Problems with Capital Punishment "Dead Man Walking!" This sound rings through each and every death row inmate a thousand times a day; But should it? Capital punishment is one of the most controversial topics among Americans today. Since every person has there own opinion on this topic, either for or against, the question always raised is "Is it morally right." The number of problems with the death penalty are enormous, ranging from innocence to racism, and these problems will never be resolved...
This essay discusses the types of gender inequality that persist in our society, and several ways to combat it. I Introduction People working for civil rights are often asked why blacks don’t just move on; isn’t 140 years long enough to get over slavery? Women face the same argument: isn’t 50 years of progress enough to make the feminists happy? The answer in both cases is no, it’s not enough. Blacks may have been freed, but freedom without opportunity is useless,...
Analysis of American Pop-Culture Many different things form the American pop culture. TV commercials, movies, magazine advertisements and music all play a role in forming this pop culture. In “Is sex all that matters?” by Garity, the author points out that all these factors help our society create irresponsible sexuality. Irresponsible sex and sexuality are the last things the young adults of my generation need, considering the fact that we sexuality rebel as it is we really do...
Social Issues Essay - Animal Testing, Abortion, Racism, Aids, Gas This world definitely has problems. What country wouldn’t? Issues keep popping up everywhere we go. A lot of people have a hard time determining what is important and what isn’t. What should be solved, and why are there differing views on different issues? The only way that we can solve these problems is to work together. We must come up with ways to solve our problems and make everyone happy, but how? Animal...
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) This is a dissertation on the Evolving Standards of Decency in America’s judicial system in relation to capital punishment. The first of three arguments in this abstract show how, when, and why America will come to embrace a complete moratorium on capital punishments. Evolving Standards of Decency demonstrates that through the history of America (and the world) people...
An In Depth Look at Homosexuality in Society Homosexuality is behavior of choosing a partner of the same sexual interaction. The term homosexual is used to characterize individuals who prefer romantic attachments and sexual interaction with the same sex and typically are maximally aroused by same sex erotic imagery. The word is used to describe both males and females. There are many terms that are used to describe homosexuals. First, “Homo” is short for homosexual and the...
Legal Issues and Arguments regarding Abortion Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote about adultery in The Scarlet Letter, but the "A" word these days is abortion. People often break off friendships, ostracize each other, and are intolerant of others having different opinions on this subject. This is sad, because we can all learn from each other. The rest of this abortion essay is divided into two parts. First is a general discussion mentioning some legal issues. Then the legal issues will be discussed in...
What are arranged marriages? Marriage; a legal union of man and wife. In this day and age there are two different ideas of marriage. The first being a marriage based on love, and the second; a marriage arranged by a third party (usually the parents). Although an arranged marriage differs from a marriage based on love in the after marriage life and husband-wife relationship, the principal differences lie in mate selection and social implications. The arranged marriage is a contract between...
Are The Threatened and Extinction Of Frogs An Indicator Of A Declining planet? Outline I. Introduction Thesis Statement: Is the amphibian disappearances or deformities an early warning of serious environmental problems? II. Origins a. Early b. Evidence III. Habitat a. Ecosystem IV. Indicator a. Detection V. Disappearance a. Arizona VI. Why? a. Diseases b. Pollution VII. Frogs a. Endangered b. Threatened VIII. Conclusion Disappearance of Frogs Amphibian populations are...
This essay discusses the incidence of suicide among young people in New Jersey, with reference to the Healthy People 2010 federal guidelines. I Introduction Suicide is a difficult topic to consider; yet it must be faced because it is a major health concern. It is particularly puzzling among young people, presumably with much to live for. This paper discusses suicide among young people ages 18-25 in New Jersey. It describes the prevalence of the issue in the state and the cost to society....