Possible Relationship between Crime, Race and SES

Possible Relationship between Crime, Race and SES

The graphic analyzed proves the stereotype that Africa Americans are more likely to commit street crimes as compared to white. Whites on the other hand are more likely to commit white collar crimes than Africa America. Street crimes are viewed as crimes committed by the poor, the arrogant and the under educated and therefore relating them with the Africa American simply portrays the public expects them to have several negative qualities. White collar crimes on the other hand, are financially motivated crimes of those assumed to be crimes of the white people as they require someone who is respectable and of high social status. With these stereotypes in mind, analyzing crimes committed on the bases of race either Africa American and white strongly promotes racial profiling.
Racial profiling refers to refers to use of race by law enforcement persons as an important factor in deciding if it is necessary to engage in enforcement. The Supreme Court has also assisted in encouraging racial profiling when handling Africa American and white crimes though acceptance of using ‘reasonable suspicion’ rule. Reasonable suspicion rule allow police officers to stop a person for the sole reason of reasonable suspicion. However, we find that police officers tend to stop African Americans more time than whites. Interestingly, whites tend to possess weapons and more arrests are made when they are arrested than in Africa American case. Further, the society and the courts do not pay equal attention to white crimes as they do to blue crimes. Africa Americans are associated with blue collar crimes or the so called street crimes while the white are associated with white collar crimes. White collar crimes such as bribery, fraud, cybercrimes, money laundering and forgery should be taken more seriously since they too have serious negative effect to the economic, social and political sectors in a country.
Bottom line, the rate of street crimes and elite white collar crimes on both Africa Americans and white is determined or promoted by racial profiling.


Student Loan debt

Student Loan debt

Ron Liber’s article “Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt” brings to light the huge strain that is imposed on families for the sole purpose of education. In most cases families may make financial decisions based on emotion rather than reason. To emphasize his argument he points out a horrific family story of Munna. She and her mother took huge loans to cater for Munna’s education in NYU. The author blames the university and the lenders for not counseling the family on the facts that could assist in saving them from the current debt situation. The story can be viewed and analyzed from different perspectives, from a functionalist, conflict theorist and symbolic interactionism point of view.
A functionalist will analyze the story from the social perspective that shows that Munna was in financial crisis due to love and care from her mother, the university and the lender. He will argue that the mother had all the reasons to strive and educate her daughter at whatever cost. The university and the lender on the other hand should also take a social approach, they should not discourage her from getting funds but encourage her to work extra hand to meet future financial liabilities.
A conflict theorist will concentrate on the group that Munna is supposedly representing. Too much emphasizes will be put on the class that the victim is expected to represent; middle class citizens, single parent children and females. The university and the lender avoided counseling the student for fear of being accused of victimization and discrimination.
Symbolic interactionism will analyze the article from the fact that Munna’s future financial expectations are limited just because she is a middle class student and there for it was impossible for her to gain access to huge financial stability. For that reason they felt that she could not accept the university or lender’s advice. The two groups also felt they could not discourage her from making independent decisions or assuming her future financial state could not much her expected debt level.

Lieber, Ron. (2010) “Placing the Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt”. The New York Times.


Astrology’s Virgo Lucky Days – When Luck and Good Fortune are Yours

People born in the days from August 22nd through September 22nd, have the Astrology sun sign of Virgo the Virgin. You as a Virgo probably know what your basic Horoscope is. But you may not know that certain days, even certain times of day are Lucky just for you. Learn what days and hours each month are Lucky for you and those around you who share your Zodiac sign.

Lucky Moon Phases

The periods of the Moon which are particularly lucky for you tend to match the phase of your sun sign when your birthday falls. Virgos born in the days from August 22nd through August 30th will be especially lucky during the New Moon. Those born between August 31st and September 7th will be lucky during the days when the Moon is in its second quarter. Virgos born from September 8th through September 17th will be especially lucky during the Full Moon. And lastly, Virgos born between September 18th and September 22nd will be luckiest during the Moon’s fourth quarter.

Virgos Lucky Calendar Days

Numerology tells us that Virgo’s celestial number is (8). And Virgo’s ruling planet, Mercury, has a Numerological value of (4). Combining these numbers gives us the sum of (12) which reduces to (3) using fadic addition. Thus, Virgos have a special affinity for the number (3) and tend to enjoy good fortune when the day of the month is a value which likewise reduces to the value (3). All Virgos will be particularly Lucky ob the following days of every month: the 3rd, 12th, 21st, and the 30th. In addition, Virgos should look to play the number (3) in games of chance during these times. Also, games where groups of (3) cards of dice are used will tend to favor Virgos.

Lucky Hours for Virgos

If you were born under Virgo, then the hours of the day which will favor you are those when Mercury rules the sky. If you know when sunrise occurs, you can use the following table and calculate your favorable hours for that day.

Sunday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th hours past sunrise.

Monday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 7th, 14th, and 21st hours past sunrise.

Tuesday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 4th, 11th, and 18th hours past sunrise.

Wednesday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd hours past sunrise.

Thursday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 5th, 12th, and 19th hours past sunrise.

Friday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd hours past sunrise.

Saturday: The luckiest hours for Virgos will be the 6th, 13th, and 20th hours past sunrise.

Virgos Lucky Partners

In partnership games, Virgos need to try to partner with someone born under one of the following complimentary Horoscope signs: Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, or Capricorn. This will bring you your best chance for success.