Culture Clash

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Culture Clash
Kristin Thompson
North Carolina Central University

FCSC 3320 Professor Delicia Stewart-Muhammad
2/29/12

My friends and I decided to spend a day in New York City and after arriving by train we head for a restaurant that was recommended by a friend. Upon approaching the restaurant, I notice that there is a baby carriage containing an infant parked on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. It appears that the infant is unattended. And upon entering the restaurant, I notice two things in particular. One, the place is packed but there is a table left for me and my friends. And two, from inside the restaurant, the baby carriage is no longer visible. I am very concerned about the unattended infant. I am
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While leaving a child unattended may be culturally correct in some countries, it is not appropriate everywhere. Whether a Scandinavian is visiting and treats America as Scandinavia, leaving a child unattended or whether it be an American engaging in this same practice, wrong is wrong. There are many factors that should be taken into consideration all regarding the safety of the child, and I believe in America a child should never be left unattended. It puts the child in harm’s way, and there is lack of supervision hence, is it Child neglect, which is Child abuse and should not happen. If this should take place in America, no matter what the culture, I believe that it should be handled accordingly meaning it should be reported to the proper authorities. Action means change!

References

1) U.S Department of Health and Human Services (2012). Definitions of child abuse and neglect. Retrieved on February 28,2012 from http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/define.cfm

2) The Feminist Breeder (2011). What if I parenting the way my parents parented. Retrieved on February 28, 2012 from http://thefeministbreeder.com/what-if-i-parented-the-way-my-parents-parented/

3) The Palm Beach Post News (2012). Child left alone in store while mom shops ends up
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