As we have learned, economic inequalities in the United States have reached unprecedented proportions. This type of inequality, of income and wealth, is very much the focus of conflict theory, and there is a great deal of research about this situation. Of course, economic inequality is only one type of inequality. In America, there are also inequalities based on race, gender, ethnicity, etc.
Key words: the sociology of social inequality; stratification; conflict theory.
Your paper should include the following components:
A summary of the main principles of the conflict paradigm, and describing why inequality is a concern to conflict theorists.
A detailed discussion of the facts that you gathered about inequality.
A discussion of how conflict theory would explain the facts you have collected.
A discussion of the kinds of solutions that conflict theorists would offer to reduce inequality.