Social Injustice Essays

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Social Injustice The two social injustice examples I am going to use are going to be equal access to health care and equal education. “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health of himself and of his family, including food, housing, and medical care and necessary social services,” states Article 25.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Unfortunately today, American citizens do not have equal access to health care, as they should be given. Federal programs and health care companies know that they don’t all have the same health status nor do they have the same access to quality health care services. Even though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all humans are legally to have …show more content…
The inequalities are very severe. In the school district of Philadelphia, nearly 80 percent of K-12 students are living at or near the poverty level. A typical Philadelphia student has $2,215 less spent on his or her education then a typically less disadvantaged suburban student. Six suburban districts spend over $5,000 more per student per year than Philadelphia. This type of problem doesn’t just exist in Pennsylvania; it exists state after state across the United States. The amount of money that a school district in Pittsburgh, PA compared to a school district in Reading, PA gets is a difference of over $4,000. That is the typical difference over most of the nation. If urban school districts got that $4,000 it would a lot of resources for the students to us in those districts. America’s politicians are fully aware of this situation, but are still demanding that no child be left behind. In general the kids that aren’t spending a lot of money on education correlates with low family income. Consequently, the needy kids from poor families that are living in impoverished areas typically go to under-resourced schools.
In 2005 the National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that fourth-graders growing up in low-income communities are already three grade levels behind kids growing up in high-income