Times are not equal. Constant has been the debate of what has brought about widening disparities in income and wealth at our age. The subject is of interest such that researchers have taken their time to inquire into the trends of income or wealth inequality in the United States. We know very little about the distribution of income and wealth and how they have evolved in the long run. Those at the top and the middle of the distribution are affected differently by changes in equity and house prices. Housing booms help the middle-class households and tend to decrease wealth inequality. Income and Wealth 1949 In the postwar period, average family income decreased by 100 US dollars from 1948-1949. Income[…]

Marriage and the family are two interrelated concepts that go hand in hand. Scholars who have delved into the establishment of the link between the two have realized that marriages will remain to be the basis of creating a family, the most basic social unit. Both the family and marriage create status roles which can be considered as being sanctioned by the society. The 20th century saw the family institution undergo various changes which can be attributed to domestic violence, child abuse, gender roles and economic factors. The new family life has been subjected to realities that are in sharp contrast with the idealized notions of evolving and developing over the centuries. The conflicts evident in the institution have resulted[…]

Racial and ethnic discrimination is still predominant in the United States despite the existing legislations that discourage it. The individuals with an origin from the middle east and African Americans are often the primary targets of racial profiling. The security guard in this case was probably following orders but went overboard with his questions. The statement given by Georgetown University administration implied that there was a threat of violence some few days earlier. Therefore, the institution had to take precautions to avoid incidences like that of Virginia Tech. However, it is not clear whether or not Kambiz Fattahi behaved suspiciously. If I were this individual, I would probably just follow the orders given by the university administration and ask Mr.[…]