Sociology Today

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Sociology is defined as the scientific study of social behavior and human groups. It focuses on social relationships; how those relationships influence people’s behavior; and how societies, the sum total of those relationships, develop and change. In this chapter it also talks about race, politics, and society. I soon found that Sociology runs deeper in our everyday lives.

The article I chose that highly related to this chapter took place on August 27th, 2008. Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party gave a speech that will never be forgotten. The reason as to why I felt the article related to the chapter is because it has everything to do with race, politics, and society. The presidential election is America’s most important election. It can determine our wages, our war heroes’ lives, taxes, Medicaid, Financial Aid, jobs, etc. According to a 2008 census, this Presidential election is one of the most important since the election of George H.W. Bush. Americans can not take another Republican into office.

Social environment is a very important issue in the United States today. This, in turn, determines success or failure in peoples' lives. If one were born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he would easily be able to attend a fancy school no matter how intelligent he is or have any luxury he wants just because of power and wealth. On the flip side, if one were born to a poor family in a bad neighborhood infested with violence and drugs, he would have a much smaller chance of succeeding in life, more especially, going to an upper-class school. It is hard for many poor to go to college because of such high tuition costs. Scholarships are available; but, even though one shows financial need, one still has to have a high grade point average and test scores. This is another point that was brought in Hillary’s speech, funding education.

In conclusion, in not too many years, the generation of tomorrow will be the generation of the present. If everyone is open...
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