SOCY 100 Southern Illinois University Social Inequality Essay


In week 6 you read about social inequalities in everyday life. For  this assignment, you will give real world examples of how this  manifests. You will conduct interviews with 2 people who are of  different social categories about their perceptions, beliefs, and  experiences with social inequalities. These categories can include race,  ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, disability status, sexual  orientation, gender identity, etc. Each person should fulfill two or  more different categories in order to also analyze intersectionality.  For example, if you interview a gay black man, his experiences would be  based on the intersection of sexual orientation, race, and gender. You  would then select a second person to interview who would intersect with  different categories (Asian Straight Man, White Transgender Woman,  Hispanic gay women, etc., wealthy black woman, etc ). You can interview  any 2 people you want, as long as they are from at least 2 different  social categories (they can be the same on others). 

You should interview them on their experiences, beliefs, perceptions,  etc., on social inequality, and the ways they deal with it in society.  Make sure to provide examples of some of the experiences they have had,  and why they feel they have experienced social inequality. You also  should explore which part of their social categories they feel has led  to the most social inequality (i.e. their race, gender, sexual  orientation, etc.).

You should then compare and contrast their views and experiences.  Within your comparison you should refer to the course concepts to help  analyze and explain your interviewees views. You should reference the  learning resources and other research sources to discuss how their  cultural categories may have influenced their experiences and views.  Make sure to also include a discussion on intersectionality. For  example, if you are interviewing a white straight woman, and a black  straight man, you may find that they have had very different experiences  with social inequality based both race and gender. Why would that be  the case?

You should conclude your essay with a discussion of what you learned  from your interviews, and what you think should be done to address any  major problems that your interviewees have experienced.

I don’t want to see an interview transcript. However, you should be  using extensive quotes from your interviewees in your essay in order to  validate your discussion.

Paper should be 4-5 pages not including the title and reference page.

Essay MUST:

Essay clearly adopts a sociological viewpoint toward social inequality.

Essay discusses interviews with two people of different social  categories and thoroughly reports on their views and experiences with  social inequality

Essay includes a detailed discussion on intersectionality and its relation to social inequality

Essay has a detailed comparison and contrast of the two interviews.

Essay has a detailed conclusion on how the social categories of their  interviewees may have affected their experiences and perceptions on  social inequality.

Essay concludes with a detailed discussion of what the student  learned from the interviews and what they think should be done to  address any major problems that their interviewees have experienced.

Essay includes reference to several of the course concepts and learning materials.

Essay is clearly written and well organized with few grammatical or formatting errors.

Essay is creative and engaging.

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