Stereotypes Of Social Class

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Hispanics, Whites, African-Americans, Asians, Native Hawaiian. Male or Female. No matter what race, sex, or gender an individual is, a stereotypical class can be determined by these factors. Males are more commonly known to be of higher rank in jobs than women and whites are stereotypically of higher class than other races in the United States. Males also get paid more than women in the working world. This would mean that white males are commonly wealthier and of higher class than a hispanic woman, despite her job. Social class is a concept that is ascribed and achieved. It can be determined by a person’s family background, their community, education in grade school, and the new community of college. A person’s family background is most commonly …show more content…
My father no longer works in the airlines, but he works for FedEx as a courier. My step-mother’s occupation is a case manager for Chickasaw County. My father’s and stepmother 's income is of the middle class group. A person’s occupation will contribute most to what social class a person belongs to as well as who their parents are. When a child is born, they are automatically a part of the class of their parents, also known as their ascribed status. Ascribed status most specifically means anything that you are born into. As a result of being born into the middle class, I do not have luxuries like the upper class does, but I also have more than what the lower and working classes do. When I was a child growing into a young adult, I was involved in many activities. I was involved in softball, dance, piano and flute lessons, concert band, jazz band, marching band, show choir, chamber choir, volleyball, track and field, cross country, and musical theatre. I was fortunate enough to have parents who could support me financially in all of these …show more content…
People also put away more and more money for retirement, which will help their social status in the long run. The town I live in, New Hampton, is mainly made up of middle class people. There are some lower class and some upper class. Most people have jobs that require a secondary education degree. The majority of neighborhoods are well kept-up and neat looking, with some very rich neighborhoods and some trailer parks. Where you live in a community is all based on what social class you belong to. The social class of a person is based on their economic status. The three levels are lower/working class, middle class, and upper class. These levels are also known as social stratification. It would be very uncommon to see a person in poverty living in a million dollar mansion off in the woods, or a millionaire to be living in a trailer park in the middle of town. While New Hampton has around two millionaires who are unknown to surrounding towns, we had a well known homeless person named “Iowa Blackie”. He was known to be homeless, but with the dream to become a railroad worker. New Hampton is a small town consisting of about 3,500 people. It surprisingly is not the smallest town in the area however. There are multiple towns surrounding New Hampton that are smaller and also contain mostly middle class people who are

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