How Race, Class and Ethnicity Affects the Socialization

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Introduction The society we live in functions according to class, gender and race/ethnicity. Race, ethnicity, gender, and social class is what the system operates on as they function concurrently in social circumstances, both societally - systems of social hierarchies are embedded in all social institutions and individually - like people developing their personal identities on the bases of where they fall on a range of various socio-demographical dimensions. Individuals are placed in particular levels depending on their class, gender and race/ethnicity. These terms serve as lenses through which all experiences that concern individuals or group are viewed for accurate reflection of the complexities and their life experiences. Another aspect that will also be examined is how racial, ethnic, gender, and social class issues influence the way in which the privileged or dominant groups are tied to the oppression of subordinate groups. And for more understanding of the impact of oppression on subordinate groups there need to be an examination of individuals and social forces in relation to various manifestations of oppression. Social inequality may be defined as a socially-defined categorization of people according to characteristics such as gender, age, class and ethnicity and how they are differentially placed with respect to access to a variety of social goods, such as the labour market and other sources of incomes, educational level and other influential status they represent. Social inequality draws a very ambiguous class distinction among members of the society like upper class, lower class and middle class. Consequently, selected groups who are more powerful hold the educational, production system and goods and services making it unequally distributed among society. As Tumin first agreed that social inequality is present in the society and secondly, that
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