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The common racial problem exists between the ‘white’ and the ‘black’ people. This emanated from the fact that long time ago African people were slaves in the United States. In the old times, African people could not go to the same schools with the white people and everything had to be separated between the two races. Although slavery was abolished, the issues that developed from it still exist in today’s society. Bearing in mind that the skin color is still different, the problem persists. This is because there are some white people who still hold the belief that they are better as compared to the black people. There are good examples from the video that we watched in class; one of them is about the demonstration of racism. The purpose of this demonstration was to let people understand the feeling of being racially profiled and being treated unequally. We all live in the same planet. People should therefore respect each other regardless of place of origin or skin color. The problem of racism also leads to violence in various societal settings such as schools and homes.
In recent years, cases related to violence at home or in school have increased significantly. Why is violence increasing each year? The main reason is that people have different cultures and backgrounds. Some examples include that conservative traditionalists may think they have the right to control women and that women are not equal to men. Children may be influenced by their parents. Here, children who witness or are victims of violence may learn to believe that violence is the only way to resolve conflicts between people. The video that we watched in class was about Cape Town; in this town, there are many gangsters mostly comprised of teenagers. One of the people interviewed in the video was a victim of violence. Due to family issues, the victim ran away from home and joined the clan to
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Social inequality in Australia Discussion on the ways in which the Immigration Restriction act of 1901 impacted on some aspect of inequality historically, and the ways in which its legacy continues to be felt today in public policy and perception Introduction The Immigration Act of 1901 is an important act in the history of Australia as it provided major guidelines and procedure for any person who wants to enter the soil of Australia (Jupp, 2007).
In case of slavery, certain individuals are recognized as owners of other individuals who are regarded as their assets and slaves. Those who own slaves manipulate them in order to gain benefits that are material in nature. Slavery has been witnessed by Americans since the start of the creation of New World when Europeans migrated to the Americas for economic gains and it came to an end after the civil war when the African American slaves fought for their freedom.
Once the Americans were too specific about class distinction and the upper crust always vacationed in Europe and worshiped an Episcopal God; the middle class drove Ford Fairlanes, settled the San Fernando Valley and enlisted as company men; and the working class belonged to the A.F.L.-C.I.O., voted Democratic and did not take cruises to the Caribbean.
As we know from our Sociology classes, social inequality is a direct result of social stratification. In the class system, social inequality and stratification depend on one's personal success. In class societies we have a tendency to looking at person's achievements what is called meritocracy or social stratification, which depends upon individual merit.
However, according in the introduction of Karl Ulrich Mayer (2008) in the book Analyzing inequality: Life Chances and Social Mobility in Comparative Perspective, the above mentioned aspects affect the individuals differently in various countries and areas.
The three main classical sociologists Weber, Marx and Durkheim had made predictions on how social inequality would affect the modern society. These predictions though distinct in nature had couple of similarities as well. Today the inequality has acquired several more dimensions.
But deliberate attempts from both the parties can convert such relationships into successful ones.
The New York Times, dated May 19, 2005, has published the story of a male and a female who lead a successful married life even though
n reality, this is not exactly the correct present day scenario, and for the last two decades we actually find that inequality is on the rise in almost all the countries worldwide, while poverty has shown only a slight decline. Though it is true that globalisation did not play a
Growth in inequality could have been fuelled by weakening of labor unions, stagnant educational attainment for children from poor households, increasing globalization, competition in domestic industries and deregulation in the finance sector