This is a 1-2 page written assignment using proper APA format. Review the social issues of the past ninety days in your local newspaper. You may check it online. Based on the front page or the local section, which social issue appears to be the most important issue for your community––crime, job layoffs, transportation, or pollution? Examine how the social issue is defined and by whom. Is the input from community leaders and neighborhood groups being included? Why or why not? Which of the three sociological theories; conflict, functionalism or symbolic interactionism help explain the existence of the problem?
My local news papers included The Oakland Press, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News.
The most popular topics of discussion appear to be both crime and the Flint water crisis (pollution).