The videos required for this discussion each touch on overlapping social
problems. Although we will examine education, inequality, and race,
each of which can be defined as a social problem or major component of
larger social problems, the basis of our discussion is based on a simple
- Education is an effective tool in our efforts to build a more equitable society.
- Therefore, equal educational opportunities must be available to all citizens.
In the video, Affirmative Action vs. Cultural Diversity
Tom Brokaw asks: “How do we remedy the historic mistreatment of
deserving black Americans without punishing deserving white Americans
Our efforts to address the problems of racial inequality have been
centered in on one of our most important social institutions -
education. While the schools of this country are a local place to focus
these efforts, can we fix one problem without creating another?
As always, we want more than your opinions. This question overlaps
several chapters of our text, including an examination of education,
race, and inequality. As such, we may see references to several
chapters. We should also see evidence of additional research, properly
cited, in support of positions offered in our responses.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your
claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly
resources, and properly cite any references.