The Ethnic Factor in the Future of Inequality

The Ethnic Factor in the Future of Inequality

The paper explores inequality, elitist vs. minority perspectives, and a pluralistic theory of ethnicity. It discusses the issues of culture and ethnicity within the framework of the relative positioning of different groups in society and the interactions among and between groups. It further argues that the ultimate aim of social policy is to eliminate institutionalized economic and racial inequalities, not ethnic bonds.