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09/08/2019

Need ideas of an issues to write about on Sociological Imagination…. please help!?

QUESTION
Need ideas of an issues to write about on Sociological Imagination…. please help!?
I have an essay due and I don’t really know what to write about. I need a topic that is a social issue and how I can change it?

Thank you!

ANSWER
Really everything can almost be a social issue. The ones with the most research and information have to do with either family, inequality, or social problems (like crime and deviance stuff). With inequality, you could focus on issues of poverty like needs of homeless people. Most cities have a homeless population and many of them need medical treatment, clothes, food, etc that they don’t get. Some are mentally ill and need therapy and social work services. You could use that issue and think of ways (locally) that you could help the homeless meet some of their real needs. Random acts of kindness (like helping at soup kitchens and passing out blankets) are needed, but it’s not the core issue. Think of ways you might get free medical, dental, and/or mental health services to them. Some may just need help getting signed up for VA health care (if they’re veterans).

There’s so much you can do with inequality, I would try that.
Jeff S.