Social Problems

On this page you will post examples of social problems via news links, youtube, twitter, etc that you would like to share with the class.  You can add a web link or news article using copy/paste, please make sure to include your name.


 

Dawt Chin Look Up is a spoken word for the “online” generation. Written, performed and directed by Gary Turk, it is an extremely important life lesson for our youth.  Children are growing up in a world where they don’t play outside or communicate with their friends. It seems today everything is done via text message or over the internet. It’s heartbreaking http://youtu.be/Z7dLU6fk9QY

Patrick Kempfer

http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2013/November/afghanistan-opium-crop-cultivation-rises-a-record-36-per-cent-opium-production-up-49-per-cent.html

Nick Lenz:  This video talks about racial stereotypes on Family Guy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBnYJe96KaA

John Luksa http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/gangs-of-social-media/2/

Allison Stern http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/17/appeals-court-taxpayer-funded-sex-change-convicted/

John Barry http://www.philly.com/philly/news/241218981.html

Tom Israeli – I love going to Ho Chunk in the Dells so I thought this was pretty interesting. http://casinowatch.org/costs/wisconson_report.html

Ming Yang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plaqunpTzvM

Hunter Larson http://www.registerguard.com/rg/opinion/30637884-78/drones-states-united-drone-civilians.html.csp

Natalie Jaqua http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russias-new-anti-gay-laws-bring-mounting-scrutiny-ahead-of-sochi-olympics/

Connor Green After discussing how American culture views alcohol versus how European cultures view alcohol I thought this might be an interesting topic to cover in class. My sister studied abroad in Italy last summer and my aunt lived in Germany for eight years. I came across the idea of bringing the topic to class when my sister, aunt and I were considering the differences between the two cultures and why these differences exist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxPUm6o8w8M   Gabby Crapp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8kty1SEqZQ

Mack Douglas I find this to be a HUGE social problem. Class warfare is something that is going to shape our lives in this particular period of time. It will reach a tipping point, and I believe (or I want to so badly), that we are on the cusp of a revolution. The reason this video is such an issue is that it is promoting a show (or trying to, at least) that flaunts being rich and having everything handed to you. This is obviously going to anger people who work hard to make their living and still cant make end’s meet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JovNQ1YPdnM

LeAnna Lombardi http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/categories/hiv-aids

Hunter Larson People in Mexico are stuck between a rock and a hard place and some of them have decided they’re done. On one hand the cartels rob, kidnap, rape, and generally terrorize any individual who stands up to them. On the other the local government is either paid off, or killed and replaced, and they turn a blind eye to the abuse. The people stood up as a community militia to keep the cartels and corrupt police out of their towns. The federal government wanted to come in and disarm these militias and leave them defenseless for cartel reprisals. The reasoning that I see here is the cartels are the least dangerous to the federal government’s power. They only want to make money. But the second the people stand up and say “we want to do things our way” that’s when the feds feel the most threatened. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/28/mexican-militias-vigilantes-drug-cartels

Hunter Larson http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/19/opinion/omara-stand-your-ground-and-race/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Mack Douglas (again) This Week In Racism: http://www.vice.com/read/black-people-are-more-likely-to-be-arrested-for-marijuana-possession-than-white-people-twir Black people are more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession that white people.

Dawt Chin http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/cxokl2/unjustified?xrs=share_copy_emailUnjustified by Jon Stewart

RAY FREEMAN Captain Caveman’s first time….HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY take a look at thisi like it because its up front and honest which in turn to me makes it funny….because its real https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JCEYKrczN0

Danielle Benkert

http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Group-builds-tiny-homes-for-local-homeless-218449881.html