Social conflict can erupt from various differences, such as different cultural values and beliefs; unequal power; unequal resource distribution; poor communication; and a sense of collective identity.
The existence of two or more groups with different identities in a society is a prerequisite for social conflict.
For conflicts to emerge, there must be a sense that goals or needs are not just different, but indeed incompatible or in opposition to each other.
These social conflicts are the result of the social interaction between groups of people, which could be organized into groups, organizations, communities, or crowds.
The formation of a collective identity is extremely important in the development of social conflict.
While many people associate conflict with violence, violence and conflict are not equal because not all conflicts lead to violence.
Social conflicts can take the form of class, racial or religious conflicts, rebellions, revolutions, riots, strikes, civil disorder, marches, and demonstrations.
Social conflicts escalate and deescalate at different times. Some social conflicts never reach escalation, and a large number of social conflicts do not lead to violence, certainly not to armed violence.
Conflict is part of life and is not always a negative thing. We can grow from it and expand our ideas and perceptions about a certain topic. Solutions can be found when we contribute with each other towards the same goal.
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