However, before a new kind of characteristic can become protected under federal civil rights law, it must be associated in some form with an already protected characteristic under anti-discrimination law. For example, someone who is grossly obese and believes they have suffered employment discrimination as a result will have a good chance of winning a lawsuit based on discrimination if the obesity is due to some kind of disability or medical condition. However, if the obesity is not related to some already protected characteristics, chances are the courts would not view it as discriminati... ... middle of paper ... ...on against race “If an employment practice which operates to exclude blacks cannot be shown to be related to job performance, the practice is prohibited” (Shaping 3). Thus, all forms of looks discrimination should be afforded employment discrimination protection that have nothing to do with job performance. The burden will be on the employer to prove those rejected due to physical appearance have a direct bearing on job performance (i.e., someone who is 150 pounds overweight does not appeal to consumers of a diet program, or someone with bad acne does not perform well at a cosmetics counter).
The reasons that the Medical School provided were dismissed by Powell as the school was discriminating and that it did not provide enough evidence to support its special programs. Here, affirmative action clashes with fairness as Bakke surpassed the prerequisites to attend the school but was denied entry, as it unfairly favored other groups that might have been less deserving of entry compared to Allan Bakke. As he was not given equal consideration, this is an example of the injustices affirmative action can impose to those who are not minority groups yet are still deserve to achieve their goals.
Doctors across the world have dedicated their lives to finding a cure to obesity, except there isn’t just one cure for everyone. Because every human is unique and functions completely different from any other human, a lone cure is impossible. With the many causes of obesity, doctors should be working on individual cures instead of a mass cure. Obesity acts as a sickness, taking various abilities away from the body. A common cold inhibits the nose’s ability to act as an airway just obesity restricts the body’s ability to move.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 5 children are Obese, which the organization defines as "as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile for children of the same age and sex." Researchers, educators, physicians, and families around the country are clamoring to find ways to change the statistics. Some people blame fast food for being too alluring, basically conceding to the fact that personal responsibility is not enough to combat the entrancing effects of fast food advertising. Santa Clara County in California went as far as to ban toys in kids' fast food meals. Santa Clara County supervisor Ken Yeager says the ban will prevent "restaurants from preying on children's love of toys to pe... ... middle of paper ... ...w that not only are children affected by how their parents feed them but also by the genes that are passed onto them.
A doctor cannot simply look at a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index - the common ... ... middle of paper ... ...ty feels as if labeling it as a disease would be the explanation for why many people deal with it. Sadly, labeling obesity as a disease has a negative affect on those who do suffer from obesity. How can we expect obesity to become resolved if the sufferers of it feel as if their is something major happening to them? Can we really afford to take that step back? Works Cited "'I'm obese, ergo I'm sick'?"
The questions at large is whether Ashcroft has the power to declare that the DWDA violated the CSA, whether State law can undermine Federal law, and can law take away a human’s right to life. The District Court of Oregon issued an injunction against Ashcroft, and in favor of Oregon. The Ninth Circuit agreed with the District Court. The Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of Oregon but for different reasons than the District Court. The majority opinion did not think the statute gave Ashcroft authority to overrule how Oregon determined the appropriate use of medication that were not themselves prohibited.
On the other hand, Radley Balko, specialist in investigative writing on civil liberties and criminal justice issues, in his article “What You Eat Is Your Business” repudiates that it is time to take responsibility for one own actions. Michael Pollan joins Balko by supporting healthy eating, and also requests everybody to avoid foods that make health claims. Wil Haygood author of several books, including Sweet Thunder blames the government for not facilitating every city with gyms, parks, and recreational areas while the First Lady Michelle Obama in her speech at the 101st NAACP Convention pleads American families to take responsibility in managing their needs since the government can only reach a certain ... ... middle of paper ... ...eration. Fast-food industry is a significant threat to American’s health and wellness. The increasing obesity rate is a red flag and needs to be addressed immediately.
John Stossel once stated in his interview “Food Nannies” “What business is yours what I put in my body?” John Stossel believed that the government should not have control over what Americans eat or even try to influence what their diet consists of. America was founded on the ideas of freedom yet, governmental interjection with what people eat directly goes against the morals that America was founded upon. Steps have been taken to decrease the percentage of obese Americans such as restaurants posting calorie charts and taxes being implemented. First Lady Michelle Obama strives to decrease the percentage of overweight and obese Americans. As of 2010 the percentage of overweight and obese American adults was documented at 69.2 percent.3 Michelle Obama ran multiple campaigns towards fitness and healthy choices by exercising on the lawn of the White House and also advertising healthy choices on broadcasting stations such as PBS.
He said the CFIA also followed the U.S. lead in making a half-hearted effort to stop recycling infected protein in ruminant food, which is widely believed to be the cause of mad cow disease. Leiss said the CFIA ban on feeding proteins from ruminants to ruminants remains "full of holes." Leiss said the United States conducted a full risk assessment in 1997-98, but Canada did not do one until six years later. CFIA spokesman Marc Richard said the agency didn't include economic consequences in its assessment because that is not the agency's mandate. "We don't usually address the economic stuff," said Richard in an interview.
This proposal would ban the sale of sweet and sugary beverages that are over sixteen ounces in size. This ban would affect movie theaters, restaurants, street vendors, and any other commercial entity that is regulated by the New York City health department (Yee, 2013). This proposal is commonly referred to as the New York City Soda Ban. It’s no secret that the U.S. is encouraging people to pursue healthier lifestyles in order to combat the obesity epidemic. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have recently joined the fight against obesity by advocating for the elimination of Trans fats from the American food supply (Tavernise, 2013).