Modern Forms of Discrimination Who says discrimination doesn’t exist in present day? Newspapers, television, and people all around us are methods of seeing that discrimination occurs everyday of our lives. There might be those people who say that it is extinct, but then again, do they come in contact with people outside their own race? Discrimination is something that is here with is for as long as we live. It’s an issue too large to control. For one reason, people were...
Trapping Should Be Illegal-Then And Now Trapping is a very important issue, which is connected to many other larger issues. For instance, trapping lies at the heart of the First Nation's distinct society issue. Before I talk about the present, however, I would like to discuss whether trapping should have been illegal when Canada was first being settled in the 17th and 18th centuries. When the first explorers came to the new world, it was regarded as a huge slab of worthless rock standing...
“No need girl’s education, they are born only for taking care of their families”- this idea was stereotype in the early past of Bangladesh. The birth of a boy child was a blessing for the parents and a girl child was like a curse. It is a surprising matter that a girl child also comes like a boy child from mother’s womb and father’s blood but still that child is unexpected to her parents. In reality, a father and mother can never hate their children. Actually, the...
Hate and Racism in Society Living overseas for the majority of my life, racism was never a subject that I had to deal with. I was raised in a multi-cultural household; therefore, I was taught to appreciate people for who they are, not for the color of there skin. In relation to the story of “Boyhood with Gurdjieff”, my attitude had to be reevaluated when I encountered a situation dealing with racism. One night, a couple of friends and I gathered together to watch a boxing match...
Effects of Education on the Community Many people would think of pollution, gang violence, and/or preparing for disasters when they think of community safety. However, I am more concerned with our community members enhancing themselves through education. I feel that we need to start teaching children the importance of education when they are at a young age so that they would grow up understanding the value of being able to go to school. As for myself, even at a young age, academics has...
One day, there were two people who went to an interview for only one job position at the same company. The first person attended a prestigious and highly academic university, had years of work experience in the field and, in the mind of the employer, had the potential to make a positive impact on the company's performance. The second person was just starting out in the field and seemed to lack the ambition that was visible in his opponent. "Who was chosen for the job?" you ask. Well, if the...
The Position of Affirmative Action in Universities Today After about thirty years of implementation, affirmative action is losing the foothold that it has in our society. Many debates have arisen with the passing of proposition 209, a ban on affirmative action in California. Washington has even passed an initiative modeled from proposition 209, and more states are now starting to debate the issue. The ban has become a reality in major universities in California and Texas. The results...
What would you say if I told you that scientists had just developed a new procedure that could lead not only to the cure for cancer, but would provide an unlimited source of organ donors and could lead to the first effective treatment of nerve damage? Now adding on to this scenario lets say that our government was taking action to ban this new procedure because of a few myths and some loud mouthed conservatives. This scenario is true and is taking place with human cloning at this very moment....
Love Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as a strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties, as an attraction based on sexual desires: affection and tenderness felt by lovers and as an affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest. Do you know what word this is the definition for? Love. Love has several different meanings in the English language, from something that gives little pleasure to something that one would die for. It can describe an intense...
The topic of genetics has always been a controversial one. Although it offers the enormous possibility of removing birth defects and genetic illness, it has risks, and some people argue that the risks outweigh the benefits. They say that checking a baby’s genetic code before birth will lead to unhealthy birth selection: resorting to abortions at the slightest possibility of a defect, even if it is not a major one and it is an insignificant one, like slight tendency towards Attention...