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Social Inequality
Pete Fernandez
SOC/100
Sept 29, 2011
James Santos

Social Inequality

I chose the television show Sanford and Son which ran from 1972-1977. This show has a wide range of comedy, racial slurs, and many ethnic groups. I grew up watching this show and had never realized how racist the star of the show Fred Sanford (Redd Foxx) is. He and his son Lamont (Demond Wilson) are junkmen in Watts’s neighborhood (ghetto) of Los Angeles. Fred a 65-year-old, black, widowed junk dealer is antisocial and racist with other ethnic groups but friendly to African Americans. I do not understand how the people in his social group accepted his behavior. Sanford and Son was a classic television show that contained social inequality because of lower classman ship. Working together as a team Lamont and his father Fred developed a unique business relationship based on family values. While watching an episode Lamont who is Fred’s 34-year-old son who did all of the work for their business joined a feelings group. Their group not only discussed inner personal feelings but also touched one another with embraces of love and respect for each other. Lamont let his father know that it was his turn to host a meeting. Fred (with an angry expression) was upset that his son because he did not ask for permission from his father. Fred told his son that he could not bring strange people into his house. Fred trusted no one. Fred said this is my house (pointing at himself smiling with his chest out) and Lamont could not invite anyone into it without his approval. Lamont argued that he did all of the work for the business and around the house. Lamont stated that it was half his house and he had every right to invite anyone whenever he chose to (standing with one hand on hip while pointing around the room). Lamont said he was moving out. Fred realized that he could not keep up the…...

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