In today’s society, the wealth gap between the rich and everybody else has been growing more prominent as time passes. Society has fallen into a clear hierarchy where the rich are growing richer every day, the middle class is declining, and the poor stay poor. According to the Washington Post’s article, The growing wealth gap that nobody is talking about, each generation’s youth has always begun in poverty, working their way up to better pay. But with each passing year, it becomes more difficult to find employment and salaries are barely enough to live on, let alone put into savings.
My name is Janelis Munguia, and I am a Media Academy senior.
The social inequity problem I am looking into is homelessness. The demographic group I am most focused on for this inequity is senior citizens because they cannot do a lot by themselves. The reason I feel this is an inequity is because elders sometimes can not take care of themselves and by being homeless, it makes their situation worse. Some elders have disabilities.
The social inequity problem I am looking into is gender discrimination in the workplace. The demographic group I am most focused on for this inequity is women because they don’t get treated the same as men. The reason I feel this is an inequity is because both men and women should be treated the same.
Right now, I believe a solution to this problem would be that women start getting treated the same as men.
income inequality is when income or wealth is distributed in an uneven manner among a population or when the gap between the rich and everyone else is large
the fact that the wealthy try to keep all the wealth for themselves, they pay their workers a little bit and dont provide benefits when they make billions, and it wouldn’t really affect them as much if they did
The topic I am researching is the top one percent. So an important question I came to ask was, what is the relationship between the rich and poor?The poor play an important role just as much as the richest of the rich. The gap between these two is continuing to grow and there is not much being done to stop it. While researching I found an article called The world's top one percent are 100 percent to blame for the poverty, this article is written from a view of man from Cape Town, South Africa.
The top 1 percent. You have definitely heard of these people before. Quite frankly if you haven't just turn on the television or radio and listen for yourself about these people. The top one percent is defined as the wealthiest people in a country. Throughout the past few decades the inequality gap has begun to increase dramatically between the rich and the poor, and it is only just the beginning.
In my research I hope to discover how feminism exists in the modern era. I am interested in modern day feminism because I feel the word "feminism" is thrown around a lot in conversation and I want to be more educated on what it truly means. There is a campaign going around social media right now called "women against feminism" which condemns feminists for not appreciating the men in their lives. However, this is not what feminism is about at all. Feminists just want equality of the sexes.
I am concerned by some posts on Youth Voices, like Kelsey's "Jobs or the Environment?" because I am also wondering if my peers understand the economic implications of things like the pipeline. Does she understand how it would do good for the United States economy?
New Yorkers need to realize the ongoing inequality between each other. It’s getting worse with every day that passes by, and a vast majority of the public is still oblivious to this economic prejudice. A perfect example could be found below:
"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on super-sized sodas drew a tidal wave of national media attention late this past spring. An official city government report on New York's super-sized incomes issued the week before the soda move, by contrast, drew virtually no national attention at all."