There is a large amount of information that is censored in America, and the citizens don’t usually realize what details are being withheld from their knowledge. Censorship is the act of prohibiting things that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. Censorship is carried out mostly by the government but also by private companies, influencing and usually putting a bias spin on the information being given. When it comes to censorship, there are many pros and cons. There are many positive impacts that come from censorship, and it is sometimes used to protect people or important information that is meant to be kept secret.
The government already pays the disabled money whether they work or not, so they shouldn’t be receiving any more welfare money. Welfare is keeping some families alive. However, some people are not even working and are receiving money from the government to support their families. Over twenty million Americans are unemployed, but no one should be able to say that they’re not working because they can’t find a job or because no jobs are available.
Poverty in America consists of being reliant on welfare to afford rent. Many Americans do not realize the percentage of individuals and families that are barely surviving because of their class. Class based exploitation needs to be terminated prior to any other form of oppression simply because too many families are suffering and cannot seem to barricade the poverty line.
Another illustration for this point, is that Haiti is one of the world's poorest countries according to their education systems. Conversely, there are people in America that do not have the money or are homeless and cannot go to school. If one does not have a home, there main concern is finding somewhere to sleep at night and providing food for themselves and their families. They are often unable to send their kids to school because they are moving around a lot, and do not have a permanent home. They also will most likely not have enough money for clothes or school supplies.
For people of color in this country, this burden becomes heavier as racial discrimination rapidly eliminates the few opportunities that people in poverty currently have. The United States should adopt legislation to support and target poverty within various ethnic groups as racial discrimination plays a significant role in the way people of color continually stay in the cycle of poverty. In this way, people of color will not be left behind in the war against poverty.
How do you define the harshness of society? Social Justice and Poverty is a hard concept to analyze when one does not have a clear understanding of the social justice structure and why most people living in poverty remain poor. Looking beyond the aspects of what causes everyday circumstances and situations, society must become more well-rounded to people living in poverty are lacking their everyday hierarchical needs. In a world with people who are very rich and people who are very poor, society tends to put their focus on making the rich richer. Poverty has swept over many cities, states and countries with low unemployment rates, child hunger, economic violence, homelessness, and major social class issues.
But others note that since these individual are not highly educated, have less resources; and little money; they take advantage of our government system more than others. This causing our National deficient to rise putting our country in a financial crisis; which could have been avoided by requiring them to contribute to the expenses each of us endure. “As a result, many Americans believe that immigrants don’t share an equal burden of the expenses they incur, especially at the local level” (Wood, 2009 as cited in Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 79). But actually this is far from the truth, many immigrants such as us do pay their way through society, paying the same cost as we do as United States Citizens; such as taxes. They take on jobs that others refuse to work, receive little or no training; and given the lowest possible pay scale acceptable by law; even though America promised so much more.
They are unwilling to follow standards set by society, and make damaging conscious decisions such as using drugs or committing crimes. Rutger Bregman of “The Correspondent” illustrates more valid examples about the lower class, stating how they are usually the last to sign up for money management training and “when responding to job ads, the poor often write the worst applications and show up at interviews in the least professional attire” (Bregman 1). Although this might be true, the impacting cognitive effects from an impoverished upbringing can explain these behaviors. For the lower class, resting is a luxury and they are often exhausted by how much they have to work in order to pay the bills. The Atlantic states how “poverty 's stress interferes with our ability to make good decisions... because the short-term needs are so great and the long-term gains so implausible” (Thompson 1).
It was concluded that the issue of poverty and how the media often exaggerates the information was understood, but still didn’t think that, if the “ information was portrayed accurately it would benefit the issue”. Some presume that, since the world already has people aware of the situation, but nothing is done about it, increasing the awareness wouldn’t necessarily increase the benefits. Students believed that people can help the poor, but it’s mainly the government 's action and decisions that can highly alleviate the issue. The data showed that the first image that pops into their heads when hearing the word poverty is revolved around extreme poverty. Most described it as starving kids in Africa, living with their families in poorly conditioned homes, barely surviving.
Mainly the developing countries like: Nepal, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh with some developed countries like China and India has facing poverty. As if compared to past decades, the rate of poverty has been declining gradually in the global. According to The World bank, in 2013, 10.7 percent of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day, compared to 12.4 percent in 2012. That’s down from 35 percent in 1990. (Leary, 2016).
Yet in the United States, 40% of food goes to waste,”(1). Robert Lee learned how big the problem of wasting food was in college when he joined a group called Two Birds, One Stone. Americans are struggling with food yet 40% of food is getting wasted. He is regarded as a hero by many people because he helps decrease food waste and trim down the amount of hunger. He started an organization to help him with this, but even before starting an organization, he helped reduce food waste and lessen hunger.
These programs are only designed to help support those at poverty level they are not meant to assist someone in getting out of poverty also these programs are also looked down upon in society. There are those in upper-class families that view those on these assistance programs as living off of the system or that they are lazy and do not want to work. This is not the case as shown in a 2004 labor report, which stated that there was at least one adult with a job in 60% of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult and they found that 96% of those who worked in the prior year to receiving food stamps continued to work after getting the benefits (Rosenbaum, 2013). Those in poverty are working and trying to make their lives better for their families and themselves and having these programs available to them can greatly improve their chances of getting out of
The year of 1932 was rough for the unemployed people of America and relief was struggling within the states, so the federal government and other were begged to help put an end to the problem and pull the country out of the recession. This event in history was important to overcome to recover for a stable economy and give people the chance to have jobs so they can fulfill their “American Dream” Unemployment relief was a huge complication in 1932 and present day America has learned from the mistakes made by the government during this event. The federal government hadn 't accomplished anything to assist with unemployment relief causing the unemployed to threaten a revolt in Washington D.C. The article “Job Aid Held Vital to Prevent Revolt,”
A major issue in America today is poverty. However not much is being done to help those in need. Many who struggle in poverty are those who struggle getting the basic necessities we need in the everyday life such as food, clothes, water, and shelter. Different factors that can contribute to poverty are lack of education, unemployment, poor economy, race/origin, non-effective policies, and illness/disease; therefore more help should be made towards helping those in need. One of the factors that contributes to poverty is lack of education.