Residential schools have left an unintended catastrophic imprint on the mental health of students and on later generations. This has manifested itself in self-abuse, resulting in high rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, and suicide. In result, the number one cause of death is suicide and self-inflicted injury. Representation and symbolism of key historical issues or trends Residential schools are largely symbolic today of Canadian racism and discrimination. With the effects massively widespread, Residential schools have become symbolic of the government's treatment of aboriginal people.
However, the Natives still encounter many issues. They are yet faced with mass incarceration and policing; violence against women and children is especially prevalent in their communities. Also, the education system is failing them. Thus far, they are stripped of their land and the exploitation of resources is threatening the Native communities. Similarly, the Natives are habitually impoverished- live in overcrowded and poor-quality housing and jobless.
This has resulted in a reduced quality of life for Canada 's indigenous population, as well as adverse health problems, and prejudicial perceptions that we still see the impact of today. The documentary series, 8th fire, by Dando and Ingles (2012) supports this claim. The Indigenous peoples ' have long felt betrayed by the government that they had signed a treaty with, so why would an Indigenous person seek health services from this establishment? The mistrust between the Indigenous peoples and the Government of Canada is the result of colonization, specifically the Indian Act, and it undoubtedly impacts Indigenous peoples and their faith in, and ability to get proper care from, the healthcare system. The Indian Act, first introduced in 1876, was primarily a way for Canada to exercise complete control over the Indigenous population, limiting their rights and dissolving their identity.
The Great Depression, caused by the hardships in the 1920s, further separated the people on social levels. Harper Lee shows this in her novel, which took place during the midst of the Great Depression. Social injustice was shown because of the unfair treatment of the colored Americans against the white people, no matter their working ability. The Cunninghams mainly showed the social problems caused by the stock market crash because of all the hardships they faced as a result of the crash. Finally, the Great Depression not only caused economic problems, it also greatly separated the townspeople from one another, causing social
Prejudice and discrimination have long been existed in every part of the world. This behavior is caused by the irrational perception of one group towards another target group member in a society. This research paper will analyze the two targeted group members in a society who have been receiving racial injustice treatment since many century ago, which are African American and Chinese Indonesian. Both African American and Chinese Indonesian have been mistreated for many generation which has caused psychological disorder, creates barrier and forms gap between society 's members. Both American and Indonesian government have to realize the negative impact this discrimination will be towards the National 's political, economic, social and security stability in their country .
According to Indochina Newsletter, Asia Resource Center (Special Issue 93-97), the U.S. government spent $350 billion to $900 billion on the Vietnam War. Not only was blood and money wasted but the news of violence weakened the American people’s faith and confidence in their governments. There was a widespread public distrust of the government. Taxes were increased and the people's morale was extremely low. The use of herbicides did not only destroy the Vietnam's natural environment, it also caused numerous health problems which lasted for years.
Wetback, Negros, dirty, infectious, and lazy have demoralized the names and lives of people who are labeled this way. These labels have a root just like every other problem in our American society, but this problem is something we continue to have. Determining the roots of the so what called "white race" has been the building block of derogating every other culture. American history is taught as an all-white country, but lacks to teach the accomplishments, and struggles people of color had to face entering America. The So what called "pseudo-science" dehumanizes the name of many cultures, and socially degrades their opportunities with no real science involved.
The role that power and inequality play in the broader picture of service work with Native America is complicated and brutal. White men came to America and inserted their power so much so that a land once populated by millions of indigenous peoples is now, a few hundred years later, colonized, gentrified, industrialized and completely taken over. In that time, native people were murdered, given diseases, forced to migrate, used as slave labor, forced into war, “Americanized” in violent boarding schools, stripped of any traditional ways of life and pushed on to tiny reservations that are concentrations of some of the deepest poverty in the world. Though this history seems like a distant past, these same themes of forced suppression and white
In addition to, Aboriginal people face numerous challenges in healthcare and health inequities. Considering their history, colonialism continuously affects their health disastrously through creating political, social and economic inequities. “The impact of colonialism on Aboriginal people began with their dispossession of and displacement from traditional lands in the 20th purpose of subsistence.”(Appiah-Kubi, 2015) It is when Aboriginal population was assimilated to the mainstream culture, and their own culture was taken away from them. “Culture, language, family ties and community networks were destroyed for generations of First Nations, Inuit and Metis children as a result of residential schools.”( Appiah-Kubi, 2015) Also, they got blocked from accessing the traditional food produced by their culture leading to them relying on the food of the Europeans who colonized them, which the food that were introduced to them were less in nutrients and also, colonizers presented to them harmful substances such as the alcohol that had long term affects on their health and the entire Aboriginal society. .”( Appiah-Kubi, 2015) “In 2010, daily smoking rates in First Nations people were 43%, over twice the rate in the general Canadian population.
But the pain that apartheid caused is still evident in the country’s rampant racism and distrust of the authorities. As a result of oppressing the black community to intensely for so long, they are left with a worrying lack of education and housing, which largely affects the economy. All of this combined leads to a troubled society with rising crime rates and corruption. Albeit the fact that the country is in the midst of recovering, there is much to learn from its past. The errors made during apartheid teach us of the dangers of censorship, and how freedom of speech can turn a situation around completely, convincing people to finally stand up against and accuse the authorities of an entire nation of inexcusable bigotry.