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Inequality present everywhere in society and impacts everyone labels that reveal inequalities are targeted at people because of race ethnicity sex sexual orientation class status etc Some phrases that reflect inequality not from our side of the tracks not our kind team light skin team dark skin Forms of Inequality Institutionalized inequality structured inequality between categories of individuals that are systematically created reproduced legitimated by sets of ideas and relatively stable scholars argue that economic inequality is not inevitable and is largely the byproduct of a system s structure and not the result of major differences in individual or group talents characteristics and motivations ex an individual s economic incomestatus changes as a result of downsizing people losing jobs in the 2010 era gt not the person s fault Individual Inequality natural or biological differences between individuals inequality is always going to be present because of personal differences among individuals either in the form of basic differences in their own makeups race religion ethnicity etc or differences in the amount of effort they expend hard work is the way economic success suggesting everyone starts at the same place ex some argues there are differences bas on sex resulting inevitably in inequality Individual vs Structural Inequality capitalism s ideal conditions assume equality of opportunity regardless of sex race or any other category is the same for everyone assumption individual talents and motivations are the prime determinants of how far a person goes in the system ex high executive salaries are earned thru individual motivations characteristics only Capitalism perpetuates the individual view of inequality Inequality is Seen in politics economic status race class sex sexual orientation treatment of nature and animals food globalization Definitonal and methodological issues Social Class different categories of people in which individuals in the same category happen to have similar levels of education incomes and occupational prestige ex stay at home moms country club members professional athletes politicians lifestyle as the key factor that differentiates classes Poverty being poor means more than not having money it also means a lack of status and power when money is used to measure poverty there is a disagreement about whether it should be gross or net income include income from government programs and if it should be current or long term income Race innate and biological differences socially constructed a manufactured product resulting from social conflict and power arrangements in society Gender denotes the definitions assignments and behaviors that different groups and cultures assign to the sexes and in that way they are cultural constructs social definitions or roles often socially ranked and culturally assigned to males or females occupations are often gendered Firefighters are more likely to be men Sex while sex is also a product of culture in your text the authors have chosen to use sex when speaking of it in terms of biological female vs male this includes such discussions such as income differences between men and women Tension of Inequalities in Movie Asian women blames the white woman for the accident white woman mimics the Asian s accent about blake rights Asian stereotypes men not letting foreign American guy buy a gun because he doesn39t speak english well gives the women with the foreigner the gun instead of the man 2 black men are ignored by waitress getting coffee because black men don39t tip white woman grabs her husband s arm in a welllit city when she sees the 2 black men who are dressed normally the 2 black men car jack at gunpoint to the white women and white man which proves the stereotype to be true they carjacked since the one guy felt like the white women was discriminating by grabbing her husband s arm when she saw them MexicanAmerican is hired to change the locks on the white couples home and the white women wants the locks changed again in the morning since she thinks the worker is a gang member with prison tattoos white husband says an Iraqi firefighter looks black a different white man white police officer is on the phone with healthcare about his father and criticizes that since her name is Shaniqua which is a black name it s not a surprise that she can t do anything to help him make sure his father isn39t in pain at night white police officer pulls over a black couple who is blowing him in the car and makes the man get out of the car and accuses him of being drunk even tho he is clearly not the black wife gets mad and says that the only reason they were pulled over was because he thought he saw a white women with a black man they get arrested and frisked and then only let go if the black man apologizes the black couple inside the home have an argument over whether or not they are considered black since they grew up with a white lifestyle most of their wife the husband thinks they should just accept what happened and the wife is upset that her husband didn39t do anything when the police officer frisked her when they were arrested the black men call the Chinese man a Chinaman the black leutendent at the police office
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