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Kaleigh Walton11-12-16Social Inequality Written Assignment Social Inequality is the existence of unequal opportunities and rewards for different social positions or statuses within a group or society. Global poverty is affecting millions of Americans in our world today. Poverty has been a serious issue in this nation for many decades now. When we hear the word “poverty” many of us seem to blame the poor. We seem to blame the poor because, their lack of employment. With that being said, people don’t realize that it is more than a lack of motivation, and skills. In order for someone to be successful they haveto have transportation, shelter, and be able to maintain their health in order to go to work. Many people will agree with this but most people still blame society and the poor to be some of the main causes of social inequality. Inequality of opportunities refers to the unequal distribution of life chances across individuals. It is reflected in measures of education, health status, and treatment by the criminal justice system.