A social issue is a form of conflict that influences members of a society and often extends into debates about what should be considered morally justifiable. Social issues such as: illicit drugs, gender inequality, age discrimination, education, and recidivism are all heavily discussed topics of debate. However, one social issue that affects several people on a day to day basis is homelessness. Homelessness is the condition of having no permanent dwelling such as a house or apartment. Homeless is a prevalent problem on a global scale that can be viewed and interpreted many ways.
One of the main stressors for immigrants is discrimination. Such experience influences the sense of belonging and psycho-social integration, which leads to frustration, resentment, and loss of sleep. People who are discriminated or exposed to some sort of unfair treatment show more psychological stress, depression and lower levels of life satisfaction and happiness ( Williams, Spencer, Jackson, 1999). They may begin to avoid or to lose confidence in the members of the dominant social groups. Discrimination is defined as a behavioral manifestation of negative attitude, judgment or unfair treatment towards members of one group ( Williams, Spencer, Jackson, 1999).
The family and community levels both explain how there are still problems within AIAN families and the community as a whole. Evans-Campbell describes factors that influence historical trauma such as discrimination and assault to AIAN people that are happening today. This racism perpetuates the historical trauma which leads to poor mental health, substance abuse, and emotional trauma as mentioned before. She backs up these claims with statistics of violent crimes against AIAN people and by delving into the discussion of how microaggressions lead to distress. She argues how when ALAN people are being racially discriminated, it
Imagine going through a breaking point in life. A point to where it is so awful and unbearable. Going through life complications will and can affect an individual. Oppression can affect how oppressed people think, including loss of hope, making changes in society, and having acceptance. Oppression shapes the oppressed to have a loss of hope.
There are links to poverty and the poor health of an individual. Health disparities can be very detrimental to someone’s health. Some causes of health disparities can be the following: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, elevated blood pressure levels, HIV, and low birth weight. (Minnesota, 2013) Just these health issues alone could lead to more health risks. Another factor is culture.
Such “inequality traps” (Rao, 2006) are believed to be highly correlated with the unequal distribution of power and are consequently considered an important cause of ethnic conflict and immobility. Communities like Dalits have suffered from multiple historical injustices are not only likely to be economically deprived, but also socially marginalised, politically insignificant in terms of the politics of “voice” as distinct from the “vote,” humiliated, dismissed, and subjected to intense disrespect in and through the practices of everyday life. Even after these
The whole world knows that African-American society has faced many crises over the past few decades, including the slave trade, racial discrimination, injustice, and hunger. In fact, all these events led to the loss of black identity. Here in the novel "Native Son" will try to highlight the main character "Bigger" in the novel and how the environment affected him. Bigger is considered a tragic figure, as he represents the African American experience of oppression in America. Richard demonstrates that many of the quickly changing and unpredictable conditions of the modern world have created people like Bigger, exploring for a place for themselves in a world that, for them, has wasted many of its cultural and spiritual centers.
The untouchable castes located at the bottom of the hierarchy suffered the most as they were historically denied the rights to property, business (except the occupations that were considered as impure and polluting), education, civil, cultural, and religious rights. They also suffered from residential segregation and social isolation. The Dalits are one of the most suppressed and backward communities in the Indian society. They were referred to as ‘Broken Men’ and ‘Protestant Hindus’ by Ambedkar, and ‘Harijans’ or children of God by Gandhi. The government drafted various legislations and statutes which are influenced by two main considerations: • To overcome the deprivations of the marginalised social groups inherited from the past, and bring them at par with the others; and • To provide protection against exclusion and discrimination in the present by encouraging their participation in the general economic, social and political processes of the
Critically discuss discrimination and inequality in the community, identify, and discuss how this may affect your role as a Social care worker Discrimination and inequality in the community still plays a major role within our society, discrimination is defined as the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people (Simple Definition of Discrimination (2015). There is nine grounds in which someone can be discriminated which is being a member of the Traveller Community, Sexual Orientation, The Civil Status Ground, Racial Group / Ethnicity, The Age Ground, The Religion Ground, The Family Status Ground and Gender. Inequality can be defined as an unfair situation in which some people have
A ‘Dystopia’ is defined as a society characterized by poverty, oppression and danger. The citizens in a dystopian world have to deal with “harshly repressive societies” that constrict any free thought or individuality (Bethune 86). Adams traces the roots of the word dystopia to Ancient Greece’s dys- and –topia, meaning ‘Bad’ and ‘Place’ respectively. A Dystopia is a future world that extends and distorts modern day issues into an vast and dehumanized state in which controls have been forced upon society and its inhabitants through social, natural and physical limitations that restrict many aspects of life (Cart 103; Spisak 55); Dystopian Literature, then, is part of the category of speculative fiction that depicts a dystopia with hypothetical situations “to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood” (Cart 103; Basu, Broad, and Hintz 1). The Road is considered as ‘Dystopic’ because this novel explores a dark landscape which may be a futuristic version of our