Everyone wants someone to point the finger towards. For instance, currently the United States is facing a large number of unemployed citizens. Those without jobs might put blame on the socio-economic struggle on immigrants and aliens, who just happen to be Hispanic. The main reasons for this particular group receiving so much hate falls on two concerns. The first, there are large groups of illegal South Americans coming through the Mexican border annually, who potentially take jobs from native white Americans who remain jobless.
John majors government came into office after the downfall of Margret Thatcher, which ultimately created divisions within the party. Not only did the party suffer from the internal conflict but also faced the problems of the recession after the ‘Lawson boom’. In order to stabilise the economy he joined the ERM getting a good deal but ultimately resulting in ‘black Wednesday’ causing Major to raise interest rates to 15%. This was political suicide and he soon lost the support of the press we had once relied so much on to get re-elected in 1992. The housing market also plummeted leading to negative equity, which the majority of the working class could not afford resulting in the repossession of their houses combined with the drastic increase in unemployment Britain was in a mess.
The problem is continuing to get worse and will eventually cause a decline in the American way of life. Although having immigrants coming to America is important to our society, it is only valuable when done the right way. The problem we are having is immigrants coming here and not having a positive effect on our economy. They are only putting more of a strain on an already empty economy. Billions of our tax dollars are being spent every year on illegal immigrants.
As is the case associated with nearly all labor migrations, Puerto Ricans were resented, despised, and viewed as inferior by Americans. 5. Because of this, Puerto Ricans did not fare well in their new environment. Most evident is the rates of unemployment,
Because Of the variety of races and ethnicities they has been a targeted by various predominantly white organizations. Obama himself has been accused of not being a citizen of America just because of his ethnicity. A great number of Americans did not want to see Obama or any other politician holding such a powerful job just because of the color of their
Discrimination& Inequality Gender, Age, & Race Discrimination & Inequality Gender, Age & Race Many people are discriminated against each year simply because of their race or sex. The year is 2012 and our country has a “mixed” president, despite this many women and older people face discrimination. This is so intriguing because the U.S is one of the most affluent countries in the world, yet we have a major issue with inequality and discrimination. What are the causes and consequences of these various types of discrimination, and how exactly is discrimination linked to inequality? A questionnaire was created, intended to help me distinguish the relationship between discrimination and inequality in your personal life, work environment and housing.
While wage, sexual gender, racial, ethnic, and employment discrimination are major offenders of one’s moral rights as a citizen, language discrimination is the least known type of discrimination. It is the silent type of discrimination. This could be because most minorities are uneducated and feel threatened if they complain. Language discrimination occurs when a person is not treated the same because of their native language or other characteristics of that person’s speech. One example of this would be when the employee does not speak English and it is company policy.
employers’ reasoning for hiring illegal immigrants is wrong and unjust, as supported by the theories of Immanuel Kant and John Rawls. Looking past the immediate injustice of the issue, we can see that this hiring is wrong because it has a negative impact on America in many aspects. United States employers paying under-market wages and benefits to undocumented workers depresses wages for all American workers, and thus these greedy companies make huge profits at the expense of these illegals and the working citizens in the United States. Also, a report of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in 2011 showed that illegal immigrants received $7.3 billion more from 2005 to 2010 from the IRS than they paid in federal income taxes (Schulkin 1). Our country is currently experiencing a massive debt, and I do not think it is appropriate solely looking at the issue in a factual manner that we allow illegal immigrants into our society or work place.
Why do immigrants want to move? Jobs are getting really tough to find, a reason is of all the immigrants moving to the United States, that means higher poverty percentages. Immigrants are found everywhere in the U.S., this is causing chaos in all parts of our country. Cheap labor from immigrants is another factor to our economy. The cheap labor of immigrants put us at a disadvantage.
Assaults, ransoms, kidnappings, drug trafficking, and organized crime in general are some of the most common in the country. Every day people face the risk that a loved one might become a victim of these terrible crimes. The people simply do not feel safe in their own country anymore, resulting in them deciding to leave it for a fresh start. Extreme poverty adds to the list of reasons why people immigrate to the United States. Poverty in Mexico has also increased in recent years.