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    Social Inequity in an Institutionalized System

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    Discuss the various ways socializing agents may contribute to an institutionalized system of social inequality. Give a few examples to support your answer. Also include references.

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    Discuss the various ways socializing agents may contribute to an institutionalized system of social inequality.

    In order to guide you in creating your answer, I will work through the statement in reverse.

    What are the patterns that contribute to social inequality?

    The following article provides a concise explanation of social inequality. It is necessary to understand the patterns that contribute to social inequality as well as its structure(s) in order to understand how agents of socialization can influence it:

    Sociologists see society as a stratification system that is based on a hierarchy of power (the ability to direct someone else's behavior), privilege (honor and respect), and prestige (income, wealth, and property), which leads to patterns of social inequality.

    Inequality is about who gets what, how they get it, and why they get it.

    Social inequality is typically tied to race, gender, and class, with whites, males, those with higher education levels, and those with higher income levels sitting at the top of the hierarchy.

    Social inequality is characterized by the existence of unequal ...

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