Class Inequality Vs Wealth Inequality

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Are people born equal? People are different from the moment they are born; their families are decided and can’t be changed. Some children are born in the top 1% families, called upper class, which hold over 41.8% of the wealth in the US. () Conversely, most children are born in middle class families and lower class families, which account 99% of families. () The different family class backgrounds cause children to develop and to be treated differently, which is called classism. When people talk about class, it always connects with race, and sex, which are natural, unchangeable features that can’t be controlled. () Is class division really as those words say unable to change during a generation, or could the class barriers be broken through …show more content…
Some researches find that a big part of successful entrepreneurs come from middle family background, because people from lower classes have more motivation to succeed and make efforts to change their class. Some upper class children are too relaxed to make efforts, because they believe that wealth and class inequality allow them to not need to work hard so that they live more leisurely. Actually the success of the upper class also based on rich children’ ability. If the second generation lacks enough ability to manage the wealth, or they spend a lot of money on bad habits, such as bets, drugs, as increasing rate, the wealth can also shrink rapidly. For lower class children, they are pushed up by the poor living status and inequality they have experienced, so they feel strongly to change the situation. One essential elements of success is the motivation; the interest we just mentioned, is also a kind of motivation. Once people have willingness to achieve some goals and take actions, at least they can achieve some degrees “success” without regret. That’s the chance for lower classes to catch the opportunities to break into the upper class. Actually, history proved that people with real ability and determination would never be limited by their family backgrounds, they finally can achieve success and be admired by the public to change their class. For example, Steven Jobs was abandoned by his bloody parents, and …show more content…
Everyone is fair to take the test to enter the university, and after higher education the earning increases dramatically. Xxx data illustrates that “individuals with a college degree earn an average of $22,000 more per year than those with only a high school diploma”. Higher education level not only improves the income, more importantly it changes people’s lifestyle- people worry less, live happier, have better health, self sufficient, which efficiently improve the life quality and make it close to the wealthier’. People don’t have to be the top 1%, but could live as the upper class, live with respect, live for themselves. However, the educational system in US exists unfairness as classism, such as admission, tuition, college clubs, especially in elite universities. Xxx indicates that elite universities prefer admitting students with rich family backgrounds when two students with similar score. The officers focus on the connection and abundant resources of the rich children. Talking about the tuition, The tuition difference cause a lot of lower classes families can’t afford the tuition so that they only can choose cheaper university. According to Gallup, 72% of the top 1% have a college degree, whereas 31% of the left 99%. The most standard example for this phenomenon is that Bill Gate studied in Harvard and he dropped out the university depended on his choice, while Steven also dropped

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