WHY IS THERE INEQUALITY?
Not everyone has the same amount of wealth, resources, or power. This uneven distribution of resources means that societies are stratified. This social stratification often leads to inequality, and negatively affects people’s chances of success in life. So what do you do when you know inequality is shaping not just your life, but the lives of your children and your community? This week you’ll meet Ron Finley, also known as the Gangsta Gardener, who decided to take on inequality in his community by planting seeds of change.
What happens when one group has access to resources and opportunities and another group doesn’t? It’s called inequality, and Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley has his own approach to confronting it - getting his hands dirty. (5 pts)
Inequality can take many forms, affecting even the kinds of foods you eat. But why does inequality exist, and can we eliminate it? You’ll explore these important questions in this week’s webtext. (27 pts)
Discuss the factors that lead to upward social mobility. (25 pts)
Assignment 2 is due this week. Click here to upload your completed assignment. (110 pts)
Take a few minutes to reflect on your learning this week. (3 pts)