How are the burdens of pollution, waste disposal, and resource extraction distributed equally distributed among racial, ethnic, and class in America?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:02 am ad1c9bdddf
Briefly, the burdens of these things (pollution, waste disposal and resource extraction) are not equally distributed in the U.S. The U.S. has a long history of placing toxic factories and dumping waste (or placing waste treatment plants, landfills, etc) in areas that are heavily populated by poor people and often these people are non-white. The heart of this question is about power and controlling resources - who has access to resources and people in power versus people who are poor or otherwise disenfranchised.
For example, not only did we displace native peoples but the vast majority of the reservations are on land that is difficult to live off of (or impossible to farm) and to make thins worse, there is a long history of ...
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Sociological Imagination - Individual Experiences and Social Impact
According to Sociologist, C. Wright Mills, people often believe that their private lives can only be explained in terms for their personal successes and failures. They fail to see the links between their own individual lives and the society around them. The process of interpreting your individual life in the context of your community or the society in which you live is called "Sociological Imagination. Use your Sociological Imagination to discuss the unbreakable connection between individual experiences and the social impact of one of the following issues:
1. Being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue.
2. Living in poverty and the broader issue of poverty in society.