Blog Prompt 2: Social Issues and Advocacy
For this weeks blog project we were to choose a social issue, document it, and become an advocate for it. I have thought for a few days about what I would write about, and have finally come to a decision. I have decided that I was going to write about the issue of homelessness in Minnesota, however, after further thought I have decided that I cannot possibly write about just one social issue. As with all things in life one issue is tied to many more. With social issues this is no less true. Take for example, homelessness. If you are homeless you most likely suffer from unemployment and often alcoholism, if you suffer from unemployment you most likely suffer from lack of adequate nutrition..etc...etc. There are so many social issues that effect this world that you can not possibly become an advocate for one without becoming one for the other. This is why I say it is impossible for me to choose one, because either way, in discussion it would lead to another. Treatment, shelters, meal plans, government funding... the list goes on of what could be done in part. Yes, these are all problems that need to be adressed, but what needs to be done is one needs to find a way to work on them all as one single problem to increase the good it could do for the people of this country and the world.