Social Inequality and Minorities in the United States
In this course I have learned about different social problems in societies worldwide. Some of these include poverty, social inequality, discrimination of race and culture, urbanization, and more. After learning all these subjects and more, I have decided to do my final on social inequality and minorities in the United States. I chose this particular topic because I have seen this in almost every place have lived. I find it appalling that minorities are still not treated 100% equal. We as Americans know what inequality is and know how it is used in our everyday society. I want to explore this topic and show how real and big this issue is. I would like to focus the rest of this paper on inequality and minorities as we move forward.
A minority is the group that has the least amount of the same thing. A minority is a group that is different from the rest of the population whether by religions, politics, race, ethnic background or something similar. Minorities in the U.S. are often categorized by race or income. Lower income individuals are usually called a minority or people with lesser education or a low occupation level.
Social inequality occurs when people in a society do not have equal rights or social status. Social Inequality can also be when people take their ideas and power to make a group seem more inferior to another group. Examples of this could be when women and African Americans did not have the right to vote. Many rights activist cover most of the topics of social inequality. Equal rights, whether in the work place, to vote, or even education or healthcare, are all topics of inequalities. Minorities are highly affected by this and have been throughout time. They had to fight for the right to vote, to have equal employment, and even equal education. Social inequality is basically just a form of racism towards groups of people. In my... [continues]
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