The Is You Proud Or Ashamed Of The Human Race? Essay

923 Words Jul 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Are You Proud or Ashamed of the Human Race?
As if it is not bad enough to be kidnapped by aliens. But to be asked if “you are proud or ashamed of the human race” at gunpoint, in the middle of the night, before you could brush your teeth, and before you had your morning coffee! But as I sat there in the cold, dark room with only my teletubbie bear. All I could reminisce on was the last spoken words of the aliens… “Are you proud of the human race?” There are pros and cons, when you thoroughly think about the question. I am honestly proud of how far we have come. The many milestones from where I believe we started from Adam and Eve, pharaoh’s, Shakespeare to Gandhi and even our current president. The progress such as having a leader of the free world, freedoms, rights, voting abilities, as well as the diversion of opinions when it comes to checks and balances. When I look at statistics from the census bureau stating that the United States has 318,857,056 estimated people in 2014 and 15.4 are living below the poverty level, which estimated 23,550 for a family of four, and the median household income as 53,046 annually. How can I be proud? How can I live in a society knowing there are 452 people in America that can identify as being billionaires, while it’s estimated that 2.3 million and 3.5 million people are homeless. How can I be proud? The fruits of slaves from African Americans, to the concentration camp victims of Adolf Hitler, to the present day adolescent…

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