Power Relationships Power Relationships Affecting Society A power relationship allows for a society to give a certain idea, such as segregation that occurred in the U.S. Also power relationships allow the limit of people, such as the homosexuals in a conservative area. Power Relationships cont. Also a power relationship can oppress a religion. Like the Catholics in Northern Ireland, where there is often conflict between them and Protestants. Vulnerable Populations Power relationships can also affect certain populations, such as women in a certain society. An example would be women in sub-Saharan Africa that are not allowed economic and political freedom Vulnerable Populations cont. Another example is women in India. The majority of them do not have rights because of the power relationships occurring in society. Many often die in what is known as dowry deaths. When women are killed because they do not have a big enough dowry. Shifting Power Relationships among Ethnic Groups Depending on the economy and politics, certain ethnic groups are more in control of certain things than another ethnic group of that area. A shifting power relationship among ethnic group is the Hispanics and Blacks in the Los Angeles area. Shifting Power Relationships among Ethnic Groups Within the last 50 years the Hispanic population increased from 4% to 90%. With the increased ethnicity of Hispanics the once dominant Blacks are now the minority. The Hispanic population is the power relationship because they can influence things such as the cultural landscape and political decisions in that area.