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    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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    Some people consider white-collar workers smarter than blue-collar workers. Blue-collar work requires intelligence, too. Blue-collar workers have experience just like white-collar workers. Blue-collar workers get it by time not by education. However, they get less esteem. Blue-collar work requires physical work. Society respects white-collar workers more than blue-collar workers. White-collar workers also work hard and they get a very good payment. Their work needs…

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    Blue collar worker’s skills and intelligence are under appreciated in today’s society. Most people relate those who are hard working in the trades as unintelligent, however, responding to Mike Rose’s article, I believe these people are quite intelligent. They have to deal with complex machinery, tools, as well as strategies to complete their tasks. I believe that it doesn’t matter your education, test scores and formal ways of learning shouldn’t define intelligence. Intelligence is learned in…

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    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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    Have you ever wondered how some people are lucky enough to have enough money to buy whatever they need or want? Well, I have and after reading these four texts, I can understand how they can, with the exception of the spoiled kids that have wealthy parents or people who inherited their money and did not put in a single hour of work into it. But to become wealthy you need to mix Education, skill, and work ethic into what you do, to be the best at what you do. All types of people that work and…

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    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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    Blue-Collar Workers in My Family? In the article, “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” the author Mike Rose explains to us that just because workers do not have so much schooling, it does not mean that they do not have the intelligence for their field of work. Rose goes on to tell us about what he has observed and analyzed through the years about blue collar workers. Rose gives us two main examples of this argument and how he has come to a conclusion of what he thinks of blue collar workers. Rose starts…

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    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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    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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    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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