Champlain ETHICS 1283 (Nicole Fournier-Sylvester)

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Ethical Issues in the Social Sciences

Champlain College Saint-Lambert

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7 années 2 semaines ago

I find it interesting how such extreme and drastic measures have been taken in order to exclude this child based on his skin colour. I found it laughable though that the deputy had nerve to say that previous to the boy and his family moving to the town that there has never been any cases of such discrimination and racist allegations towards a single person, it is evident that before, there was no one of colour to be discriminated against. My only wonder is that if the boy is black citizen in the town, is he adopted? And why is it that the mother doesn't want to at least try to help her son in easing the problem by raising the issue to authorities, local political establishments, and other such places?
Besides that, the length of your post is great. I love how short it is but it seems that you don't particularly offer any opinions, solutions, or other such perspectives when it comes to this unfortunate story. It is wonderful that you have included a link to the article so that readers can go straight back to the article your mentioning, but your post seems to be purely a summary and nothing else. It would be great to have maybe even a few words of your opinion next time.

7 années 2 semaines ago

It's very interesting to see how racism and discrimination are finally being recognized in political establishments, especially in the United States, and how something is being attempted to stand against such a debilitating social occurrence. It is very unfortunate though that it took this long to actually do something about it, when racism and discrimination has been around for an extremely long time. I must agree with all the points you have made that people who fall in minority groups have so many disadvantages (less access to acquiring housing units, health care, etc.)
I think what you have written is very good. I liked it because it was short, sweet and to the point; there was no beating round the bush about what you were really trying to talk about. I can't help but wonder what your specific opinion is about the subject, whereas you seem to have eluded the mentioning what your opinion is about what the CRED committee has found and what is being attempted to solve in the United States. Otherwise, very good job in jumping straight into talking about a difficult subject!

8 années 1 semaine ago

First of all, your post caught my attention because of the title and topic, which concern myself as an individual as well as my peers as most of us do use email frequently, and many people now use Google for just about anything. It is not just email or a general web search. Google is now one of the largest corporations in the world, sponsoring and powering more and more websites/technology, and posting ads almost everywhere. To me, it is not a surprise that they would read the emails of Google account users to promote their company in any sort of way. It is a question of privacy for users, and some do not think it is right for their emails to be read, in general and not just so they can be provided with ads. However Google does provide Terms and Conditions for their service, which does explain clearly that they will be entitled to read emails. Once you agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are liable for what you send out in your emails and messages, and Google has the authority to do whatever is written in the Terms. If someone is against Google reading their emails, then they should use another email service which has stricter privacy settings. I do believe, however, that Google should keep the information in emails confidential between the user and the company. (For example, if a user sends a picture through email, that picture should not be taken and used on another website, etc.) Overall this brings to question: if you don't want Google reading your emails, or any other email provider, why would you agree to their Terms of Conditions?

8 années 1 mois ago

This is a very interesting subject and it is hard to take position on it. The author basically says he would accept torture only if it could save many lives, in other words if it is related to an important issue. This is also a position I would adopt, but however, this isn't something that can work out very well. Where do you draw the line to what is an acceptable reason to justify torture, and who draws that line based on what principles? There is still lots to say about this issue.

8 années 1 mois ago

This is a very clear tittle in a sense that a states the very point/goal of the article and what it is about. To this debate, I would position myself in favour of those who say that we shouldn't treat people only as a mean to get to our ultimate objectives. I think this discovery violates basic rights such as the right not to be slaved, because this almost turns out to be slavery. Is technology always there to serve us ? I don't believe it is.

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8 années 1 mois ago

I think your post is a very clear and precise one, in the sense that the paragraphs are well structured and each one of them explains a different idea related to your topic. This makes for an easy understanding of the subject. For my part, I would let this country deal with its own problem. Sovereignty and the right to pursue your own business if you are an independent state are concepts that should't be violated. However, do you think there could be a legal way for the U.S to enter Syria?

8 années 1 mois ago

This is an extremely controversial topic and has many pros and cons making it a suitable topic to analyze. I believe that abortion is really up to the carrier of the fetus being the mother. It is her body and will end up being her responsibility in the end. If the baby would not be taken care of properly in the end because of unsufficient funds, age of parents, or lack of responsibility, it is the right of the mother to make that call. There are also complicated scenarios for example a woman who has been raped and got pregnant, or even mothers who are being pressured into carrying a baby from family or religion. This will put stress on both the mother and the baby. In the end it is her body and her decisions. Of course, I do not believe that it should be abused, but no one should be denied to abort a child. Some may say that they took the risk of unprotected sex or they knew what would happen and they must be responsible for such acts, but there are underlying reasons and certain scenarios that must be taken into account. The real question is how would we lower abuse of abotions? Should we put a limit on how many one may obtain? O

8 années 1 mois ago

This is a topic that really interests me, I believe that our privacy as electronic users are being compromised, but it is for a greater good. As said previously, the fact is that the NSA and the government does not care about the emails you send to your family nor about the private conversations you have with others, they go through billions of these messages for one sole purpose; safety of the homeland. In the end, if there's nothing illegal or top secret security issues written in your emails, they probably would not even get a second look. An interesting question to ask would be how exactly do they get access to everyone's information? Are they issued by the terms and conditions of the sites we use or do they hack them all?

8 années 1 mois ago

This is a topic that really interests me, I believe that our privacy as electronic users are being compromised, but it is for a greater good. As said previously, the fact is that the NSA and the government does not care about the emails you send to your family nor about the private conversations you have with others, they go through billions of these messages for one sole purpose; safety of the homeland. In the end, if there's nothing illegal or top secret security issues written in your emails, they probably would not even get a second look. An interesting question to ask would be how exactly do they get access to everyone's information? Are they issued by the terms and conditions of the sites we use or do they hack them all?

8 années 1 mois ago

I find this post very interesting and it sparks up some debate. Torture is wrong and actually does more harm than good. Just like during the Salem witch trials, torture is excruciating and victims will say or do whatever it takes to make the pain or torment end. These pleas of guilt are therefore invalid and do not really reflect the truth. That is besides the fact that it is inhumane and rather primitive. In regards to obtaining information to save millions of lives, there are less barbaric ways of doing so. What would our society be like if everyone would plea guilt for any accused crimes because of excruciating pain or torment?

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