Economic Victims and Tent Cities

Posted by on Apr 17, 2009 in american society, finance, Global economy

In recent weeks, American societies and global economies for that matter have become accustom to hearing financial figures in the multi-billion dollar range if not the trillion dollar range. With all the talking begin done in the American government a few actions have been invoked that require American societies and cultures to understand what is valued by each individual independently; sacrificing has become common place (Keilar, Sherman & Walsh, 2009).

Although the story is not overtly stereotypical or heavy in cultural stigma as it concerns diversity, the news story is still a broad representation of the view of young adults of African and European descent and represents these individuals lacking social motivation to spend every waking hour to secure financial stability. In a converse view, Nashville tent cities have sprung up as refuges for individuals that have lost financial security and were evicted from their homes or apartment (Neiwert, 2009). These individuals are ‘colorless’, men and women from every culture, diverse societies, and economic level. Even so, all these individuals are equal in an economic culture in the grips of turmoil.

As presented, the world economy is in a true downward spiral and although no one in government can see the future, as far as the laymen know, infusing the suffering communities with financial resources is seen as the answer. Diversity plays into this decision not only from the accepted belief that economic culture demands financial rescue, but also that the diverse cultures of an American society will reap the benefit. Nevertheless, the article investigated does not explore the true diversity of American culture nor does it touch on the impact that it has on the lower classes, mainly the inhabitants of Nashville’s tent cities. It may seem like throwing money at the communities offered an answer to economic woes, but who is truly able to catch these financial fast balls?

Channel 5, News

Kirchhoff, Sue

Keilar, Brianna, Sherman, Emily, & Walsh, Deirdre.

Neiwert, David. (2009, March 9)

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