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The Impact of Political Structure on Race, Class, Ethnic and Gender in the United States Cities

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The Impact of Political Structure on Race, Class, Ethnic and Gender in the United States Cities

The foundation of the United States cities is based on ideals of liberal individualism. In fact, the assertions of classical political liberalism that involve self-determination, individualism and independence are included in the founding documents of the United States. However, these assertions also provided the loophole for the advancement of racist slavery, as well as, the virtual extermination and domination of the native people in the United States. Most of the race, gender, ethnic and class divides and struggles originated from the political structures that had the duty o formulating policies that tackle issues of inequality. For instance, organizing a movement to claim the prerogatives of women by feminists in the United States demanded decisions regarding how to relate and respond to the political struggle over issues of racism, gender, class, and ethnicity. The reason for this struggle is partly due to the political structure in the United States that involved nation-building that was dependent on the social construction of race, class, and gender as essential forms of group differences.The Impact of Political Structure on Race, Class, Ethnic and Gender in the United States Cities

An important part of the debate of racial, gender, class and ethnic inequality is attributed to the expansion measures put in place by the political structures in the United States. For instance, the territorial expansion and the traditional practice of importation of slaves brought in novel groups of people in various cities of the United States and the immigration of ethnically diverse people in an effort to expand the nation. Nonetheless, as Glenn reports, the definition of who qualified to be called an American and on what basis has always been a matter of debate hinged on unequal racial, ethnic and class terms of inclusion (Glenn, 2002). Collins reiterates this statement by asserting that rather than the publicly acclaimed notion of homogeneity of the United States with a people united to protect its borders against adversaries, the political structure has fostered a system of racial hierarchy that involves the prevalence of opportunities for a particular race and class and the subordination of other races and classes (Collins, 2001).The Impact of Political Structure on Race, Class, Ethnic and Gender in the United States Cities

The legal basis of subordination revolves around the legitimacy of claims to political prerogatives. Given that debates that challenge and validate racial, class and gender differences