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Social Problems

            Social problems have been a part of society for thousands of years. Some have vanished over time while others have uprooted to accommodate with the changing times of the world. Different countries share similar social problems as well as different ones. All countries have tried to find solutions for these problems such as the United States, Britain, Uganda, and China.
             The United States has a lot of social problems. Since there is a lot of land, a vast majority of different cultures have settled here. As a result of all these different cultures colliding, social problems are common. Poverty is one of these problems. In order to deal with this, the United States government has created Welfare Programs. These programs give poor families money to get food, shelter, etc. Food stamps are issued, insurance is provided to the unemployed, and Head Start schools are provided for children. On top of these, nonprofit organizations set up numerous funding drives for the poor. These all sound good on paper, but some of these people are taking advantage of these programs. Some people feel it’s the government’s job to provide for them instead of getting a job. As a result, the taxpayer is the one who pays for these people’s needs. Since people get a free ride, the poverty rates remain high.
             In Britain, one of their major social problems is race related. Instead of having mixed communities, only a certain race lives in a neighborhood in northern Britain. As tension built up between these communities, riots occurred last summer. Officials want local authorities, housing associations, schools, the police, and employers to help build community relations. Some solutions are the need for a publicly funded statutory youth service, councils to bring communities together, local schools can encourage mentoring and work experience schemes in different communities, and employers to higher workforces of mixed races.