Our society is a society based on the rule of law. The rule of law is a legal principle that designs laws that should be used to govern a nation, and not decisions arbitrarily made by government officials. So these laws are in place for governments to treat its citizens just and fair. That is the case something, but then there are the cases where laws are created that alienatea country’s minority population. The article, Race, Povertyand Punishment: The Impact ofCriminal Sanctionson Racial, Ethnic, And Socioeconomic Inequality, is a discussion of five core arguments when discussing the interconnection of social problems. Understanding these five core arguments will help you fully understand how the interconnection of social problems affect our society. This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed so we can have equality in our society.