explain how and why it may reflect a structural problem in society

Using our sociological imagination can allow trained professionals the opportunity to solve structural issues in American society. Keeping this in mind, please address the following issues in essay form.

  • Select an example of a “private trouble” and
  • What factors/evidence would you use to explain how and why it may reflect a structural problem in society?
  • What are some potential solutions to this problem, both for the individual and the group to which they belong?
  • Which theoretical perspective lens would you apply to solve this issue: functionalism, conflict theory, or symbolic interactionism? Why?

Please use standard APA format for headings and citations to address the following writing prompt. Your response should be a minimum of two pages, but no more than four pages (unless you have instructor approval).

Please use academic journals, course text, and/or scholarly articles to support your claim.

Objectives:

To understand the social structures of oppression and discrimination, as well as the strategies of change that promote social and economic justice.

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