken. I know first hand that my mother would perfer to have a Ghanaian physician, as opposed to the general white American doctor. Anne Fadiman wrote a successful award-winning book called, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, which highlights how the cultural differences between the Hmong culture and American medicine jeopardized the health of a little girl named Lia Lee.
Aboriginals have been on Canadian soil since the break of dawn, yet they were mistreated the most. They have gone through centuries of torture and injustice but still face and continue to face racial problems and discrimination in contemporary society due to their past. Aboriginals have gone through horrible experiences such as residential schools, faulty treaties and racism in society. Making up for past maltreatment towards Aboriginals and mending the years of damage by paying reparations and providing services is something that the contemporary Canadian society is responsible for. Indian Residential Schools are an unforgivable and tragic event in Canadian history that is often not talked about, although it needs to be.
The actual living conditions of most residential schools were not suitable for human beings. In a number of the institutions, the mortality rate from diseases such as small pox or tuberculosis was over 50 percent. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1) The rapid spread of diseases was promoted by the severe overcrowding in residential schools. (Cbwc.ca, 2016, p. 1)
Critical Summary #3: First Nations Perspectives In Chapter eight of Byron Williston’s Environmental Ethics for Canadians First Nation’s perspectives are explored. The case study titled “Language, Land and the Residential Schools” begins by speaking of a public apology from former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He apologizes for the treatment of “Indians” in “Indian Residential Schools”. He highlights the initial agenda of these schools as he says that the “school system [was] to remove and isolate [Aboriginal] children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them[…]” (Williston 244).
Canada is a multicultural country. As a lot of people have immigrated to Canada from different parts of the world, they brought some cultural elements of their native culture along with them. These cultural elements have been blended into the mainstream culture of Canada. With so much diverse population, it is natural that people will be ethnocentric.