A Class Divided Reflection Diversity in Society Everyone is likely to experience some form of discrimination or prejudice; as is anyone capable of acting prejudiced towards others. On April 5th, 1968, a teacher in Riceville, Iowa named Jane Elliot conducted an experiment with her third grade class that dealt with the concept of discrimination; and was documented in Peters’ 1985 ‘A Class Divided’. The exercise originally took place the day after Martin Luther King was assassinated. The documentary is an eye opener to the world of racism and discrimination. Bucher (2010) describes racism as “discrimination based on the belief that one race is superior to another” (97). According to Bucher (2010) “discrimination is defined as the
I had my appointment on the previous week at the Writing center. I brought my 2nd project for ENGL 160 class. I scheduled tutor to “face to face”, because I think it is the best way to improve all of my mistakes. Before going to Writing center, I was thinking that this tutor doesn’t help me at all, but fortunately my thoughts was wrong and I enjoyed 1 hour of editing my project.
LGBT Homeless Youth Intro: One of the biggest leading social issues around the world is homelessness. In the United States alone, there are more than half a million people experiencing homelessness. There are different factors that led a person to homelessness, economic, social, political issues, and natural disasters.
To be perfectly honest my recollection of Comp 121 is a little foggy, i took the course roughly a year and a half ago and during my first semester and it was one of my first college level courses. From what i can recall it was a interesting and enjoyable, The professor Jacob Sherlock is no longer with the school, but was a professional writer along with a life-long lover and student of the written word. We regularly discussed current events and the class wide give and take of various ideas and viewpoints was truly enlightening and are easily amongst my most enjoyable and memorable college experiences. In particular i vibrantly recall a passionate debate on gun-control which was to be frank, dominated by a extremely Conservative former Army
When this class started at the beginning of this semester I was not sure I would learn a lot. The main objectives of this class were fairly simple. There were five main objectives to use and know. They are the following:
According to suitcaseclinic.org, homelessness is a temporary condition that people fall into when they cannot afford to pay for a place to live, or when their current home has been declared unsafe or even unstable. According to Habitat.org, this issue affects between 1.6 million to close to 3 million people within the United States ("World Habitat”). The issue is growing throughout the world, yet what is the root cause? Numerous people wonder how they can help. Most tend to believe that the solution is as simple as just giving them money to use for daily living. Even though their root cause for their issue isn’t money. It is the fact that they don’t grasp how to use their money properly/ responsibly. The homeless can’t be helped with just cash, they need the proper support systems along with education to become successful.
The “activist culture” is comprised of multiple groups in numerous cities that share the same interest, helping the homeless culture. The activists address the futility of people living on the streets when perfectly viable properties remain empty.
Though I personally have never experience homelessness, I know a few who have had to endure a life on the streets. Also as a Altanta citizen, the homeless population greatly effects me for Altanta houses approxemently 3,572 homeless citizens whom tend to loiter on just about every street corner. Some of the homeless population receive the shelter and resources they need to survive through shelters and tvolunteer workshops. Yet a majority of the population receive little to no real benefits that could assist them in getting off of the streets and into a stable home and job. What the homesless population needs are jobs, health care, and mental health care. Yet the average person and the average shelter assumes that, “if they are feed and they have some clothes on their back they’re fine. Anything else that thy need they will have to get on their own.”
In the 1640s homelessness was seen as a moral deficiency, a character flaw. References havee been mad that homelessness as we know it today is rooted in servere HUD cuts in the early 1980. Homelessness is a complex social issues with many variables. Displacement of people has many causes; industrialization, wars, and subsequent problems, natural disaters (example Hurricane Katrina), racial inequities, medical problems, widowhood, and the value of a nation as represented by their policies relating to the disenfranchised (systemic issues). Systemic issues has developed over time. People living in generational poverty do not have the resources and support to become educated and move out of poverty. Racial divides still occur in the areas of healthcare, education, access to mortgages, access to equal paying jobs among many others. The constant bombardment of racial messages takes root in the social consciousness. The ethos become obvious
For many of us, shelter and food are things that may come easy. However, the same cannot be said for many people in the world today. While we complain about the weather or the food not tasting the way it should, someone out there today may not even have a place to stay or food to eat. Homelessness is an issue that we’ve all heard of and probably witnessed as well. Most people will point fingers and say that it’s the individual’s fault for always doing drugs and not having a job. However, that isn’t true for most cases. A lot of people are not aware of the correlations and causations, magnitude, and demographics of homelessness. Often times, we are more focused on whose fault it is rather than what actually caused the problem and who is being
Let’s begin with the functionalism theory. Functionalism the theory that various social intuitions and processes in society exist to serve some important (or necessary) function to keep society running (Conley, 2017). In the nineteenth century theory called organicism, society was compared to a living organism. The government or the state was seen to be the brain; industry was the muscular system; media and mass communication was the nervous system, and so on (Conley, 2017). This theory sees homelessness as inevitable and a must for society to function properly. All parts come together and work as a whole. Homelessness is another social class that is needed.
Instead of viewing homelessness as a problem in need of solving, many communities view it as a flaw that should be well hidden. The goal of these communities is to drive the homeless out of a certain community or neighborhood and into another one. With this as a means of solution, there is never anything done to address the actual causes of homelessness (Woodliff-Stanley, 2014). All that is accomplished here is that the problem of homelessness is hidden from one society, and driven into another.
2. Applicable Sociological Concepts A. Conflict Theory Most people become homeless due to circumstances that have overwhelmed them combined with hardly any family support structure. Conflict-theorists would most likely not consider homelessness, in itself, to be a problem whatsoever. A conflict theorist would claim that the reason the homeless problem persists is not because of a homeless individual's supposed inability to advance oneself. Rather, the conflict theorist would say that the cause of homelessness stems from those who cannot find a place to work or a physical address to call home. Therefore, when the state denies
Those factors are not only a solitary problem, but also they are connected with each other strictly. Finding a solution to the problem of homelessness has been tough for numerous cities, states and countries. New York currently has a market in their city reduced the number of 'cluster site' notoriously difficult time. Some cities, such as Moscow, despite the steadily growing number of homeless and they do not have any programs in place to fight the problem (Reagan, 2015). According to Chandy, & Smith (2014), we need to assess the welfare for the deprived people of the United States through using diverse different data sources and definitions. And then produces an evaluation of the number of Americans living in various day ranging from $ 2 all the way to zero-down 12 million. The lack of agreement on how poverty, as well as a wide spectrum can be measured with the most
You are a wealthy person sitting in your house, having a really good time, when all the sudden a storm comes. You lose all your money and your house. You don’t show up at your job, then you get fired. You are on the streets with some money in a tin can, asking people to help your family and you survive. No one notices you when you're out there in the cold under a box with one blanket. You don’t have a lot of clothing, money, or even someone to help you. Helping people is something that opens up my heart, so I wanted to research this topic because there are people that are out there that need homes, shelter, food, and water. For example, Hurricane Maria just happened and now a lot of people in Puerto Rico don’t have homes. People don’t need to suffer homelessness because of unpredictable weather conditions. When I was researching the topic, I was thinking about some questions. What is the average amount of homeless people in the world? What will happen if the population of homeless people increases? Out of all the thinking, my driving question was: How can I help people that need homes after a weather condition has destroyed it? Out of the research that I did, I found ways to help people that are homeless and how people are helping now with homelessness. I do think that we can help fight back homelessness. Together we are the I can generation where we lead a great community.