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Larkin & Lacey

Through the past several hundred years in America, women have faced a lot of hardships. This is a theme that has transcended racial, cultural and religious lines. Even in cultures that seem more outspoken and politically inclined, women were traditionally looked down upon, given less legal rights and objectified. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Michael Lacey | Twitter

However, the extent of women’s rights varied per culture. For example, when the Dutch owned New York, married women had property rights. Once the English took over, the law was changed so that women lost their property rights when they married. There was a pretty big demand for contraception and abortion, but those things have been very taboo, condemned things.

In 1873, the Comstock Obscenity Laws made it illegal to give contraceptives, send contraceptives through the mail and give information about contraception. The extent of the law varied based upon location.

Women did not have the right to vote until 1920, though prior to that women had the right to vote in some states and localities. Women were not able to attain work or training in many types of work, and some types of lower paying jobs became gendered for women. People have been pushing for an Equal Rights Amendment to pass for many decades.

The National Organization for Women is one of the organizations that fights for this amendment to be passed. For those who want to study women’s history and feminism, the National Organization for Women is a notable organization to do research about. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/new-times-founders-helping-fund-latino-program-at-asu-journalism-school-6661821

Hispanics and immigrants have always been given a hard time. Hispanics come from places that were heavily influenced by Spanish-Latin culture. Their countries and cultures have Catholic origins.

Hispanic is an umbrella term for people from these places who are of any race, or mix of races. Many of these people are Amerindian, or a mix of Amerindian and European—also known as Mestizo. As a result, many times their cultures have values that stem from Amerindian societies, as well as African societies.

A vast amount of these people appear to be non-white, or mixed. Because of all of these facts, Hispanics have always faced prejudice and hate in American society. Undocumented immigrants are especially vulnerable to these prejudices, because they face the threat of suffering from their status, as well as the threat of racial oppression.

Good Samaritans such as Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey have weaved together organizations, such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund, to assist Hispanics and immigrants in their journey through life.

Vijay Eswaran And the Similarity Between Business and Philanthropy

When it comes down to it, business is actually very similar to philanthropy. The only differences is that where business offers something in exchange for something else of a named value, philanthropy offers something for free as a donation.

Vijay Eswaran has made the change to philanthropy when he was working on his network marketing. Read more: Vijay Eswaran – Philanthropies

However, he was developing these characteristics when he was working. Therefore, he was ready to take on something very significant when he has started up Qi Group.

Given that his business was based on philanthropy, he has taken the time to make sure that it provides real benefits to his customers.

One thing that Vijay Eswaran made sure of is that the products that he sells could be used to personal development. He carefully chooses products from different industries and categories.

His direct selling company, Qnet sells products like tablets, books, soap, food and other items that are made to help people improve their lives. Therefore, he is definitely making a huge impact in the different communities that he is reaching out to.

Vijay is also looking at ways to grow his business so that he can reach more customers and help them improve their lives.

He is also running different charity promotions in order to reach others and give them everything they need so that they can have hope for better lifestyles moving forward. Among the initiatives that he has ran is the positive thoughts for water initiative. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/ and http://www.dnaindia.com/topic/vijay-eswaran

He has also reached out to women entrepreneurs for an opportunity to take part in his direct selling company. These entrepreneurs has shown a lot of skills in business and marketing. They have also earned Vijay’s respect. One thing that he likes to see is people overcoming all of their disadvantages and struggles. This is one thing that is inspiring.