Inequality In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Human rights not only endorse a view of life but also set moral values. They recognize our freedom to make choices about our lives. Not having these rights is unconstitutional. Citizens should not have to fear the state but instead, get directed by it. John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, illustrates the real-life problem of inequality.
All around the world, people are treated poorly for things they can’t control. Skin color takes a huge part in this. Our generation is stuck on the idea that if someone isn’t the same skin color as you, you’re better than them. All this discrimination increases the chance of that individual developing a mental disorder. According to Margie Mason’s article, “Mental Health and Race”, “Hispanics also share a similar rate of mental disorder with whites, but Hispanic youth suffer a higher chance of suffering from depression and anxiety.”
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People believe women can’t do things as well as men but that is far from true. Former president Obama once said in his speech to Muslims about human rights, “Meanwhile, the struggle for women's equality continues in many aspects of American life and in countries around the world. I am convinced that our daughters can contribute just as much to society as our sons.” This is something no country should have to deal with. Being a different gender doesn’t affect anything but how you reproduce. Gender doesn’t determine you intelligence or even abilities in that matter. Women can do anything men can …show more content…
In the news article, “Discrimination, Inequality, and Poverty—A Human Rights Perspective”, it states “Discrimination can both cause poverty and be a hurdle in alleviating poverty. Even in countries where there have been significant gains toward achieving the MDGs, inequalities have grown.” Discrimination happens everywhere, no matter where you go. We need to do everything we can to make this