The Easy Way Outs
When we first were assigned this blog prompt I immediately thought of homelessness in Minneapolis. Because homelessness is relevant in Minnesota, but moreover it seem like the easiest topic to right about... So I started to write about homeless. I mean it seemed like the best fit; it had something to do with design (home/shelters) and it was also an social issue.
Their are 2,726 homeless people in Minnesota who are under the age of 21. Their are between 550-650 homeless youth under the age of 21 without shelter on any given night in Minnesota. Over half of all the homeless people in Minnesota have been without home for more than a year and a quarter of all the homeless persons do not have a high school diploma or even a GED.
While writing about homelessness I started reading the other blogs and realized that there are a number of other social issues out their, not to mention the large number of blogs that already talked about homelessness. So that got me thinking about the other social issues mentioned, graffiti, pollution, wind power, etc. And I realized isn't another social issue the "social issues" that are a problem in Minnesota today?
Could the main cause for all these social issues be a moral one. If you look at some of the statistics on what causes these social issues we will see physical/sexual abuse, mental abuse, drugs, family breakups, etc. If we can find a way to work with the government or our churches to help prevent the cause we could very well eliminate/reduce more than one social problem that is plaguing our society today.