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Diamond HeronENC 1101 Prof. SurendarT/TH 9:50AMThe Justification of our Corrupted Society There are various numbers of social inequalities that face our society today. Social inequality is the existence of unequal opportunity for a different social position within a group or society. There are several different dimensions within social inequality such as, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity along with income & gender discrimination. Unfair racial stereotypes have rooted deep into the hearts of people. They cause us to react to others differently in common places such as the mall, the streets,  and essentially encounters between the police and citizens. Police brutality is the abuse of authority by the unwarranted infliction of excessive force by personnel involved in law enforcement while performing their official duties. The precise job of an officer is to maintain  public order and protect and prevent crime. However, police engage in unjustified fatal shootings, harsh beatings and severe choking’s.   The Washington Post tracked police killings in 2015 and discovered that police officers killed black people at a rate of three times higher than white people. More than 1,307 people lost their life to the hands of a police officer. Every year the number of fatal shootings increase. Race is suspected to play a role in the shooting of Michael Brown. Brown was an unarmed 18 year old African American male who was shot and killed by white officer Darren Wilson. The jury found no probable cause to charge Wilson. Protests all around the country were made by those who felt Wilson was not sufficiently held accountable for unjustified shooting of Michael Brown. A week later an even more upsetting incident occurred. Confronted by police trying to arrest him for selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers to not touch him. However, the officer behind him grabbed Garner put him in a chokehold and forcefully pulled him to the sidewalk. “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” Garner said repeatedly screamed, his cries muffled into the pavement. He pleaded eleven times for breath. He unfortunately passed that very evening. Mr. Garner’s final words — “I can’t breathe” — became a rallying cry for a protest movement, BLM also known as Black Lives Matter.  Another social inequality that happens often is wage inequalities. This often occurs along gender lines and race. White men earn more than both male and black females, white women, Hispanics and more. Women who work at the same place with the same position as men are being paid significantly less compared to male workers. In fact, women only make 79 cents for each dollar earned by men. . Statistics show that women are about twice as likely as men to say they had been discriminated against at work because of their gender (18% vs. 10%). According to AAUW, the American Association of University of Women, they released a study that showed that women are expected to reach pay equity with men in 2059. Furthermore, both men and women see inequalities in the workplace – 77% of women and 63% of men said “this country needs to continue making changes to give men and women equality in the workplace,” according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey. It is critical that actions are taken in order to promote gender equality, to aid society of discrimination it has placed on race, wages and gender . This topic is very important to me because 

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