Social Inequality And Gender Inequality Essay

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Social inequality is something that is embedded within British society even in the 21st century. The term social inequality refers to the unequal opportunity and rewards between groups within society due to social position or statuses (Crossman, 2014). It ranges from race/ethnicity to class and immigration. However ‘dividing up people into ‘races ' is an act of categorisation ' (Garner, 2009:1) yet it is still a reoccurring problem. Race/ethnicity can be seen to be the main issues but they tend to interlink with class, immigration and gender as one factor leads to the other and they all can be seen to interconnect. The 2010 ‘How fair is Britain’ report indicates that social inequality has been a continuous problem and this inequality affects individual 's livelihoods as they may not get a chance to success due to their race or ethnicity.
Inequalities exist in many forms and although measures have been taken to eradicate this it continues to be a persisting problem, especially ethnic inequality. Ethnicity is defined as belonging to a certain group and sharing common beliefs and values in other words its conditions of existence (Anthias et al, 1993). In British society, some ethnicities are seen to be superior to others and this is where the inequality begins. Ethnic inequality can be seen to be closely related to class, as those of a lower status are usually part of an ethnic minority. There is evidence that 60% of Bangladeshis, 40% of Pakistanis and 30% of black Africans…

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