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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'Blue Collar Workers In The Jungle'

    of a blue-collar worker. Stereotypically, this group of people is not seen as being very bright, since intelligence is often measured by the number of years of education that a person has. However, the article explains many examples of how blue-collar people must constantly use their brains while on the job. Throughout this class, we have read many books that explain just how important this group of people are. In particular, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair relates to concepts in the article as well as The Coal Tattoo by Silas House. All three works describe in detail not only the brawn of the characters and their hardships, but how the…

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  • Summary Of Blue Collar Brilliance

    In his essay “Blue-Collar Brilliance”, Mike Rose discusses the many aspects of intelligence required to be successful in jobs or careers that are often less than glamorous. There are many jobs in our society that do not require a college degree, sometimes they don’t even require a high school diploma, yet they do require various kinds of thinking and different skill sets that are often more complex than some people give them credit for. Rose does an excellent job of dissecting what kinds of…

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  • Blue Collar Life By Andrew Braaksma Analysis

    The Author Andrew Braaksma said in his article some lessons from the assembly line. That he wanted the reader to understand the difference between college life and blue collar life. He wanted to let them know from his own experience in the blue-collar life, although financially rewarding it was also a very hard life. His intentions, I feel was to prove to readers that a collage education can mean a huge difference in how hard one might have to work. The first point he wanted to make was, I think…

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  • Of Mice And Men Blue Collar Workers Analysis

    Castration of the Blue-Collar Worker Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent abolitionist and clergyman, once said that “The real democratic American idea is, not that every man shall be on a level with every other man, but that every man shall have liberty to be what God made him, without hindrance.” Beecher addresses how the American ideal has been skewed and the American people misguided into believing that we all should be on equal footing, believing that no social hierarchy should exist. Instead,…

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  • Richard Rodriguez's Ari A Memoir Of A Bilingual Childhood

    As we grow into adulthood our primary goal in life is to build an education. To figure out what career we want to pursue. The texts by Sherman Alexie, Mike Rose, and Richard Rodriguez have all discussed how their background has influenced their education and upbringing to adulthood. “Blue-Collar Brilliance” by Mike Rose highlights how society determines the intelligence of workers based on their job or career. In Richard Rodriguez’s “Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood,” his education and…

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  • Film Analysis: The Martian

    graduates and non-college graduates in exit polls dating back to 1980” (Pew Research Center, 2016). It is a movement partially rooted in evangelical religious objections. Young Earth creationists maintain the world is 6,000 years old and deny the possibility of biological evolution. However, it is perhaps more heavily rooted a divide between so-called “working class” middle America and the so-called liberal coastal elites. In this narrative, the blue collar worker is always the “real”…

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  • Support For The Working Class In Mike Rose's Blue Collar Brilliance

    she believes that some companies, like Wal-Mart, should be a union and have better benefits. Also, in Mike Rose’s, Blue-Collar Brilliance, he explains that his mother was a waitress for a family restaurant, and while she was waitressing she found an interest in studying the customer’s behavior. Rose also mentions how his uncle started as an assembly line worker and ended up becoming the supervisor of the paint-and-body…

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  • Nickel And Dimed Reflection

    Everyday, we as people interact with waitresses, custodians, janitors, and more generally, the United States working class. Whether the context of our interactions revolve around school, transportation, etc., the working class is a major resource to the lives we live as citizens in the United States. From day-to-day, the working class drifts in and out of our reality, but sociologists like Barbara Ehrenreich and Sudhir Venkatesh takeBarbara Ehrenreich it upon themselves, to try and understand…

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  • Reflective Essay: Preparing College Students For Higher Education

    not go to college nor finish high school. My father stopped going to school when he was in 2nd grade. When my parents migrated to the U.S. in search of a better life they ended up working the in the fields, picking fruit. The community I grew up in was mainly working-class. The median income was $32,641 (Census). While I was growing up, I thought every public school was like mine with bad food and strict schedules. As I transitioned from middle school to high school. I learned that there were…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Grandfather's Migration To Australia

    for his family to live in – and to eventually obtain a respectable position working for the city council. My grandfather’s successes may be able to be explained by the labour theories of Doeringer and Piore (Loveridge & Mok, 2013), who held that as skills gained from on-the-job training increased in importance, employers had an increased incentive to retain employees. While my grandfather did relocate and change jobs several times, his on-the-job training made him a valuable worker. The skills…

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