The Issues of Troubled Teens and Their Parents

The Issues of Troubled Teens and Their Parents

According to “MANAGING GUILT: The Personal Responsibility Rhetoric among Parents of “Troubled” Teens” by Sandra E. Godwin, he stated “All Resolve parents complained of their teenagers’ disrespect toward them and what they saw as the negative influence of most of their teenagers’ friends. Resolve parents, like many parents,…

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An Argument in Favor of the Legalization of Marijuana

Legalize marijuana today     In the criminal justice system many have discussed the prohibition of marijuana. It has been said that five states within the U.S. have already voted to make pot legal for adults, but in small amounts. The purpose of legalizing only small amount…

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The Role of Stereotypes on Our Behaviors

Stereotyping Makes Us Individuals We stereotype every single day, whether we know it or not, and whether we want to or not. Harvard professor Mahzarin Banaji and University of Washington professor Anthony Greenwald, who have worked together for more than thirty years on the cross section of psychology and social contexts,…

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The Evolving Masculinity of Men Since the 1900s

Evolving Masculinity Masculinity, a term that essentially defines how men should live, has been around since the 1800s but has received much more attention since the 1900s. Its literal definition is the “possession of the qualities traditionally associated with men”. Common synonyms associated with masculinity are manlines…

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The Various Changes in Race Relations in the United States

Race relations in the United States have undergone changes in almost every generation and have consistently affected families. Living as we do today, in a more liberal and tolerant culture allows one the capacity to look back and see the things that seemed to affect families the most. Philip Cohen (2015), in his book, The F…

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Gendering Process among High School Students in Dude You’re a Fag by C.J. Pascoe

In her book, Dude, You’re a Fag, sociologist C.J. Pascoe examines the ways that “gendering processes are encoded at multiple levels: institutional, interactional, and individual” (page 5). How does she find this in the U.S. high school she studies? How do these levels influence one another to reinforce the norms of mascul…

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Racial Discrimination in Sports

Racial Discrimination in Sports Over the years, there has been evidence of racial discrimination in many different arenas. An example of a very racially tense field has been in sports. Many stereotypes about the talents of different athletes coming from various races exist and affect behaviors. Sports have been a focus of…

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The Issue of Sweatshop Labor and Iris Young’s Antisweatshop Movement

Today’s modern society has rapidly advanced to create a wide network of relationships spanning across societies, political structures, and economies. Modern proliferation of the tenants of capitalism have created a worldwide division of labor where manufacturing is sourced to peripheral areas of economic activity in order t…

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The Urgency of Starting a Negro Revolution in Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.

In his book of Why We Can’t Wait, Martin Luther King Jr. introduces nonviolent direct action and explains the urgency of starting a Negro revolution in the year of 1963. King uses great lengths of details to explain his ideology and the potential ways and opportunities for every individual who wish to participate to contrib…

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The Status of Women in the Victorian Era

The status of women in the Victorian era is often seen as an illustration of the striking discrepancy between the United Kingdom’s national power and wealth and what many, then and now, consider its appalling social conditions. During the era symbolized by the reign of British monarch Queen Victoria, women did not have suff…

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The Role of Women in 1960s US in Betty Friedan’s The Problem That Has No Name

In much of the 1960’s, many people were concerned about the civil rights movements that were being initiated, one of which was the rights of women in America. For a more prominent amount of history many social groups had a preconceived notion that entailed the service of women. For example, many believed that woman were not…

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The Causes and Effects of The Homeless Family Epidemic in USA

The homeless family epidemic is not an issue often discussed in everyday life, but the fact remains that families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population to date, as families make up 35% of homelessness in America (Overview of Homelessness in America, 2012). The root causes and effects of homelessness are…

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A Report on the Topic of Abortion in the United States

There are many oppositions of whether or not abortion should be legalized in the United States. Abortion is the process of terminating a pregnancy during the first trimester, and this medical procedure has been a controversial topic since the Supreme Court case, Roe vs Wade in 1973, in which the Supreme Court ruled abortion…

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The Issue of Whether US Citizens Should be Allowed to Carry Guns in Just Take Away Their Guns by James Q. Wilson

Critical Response Essay The issue of whether US citizens should be allowed to carry guns, the necessity of exercising forms of controlling this practice or the alternative of banning it, and the implications for people’s safety and human rights is one of the most hotly debated problems in the contemporary society. Reducing…

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Growing Up Biracial in the United States of America

A sort of “invisible” white privilege is what I would say described my childhood, reflecting on it now. My father’s family, originating from Europe, and my mother being from Peru, has given me a racial identity of “White Hispanic” in the United States. The reality was that growing up I was treated “white” because my physica…

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Why Do We Like Shows and News That Talk About the Struggles of Our Social Class, Gender and Ethnicity?

Identity Matters We grow up reading newspapers, books and watching things that we believed it would talk about our social activity and interest. The only shows and news we were interested to watch was the one that talked about the struggles of our social class (Lower class and middle class), gender and ethnicity. Without…

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The Concept of Social Capital in Sociology

The concept of social capital is defined by political scientist, Robert Putnam, as, “features of social life-networks, norms, and trust that enable participants to act together more effectively to pursue shared objectives” (1995, pg. 664). Putnam’s definition reflects years of academic scholarship in both the sociological a…

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A Study on the Issues of Street Children and the Deal of the Social Welfare Institute

Literature Review on Street Children FENG HONG S3493009 Research Question How does social welfare institute deal with the street children issue in
urban villages which located in LuoHu District (Shenzhen)? Overview Due to the complexity of reasons…

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We Should License Parents and Prevent Children from Being Reared by Incompetent Parents

Children are left on the street, without food or water, bullied and neglected every day. No one has ever thought about them or tried to help them. This is a topic rarely ever one addresses but why is it left forgotten. Society suffers from this problem for a very long period and it’s time to find a solution. Philosopher, Hu…

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The Issue of Homophobia in Haiti

According to a Professor in the University of Quebec, who specializes in Haitian issues, homosexuality to the Haitians has “not been well explored” and remains concealed since it is termed as an aberration to this society. As a result, very few have made their homosexuality status public. The LGBT community in Haiti has fa…

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The Way College Costs Contribute to Poverty

College costs contribute to poverty 11/13/14 A man wakes up from an uncomfortable sleep on a lumpy mattress. This man works at the local McDonalds, attempting to support his family on minimum wage. But imagine that this man is not some lazy or stupid person, he is brilliant, and he is smarter than you or I. Why you ask is…

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A Look at the Controversial Topic of Immigration in the United States

Two different families, living in two separate worlds, yet the actions of one will affect the other. One is a family that consists of all United States citizens, a family that has mostly been here for generations. This family has two married parents and four kids, with the mother staying at home in order to take care of the…

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The Importance of Sex Education (Not Only Abstinence Programs) in America

The Sex Education Conundrum The teen birth rate has been declining consistently over the past 20 years in the United States, but it is still not enough. In 2013, there were 26.5 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, and although that may seem low, the United States still has the highest teenage birth rate i…

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The Importance and Reasons Why Teenagers Should Get Their Driver’s License

On average in the United States, six teenagers die from motor vehicle injuries every day. Every day. Motor vehicles are the No. 1 killer of people ages 16-24. The highest-risk group is boys between 16 and 19. The combination of a lack of experienced driving and an increase in risk taking has proven to be lethal. While motor…

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The Issue of Corruption and Bribery in Today’s Society

Since the world is not a Marxist utopia, not all are equal in society. This is nothing new to society, as even Biblical records contain examples of social hierarchy and leaders who govern over others. Throughout history, the concept of people having power over other people has been commonly accepted. However, a social ob…

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