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Social And Cultural Issues Facing Contemporary Society

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Social scientists and organizational psychologist have given additional acknowledgment to the influence of social and cultural issues in organizational system (Carter, 2000). This clearly indicates that how these issues affect many fields of society and how important is their resolution. Many key global events of the last decade have captured issues of nationalism and cultural diversities. As Hallinan and Jackson says, “Within the context of the post 9/11 era a complex and arguably contradictory and paradoxical set of conditions, practices and policies have emerged in relation to how we see, represent, understand and acknowledge the diversity of ‘Others’” (2008). In this paper, I have discussed some social and cultural issues which our contemporary society is facing.
Globalization has made world a small place and many developed nations have seen great immigration waves in recent decades. This has led to many ethnicity and race related problems. Basic human mentality is to stereotype based on personal persuasions and beliefs. This has connection with the power to control environment. The belief that simply based on the race, a person’s abilities can be imputed and some groups can be considered superior to others in racism. Often, minority communities and immigrants are ill-treated in developing countries, where immigration rates are high. Racism is a major problem for many countries and they are fighting hard to control it. However, it is misused as a powerful political arm for boosting detestation of others during war and conflict.
Another major problem faced is the health issues around the world. There have been implausible advances in health in last few decades; however, there are several challenges, which shall have been straightforward and uncomplicated to solve. As Ken Silverstein has stated in an article: “Many people, most of them in tropical countries of the Third World, die of preventable, curable diseases – Malaria, tuberculosis, acute lower-respiratory infections—in 1998, these claimed 6.1 million lives (1999).” All around the world, one billion people are short of access to health care systems. But there are contradictory situations where poor people’s diseases are ignored while tons of money is spend for very rare illness.
As a survey indicates, around the world, majority of people live on only a few dollars per day. There exist high degrees on income inequalities in developed nation as well as developing and poor nations. Furthermore, facilities like education and health are quite less accessible to poor people. They also suffer disease, hunger and malnutrition. Generally, they are marginalized from rest of society and as there are very few chances of their involvement in public voice and politics, to elope from poverty is very hard for them (Global Issues). Often poverty leads people to indulge in criminal acts. Poverty is a vital issue for any country to lower the crime rate and inequality.
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