Many people see the economic benefits that certain unsustainable and socially regressive practices as reason to disregard their harmful effects. Rationalized on large part because of the great distances, the change in culture, and the desensitization towards foreign affairs many face in the United States, the negative consequences are amassing in large numbers over great expanses of areas encompassing many countries in Central and South America.
The peoples, facing social, legal, and economic discrimination, face issues that affect their daily lives, as well as life-or-death issues that go seemingly unnoticed by many of us living in the United States. Much like the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's, we need to push for international legislation that is legally binding to countries, with penalties for failure, to create a more socially equitable world.
The push doesn't begin with legislators here or there - The Tangency Foundation serves to raise awareness on a personal, yet national, level. We aim to bring social awareness into the lives of everyday citizens far and wide, and to introduce to them the ways in which they can help in the fight for social equity. By putting pressure on people to see the social damage that many of these economic activities create, we can exert influence on our legislators to bring these issues up in an international stage, paving the way for real change to ensue.