In as much as the book offers an inciting account on how the American well-functioning legal system has been replaced by parole, imprisonment and detention, it must be understood that sociocultural and economic situations in the country has changed thus influencing the nature of crimes in the society. Imprisonment is, therefore, a crucial tool for protecting innocent members of the society from the criminals.
The second reading is an article about “Girl Speak: sterilized against their will”. This article reports the activities of the United States government on the island of Puerto Rico. The government forcefully sterilized women in the island against their will or through giving deceptive information concerning the implications of sterilization. From a sociological point of view, all humans are designed special, and each has a right to control his/her own body. Nevertheless, according to the United States government, an increase in the islands population would result in social and economic turmoil. Though the government of United States government was right in regard to economic effects of increased population, I agree with the article that it is socially incorrect to invade a person’s body through irreversible measures in an effort of achieving goals, which are not definitively proven.
The presentation depicts the racial discrimination and social inequalities in the American society. Born a Latin, the presenter discusses the discriminations and social effects of racial discrimination and segregation that he experienced firsthand beginning from the family level, through encounter with a stepmother as well as in the community where people of Latin origin were constantly discriminated. Arguing from an experienced point of view, the speaker insinuates that racial discrimination is the whole mark for the social and economic turmoil in the country.
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