The United States was founded on freedom so we are technically supposed to have all terms of political equality. We do have political, social, and economic equality to an extent. Social equality for example, differs in states and with certain people. Things like race riots and killings of colors still happen today like recently in Ferguson. Our social equality has improved from the eighteen hundreds, but for for 2015 we could improve immensely. I do wish we had perfect social equality though, because I believe everyone should actually be treated equal no matter the race, age, or sexual orientation.
Diversity within the United States has been growing progressively within the past century. About 36 percent of the U.S. population is a part of a minority group, according to the 2010 U.S. Census (CDC, 2017). According to the U.S. Census, a “majority-minority” country is projected by the middle of 21st century, resulting in the white population becoming less than 50% of the population (Elchoufani, 2018). Overall, the life expectancy and child mortality in the U.S. has bettered; however, the minority undergo unequal distribution of illness, disease, disability, and death in comparison to non-minority (CDC, 2017). According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), even with all the attempts help diminish health care disparities for minorities, the minorities continue to face these unequal disparities (BLH, 2015).
Instead, it tacitly insists that inequality is the price we pay for growth. The fact is that almost all American adults need to work -- those with children, those without. Many work two jobs, with no hope for a raise or promotion of any kind, because employers are too greedy. Many are one illness, or car breakdown, away from homelessness. Poverty robs not only your pocket book but also your mind and your spirit. Poverty also keeps a person isolated and lonely and sometimes bored. Also we live in a society that requires money. Monetarily poor don't have money so add being on punishment to the list of ills a monetarily poor person suffers. Even working people with health insurance can be thrown into poverty. Health care costs, premiums, deductibles,
Hi Tatum, I strongly agree with your opinion that the economic growth of the United States led to further inequality and discrimination. While whites greatly benefited from the economic growth, blacks and other non-whites did not receive these same opportunities. Blacks received less pay and faced discrimination in public places. Furthermore, as you have mentioned, the economic development of the United States led to greater separation. While whites lived in prosperous areas, African Americans were forced to find housing in poorer neighborhoods. In my opinion, the growth of America's economy played a significant role in the creation of the Civil Rights Movement. The growing inequality across the country added fuel to the fire and sparked many
Our society is in a downhill spiral. There is no liberty, no equality and there is no physical value of money. We live in a world in which prison companies and children’s hospitals are traded publicly on the stock market. Virtual currency is the only thing that these corporations strongly care about. There are no boundaries when profits are in concern. We live in a society that is dominated by the attraction of money. Greed is the characteristic that is pervasive, not generosity or compassion. People are encouraged to be selfish, not charitable. The idea and function of governments will only change if people’s minds alter first.
Throughout history, minority groups in America have struggled day after day for the political and social equality that was promised to them in the constitution, that only a portion of the population actually enjoys. The time period from the end of WWII to the present has featured massive movements for equality. Mexican Americans and the LGBT community fought tirelessly for the political rights, social equality, and equal pay that the majority took for granted, and many are still fighting today.
The American Dream, the idea that each person is given equal opportunities, rights, and ability to chase after any desire. This nation was founded on the idea that all men were created equal, and when it was founded that is exactly what it meant, all white males that were able to vote, were equal in their rights. That idea has changed in the last few decades, or at least that is what many Americans want to believe. Americans have yet to fully leave behind many ideals created in a world long past. Today’s America has begun to prepare itself to step out of the shadows of its repressive past and into the light of a future filled with equal opportunity. America can begin to better itself by fixing several issues in the workplace, such as racism,
Is there really a perfect world? Is there a perfect place where anyone can be themselves and not be discriminated against for it? Well if there is, it is not here in America. The United States is no utopia, it still has barriers to overcome in the matter of equality. The Unites States is not a post-racial country even though most Americans would like to believe so. Equal opportunity is just one myth america has to offer. The people in America are not viewed in the same way as one another, everyone is seen as different. People are often seen differently because they may look a different way.
Equality between people in America has always been a problem. It doesn’t matter whether it’s between people of a different race, religion, sex, etc. it’s a problem. Certain people living in America just can’t seem to grasp that everyone is to be treated equal. Our country is supposed to be known for it’s equality, but we’re not as equal as everyone thinks we are. Equality is the ideal way of living, for now it can only be a dream until everyone can learn to get along even though some people can be quite different from each other.
Thank you for electing me to this position President Trump, and thank you for everyone that is here today and watching at home. I promise that I will fulfill and faithfully execute the duties that come with this office. I want to establish this new department as the best that federal government and the American people has ever seen. The goal of this department will be helpful and cost effective. I also think that I am the perfect person to help fulfill those obligations. To help the American people and the world to understand what I want to accomplish in my job this term, my main goal is to reduce social inequality in the United States. And I hope the example that we set here in our country can be used as a template for the rest of the world
As citizens of the United States, equality means that all individuals have the right to access a free and equal education regardless of their race, gender, disability, citizenship, or social status. True equal access should lead to the same outcomes for all students when seeking gainful employment, admission to colleges for advanced degrees, and for academic grades. However, this is not always the case because different students need different things in order to reach the same goals.
To get from diversity to equality, cultures must first find a common ground. For example, American identity seemed impossible at its beginning. Then each different culture found they are all different from one another, but equally different. Then those differences must remain unjudged, and therefore equal. The gaps in common culture are a binding factor in American Identity. So in this way, differences are what drive America to its very foundation, equality. The idea that equality stems from a single identity and the idea that cultural differences prevent equality are both to limited to see what true equality is. Common ground cannot exist if differences are not there to challenge and stimulate it.
Wollstein wrote“Sociological studies in the United States and Europe show tremendous mobility between lower, middle and upper classes, despite advantages and disadvantages of birth.” The meaning of equality today defines the equitable rights of blacks and whites, identifies inordinately bigoted people, exposes the arrogance of the higher and lower classes in a free
Inequality, segregation and isolation is what our life consist of. Difference, change, POWER and commitment, are what we need. Where is the equality? The unity? We treat each other like cats and dogs. This world should be filled with diversity, but more than half the people get judged and are treated poorly. After all the wars, laws and deaths America lacks equality. Inequality exist not only in race, but also within gender, social classes and sexuality.
Social Equality has always been a concern of persons living in the United States. One of the main points was the issue of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage isn’t a new concept in the American social way of life. States used to have the legal power to dictate what the definition of marriage is and who has the right to marry. In the Supreme Case of Obergefell v. Hodges, homosexuals now have the constitutional right for them to be able to marry.