- Politics and Social Issues
Just thought I would share a few words on some hot topic social issues out there. Enjoy!
In a World of Social Injustice
Humans from all ends of the world face different conditions depending on the society and environment they live in. But all humans are born with the same basic necessity of life that is to be accepted by their own selves and by the world they live in. Social justices is a concept which deals with the idea that people should be treated fairly concerning their rights, needs, and choices as individuals with separate identities and unique personalities.
Social justice is a vast topic that covers all the aspects of the environment and culture in particular societies. Community uplift, proper education, health services, and the basic facilities for survival are all part of being socially just. A significant challenge is to avoid disisiveness, to emphasize common ground among social service and social action, education and advocacy, pro-life and social justice, economic development and environmental commitment.Working together can reflect a comprehensive concern for the human person. Can effective schooling provide greater social justice for children from disadvantaged groups such as minorites? Can it provide them with educational outcomes and life chances more equal to those of more favored groupings? Researchers have substantially debated these issues, and the research should be reviewed to take some of the developments in this area and to sketch out some of the possibilities for action.
All over the world, people are constantly discriminated against. They are either victims of racism, sexism, ethnic morality issues, religious stereotyping, or general discrimination. There are many examples of this occuring which you may not even be aware of. Two in particular that you may know, however, are affirmative action and racial profiling. These are considered to be "hot topic" issues in the Unites States particularly, and require an explaination.
Affirmative action was created to, basically, grant minorites an opportunity to attend secondary and tertiary education levels. If you meet the "requirements" for this, the governement will aide the financial sector of your schooling and the school will be lenient in terms of your acceptance.
So what requirements must you meet? Generally, students who were not given an equal opportunity in grade school and high school are recipients. If a family's financial situation forces the children to attend the local public school, the public school is considered to be a lower standard school, and if this family is a minority family (asian, African American, Latino, etc.), they are considered to be eligible. The government says that it is not fair for a wealthier, Caucasian student to attend a prestigious private school, thereby receiving a high quality education, and for a poorer, minority, but equally intelligent student to be unable to attend the same schools.
Although this sounds fair and promotes the whole theme of social justice, there tend to be loopholes. In the college application process, many prospective and hopeful students use their ethnic origins to mouse their way into college. Although completely legal, it is unethical and flat out unfair. During my college process, I have seen many of my white friends turned down to a school, and many minority friends accepted to that same school with lower grade point averages. Schools want to, and feel obligated to, diverisify their student body.
Racial profiling is also a "hot topic" issue in the United States. This deals with profiling, or discriminating against because of stereotypes involved with said race, different types of people. This is most commonly seen at security checkpoints. Professional sporting events, theme parks, certain types of train stations, national borders, and, of course, airports are all subject to racial profiling.
The most common and highly important area for racial profiling is at any airport, especially in the United States. Here, certain ethnicities are subject to extra searching and questioning. The theory is that certain ethnicities are thought to be more of a danger than others. For instance, ethnicities responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center are usually victims of racial profiling. Many people believe this unfair treatment towards them from the result of someone else's actions in unjust. The government, however, puts the safety of its people ahead of the inconvience of a few people.
Unfortunetly, we live in an unperfect world with many flawed people. Social injustice towards said people in the forms of racial profiling and affirmative action exist in the world, and many people pay the terrible price of falling victim to these topics. Controling social injustices or setting limits is a remedy for problems people have with them. We cannot abolish these programs because there will always be people in the world who are discriminated against.