How do key sociological concepts apply to events in this article? How do they apply to aspects of your life? Identify how private trouble, public issue, sociological imagination, and social structure apply in the article. As appropriate, support your points with anecdotal evidence from your own experiences.
Espinoza had sociological imagination when she realized what the issues were and tried to find a way to correct them. By having individuals slowly support her, they understood it takes more than one individual to make changes. It their life was going to change for the better (private trouble) by having better pay, etc. they needed to stand together (public issue) as a group. A group speaks louder than a single person does. By making this an issue for everyone, they are realizing there is a problem but they need each other to fix it, or at least make it better.
Working in HR, I get to see first hand the differences in individuals and the similarities they have within their own ethnicity, or religious groups. The way in which individuals live in their own society has a huge impact on who they become as an adult. It is hard for an individual to stand up for what they believe in when it is just them. However, put that same person in a group of their peers and you have another story. The private troubles may never be clearly stated, however when they have similar issues as others and they make it a public issue, you start to see a much clearer picture. It does take a sociological imagination to fully understand the situation, figure out where these issues started, and how to fix them. It is very clear that our work force has become very diverse which makes working in HR challenging at times.