Theories Of Social Problems

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Social Problems Unfortunately, most people are under the impression that social problems are the cause of one isolated incident myself included. It is evident however, that social problems are not simply two entities with conflicting opinions or views. Social problems run much deeper than one argument. A series of causes create social problems similar to a chain reaction, each action causing another reaction to develop. An example would be the Holocaust. The radical Nazis viewed all Jews as inferior and decided they needed to be eliminated, thus a solution to the social problem they deems existed. Since this one group decided that not all Jews deserved to live, they were sought out, tagged as inferior, belongings taken from them, and thousands…show more content…
It is evident that whoever has the most money and the most power and is the creator of the social problem itself. The text tells us that when a certain group of people decide there is a problem then a problem certainly exists as was the case in the small town of people of color in the city of Rosewood here in Florida in 1923. Conflict Theory Karl Marx (1818-188), called the father of conflict theory, communism, and modern socialism. Marx also was co-author of the Communist Manifesto. Through his theories and writings, his works have made him a very influential and intellectual political history as well as economic history. The main concept of the conflict theory is that focuses on social class. Basically, if one is born to an upper-class family this would extend the rest of your life and your social class which would give you control over others. If you were born in poverty, you would be destined to remain in poverty with no chance for advancement. Other words, the upper class would rule the world. the poor had to stay poor to keep supply in…show more content…
There is a social division that will always exist unless changes are made in the system. There will always be inequality, which creates conflict. Rather than encourage the oppressed to educate and better them, the idea instead is to keep the poor dependent on the system and at the same time blame them for the conflict. Marking the poor as lazy and unmotivated creates conflict. Politicians make promises to the oppressed population and once their vote is cast, they are forgotten about until the next need for a vote is needed. Eventually this creates
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