Why Laws Are Necessary To Protect The Underprivileged

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It is without a doubt that we live in a society where there are extreme inequalities that exist between the poor and the rich. We still live in a country where many racial minorities still facing discrimination in many arenas of life. Whether it be employment, housing, education or banking; many who come from underprivileged backgrounds face mounting barriers that prevent them from being prosperous. Here is a quick overview of why we need laws in order to protect the underprivileged. Housing Many people, especially in larger metropolitan areas, have difficulties finding affordable housing. Although major cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are well renown cities - many of these city residents can’t afford to live there. As a result, the Federal Government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development provides millions of dollars in housing assistance....

Why Public Housing Is Necessary In A Civilized Society

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Everyone has the right to a roof over their head. When it is cold, no one should have to suffer from hypothermia because they are stuck outside. When it is raining, no one should have to get wet because they have nowhere to get shelter. In a civilized society, it is important that everyone has access to some form of housing. Homelessness Creates Hopelessness If you have ever had to work outside on a cold day or walk a long distance on a cold night, you know how difficult it can be. Imagine having to deal with a cold night on a park bench because you have nowhere to go. Imagine further that no one cares that you are starving and cold. To most people, the homeless are a burden and an eyesore. That doesn’t do much to help your morale or make you believe that you can be something. Homelessness Is Not Always A Choice There is a segment of society that believes those who are on the...

The Politics Of Equal Rights

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The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence begins with the assertion that “all men are created equal,” but at the time of its adoption in 1776, slavery in the United States was already well-entrenched. From the outset, the document was criticized by abolitionists for this obvious contradiction. It would continue to be cited as an argument for establishing equal rights for generations to come. Soaring Rhetoric Despite the criticism at the time of Declaration’s signing, it would take a civil war to bring the issue of equal rights to the forefront of the American consciousness. Four score and seven years later after the document’s adoption, Abraham Lincoln would remind the nation that it was a country founded on the “proposition that all men are created equal” by referring to the Declaration of Independence in his emotionally powerful...