Essay On Social Class

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The Impact in Life: Social Class In the United States, there are many levels of social class. There is the upper class, upper medium class, medium class, and the low class. These levels of social class represent different levels of life styles, norms, and values within the people in the social class. However, many people in the United States deny the fact that there are social classes; this is because if social classes where recognized that it exists then it would take the ability to think of the United States as an equal country (McIntyre 2014). Even though the denial of social class with in the United States is a big issue people still segregate themselves from everyone and joins there social class group simply because they are more comfortable; this is usually done unconsciously. However, there are many ways of defining social classes, social class also influences culture and determines the amount of opportunity’s in life one as a person has. There are many different types of ways to define social class, one way is the norms within the society and values and beliefs. The norms within an upper class are …show more content…
Wealth can influences the health, education, working life and crime and justice (McIntyre 2014). All these chances are usually denied to lower class people because of the lack of wealth. Children who grow in poverty have a more of a chance of staying in poverty (McIntyre 2014). This is because they don’t have the same opportunity’s as the upper class, the upper class have a bigger chance to gain all these better opportunity’s because they have wealth they hold. In addition, children who have been raised in poverty have already “absorbed” the norms and values within that social class (McIntyre 2014). Therefore, it will be extremely difficult to adapt to a new set of norms to a new social class, that’s why usually people stay within the same social class that they were born

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