POVERTY AND WEALTH ASSIGNMENT
After watching the video Social Class in the United States: Fact or Fiction, respond to the following questions: Many people think the United States is a classless society. Do you agree or disagree? Explain your answer.
After reading Thinking Critically About Social Problems: Rules for Avoiding Poverty on page 205 of your textbook, what “rules” for staying out of poverty would you add to the list?
I disagree. There are obvious classes in American society and they include the rich, the middle class and the poor. It would be wrong to suggest that the Americans living in ‘poor’ neighborhoods are same as those living in ‘rich’ neighborhoods. The difference in classes is mostly due to the variations in wealth and income. Take for example politicians who mostly form the cream of the society. Most politicians……….
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