Social Inequality Essay

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Social Inequality As we go throughout life, we began to not look at social inequality like we use to. Although social inequality is improving over the years, inequality is still easily seen today and many people fail to realize that it is still an issue. Many people who do not think we still have social inequality are the ones who live above the poverty line, and are usually supplied with society’s benefits, unlike the unlucky ones. Not only do the rich have most of the money, but they also receive the most schooling, have the best health, and consume the most goods and services. These privileges contrasts clearly with the poverty of millions of women and men who worry about money to pay a doctor, pay rent, even just putting food on the table for their families. The people who are looking to stop social inequality and make a change, by always bringing attention to equal rights issues and privileges, are usually the people who are struggling to live from day to day or have once been experienced the same things many US people are experiencing. These people suffer daily from different types of inequality, in ways that people who are more fortunate cannot even imagine. The social conflict paradigm is a theory based on society being a complex system characterized by inequality and conflict that generates social change. Although I have no experienced the worst types of situations that others are experiencing, personal life experiences led me in the direction to believe this theory is true. Social conflict can be seen all over the world we live in: in sports, politics and normal social engagements. My main experience with this theory would be the fact that I do not come from a rich or well-known family, which limited my chances of being successful. Karl Marx studied social conflict his entire life and wanted to reduce social inequality. The social conflict

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