America 's Longest Living Social Problem Discrimination

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In order to understand the sociological approach, the reader must first understand the basis of what sociology is. According to Leon-Guerrero (2015), sociology is the systematic study of individuals, groups and social structures. While the pioneers came to American to seek religious freedom from England in 1620, America itself is still attempting to find freedom from discrimination (History.com, 2009). American’s are seeking freedom from many different types of discrimination from law enforcement, religion and sexism. During this paper, we will explore the sociological approach to one of America’s longest living social problem discrimination. In 2015, America had its highest rate of young African-American deaths by law enforcement, despite only making up 2% of the US total population. African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34 make up 15% of the 1,134 deaths recorded in 2015 by law enforcement officers. Furthermore, in 2015 African-American men were killed at twice the rate of Hispanic, Native Americans and Whites. (Swaine, Laughland, Larter & McCarthy, 2015). The killing of African-American men by law enforcement has brought the attention from celebrities such as Beyonce Knowles with her performance at the 50th Superbowl to political leader such as President Barack Obama with his speak addressing the killing of Trayvon Martin. Racial discrimination is a form of segregation which Leon-Guerrero (2015), describes as the physical and social separation of ethnic or racial groups (p. 68). Furthermore, not only can we explain discrimination based on the color of skin, we can expand upon discrimination toward other groups of people based on their sexual orientation. Lean-Guerrero defines, sexual orientation as the classificati... ... middle of paper ... ...s, increases the chances of 2016 continued feud. Additional the question arises that if the increase conflict between law enforcement and African-American communities are attributed to limited quality educational opportunities, nuclear families and Rap & Hip-Hop Culture. As it applies to the sexual orientation discrimination, political leader lack of luster for equality for continues to be the biggest struggle. The repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell,” is only half of the battle for U.S. Service members, as many still fear for subjective punishment from senior members based on their personal lifestyle decisions. The U.S. was created to offer opportunities as the pilgrims were seeking freedom of religion from England. In order to truly be free we have open our minds and hearts to other culture difference and stop oppressing other people 's right to freedom of judgement.
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