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Donation Will Help the Children in the Adoption Exchange
At this moment, there are more than 104,000 children wishing they had someone to tuck them into bed at night, wishing they had a family to sit down and have meals with, someone to make them tea when they are sick, and someone to love them that they can trust (The Adoption Exchange). These children are all children in the U...
An Annotated Bibliography on the Topic of Income Inequality
Annotated Bibliography: Income Inequality Pasquali, Valentina. "Income Inequality and Wealth Distribution by Country." Global Finance. Ed. Denise Bedell and Alessandro Magno. 2013 Global Finance Media, Inc, Mar. 2013. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.
A Discussion on the Relationship Between Artificial Intelligence and Unemployment
Artificial Intelligence and Unemployment “According to our estimates, about 47 percent of total US employment is at risk”: an alarming statement made by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne in their article “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerization?” (1). Forty seven percent is an immense...
The Relation Between Poverty and Obesity
One of the latest epidemics that is sweeping the US is the obesity epidemic. Being obese is classified as having a body mass index of 30 or above. “An astonishing 68 percent of American adults are overweight.” (Woolston, Healthday.com) That’s more than half of the adult population. One of the causes of this epidemic is livi...
The Impact of Progressives in Our Global History
The Progressives Through out the course of American History, there have been some people who wanted to change things. One of these types of people was the Progressives. The Progressives were people who wanted to change things in society for the better good of the people. This belief came to be known as Progressivism. In...
The Epidemic of Homelessness and the Efforts to End It in the United States of America
Being homeless is being without shelter, living hungry and thirsty, and living without basic needs. Homelessness is an epidemic in America—affecting half a million people. End Homelessness says, “In January 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States”,“About 9 percent of...
An Overview of the Concept of Homonationalism
This week’s readings and video centered on the concept of homonationalism. The readings directly address this idea and give examples of its presence in society by defining and illustrating concepts like sexual exceptionalism and pinkwashing. Homonationalism is an understanding and enactment of homosexual acts, identities, a...
The Factors That Causes Poverty in the United States
Poverty is the state of being poor and lacking the basic necessities for survival. Poverty is such a pervasive problem because it affects everyone in some way and because of our country’s economic state, the cost of living seems to increase and has become more difficult to afford. “Low-Wage Worker Are Finding Poverty Harder...
The Issues and Impacts of Homelessness in New York City
Homelessness Homelessness can be considered an epidemic in the New York City area. Everywhere you walk you see people living on the streets, abandoned buildings, train stations, etc. According to the Coalition for the Homelessness, “the roots of modern homelessness can be traced back to dramatic changes in New York City’...
Growing Up in New Orleans: the Stories of Shack Brown and Tom Benson
Although New Orleans is a single city, it contains aspects of two completely different and unrelated worlds. Poverty, crime and violence run rampant in certain areas of the city, but there are also neighborhoods of rather extreme wealth and prestige. Shack Brown and Tom Benson each live in one of these worlds, respectively....