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What do you think the five biggest social problems are in society? And what are the five best things about America?

Social Experiment: I need you to list the five biggest social problems in america and the five best things about living in America! Its for Sociology class please help!

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jaelynsmama07

Asked by jaelynsmama07 at 8:00 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Poverty
    Abuse (in all forms)
    Discrimination (in all forms)
    Reforms needed in health care
    Reforms needed in the tax structure

    Freedom of speech
    Freedom of religion
    Right to assembly
    Policies and procedures in place to ensure health, safety and welfare
    America is still the land of opportunity
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 12:49 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • – collapse

    Sexism


    Racism


    Homophobia


    Fetus Fetishism


    Religious Fanaticism

    AngiDas

    Answer by AngiDas at 4:00 AM on Feb. 13, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • I would definitely list our educational system as a "broke".
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:11 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:25 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • We conquered outer space but not inner peace. We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.

    This pretty much sums it up to me.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:26 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • LOL...Carpy! Now WHERE have I seen that before?! :o)

    (been visiting my home page?!)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:44 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • You have that on your page too? I have had the whole thing on mine forever, Go check it out. You only have a piece of it.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:04 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • Lack of personal responsibility
    Procrastination
    Declining work ethic
    Less attention to detail
    Working to get things done instead of actually learning how they're done and gaining knowledge

    The 5 best things are the individuals who manage to do the exact opposite of each of those 5 and are self-sufficient.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 10:47 AM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • I'd say most of our problems boil down to disrespect. We don't even respect ourselves enough to take decent care of our bodies and our families.

    The best thing about being an American? The only limits on you are the ones you make for yourself.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:14 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

  • What Carpy said!
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:26 PM on Feb. 13, 2011

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