This then created a false history and a false sense of identity among black youth. This internalization had devastating effects on all aspects of the community, internally and externally. Education was one of the main mechanisms used during the apartheid to maintain social order in South Africa. Education was highly segregated, “education has been manipulated for stratification purposes, that is, how it is being used as an instrument of social engineering (SOURCE)”. Education is known as one of the main socializing factors, according to Emile Durkheim.
The proletarians live a different lifestyle and they can be vulnerable to everything going on in society and because of the new developments and divisions of labor, proletarians wage decreases. Once this class was created it conflicted with the bourgeoisie. This conflict originally included the individual laborer, and other groups of workers that came on later rebelling against the bourgeois. These workers wanted to change the exploitation happening within the society. However, they were still divided by geography, competition and disorganization.
By sharing their own racially influenced experiences with the public, they have depicted the unfair treatment they have received solely based on their skin color; they have shed light upon the fact that stereotypes unjustly influence they way they are perceived in society . The piece “Just Walk On By” by Brent Staples, conveys this message through his colorful use of rhetorical devices such as imagery and personal experience. Staples uses imagery as a prominent influence on his readers. He begins by setting the scene on a dark street, empty despite one woman, who he refers to as his “victim.” He notes that she was walking a good distance in front of him and describes the obvious tension between the two, even at such a distance. One can easily picture a single street lamp flickering off in the distance and imagine how it would feel to peer out of their window one night only to see a man, hands in his pockets, trailing a woman down a dark alleyway.
One can observe many fictional social constructs that have conquered our society. Indeed, societies have socialized us to believe made up narratives such as gender roles, marriage, and religion, effecting billions of people’s choice of life. In fact, these social constructs have caused division, misinformation, and suffering to the human race. Social constructs reduce free expression in societies, which provokes tyranny. Another key consequence of these social constructs is that they are a source of psychological pain for the deviants in that society.
The paper presents various aspects of gender discrimination and subjugation of women to male dominated society and orders, set by a particular group of society, against women. Women are suffering silently in the hands of patriarchal code and system of society. This discrimination leads to heinous crimes against women and at last they lost their lives. Today the problem of lower sex ratio is a consequence of this gender discrimination. This is a challenge before country how to tackle this social evil and make Indian developed country where women and children can live without any fear and threats.
Apartheid was an ideology for the segregation of distinctive racial groups that was introduced in South Africa in 1948. At first, its aim was to have an “equal development and freedom of cultural expression,” (South African History Online, 2017). However, the Apartheid established a social system that forced people of different colors to live and develop separately instead. It undoubtedly impaired the blacks, which took up most of the population, only because they didn’t have the same skin color as their rulers. The Apartheid was developed for several reasons, the major influence was the ideology of racial dominance and fear.
In his novel, Richard Wright welcomes readers to the insights of racial segregation and destructive effects it had on the American society. The author showed yet different perspective to have an insight view of the sufferings of Negro people. Through the eyes of the protagonist Bigger Thomas, we see a perfect example of how mass oppression and prejudices towards others permeated all aspects of lives of the oppressed, creating disastrous misconceptions, ignorance, and tragedies. One of the damages that caused fatal misunderstandings between the two races was segregation. Bigger and people like him were victims of the harsh reality that white people had created for many years.
Social class is a hierarchy based on wealth, living standards, education level and occupation which impact people’s lives for better or worse. In this essay, I have chosen to explore the idea of how social classes affect the way we treat people. The four texts To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen all capture the idea in which social class can affect our lives. In each text, we see how social classes divide people from another, that most characters are aware of where they stand in their society because of social status, and how relationships across different social classes can be formed. One of the main connections across these four texts is the division of social classes.
Amir and Hassan represent a clear division in Afghanistan Social classes have been present in society for a long time since there are humans in the world, making divisions among people in arbitrary ways. One of those social features that marks this distinctions is the economy aspect, like if you have more money you are more important, and in the other hand if you are poor you also are less important than other. This is also present in the Khaled Hosseini´s ‘’The Kite Runner’’, a novel that among other things, shows the division between two ethnicities in Afghanistan: Pashtuns and Hazaras. To explain this division in a deeper way, we can describe the way both of them live. In particular, Pashtuns, represented by Amir and his father Baba, live in mansions with big gardens and different rooms, including a smoking one were Baba talks with friends, also a place where, according to Amir, 30 people can easily sit.
Dalit fiction, so far, as a category of writing that documents, foregrounds oppression of Dalits by upper castes, state and institutionalized religion. This form of exploitation extends to social, economic, political and sexual spheres of their life. In this context, both Dalit men and women, young or old, in rural milieu or in a metro are targeted without exception. Dalit women face discrimination on grounds of their caste identity, their oppression both at home and outside on account of their gender adds another dimension to questions of identity and empowerment concerning Dalit community. The dual pressures of caste and gender place Dalit women in a specifically far more exploited matrix than their male counterparts.