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Social Conflict in American Culture

What types of social conflict exist in American culture today? Are they productive conflicts, producing results for those who need help? Explain your answer.

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1. What types of social conflict exist in American culture today? Are they productive conflicts, producing results for those who need help? Explain your answer.

Social conflict refers to the various types of negative social interaction that may occur within social relationships (e.g., arguments, criticism, hostility, unwanted demands), and may include physical violence. http://www.macses.ucsf.edu/Research/Psychosocial/notebook/socialconflict.html

The first social conflict that comes to mind is the recent racial conflict that occurred when the radio announcer referred to African American students as Hoes, which got him fired that in turn sparked the social controversy between African American women (including Oprah) and the Hip Hop community who the radio announcer pointed the finger at as the instigator of the use this kind of language when referring to African American women. the hip Hop community also refers to African American women in the same derogatory ways, so should they too not be fired, like the white announcer was? Violence towards women is wrong, regardless of the color of the perpetrator, is the issue here. Therefore, this social conflict goes beyond racism between the White and African American communities, it is also a gender social conflict within the African American community. This could perhaps be considered a productive social conflict because it opened dialogue between the hip hop community (Oprah show) and the African American women and men who think the hip hop community should not be allowed to use the lyrics that use profanity and promote violence towards women. However, ...

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This solution examines the types of social conflict exist in American culture today. It discusses if these are productive conflicts, producing results for those who need help.

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