The concept of social inequality tackles the existence of unequal opportunities for people of different status and positions in the society. While it normal to have a form of stratification in the society, there are situations that remain dire and need urgent intervention to try and bring about a balance. There are various dimensions of social inequality including income, wealth, power, and ethnicity. Social inequality has adverse effects on citizens of a particular nation especially on the quality of life due to unequal access to important social amenities. In Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains, the author has a particular focus on several aspects of life in Haiti.
The lowest rank is the Untouchables, which are typically outcasts and frequently experience brutal assault and widespread discrimination. It impacts the social, economic and culture of India. The caste system allows high social status individuals to control and abuse the
This is where there is a large divide between rich and poor, with some South Africans living above the poverty line while others lives and incomes are worse than the general standard of living. Not only this, but certain South Africans also face absolute poverty, where they face lack of basic necessities, isolation from social activities, lack of information and hope, and fear for their children’s lives and futures due to poverty. In South Africa alone, 18 million children are affected by poverty and there is a 23.3% unemployment rate. These shocking figures emphasize the poor poverty situation South Africa faces. Sickness, no income and poor education all play large roles in poverty in South Africa.
It started as a result of the exploration of the Portuguese in the 15th century and its effects is monumental. History has it that this singular activities affected the African countries and the countries that came to ravage the African countries: Americas and Britain. Scholars have established the fact that slave trade brought about many devastating effects on Africa ranging from death of millions of people to economical and social breakdown. On the contrary, this same slave trade led to the economic development of America and Britain. Transatlantic slave trade was in operation from 14th century though 19th centuries.
Throughout history, the issues of and between social classes have plagued society. In the Victorian Era, there were three sharply divided classes. The division of the working, middle, and upper classes led to a segregated society, which provoked jealousies and tension. The idea that this social structure is disadvantageous to people of the lower classes is evident, but Emily Brontë examines further issues within the other classes that the divide causes. Emily Brontë uses the deeply ingrained personality flaws in Heathcliff, Catherine Earnshaw, and Edgar Linton to prove that the Victorian social class structure is detrimental to not only the working class, but also to the middle and upper classes.
Write an essay on this theme to show how lives of people are affected. Poverty and privilege theme: While reading the novel I came across a theme of poverty and privilege. There are characters such as Arnold also known as Junior which lives in poverty and this causes many problems. Then there are characters such as Penelope and Gordy which are on the privileged side who also have problems in their life. But we see that being in poverty is worse than being privileged with problems.
The legacy of Eurocentrism that endured in African countries like Sudan. The role of Atlantic slave trade in the development of European economy and the catastrophic impact it had on Africa. The slave trade is an example of extreme oppression and racism. Over time slavery became associated with the dark skin of Africans, which led to the colonists feeling superior. The Eurocentric belief had led the Europeans to exploit the African slaves to adapt to the western way.
A Macro-level is defined in our text books as “a wide-scale view of the role of social structures within a society”. A Macro-Level issue that can lead to poverty is how society puts certain people in different levels of the social structure based off things such as their race, gender and religion. This is very unfair and gives certain groups of people a disadvantage of living above poverty because many times these issues cause inequalities in education, employment and income for these marginalized groups of individuals. These people never get a chance to make something of themselves because of how society sees them and classifies them. Two Marco-level solutions to poverty are providing more affordable schooling in areas of poverty so individuals have a better chance at getting an education which will lead to a better job and also improving the economy, so the prices of resources and necessities will become more affordable for
There are many factors contributing to the poverty of Africa, such as natural resources, conflicts caused by religious division, landlocked geographic environments and ethnic divergence, In addition, most severely, languages, bad policies and execution. This chapter focuses on the causes of Africa’s underdevelopment and on the legacies of colonisation, of course, we can’t blame all to this on Europe but the basis is colonization and its legacy. There, are many works in the literature Revealing existing African problems and possible factors causing those problems and thus preventing African countries’ economic growth. The causes of slow African growth has offered many different explanations. 3.1 THE COLONIAL LEGACY ON THE AFRICA’S UNDERDEVELOPMENT From the 16th century to 1921, 84 % of the earth had been under the sphere of influences of colonial powers.
The lack of funding along with the overcrowding, untrained teachers, and shortage of resources severely stifled the black community. Because of these troubling realities, many students dropped out of school, with many of these individuals only able to find low paying jobs (Subreenduth). When students see that their education is not valued at all, or that it is even being manipulated to embed a false narrative of your community, you will inevitably internalize the one’s place in society. You are living almost like a soldier, always fighting for equality and what one truly deserves. Like stated earlier, education is one of the most important socializing tools of society.