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Structural Inequality

What can you do with anthropology?

The idea in this article is something unfamiliar to me and definitely not something I would have thought of. Matt Thompson makes a great point in his article about how the ALS Ice Bucket challenge is an example of structural inequality.

It is an example of structural inequality because it’s a very rare disease that is most prevalent in white males and as a result has gained a great deal of attention. People care about ALS because it affects people they know. It’s a disease that happens right here in the United States and affects white American men and that makes it an important topic for people. I did the ALS challenge and I thought it was a great cause but maybe Professor Thompson makes a point about why was a similar campaign not launched for malaria? It all goes back to structural inequality, people only support the causes that…

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