Describe Some Inequalities on City Road

Drawing on what you have learned from the Making Social Lives DVD and Learning Companion 1, describe some inequalities on City Road.

In this essay I will be looking at the some of the inequalities I have identified on City Road.   The definition of inequality is highlighted in the following quotation 'Inequality refers to the unequal distribution of valued social resources within a society or between societies.' (Blakely et al., 2012. p. 24).   Although there could be many inequalities to refer to, I will highlight three examples explaining who they affect and why they can be deemed as an inequality.

The first type of inequality I would like to draw attention to appears in the DVD   highlights an inequality between cultures.   Although it can be seen that in contemporary society many changes have been made to our communities and in particular how multi cultural they have become over the years, it also shown how indirectly an inequality can come from this.   In the DVD Lloyd Robson visits a shop named Xquisite Africa, there he meets a lady named Janet Symmons.   She explains how she came from Africa and thought she must change to fit in to the community, however by doing this she seemed to lose her identity.   By thinking about how she felt it can be seen that at that point in time there must have been an inequality to other cultures.   She then goes on to tell us how she went back to her homeland and upon return decided to set up her shop which is aimed at the African community, it sells many things that only this community are likely to buy.   However it could be argued that by doing so she has then maintained an inequality, not for the African community, but for the white community who may not feel as if her shop has anything to offer them, ('The street', 2009, scene 2).

The second type of inequality is based on what many could deem as the main type, and that is of resources, by this I mean the idea that one person has more financial resource than someone else....