Saturday, February 16, 2019
Cutting Class Essay -- American Society
In his essay Race Over Orlando Patterson spoke of a defect in the under course that will include more whites or European the Statesns if adept wants to use the politically correct vernacular. He wrote of the middle class exodus to gated communities or rebuilt inner cities and an intermingling of the races (Patterson). I believe this to be consecutive not only in the northeast but all over the country due to shrinkage of the middle class. The decimation of the once prosperous backbone of American society cannot be blamed on any one element. I do believe that the contributing factors are corporate Americas practice of union busting, a poorly educated junior generation and ensuing inadequately skilled workforce, and the real estate lodgement bubble and subsequent foreclosure scam that followed.Ever have those Stella Doro cookies or biscotti at your grandmas house? Not bad for a store-bought cookie or pastry. Thats because since 1930 they were made by a family owned business that paid people a living wage. The workers at Stella were union members. They had benefits, paid vacations, sick days, all the great things you dont have if you work at Wal-Mart or Sears, Kmart, most restaurants. These people knew other(a) very well since some of them worked together for thirty years. Most of them were immigrant women from Latin America, with some from Italy, Greece, and Africa. The family that owned the business sold the company to the Nabisco/Kraft community (yes Tom Bradys boss) for 100 million who then(prenominal) sold it to Brynwood Corp. cardinal years later for 17.5 million. Brynwood is known for buying companies, gutting them to make them look profitable, and then reselling them for a markup. When it came time to renegotiate the workers union contr... ...Arnold, Chris. Freddie Mac Bets Against American Homeowners. http//www.propublica.org/ hold/freddy-mac-mortgage-eisinger-arnold30th Jan. 2012. 7th April 2012.Dwyer, Liz. Detroit High Schools Teach How To Wo rk at Walmart. www.good.is.http//www.good.is/ locating/detroit-high-schools-teach-how-to-work-at-walmart/12th Feb. 2010. 7th April 2012.Fulton, Edithe A. The Wal-Martization of Education. www.blackcommentator.comhttp//www.blackcommentator.com/75/75_walmart_njea.html29th Jan.2004. 7th April 2012.NYC Educator. The Wal-Martization of Education. nyceducator.comhttp//nyceducator.com/2007/12/walmartization-of-education.html tertiary Dec. 2007. 7th April 2012.Toppo, Greg. How Bush education law has changed our schools. www.usatoday.comhttp//www.usatoday.com/news/education/2007-01-07-no-child_x.htmeighth Jan. 2007. 7th April 2012.