What Is Survival Of The Fittest

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x“Survival of the Fittest” that has always been my ideology, I had never questioned before why some countries were rich and others were poor. I did question the state of poverty in my country; I had learned in many history classes in high school that when my country became independent we were leading the Caribbean in industry and economy, however by the time I was in high school we were second to last just above Haiti. I always thought that our financial ruin was caused by poor leadership, and not because of colonization or our history of slavery. It was my belief that America and Britain flourished because they were the fittest, in other words they were the best and other poor countries just were not good enough, and did not have capable leaders. …show more content…
Modernity also saw a change in economic policy from mercantilism to capitalism, based on, based on the idea of a free market and free trade. Capitalism thrived on investments and private companies, so countries like the United states thrived while countries in South America would continue to decline economically. With this poverty levels would rise and global economic inequality would reach an all time high. Modernity would then lead the way to imperialism which was a new form of colonialism, which further exploited weaker countries, as one can see in the scramble for Africa, where Africans way of life was disrupted and destroyed so that Europeans could extract its natural resources. The result in these lands were depleted resources and populations who could no longer feed and support …show more content…
One very important one was the effect of race, where privilege and opportunities were given to whites and not people of other races. In San Antonio you can see this when you compare the north and the west side, whites were given loans and government assistance to build homes and businesses while other races were denied these opportunities. This created a vast gap in wealth in San Antonio that still exist today, reflected in my service learning at Our Haven of Hope Food Bank, where people of color made up the dominant population, with a small number of whites. The break down of other countries economy like Africa, the Caribbean, India and Mexico etc., created push factors that would see an influx of immigrants, reflected in San Antonio diverse population. While I did not deal with a large immigrant population in my service learning, I can see this occurrence in my daily life, meeting individual who left the poor economic conditions of Mexico and even Jamaica for better opportunities here in

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