Social Institutions Of Racial Inequality Essay

1021 Words Dec 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Social Institutions regarding Racial Inequality Slavery ended over 150 years ago and In 1964 the Civil Rights Act ended all laws regarding segregation. Have you ever wondered why racial inequality is still prevalent in today’s day and age. Well a lot of the reasoning behind racial inequality still existing is in fact due to social institutions. Throughout the course of this paper I’m going to argue that inequality still presides due to institutional arrangements thus being unsustainable. Many social institutions inhabit inequality even if it’s not very visible from the outside, I plan to help you obtain a better understanding of why these things happen. Certain institutions like prisons are a large proprietary factor showing how certain social institutions can support inequality. The police force as a whole has come to be quite unequal in a lot of the ways it goes about dealing with certain “problems”. There is racial profiling that is used to try and figure out who the “bad guy” is or is not. Which is an extremely biased way to go about things. There are many people that for example do drugs but someone that let 's say “looks” the part is going to get stopped and searched. Whereas the cop won’t think twice about the straight laced looking person even if they both could partake in the same activities and drug use. In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander state 's “In the drug war police have discretion regarding whom to target (which individuals), as well as where to target…

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