Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

What is social exclusion?

Answer

It is a kind of autism at an individual level. In this state of disposition, an individual may become cut off from full involvement in the wider society. In other times, it is society that prevents individuals or groups from having opportunities which are open to the majority of the population at any regions. Such restrictions are imposed on an access of individuals or groups to services like education, health, transportation, insurance, social security, banking and police or judiciary. For an example, it is not desirable that rich people would sleep on pavement, but when a poor individual wants to join the concert in company of rich people, he is prevented. It is social exclusion always involuntary. Another example can be given from prolong experience of humiliation that is reacted by certain individuals through permanent self-restraint or check to see even the faces of those people or their larger group. Prolong resistance on entry of lower castes in temples by Hindu community inspires them either to opt for conversion to other religions like Christianity or Islam or build their own temples.

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