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Slavery in a Sociological Perspective

Please help with the following problem regarding slavery in a sociological perspective. I need help to fully explain how tradition plays a part in keeping people in slavery. Please use references from Sociology Manual and other credible sources such as New York Times, Times, Newsweek, Society, Psychology Today, etc.

Life chances: an overview

Explain how an individual's ascribed social class position at birth may affect what Max Weber called life chances, or the ability of an individual to attain the following "good things" that a society values: - good health care - longevity - a good job - security - status - wealth - power - prestige Describe how life

Pros and cons of diversity training by internal employees What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer? Reference: Lofhjelm, S. (2001, June 1). Workforce diversity training: from anti-discrimination compliance to organizational development. Allbusiness.com, Retrieved from http://www.allbusiness.com/management/change-management/798839-1.html

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having diversity training conducted by internal employees versus using an outside consultant? Which would you prefer? Reference: Lofhjelm, S. (2001, June 1). Workforce diversity training: from anti-discrimination compliance to organizational development. Allbusiness.com, Retriev

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Proponents of environmental justice claim that racial minorities are disproportionally subjected to environmental hazards. Reflect on your views regarding environmental issues. Do you favor the economic factors over protection of the environment? Why or why not? Would you be willing to house a chemical or nuclear waste repositor

The government's immigration policies

Please help answer the following question. Should US government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? The richest? Should applicants from certain countries be given priority? Why or why not?

Groups and Identity Formation, Culture, Subculture Discussion

I need help with the following topic: Using the sociological terms and concepts from the current and past chapters and at least one of the three major sociological theories (conflict, functionalist, or interactionist), analyze the hypothesis that groups are important to the development of an individual's sense of self and ide

Questions in Gender Studies & Civil Rights

1. Describe famous two types of sexual harassment. 2. Explain why women and men have different life expectancies. 3. How may homophobia result in hate crimes committed against heterosexuals? 4. Describe how student groups have been active in the gay liberation movement since the 1960s.

Social Issues

Describe a particular population segment. Examples of Population Segments Include: Adolescents Adults Children College Students Elderly LGBT Community Individuals and/or Families below the Poverty Line Prisoners (current and former) Wealthy Families Explain at least two social issu

Academic achievement gap

What are the reasons why children from low-income families tend to have lower levels of academic achievement than children from more affluent families? How does alternative certification work, and what are the benefits? What is the one drop of blood rule? Explain the difference between prejudice and discrimination

Four Patterns of Partner Violence Discussed in Mooney

Name and describe the four patterns of partner violence discussed in Mooney. What are the five behaviors that some parents use in an effort to alienate their children from the other parent? According to the structural-functionalist perspective, what are two ways in which crime is functional for society? What a

The Enron Scandal

What are your impressions of the Enron scandal? Use the following questions for discussion prompts: Does the government expect too much from company executives? What are the ethical consideration of the case and verdict? Was justice served? for defendants for stakeholders (victims) for

GANG VIOLENCE AND HOW TO SOLVE IT

Are there resources available for the group affected by GANG violence? How is this violence addressed and solved in individual cases? What can be done to reduce this type of violence?

family weakening

Many experts cite the weakening of the family as one of the causes for some of the problems that society faces today. Do you agree? Discuss the following as it relates to the following Since 1960, what are some important or significant changes in families? What factors are responsible for this change? In general,

Insanity defense summary

Insanity defense and its importance in the American criminal justice system. What are some ethical issues?

U.S. war on poverty.

President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" during his State of the Union Speech in 1964. This speech set in motion a series of bills and acts designed to help even the poorest Americans. Some of these programs included Head Start, food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid. These programs did bring about results which reduc

Criminological theories that apply to Robert Pickton

Considering Robert Picktons' victims were all from the downtown eastside of Vancouver, what theories best describe this serial killer. I feel that for him to commit such repeated acts of violence, to a particular type of women, for one, the neutralization theory played large role in this but what about the fact that they are pro

Deviant behavior labeling theorist/perspective

When labeling theorists say that â??society produces deviance,â? they are referring to: (a) social conditions such as poverty (b) the structural strain toward deviance (c) the creation of deviance by rule-making (d) the deviant subcultures into which people are born The labeling perspective is most compatible with the

Romance and marriage are contrasted.

We favor marriage based on romantic love but yet people divorce quite easily if they "fall out of love" and often remarry. I need help in explaining this behavior.

Resources on Domestic Violence in North Carolina are embedded.

Domestic Violence in North Carolina/ Fayetteville Briefly provide an overview of the problem, a detailed description of how it impacts your community (statistics, financial data, research, interviews), how it is being addressed by the government or any non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as welfare agencies, charities

Dr. Carl Sagan overview

Dr. Carl Sagan developed a "Baloney Detection Kit" to help us evaluate scientific claims. Please give an example of what you have determined is bogus analysis using quasi-scientific jargon, but has little or no objectivity. Support your opinion by addressing the questions for Baloney Detection. Needs to have two sources APA.

Use your sociological imagination to discuss the connection between individual experiences and the social impact of being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue.

Use your sociological imagination to discuss the connection between individual experiences and the social impact of being unemployed and the impact of unemployment as a broad issue. In America today there are nearly 15 million unemployed citizens. Unemployment is certainly an economic drain on the nation. However it shoul

Is medicare and social programs hitting the mark as intended since the 1960s?

Consider that President Johnson signed the Medicare bill thinking that this legislation would provide security for all Americans in their senior years. Do you think Medicare and other social programs are hitting their mark as was intended in the 1960s? Referencing search material, discuss how the status of seniors