Essay Writing

Essay Writing

Essay Writing


During Module 5, we have studied social stratification and how it influences what goes on in many social

interactions among people. What are some of the factors that affect social mobility? Can these be


1. Do you believe the structural-functionalist or the social-conflict approach best explains social

stratification? Why?

2. Is it possible for members of a minority group to be racist? Why or why not?

3. When you think of various groups (race, class, and gender) in society, which ones have the most

power and which ones have the least? What and who are some examples? Has this changed

over time? Do you think it will change in the future?  Why or why not?

Write your responses in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to incorporate terms, concepts, and theory from

your readings to support your comments.

Due Sunday, June 14, 2015,



Social stratification is defined as a system by which a society ranks categories of people in a

hierarchy (Macionis, 2015). I believe the social-conflict approach best explains social

stratification. Social stratification benefits some people and disadvantages others rather than

benefiting society as a whole. Ranking of society according to categories will not benefit the

society, but it will benefit only a few people and many people will not be benefitted rather they

will be at disadvantage. The social ranking system leads to inequality in society.

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