Class conflict is a problem for the minority classes because “the greatest power in any society is held by those who own or control the means of production and, as a result, are able to extract surpluses from large numbers of people who must do their bidding in order to survive.” (Naiman, 2012) The societal conflicts usually are based on what type of person/who has the power and what they are doing with it. Because of the inequality of the power and status’ of each of the social classes, what usually happens is that the lower classes want to rebel in order to gain equality.
Difference is responsible for sexism, racism, and other forms discrimination and of oppression. In society, people who hold the power use the differences of others or to judge, discriminate against and oppress them. An example of this is racism and the attitudes of whites toward blacks. Blacks have been labeled as inferior to whites because of Europeans. One may ask the question of how did they do
Gender Inequality Gender inequality is a characteristic of social structure according to which different social groups (in this case men and women) have certain differences resulting in unequal opportunities. Gender inequality is associated with social construction of masculinity and femininity as oppositional categories with unequal social value (Ferree, 1999). One of the main problems in gender theory is the problem of dominance. Together with race and class gender is a hierarchical structure that could to provide both opportunities and oppression (Ferree, 1999). Gender inequality can exist in different forms, depending on culture, region, religion and other factors.
Any form of social inequality arises based on the fact that any given society is organized by various hierarchies based on race, gender, economic class, and other social factors; and such factors determine people’s ability to access rights and resources in ways that tend to make these rights and resources unequally distributed (Mackenbach, 2017). Social inequality can fall in many forms, which include wealth and income inequality; differential treatment of different classes of people by the law enforcement and the existing judicial system; unequal access to the existing education opportunities and the society’s cultural resources; unequal political representation; and the inequality based on a certain group of people’s membership in a given society. These are basically the five different types of inequalities that could
This goes along with the gender inequality within the household. They brought that attitude into the workforce which helped transition the gender hierarchy that existed in the household, into the factories and other production facilities. Ideas of women’s placement in society were underpinned by legal, political, and social practices which subordinated women. They were seen as less important. One circumstance that made women seem less powerful was how poorly they were paid compared to men.
The Gender Wage Gap Did you know that women would have to stay at least ten more years in the workforce to earn the same amount as men? All through history, discrimination has been a constant blight on human existence; whether it is race, gender, or religion. Unfortunately, when both genders have the same experience, are equally trained, and possess the same degree the pay is not equal. Women and men are not treated equally in the workplace, even though it is the twenty-first century. Women working full-time, year-round earn a median salary of $41,554 compared to men 's median salary of $51,640 (Semega).
It is unfair that women can be seen as properties that belong to males in patriarchy society. Also, unequal treatment is happen all over the world. According to the research from Pew Research Center, in the United States, even though male and female do the same job in the same time, male will get higher wage than female. In 2015, women earned 83% what men earned. It means that women need to do extra 44 days of work to earn money if women want to earn as same wage as man.
The racist, sexist and classist structure the American society compartmentalizes its its various ethnic groups, denigrates the colored as inferior and characterizes males and females as center and margin respectively. Just as black as groups are relegated to an underclass by virtue of their race, women are related to a separate caste by virtue of their sex. Black women are related to a separate caste by virtue of their sex. A system of unequal power and privilege where humans are divided into groups or races with asocial rewards unevenly distributed to groups based on their racial classification. (Zare and Ataeiniya, , p 21).
Also, the lives of many ethnics and racial minorities wherever they go. People with different socio-economic class tend to have a lack of resources and unfair opportunities because of their position in the social society that sometimes can cause problems in their lives. Thus, the most affected by this judgmental world are mostly people with colors, low incomes, low educational level and people with different cultures. The class structure in the United States composed of three hierarchy categories which are the upper class, middle class, and lower class or working class. According to Wikipedia "Upper class is a social group consisting of the people who have the highest social rank and who are usually rich" which means they are the people who are mostly wealthy and powerful.
Another type of racism is racial discrimination where the social class in the society is being categorized. The majority ethnic group in the society is treating some ethnic group of people in the society unfairly and bad. These always happened in workplace, where the minorities always get a lower class jobs compared to the majorities, for examples, Hispanics always work as the gardener or the African American work in hard labor. Another form of racism that involves governments, corporations, religions or educational institutions is called institutional racism. This could be seen in slavery eras, where the government forbids African-Americans to use the same public facilities as the whites.