Solidarity of the Human Family


Summary

Solidarity of the Human family means that we are all part of the one, universal human family, no matter how far away
any member of the family is. This means that if a disaster happens to any part of the family, the entire human family should help that part come back to working order.
Whatever we do affects the human family, so we should be conscious of what we do, because it will affect all parts of the family. In order to work for pea ce throughout the world, we should love each other, because it causes a ripple effect that reaches everyone because we are all connected.


Solidarity- a union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; fellowship of responsibilities and interests

In this case, the "members of a group" are the entire world, because we are all united. We all have the same responsibilities as humans. We all have the same interest, or goal, to be happy as well as other people.




Issues Involving Solidarity of the Human Person:
  • Racism
  • Ageism
  • Sexism
  • Poverty
  • World Hunger
Racism:
Racism is the discrimination against people who have different traits such as their appearance or ethnicity. For example some people believe that because of their skin tone whites are superior to African Americans. Racism is still prevalent in our society. For an example President Barrack Obama lost votes because of his ethnicity. These are also a few facts about how racism is still very much alive today.
Unemployment among African Americans is twice as high as it is among white people.

4,416 racial hate crimes were reported to the police this year. The highest number was reported by African Americans and was 2,901.

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Ageism:

Ageism is the discrimination against people of certain ages. Many people show discrimination to people of an older age. They believe that because of their older age they are not capable of doing a certain task or do not have as much to offer as younger people. What people do not realize is that they are capable of many different roles and are valuable because of the experience that they have on this earth, and because they pass down their knowledge to the many generations below them.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received more than 19,000 age discrimination complaints in each of the past two years


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Sexism

Sexism is the discrimination towards the opposite sex. This discrimination is mainly targeted towards women. Most men believe that Men are superior to women. This is upsetting information but it is what we as women have to face throughout our lives. Sexism creates finding a job and earning a living a lot harder then what it should be.
Women's athletic budgets at schools and colleges average less than 20% of what the mens is.
The average woman in America earns seventy-nine cents for every dollar made by the average male.
Past studies show that teachers call on boys in classrooms from three to eight times more frequently than they call on girls.


Poverty:

There are many people throughout the world and in America that aren’t blessed with basic needs. These people are all our brothers and sisters and we need to protect them like they are family. We all need to realize that it is our duty to try to protect and care for everyone. Some facts about poverty in the United States are:
In 2008, 39.8 million people (13.2 percent) were in poverty. This is up 2. 5 million people from 2007 in the United States alone. This includes 12.9 million children. We need to help this issue become less prevalent in not more in our society.
3.5% of homes in America must skip meals or go whole days without eating because of lack of money.

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World Hunger:
World Hunger is another big issue in society. There are many people that starve to death throughout the world. Even though many of these people live very far away from us, it is important that we don’t forget about them.
Facts about World Hunger:
The United States is very lucky though compared to some countries. Where 13.2% of people are in poverty in America, 80% of people in Liberia are poor. These numbers are astounding to people like us who have always been privileged
More people die of extreme poverty than any other cause.

Video on World Hunger:


For the first time in history, over 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat. That’s one sixth of humanity


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Ways You Can Practice Solidarity

You can:
  • Donate to a local or universal charity
  • Pray for those in need
  • Respect everyone
  • Volunteer for organizations that help others
  • Spread love and peace to others


Reflection

After reading the previous information, what does Solidarity of the Human Family mean in your own words? How is the one human family similar or different from your own family? Do you now realize how important it is to protect everyone in the world?