There are more events that display injustice in our society nevertheless we the people tend to look the other way and allow our legal system to continue being this way. And why is that we look the other way ? We look the other way when something is injustice because we know that fighting it will not bring justice therefore the battle is already lost. So ask me again what justice means to me ? Over the years as I gain more and more knowledge about the country I live in my perception of justice changes.
Many people argue that times change and people of a previous generation do not know what to do with problems of their generation. This is true but society doesn’t change after just a generation or two, it gradually changes and the previous generation will always have had similar problems that we as in this generation experience. If your belief is so extreme that you would not conform no matter what, what is the harm of getting some advice? It will still and always be up to you how you solve that predicament. We all have our strengths and weaknesses, our pros and cons, what we know and what we don’t know.
So, if we still have the idea of a necessary connection between cause and effect, it must come from somewhere. This is where Hume’s sentimentalist views come into play. He believes that our formation of habits, in terms of cause and effect, are a product of our non-rational expectations that the effect will always follow the cause; our concept of necessary connection
Life can be very cruel. Baldwin compares on how hard is life and how he used to struggle just like people do when they have moved to a new place or country to live in for the rest of their life and make a new change. Newcomers have to adapt to a new culture in order to cope with the society and the community around them. That is one of the ways to be accepted in the world. Otherwise a good example of discrimination is that some years ago it was tougher for African-Americans, they were totally discriminated and left out of the groups and their own environment just for having a different colored skin.
Utilitarianism has a foundation for decision making, whether it is moral or ethical. There are some problems with this method of decision making. Some people might not agree that everyone deserves to be happy no matter where they are at. For hundreds of years prisoner had no rights and since then our society’s ethical values have changed. Back in the day it was basically stated an eye for an eye, and now society views this differently, basically our values have evolved.
Slavery; Relations between the Black and White Man When looking upon American history in its entirety, there is a dark stain that spreads for a good chunk of the whole, starting almost from the beginning. Slavery, a word that doesn’t give enough justice to its name, a word that puts a bad taste in your mouth even though the people of today have never lived through its cruelty. Slavery may have started out as the selling of white European servants who came to America seeking a better life, but this is not the slavery that I speak off. The slavery that I speak off is the more vicious aspect of the word that grew out of that beginning. This slavery is by far one of the more difficult subjects to look upon when discussing American history and its influences.
The Constitution, until recently, did not apply to blacks; blacks feel they deserve payments from 310 years of slavery, destruction to their minds and culture. Dr. Martin Luther King's dilemma in the United States was of a different kind. He was torn between his identity as a Black man of African descent and his identity as an American. He urged Americans to judge based on the content of the character not by skin color and also believed in non-violent protests. Martin Luther King Jr’s main perspective during the fight on racism was equality.
Those who dared to go against society and love or marry outside of these expectations were frowned upon or faced consequences if they had got caught doing so. Adultery was not very well tolerated in 1800’s; Though it is not as uncommon today, people still frown upon and disapprove of adultery, but there is more free will now than back in 18th/19th century. A society governed by rules, that neglect self-choice or preference, is a society which will more likely force others to be unhappy in the process. The universal theme or lesson of “The Storm” by Kate Chopin is that one’s society should not place restrictions or certain limitations (social class, religion or wealth) on two people whom naturally love each other for possibly all the right reasons (emotional love, passion, friendship, attraction, intimacy) but rather accept them and their choices because placing restrictions on love will most likely lead to unhappiness and lack of fulfillment for these people. The married couples in the story are Calixta and Bobinot, Alcee and the not-so-often mentioned, Clarisse.
The media can contribute to people’s ideas of what the “perfect woman” or “perfect man” is, but, as the media is an often completely false agent of propaganda, real life men and women cannot live up to expectations. Changes in the social position of women may have contributed to higher divorce rates as women have, in the past 100 years, achieved many new rights such as: the vote, employment and education. This shift in the position of women within society may have made them less willing to accept an unsatisfactory marriage that often includes traditional gender roles with no opportunity for them to work towards their own goals and lives outside of the home. There is now much less social stigma and blame attached to divorce, meaning that
Reflection paper #3: Gender roles and stratification Over the years gender stratification has been the subject of change, however there are three very clear areas where gender is scrutinized in society. Our nation like to preach that we are progressive but when you take a closer look at institution of marriage and family gender stratification is immediately present. Also, in sport and physical health genders are continuously stigmatized and labeled in their respective pockets. Finally, in the fields of academia and careers genders stratification becomes evident as they fall into their stereotypes. These stratifications go unnoticed by most as we as a people accept our gender roles.