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E-Portfolio SO, Chrizelle Anne Diaz 11325860 Englcom - WC (A54B) Ms. Bernadette Cabico


CONTENTS Letter to the Readers Entry Essay Extended Definition Essay Argumentative Essay Exit Essay Reflection Essay Documentary Analysis

Letter to the Readers:

Letter to the Readers ENGLCOM WC was a term of multitudinous learning and tedious essay writing. However, I am greatly felicitous to have learned adequate information and styles on academic writing. I believe that this class has improved my academic writing skills. In this portfolio is a compilation of essays that I have earnestly written during my WC classes. -SO, Chrizelle

E-Portfolio Objectives:

E-Portfolio Objectives Upon completion of the e-portfolio, the student should be able to do the following: Collect, store, and manage written outputs electronically Develop a sense of authorship Showcase mastery of various genres and of writing process Evaluate and reflect on writing performance holistically Monitor progress Improve understanding on oneself Recognize the gaps in one’s current knowledge and skills

Entry Essay:

Entry Essay

Child Labor- A Social Problem:

Child Labor- A Social Problem In our world today there are plenty of problems. It can be social, environmental, economic, or personal. However, today I would like to address a social problem- child labor. Majority of the countries round the world practice child labor. Child labor is the act of forcing children below 18 years of age to do jobs that adults would do. In my opinion child labor is the most cruel social problem. Why? First of all, children or youths are the future generation. They can do many valuable things in their time of youth. Second, children have plenty to learn. Lastly, children need to enjoy their youth because the work field is a difficult place.

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Filipinos would often say , “ Ang kabataan ay ang sagot ng kalikasan ”. I agree to this saying strongly because as well educated students, we can do so much about the future. We, as youth, are the generation that the world is counting on. Our priority as young people should be our studies. Our priority or focus should not yet be career or finances, but education alone. What children learn in school are things that will equip us for our future. As children, we should be equipped with a well rounded quality education to be able to make a difference in the world

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“Live while we’re young”, a quote that is being recited by youths everywhere around the world. Our youthful years are the most important and special years of our lives and those years should be spent with joy and gladness. Child labor is a cruel social issue, specially since it involves the young people. Children are not capable of doing the work meant for adults. We have so much left to learn and are not ready to face the challenges of the work field. We are the future of the world, but we need to be equipped. We need time to get ready to be the world’s warriors.

Extended Definition Essay:

Extended Definition Essay

“Marriage: Behind What Meets the Eye” :

“Marriage: Behind What Meets the Eye”   Nowadays , we hear so much marriage, family, weddings, divorce, etc. In addition to this, just recently, we’ve been hearing about the wedding of Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes. Many weddings and marriage ceremonies have been commonly occurring recently. The word “marriage” may be familiar to us. I assume that we have been hearing this word ever since we were young. We can simply define it as the union of a man and a woman, but what is it more? There is more to marriage than what meets the eye.

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Different people with nonidentical cultures have dissimilar ways of practicing and delineating marriage. To the Americans, marriage is a union of which opulence or wealth, instead of love, is the solid rock of two lovers. They view marriage as a business agreement. Socioeconomic status is an extremely significant factor since this is related to the amount of income a family has, as well as where and how they live (Miller 2013). Marriage has been losing its significance in America and other countries in the West. During the past few decades, major social changes in Western countries have led to changes in the demographics of marriage, with the age of first marriage increasing, fewer people marrying, and many couples choosing to cohabit rather than marry (Wikipedia 2013).

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Diva B, an article writer, said “Our culture has been obsessed with our own extremely puritanical views on marriage and its sacraments, almost to the exclusion of love as a prerequisite for the union. Wikipedia has marriage defined as, "an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage” (2007).

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To the Chinese, marriage would mean the essentiality to perdure and bring forth the Chinese race and culture. The effect of this perception for the Chinese is arranged marriage, which is when the parents of a son or a daughter choose their spouse for them. I can relate to this since I am of pure Chinese blood. When I was younger, my parents would always tell me to marry someone who belonged to the same race. Although they coincided to let me decide for myself, there are times when I still feel the pressure to conform to their desire. However, The New Marriage Law of 1950 radically changed Chinese marriage traditions, enforcing monogamy, equality of men and women, and choice in marriage (Wikipedia 2013). A survey was conducted by The Well Being Magazine and Tsinghua Media Survey Lab in China during 2012 to measure the marital happiness of Chinese people. Nearly 62 percent of respondents voted that love was a more essential factor in marriage, while only 37 percent voted that money was more essential ( WangXin , Lidan 2013). Love prevails over money in this survey unlike in Western countries where citizens assume that money is the root of a marriage.

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The definition of marriage in other cultures may contradict to the Filipino thought that marriage is brought about by, and only by, this feeling we call love. Love is a strong affection for another based on admiration, benevolence, or common interest (Webster). Maybe this view of marriage in Filipinos is what causes the downfall in our economic status. This perception of marriage causes Filipino men and women to forget to use their minds in choosing a spouse. They tend to follow only their heart, explaining the crisis of teens getting pregnant which also contributes to the problems in overpopulation, poverty, divorce, and etc. The bible said that the heart is deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9). The definition of various words can be distinct from one culture to another depending on how the people conceive it.

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In television, when couples are interviewed regarding their marriage and the reason behind it, “I fell in love” would often be the response that the interviewer would receive. When I was in high school, I did believe the quite absurd idea that “love makes us do crazy things”. Those “crazy things” include various deeds, one of which is marriage. It was not until college that I finally was proven wrong. For multiple cultures, love is not the primary rationale for marriage. There are quite a few factors influencing the decision of people to marry. These factors include social status, religion, family, education, and most important of all, wealth (Straus 2008). The effects of low income, urbanisation and young age population on age-adjusted rates of first marriage, divorce and live birth among the Japanese population in 46 prefectures were analysed by stepwise regression for 1970 and for 1975. During this period, Japanese society experienced a drastic change from long-lasting economic growth to serious recession in 1973. In both 1970 and 1975, the first marriage rate for females was inversely related to low income and the divorce rates for both males and females were positively related to low income. The live birth rate was significantly related to low income, urbanisation and young age population only in 1975. The first marriage rate for females and the divorce rates for both sexes increased significantly but the first marriage rate for males and live birth rate significantly decreased between 1970 and 1975. These findings suggest that low income was the essential factor affecting first marriage for females and divorce for males and females. (Uchida, Araki, Murata 1993)

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People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social,  libidinal , emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. In many parts of the world, marriages are arranged (Wikipedia 2013). In addition to this, Carol Straus, in her article “Marriage: Job or Joy?” she shared, “I know of people who, even in this day and age, were given to their husbands by their parents, for various reasons. Some parents may have meant well, some may have had cynical motives-but there was no choice based on love. Some of these marriages ended in divorce” (2008). Research from the United States shows that passion between two lovers can only exist at most for 1,000 days (He 2003). In the past, marriage was just simply between two people, a man and a woman, desiring to be binded by legal contract. But in the modern world, marriage has changed. Today's marriage is hardly anything like the marriage of a generation ago, much less any more intervals back into the history of our country and the world (Owens 2009). 

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Marriage has developed numerous varieties and classifications- same sex marriage, group marriage, etc. Various types of same-sex marriages have existed, ranging from informal, unsanctioned relationships to highly ritualized unions (Wikipedia 2013). The recognition of same-sex marriage is a political, social, civil rights and religious issue in many nations, and debates continue to arise over whether same-sex couples should be allowed marriage, be required to hold a different status (a civil union), or be denied recognition of such rights. Allowing same-gender couples to legally marry is considered to be one of the most important of all LGBT rights (Wikipedia 2013). Another kind of marriage, group marriage, is the practice of more than two people forming a family. No country legally condones group marriages, neither under the law nor as a common law marriage, but historically it has been practiced by some cultures of Polynesia, Asia, Papua New Guinea and the Americas – as well as in some intentional communities  and alternative subcultures (Wikipedia 2013).

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Marriage is beginning to acquire so many different meanings. The sinful desires of the human mind give these unnecessary meanings to the once beautiful bond we call marriage. It used to be a godly thing but that perception has dramatically been replaced by the ideas and practices of the different cultures around us. However, these definitions of marriage are not certifiable in all cultures. It also depends on the credences or beliefs of the culture in which you belong. But whatever marriage is for you, we know what the truth is. Marriage is a bond created by God where two people conjoin for His purpose and His glory. “God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God”, according to Max Lucado. In Malachi 2:14, we can see that God meant for marriage to be a holy covenant. He believed that it is not good for man to be alone, as he said in Genesis. God’s purpose for marriage is for the couple to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:27-28), spreading His word from generation to generation. “Marriage by God’s design is the union of one man and one woman (Genesis 2:18).  Some say that it is the ceremony (wedding) that makes the man and woman married; [but] God’s word tells us that it is the joining of flesh that makes the marriage (Genesis 2:24)” (Williams 2011).

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‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command one to give a certificate of divorce and to send her away?” (Matthew 19:3-7, ESV)

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Sources : Diva, B. (2007). How Modern Marriage Has Changed From the Past. Massachusetts: Helium, Inc.   Owens , J. (2009). How Modern Marriage Has Changed From the Past. Massachusetts: Helium, Inc. People’s Daily Online (2013). Divorce Rate Rises for Seven Straight Years in China. Beijing: People’s Daily Online. Straus, C. (2008). Marriage: Job or Joy? Massachusetts: Helium, Inc. Uchida, E., Araki, S., Murata, K. (1993). Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Marriage, Divorce, and Birth Rates in a Japanese Population. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information   Wikipedia (2013). Marriage. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.   Williams, P. (2011). Bible Verses about Marriage: 20 Great Scripture Quotes. Telling Ministries LLC.

Argumentative Essay:

Argumentative Essay

Teenage Vices:

Teenage Vices “ Living young, wild, and free”. This is the ubiquitous motto of the present generation. The phenomenon of teenage vices has been a prominent matter propagating all over the world. “Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found. When asked to estimate how many were involved, these teens reported that about 17 percent of students -- roughly 2.8 million -- are abusing drugs during the school day, according to the survey.” (Gardner 2012) “ Studies show that [teenagers] are more likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than the general population”. (NHS 2012) Teenagers are classes of people who are exceedingly curious. We want to try new things. We want to go with the trend. Never do we desire to feel ‘out of place’. "Seeing teens partying with alcohol or marijuana on Facebook and other sites encourages other teens to want to party like that," said Emily Feinstein, project director for the survey and a senior policy analyst with CASAColumbia .” (Gardner 2012) Because of the desire to follow the bandwagon, we are often moved by our sentiments that we forget to think about the consequences that are bound to succeed our actions.

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Some studies may prove that a little dose of alcohol can even be good for the health. Jonah Lehrer said in 2010, “Longitudinal studies have consistently shown that people who do not consume any alcohol at all tend to die before people who do.”  However, the problem I intend to address is that teenagers don’t know their limits. “One glass a day (or less) can make your heart stronger and may boost your memory. But have a few too many, and your risks for breast cancer, uterine cancer, and osteoporosis rise fast.” ( Formichelli and Geraghty 2008) Teenagers do not know their limits; they just do not know when to stop. They are not satisfied and always yearn for more. If we knew and abided by our limits and to what extent we were permitted to do a certain action, there would be no problem. However, this is not the case. Once teenagers experience drinking, smoking, taking drugs, etc., they tend to crave for it, causing the real issue that alarms us all- addiction. The best way to prevent it is to not start it.

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I reckon the major cause of teenagers engaging in vices is because they are in lack of emotional stability. Studies show that teenagers who are emotionally unsound find their solace in engaging in vices. “Many people who have taken drugs say they saw it as a solution to a problem or barrier. But they ended up broken, failed and in deeper problems. Every person has problems or challenges in life. No one is perfect. Problems are part of life, and using drugs to solve a temporal problem is like creating a bigger problem to solve a little one.” ( eSchool Today 2010) The state of drunkenness felt after drinking alcohol , the light-headedness that follows smoking a cigarette, and the high sensation after taking a drug can frankly aid a teenager’s emotional problems. They say that they find felicity and consolation in being involved in these vices. Despite of the growing issue on teenage vices, multitudinous solutions can be made. The primary action that we can do is to provide children, young as they are, with proper and quality education. “[Parents are called to occasionally] discuss their views on smoking, drugs, and alcohol starting when their children are young.” (Dickinson 2013) Granting children with immense education can help them choose and make the right decisions which can keep them away from vices that can afflict them harm.

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Furthermore , children should experience their parent’s love and affection. Being in a justified relationship with a family can promote emotional stability to a child which will help them choose to abstain from vices because teens are more likely to use drugs or alcohol if they have poor family relationships. (Samuel) In a website called Net Mums, a mother said in an article, “We owe it to our children to be understanding and supportive and help them through the problems they face.” (2013) The head of pediatrics and chief of staff at the Miramichi Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, Dr. Michael Dickinson, says that, “Parents play an incredibly important role in shaping their teens’ opinions about drugs and alcohol. Although it may appear that your children are not paying attention to you, teens consistently rate their parents as one of their most important sources of information on these topics.” The takeaway is “for parents to talk to their children and get engaged in their children’s lives… It takes a teen to know what’s going on in the teen world, but it takes parents to help their children navigate that world," said Emily Feinstein, CASAColumbia’s senior policy analyst and the project director of the survey. ( Azuz 2012) Children are the future generation. Therefore, we should begin with them. If we cannot stop the issue of teenage vices today, we can start with training and changing the leaders of tomorrow.

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Sources : Azuz , C. (2012, August 22). Survey: 17% of high schoolers drink, smoke, use drugs during school day – Schools of Thought - CNN.com Blogs.  Schools of T hought - CNN.com Blogs . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http:// schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/22/survey-17-of-high-schoolers-drink-smoke-use-drugs-during- school-day /   Dickinson, M. (2013, July 19). I want to talk about drugs and alcohol with my kids. Will they pay attention? - The Globe and Mail.  Home - The Globe and Mail . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http :// www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-healtH-expert/i-want-to-talk-about-drugs-and- alcohol-with-my-kids-will-they-pay-attention/article13298014 /   eSchooltoday . (2010) Why do teens smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs? Where do adolescents get these drugs from? How do drugs work?.  Interactive Learning Resources for young people . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http :// eschooltoday.com/drug-abuse-and-teens/why-do-teens-use-drugs.html   Formichelli , L., & Geraghty , L. (2008, January 30). Is Alcohol Actually Good for You? What's Right and Wrong With Drinking - Food Recipes - Health.com. Health.com : Fitness, Nutrition , Tools, News, Health Magazine . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http ://www.health.com/health/article/0,,20410314,00.html   Gardner, A. (2012, August 22). Many Teens Drinking, Taking Drugs During School: Survey .  Health . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from www.health.usnews.com/health- news/news/articles/2012/08/22/many-teens-drinking-taking-drugs-during-school-survey   Lehrer, J. (2010, September 7). Why Alcohol Is Good for You - Wired Science.  wired.com  . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http ://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/09/why-alcohol-is-good-for-you/ Samuel , J. ( n.d. ). Teens: Smoking, Alcohol & Drugs.  Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from www.tnstate.edu/extension/documents //4HY%209%20Teens%20and%20Drugs.pdf Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs - Live Well - NHS Choices. (2012, August 14).  NHS Choices - Your health, your choices . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http ://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/studenthealth/Pages/Smoking,alcoholanddrugs.aspx   Teenagers: Smoking and drugs - Netmums . ( n.d. ).  Parenting advice and information in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - Netmums . Retrieved August 14, 2013, from http:// www.netmums.com/teenagers/teen-safety/smoking-and-drugs

Exit Essay :

Exit Essay

Child Labor- Breaking the Shackles:

Child Labor- Breaking the Shackles Children are the solutions to the problems in this world. We may agree to this claim, however, before they can become the answers to the future, we need to break the shackles that hinder it- child labor. Child labor is work that harms children and keeps them from attending school. (Child Labor Public Education Project) It is indeed a prominent problem in the Philippines at present. According to the International Labor Organization, 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently work under conditions that are considered illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative. (Child Labor Public Education) Child labor is one of the most rampant problems that concern the Philippines. (angelfire.com) Many poor families see child labor as a way to cope with meagre family incomes evident in the 2.1 working children aged 5-17 in the country. (International Labour Organization )

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Every problem has a cause and one of the major causes of child labor is poverty. Due to the struggle to adapt to the rising prices of resources and a high standard lifestyle, the families who have an income below the Asian Poverty Line are forced to engage their children in child labor. “Families struggle to make ends meet and face hard decisions when it comes to sending their children to work”. (Child Fund International) Another factor that causes child labor is the global economy. “According to the Pulitzer Canter on Crisis Reporting, the escalating price of gold has driven mining operations in the Philippines to new levels, and many mining companies make use of children, As many as 18,000 children are involved in regional and mining operations across the Philippines and our country currently ranks 18 th in terms of gold production. As the demand for gold increases, the number of children forced to work also escalates. (Child Fund International) The effects of child labor are very deplorable. It threatens children’s physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. The early years of a child are stages of development and adaptation. Child labor hinders them from being emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually stable. Education is the key to success. To address the issue of poverty, more people need to be educated. Erudite citizens are the ones who can manifest and promote change to our questionable country. Child labor prevents children from going to school and this is a capital issue because they are the future of the world.

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Education is the key to success. To address the issue of poverty, more people need to be educated. Erudite citizens are the ones who can manifest and promote change to our questionable country. Child labor prevents children from going to school and this is a capital issue because they are the future of the world. Slight change is being done to handle the issue of child labor. Laws are being written and propounded that are against child labor. “The Philippines has integrated child labour concerns into national policy frameworks including the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP). The country has passed legislation that defines a legal framework that addressed child labor and adopted a Philippine time-bound program (PTBP) to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. In 2009, the US Department of Labor ( USDoL ) approved a project that provides the vision of a child labor-free Philippines by building on past gains and addressing continuing challenges”. (International Labor Organization)

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The term “child labor” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potentials and their dignity. This is harmful to the physical and mental development of a child. Children engaged in the phenomenon are denied the chance to be children. (International Labor Organization) Send your concerns and help these unfortunate children by taking your stand against child labor. The children are the solution for a better tomorrow. Break the shackles, stop child labor .

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References : Angelfire . ( n.d. ). CHILD LABOR: Philippine Scenario.  Angelfire : Welcome to Angelfire . Retrieved August 29, 2013, from http://www.angelfire.com/ab2/relgroup/Phil.html Fund International. (2013, March 5). Child Labor in the Philippines.  Sponsor a Child – ChildFund International . Retrieved August 29, 2013, from h ttp:// www.childfund.org/child- labor-in- the- p hilippines / Labor Education Project. ( n.d. ). What is Child Labor? - The Child Labor Education Project .  University of Iowa :: Division of Continuing Education . Retrieved August 29, 2013, from http ://www.continuetolearn.uiowa.edu/laborctr/child_labor/about/what_is_child_labor.html Labour Organization. ( n.d. ). Child Labour .  International Labour Organization . Retrieved August 29, 2013, from http://www.ilo.org/global/topics/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm Labour Organization. ( n.d. ). Child labour .  International Labour Organization . Retrieved August 29, 2013, from http://www.ilo.org/manila/areasofwork/child-labour/lang--en/index.htm Labour Organization. ( n.d. ). What is child labour .  International Labour Organization . Retrieved August 29 , 2013, from http://www.ilo.org/ipec/facts/lang--en/index.htm

Reflection Essay:

Reflection Essay

The Making of an Aristocratic Writer:

The Making of an Aristocratic Writer Ever since elementary, essay writing has been a hobby of mine. Just as singers use songs to vent their feelings and thoughts, my ideas are often portrayed in an essay. After successfully receiving Writer’s Award 9 years ago for the essay I wrote, I began to compose essays that depict my sentiments. I suppose that one of the misconceptions in academic writing is that it is troublesome. I used to think that essay writing takes up so much time and constitutes the brain to be weary. However, after learning numerous writing styles and steps in ENGLCOM, academic writing became natural and lenient. For me, essay writing is like free writing. I just attenuate everything that traverses my mind.

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The difficulty that I definitely encountered is probably the lack of knowledge on the topic. To solve this problem, I needed to do ample research. During the peer to peer evaluation, the correction that my editors took notice on was that my essay had too much cited information. They desired more thoughts and opinions from me. This was difficult for me to correct, however, with the help of the lessons and the application of styles and rules, I was able to amend this matter. Judging from the comparison between my entry and exit essay, I can cymosely declare that I greatly improved in essay writing. Looking at my introductions, I noticed that my exit essay has a stronger and lasting statement. Also, examining my choice of words, I marked that I am able to formulate recondite more complicated vocabulary. The factors that contributed to these were the lessons from ENGLCOM WC and RVLC classes, teaching me about the factors of a strong academic writing.

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Looking at the syllabus, I can definitely say that I have successfully achieved the ENGLCOM objectives. Noticing a recasting in my skills in writing, I can firmly state that ENGLCOM has helped me become an effective communicator and a critical and creative thinker . I can now continue my days in La Salle applying the lessons I have come across in ENGLCOM.

Documentary Analysis:

Documentary Analysis

A Call to Action:

A Call to Action   “ When you give money to the homeless, you help keep them homeless”. I ran over this quote while watching the documentary entitled “sidewalk”. The movie is about homeless or street people in America struggling to provide for themselves, and for some, for their families. The quote mentioned earlier clearly exhibits the negligence of the government in dealing with the issue of poverty. Most of us might be living an eminently providential life, however , according to research, over 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries where income differentials are widening, Moreover, almost half of the world- over three billion people- live on less than $2.50, which is 108.35 in Philippine pesos, a day. (Shah 2013)

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The issue of poverty was inarguably unveiled in the documentary. Furthermore, it exhibited the delinquency of the government in addressing the phenomenon. The ethnographer, Mitchell Duneier spent five years with these individuals, and in Sidewalk he argues that, contrary to the opinion of various city officials, they actually contribute significantly to the order and well-being of the Village. (Barnesandnoble.com 2013)

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The government is the force responsible for addressing poverty. They can manifest change and development. However, contradicting to this, the government is not doing their part. They don’t care enough. With each country’s population mostly concerned about their own welfare & prosperity, their leaders/politicians will always make decisions that are going to get them re-elected. This means very little is spent on things that benefit others or long term goals in general. I really can't see this cycle changing for a very long time. We can't even get our leaders to save our planet from the uncertainty of climate change. (Duckworth 2013) Some individuals are starting to reckon that the government hates the poor. According to a respondent in answer.yahoo.com, “Republicans hate the poor and believe they are lazy, greedy, parasites that don't want to work. Democrats think the poor are stupid, uneducated, and incapable of helping themselves. If you are considered "poor", you are free to pick the side you feel has insulted you less. Private companies only care about the poor when they can get a nice photo op or tax breaks for hiring them. They don't want to be inconvenienced by having to hire people that they believe will steal from them and actually need the job. The poor have to pretend they aren't poor to get hired”. It is awfully dejected to think that this is the state of the world.

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Despite the growing trouble on poverty, we can still hope for an aesthetic tomorrow. According to a book by Jeffrey D. Sachs, “There are ways to fix the problem of poverty and these strategies ought to be completed by the government. First, commit to the task. Second, adopt a plan of action. Third, raise the voice of the poor. It is time for the democracies in the poor world to join together to issue the call to action. Lastly, redeem the government role in the world”. (Sachs 2005) The government needs to start responding to the call of the poor. They need to help the people who cannot help themselves. That is their job; therefore they should start addressing it. “What requires redistribution is not our income but our moral attention. The sooner our economic debates move beyond the gap between rich and poor to questions of growth, mobility, and enduring prosperity, the sooner we will be able to nurture conditions that allow everyone the opportunity to rise and flourish.” ( Messmore 2012 )

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Sources/ References: Haro , M. ( n.d. ). What can governments do to end poverty in their countries? Is a solution possible under capitalism? | A conversation on TED.com.  TED: Ideas worth spreading . Retrieved July 30, 2013, from http ://www.ted.com/conversations/15655/w    Messmore , R. ( n.d. ). Justice, Inequality, and the Poor > Publications > National Affairs.  National Affairs . Retrieved July 30, 2013, from http ://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/justice-inequality-and-the-poor   Shah, A. (2013, January 7). Poverty Facts and Stats — Global Issues.  Global Issues : social, political , economic and environmental issues that affect us all — Global Issues . Retrieved July 30, 2013 , from http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats   Sidewalk by Mitchell Duneier | 9780374527259 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble. ( n.d. ).  Barnes & Noble - Books, Textbooks, eBooks, Toys, Games & More . Retrieved July 30, 2013, from http ://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sidewalk-duneier/1030164695?ean=9780374527259 Yahoo! Answers - How the poor being treated by society, government,private company and community ?. ( n.d. ).  Yahoo! Answers - Home . Retrieved July 30, 2013, from http :// ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101112215251AACSkP9




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