You have been asked to give a presentation on the relation between race and social inequality in the United States on the following issues: What is race? What is ethnicity? Research and discuss the sociological perspectives on race and ethnicity.Does social inequality exist in all societies? Explain your position using critical thinking and supporting evidence.
Recognize the causes and effects of social inequality, including racism, sexism and systems of social stratification.
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I can help guide you. The race question can be easily solved by saying there are three races, Negroid, Mongoloid, and Caucasian. Normally the Oriental or Asian people are associated with the Mongoloid race, Africans and black people with the Negroid race, and Europeans with the Caucasian race. Ethnicity is much more diverse and is based on cultural descriptives such as nationality, religion, region, and sometimes belief systems. Middle Eastern, a region is an ethnicity, but so are Indians (from India, though some are from Pakistan and others from nearby areas), Native Americans (U.S. and Americas). Sikhs, Muslims, Hindus, Baptists, Catholics are all religious ethnicities. Italians, Polish, Welsh, and Irish are national ethnicities. If one does not consider them as such then historical revelations about the treatment of each in both the United States and their own countries will cause one to reconsider. Albanians are a good example of more modern day ethnicity under violent retribution.
Socologists believe the problems with race and ethnicity stem from the control of power. The group with the most power will attempt to hold onto that power by oppressing any others. In the U.S. and other "white" countries such as those in Europe and in South Africa, the oppression was directed at the black population. Maintaining power in South Africa was difficult because the white population was outnumbered by the black. In other countries the balance of power was in numbers, because blacks were not ...
Discussion on social inequality and its existence in various other societies and how it affects societies. Discussion includes causes and effects.
Why does social inequality emerge in society in the first place and why does it continue to persist once it is established.
Read the chapter on inequality in Joel Charon's book Ten Questions. The excerpt starts on p. 75 and can be found at:
"Every time we interact with one another, inequality emerges in some form or another." (Charon, 75) This is true because we are not equal. We are unequal in appearance, intelligence, dedication, honesty and virtually every other physical or character trait. Inequality then is inevitable when we compare ourselves to others especially in areas that our culture tells us are important. In Western culture these areas are wealth, power, fame, looks and youthfulness. This inequality is not isolated to individuals. We see inequality of wealth and power in organizations, businesses, universities and sports teams.View Full Posting Details