By creating an open drinking culture, Carleton is creating many dangerous situations for its students. First, fewer regulations means more drinking. According to Dean Govoni in a 2004 interview, “80-85% of students drink” which is incredibly high. What is even more disturbing is around half of the student population binge drinks according to a Harvard study. Binge drinking involves drinking at a very fast rate in order to get drunk which clearly can be incredibly dangerous, especially for inexperienced drinkers.
“Black Lives Matter” (BLM) is an international activist movement, originating in the African American community, that campaigns against violence toward black people”(Petersen-Smith,1). Over the years, since the black power struggle “Between 1970 and 2005, the prison population increased by a historically unprecedented 700 percent. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, roughly half of federal prisoners are incarcerated for drug offenses”(Petersen-Smith,3). This was due to inequality and police officers abusing their power. “Black youth are ten times more likely than white youth to be arrested for drug crimes” according to the ISR (International Socialist Review).
This statistic could steam from since 1980 to present the prison system has quadrupled in population from a half of million people to roughly 2.5 million people(NAACP,2015). Some would say that this is the reason for the downward trend of violent crimes in America, Because more of the people are locked up and not on the streets in order to commit crimes. Which may be the case, but the question still remains why is the statics of race in the prison system still a overwhelmingly different. For Example African Americans are locked up 6 times more than white offenders, As of 2008 the prison system is predominantly (58%) made up of African Americans and Latinos (NAACP,2015). From these statistics, it could possibly be assumed that the socioeconomic status from where a person is from could lead to a answer as to why this is happening all over
The suicide rate among white Americans is double that of African Americans (there are disproportionately higher rates in older white men). Native Americans (including those in Alaska) have rates of suicide that are at least 50 percent higher than those in the white population. In the United States, East Asian American women have the highest suicide rates of all women over the age of 65, while Hispanic Americans are half as likely to complete suicide as white Americans, but there are significantly higher rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in young Hispanic Americans at high school, ideation and attempts which are now being reflected in their suicide rates. Changes in suicide rates have also been reported in African American youths in the United States among those 10 to 14 years old: between 1980 and 1995 there was an increase that was almost double that for the
The Europeans introduced the alcohol. Not only did the Europeans brought disease to the Native land but also alcohol, which as a high rate of usage about the Native youth. In a thirty days research, Native American youth had a twenty percent of illicit drug, higher than a twenty-five percent for binge drinking and smoking compared to white, black and Hispanic. Navajo Nation reported fourteen methamphetamine deaths since 2003. Also, the increase of methamphetamine has a lot to do with the growing on reservation land (Bureau for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention 2005).
Most people probably think that allowing eighteen year olds to drink legally would create more car crashes and increase their medical bills, but 18 year olds are becoming more responsible. In 2010, the alcohol industries contributed over $400 billion towards the U.S. economy (“Economic Contributions of the Distilled Spirits Industry.”) This is due to the fact that the alcohol industry provided nearly 3.9 million people with jobs throughout the U.S. What this shows is that the alcohol industry produces an extreme amount of money for the economy. The obvious part of allowing eighteen year olds to drink is that it would create a new range of customers for bars, restaurants, and clubs. With eighteen year olds now allowed to consume alcohol, bars, restaurants, and clubs would see their profits increase tremendously with all of these new adults eager to get out and have a good time with their friends. People might think that this creates a new place for them to just get drunk and be reckless, but it actually gives them a safe place to drink responsibly so they are kept off the streets where they could be seriously harmed.
Prison Overcrowding in America In our country today, we account for roughly five percent of the world’s population, yet we hold over twenty-five percent of the globe’s inmate population. According to John Irwin, we currently imprison more people for lesser crimes than any other country in the world. In 1987 alone, our prison population rested steadily at just 500,000 incarcerated inmates in the U.S. Although in the past twenty-seven years, the American prison population has actually quadruped to almost 2.4 million (Pratt, 2009). With that being said, we as a nation hold the highest recidivism rates compared to any other country.
Diabetes is three times more common than 20 years ago. Mortality, even with the increase in incidence and prevalence the mortality rates have remained reasonably unchanged. Diabetes is the 8th leading specific cause of death for both males and females accounting for 1,923 deaths or 2.7% of all deaths in males, and 1,887, or 2.8%of deaths in females. Diabetes is also a contributing cause of death in about 10% of all deaths for both males and females. The trends in death rates of diabetes as the underlying cause increased from 15.8 to 16.5 per 100,000 between 1980 and 2007.
(Heumann, Milton, and Lance 85) In Maryland, blacks were stopped at a significantly greater rate than the actual proportion of black drivers, and yet the rate of successful searches for contraband with the same as whites, suggests the fact that race played a large part in initial stop practices by some police. (Heumann, Milton, and Lance 91) In california, a California Legislator revealed 90% of all motorist arrested by pipeline units since 1991 have been members of minority group. (Heumann, Milton, and Lance 88) African-American motorists in particular, and minority motorists in general, were proportionately more likely than whites to be stopped on the roadway studied. (Racial Profiling: Limited Data Available on Motorist Stops : Report to the Honorable James E. Clyburn, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus) In 2004, Amnesty International USA conservatively estimated that one in three people in the United States approximately is at high risk of being subjected to some form of racial profiling, based on the number of US citizens that were racially categorized by the US 2000 Census. (Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security, and Human Rights in the United States) A 2000 report n Los Angeles revealed that one in four officers in Los Angeles agreed that racial profiling exists and contributes to a negative interaction between police and the community.
The US government currently has an annual deficit over 400 billion dollars due to having a higher budget than revenues. Healthcare takes up 25% of the federal budget totaling almost 1 trillion dollars, and is extremely inefficient in its current state. But as Americans pay more, they get less for their health care than residents of other high income countries; of 16 surveyed countries America has the shortest life expectancy for men and women, and the highest rates of mortality for newborns and children under five, as well as the highest rates of death from heart and lung disease coupled with the highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases(Gayle).By incentivizing a healthy lifestyle, creating a more competitive market for health insurances,
Studies stated for most of the American population, the college years represent the period of life associated with the highest levels of alcohol consumption (Grant, 1997). The findings of this study will provide examples that binge drinking has a negative effect on college students, which
Beyond the effects already discussed, there are other mechanisms, which might increase the level of violence under prohibition. As mentioned previously, increased enforcement of prohibition for a given size criminal justice budget results in the diminished enforcement against other crimes such as assault and battery, theft and rape. Therefore when the annual number of drug-related arrests increased from 200,000 to over 1.2 million from 1968 to 1992, with one-third of those being marijuana arrests (mostly for mere possession), it created a crowding out effect. (Figure 5) As prisons struggled to take in all of these drug-offenders, they were forced to make room by releasing other offenders early, including some violent offenders. (Against Drug