Race, Gender, And Socio Economic Status Essay

1061 Words Dec 4th, 2015 5 Pages
What if we all lived in an ideal world, where race is not an issue and everyone starts off from the same socio-economic status or “vitality chips.” Would disparity or gap continue to exist? This is the question that continued to conjure in my mind as we played the last straw’s game. However, we live in a world where people’s race, gender, socio-economic status plays a significant role in how they are raised, which ultimately influences their life’s journey. Similarly, the game the last straw mimics real world situation where groups or teams start off with different vitality chips, and their race, gender and socio-economics status determined by roll of a dice. With each new round, a group member has to roll the dice and where the dice lands on, determines the faith of the group. Ultimately at the end of game, some groups are better off with enough vitality chip to retire comfortably with good health where as some groups barely hanging by the thread. This rolling of the dice in the last straw’s game is similar to real world in that we can’t choose our race, gender, and socio-economic status. It is based on roll of a faith as I like to believe and due to this, we will come across people from all backgrounds of life as a health professional. Therefore, we have the duty to be mindful of people’s circumstances when helping others as well as having empathy for those that are marginalized in the society and not see them as the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

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