BC: I think that the government should always try to protect and help every citizen that they can. I think that if we had less immigration we would be able to help our won people first and that if we weren't all over the Middle East, we would be able to spend our money more wisely and to help end some poverty and to increase more working citizens. I think that we could easily take care of the poverty by increasing jobs and by doing that we could increase our education and make it a lot stronger than it is now, this would create smarter people that would develop smart ideas and create more jobs. The more jobs we have, the fewer unemployed people there would be.
FC: PORTFOLIO | The main issue with all of these pictures is based off of Karl Marx Conflict Theory, which is the belief that everyone in the economy is fighting over materials and power. That the human race has a never ending hunger for capitalism and control over every other individual. That the government is practically a Kingdom that unfairly controls the poor and the rich, as well as the middle Class. In these pictures, my main focus was very broad in that it focuses on children, but I would simplify it into poverty.
1: Poverty is one of the biggest and highest social problems that the American Economy faces, let alone, even the whole world faces this problem. The first picture is of starving children in America. According to TIME magazine, 1 out of 50 children in America are homeless and starving. According to our book, (Leon-Guerrero, Anna. Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action. 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge, 2011. Print. Page 40.), more than 750, 000 Americans are living out on the streets or in transitional homes. Being poor isn't something easy and it isn't something rare in our society In fact, its crawling with poverty stricken neighborhoods that are increasing as the economy gets worse.
2: The second picture at the top is of another starving child in America. The child looks like a skeleton and has no clothing on. At first I think of children in Africa, along with the third picture next to it. Then I realized that there are still a lot of poor social classes that are still being held immorally accountable for their race or color. There are still ghettos in America. Now days they are called “hoods” but, still, the majority of the population in poorer neighborhoods mainly consist of African American and Hispanic families. There are so many things that count for the reasons why they are in the poorer neighborhoods and none of it is morally correct.
4: The very first picture of the child and her black eye is another picture I chose to present. The reason this connects to my previous picture is that, there is much higher abuse rates and mainly abused children in poor neighborhoods. The families are very broken there while even though the children starve, the parents find some ways to drowned out their miseries by buying alcohol and cigarettes. I personal feel that if u can afford a dirty habit like that, then you can afford to shoe your own children. The economy had gotten extremely bad that it takes a massive toll on the poor. The rich are benefiting from only 4% tax rates while the poor have to be bustled with 11% tax. I wonder how it's fair; I wonder why the government thinks its okay. It's a massive social problem and it's obviously causing children more suffering. Poor people have children just like everyone else does. Unfortunately, they are born into the poor social class and are not ever really given the fare chance to fight their way out of it.
6: The second picture is of child abuse as well. It is a major concern of many Americans and it personally breaks my heart. Every year so many children have fatalities due to some kind of child abuse. Rather it is neglect or physical abuse, no child deserves the torture of a cruel human. Poverty is rising and the government needs to find ways to help those families with financial struggles and to help the children. It could also be very helpful if the government would help with their schools and benefit them by making sure there are people around that they can talk to. The more ears there are to listen, the more likely it is possible to stop a lot more child abuse. They children juts need to talk.
8: The very last pictures are of homeless men and families that have everything to do with the typical American homeless man. Some people say that they choose to be that way, some say that the government creates them to be that way and that they don't have a choice. I am very biased against it and I think that it is a number of factors but if the food and expenses of America where cheaper, there might not be so many homeless families. Especially with all the banks going bankrupt and the housing market crashing, there would be fewer homeless families.