Essay on I Am A Part Of The Working Class

841 Words Jun 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Since civilization, society has been divided into classes. On a basic level, there is the poor, the rich, and the in-between known as the middle class. However, there are more than three classes sorted by property, power, and prestige. In descending order, these are the underclass. working poor, working, lower middle, upper middle, and capitalist. If these were to cease existence tomorrow and we became a classless society, our entire lives may change.
Since I am a student and have not yet attained my associates degree, I would consider myself to be a part of the working class. Being a full time student, with merely a part time job, I believe determines my class. Often students who are in university struggle with debt after gaining their degree since the price of education is in fact so incredibly high. Even more expensive are prestigious universities and private universities. Universities such as Cornell, or Cambridge are known to offer the best education and are usually attended by people of high class. The reason for this is most likely the cost of tuition. Therefore, as you enter the working world, your employer would already have pre-established assumptions of your class judging by your choice of university. They would assume you are part of the upper class or at least the upper middle class. As someone who does not occupy any of those classes, I could not afford the tuition and in result, I was not able to enter an expensive university due to the fear of paying a debt…

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