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Conflict Theory and Racism

Using the sociological perspective, examine one of the issues below. You are to discuss what the issue is, how it applies to the global perspective, and your thoughts on what can be done to resolve it.

1. Hunger
3. Racism
4. Domestic violence
5. Natural d
6. Illiteracy
7. Deviance
8. Social inequality
9. Gender inequality
10. Economic inequality
11. War
12. Population growth

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Welcome back warmly to BM! I offer 500 words of notes and links. Please rate 5/5 accordingly and ask for me on future Special Requests.

I would definitely use the recent media frenzy over the death of Trayvon Martin as well as a recent story about the killing of an unarmed former FSU football player to serve as a hook for your paper. Reports reveal that a North Carolina police officer is accused of shooting and killing the unarmed Jonathan A. Ferrell, on September 14, 2013. After a car accident, Ferrrell allegedly "...had sought help at a nearby house, according to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A woman answered the door and, when she didn't recognize the man, called 911. Officers responding to the breaking and entering call found Ferrell nearby. Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with a Taser. Police said he continued to run toward them when Officer Randall Kerrick fired his gun, hitting Ferrell several times. Ferrell died at the scene" (http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?id=9249896). These cases reiterate the need for an end to racism, so it is vital to assess why and how it occurs in society from a sociological perspective. If you need to pick one sociological perspective, I choose Conflict Theory. This theory strongly suggests that social stratification by class, race, and power produce strong conflicts in society, such as racism.

Conflict theory definitely correlates with explanations of racism ...

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500 words of notes are given to apply Conflict Theory to Trayvon Martin's death and racism in general.