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Class in America

September 9th, 2006 at 03:27 pm

I was watching Oprah the other day and she was talking about how Americans are separated and judged by class. She compared two families-one middle class and the other low class. The mothers were giving details on how their lives were.

The low class mom's family lived in a rough neighborhood. Her oldest son started kindergarten and came home using gang signs. Her husband worked two jobs on average of 60 hours per week. She was a sahm.

The middle class mom had kids that went to a nice public school, her kids wore brand name clothes (if they didn't they would be singled out at school) and were involved in multiple extra-cirricular activities.

One difference I noticed that the low class family had the advantage is how their kids were disciplined. Their kids knew they didn't always get what they wanted and had to work hard for what they had. The middle class children expected to get everything they asked for because their parents had money.

I'm lucky to live an a community where most all of the people living here are of the same class. I don't think class separations affect us much here-thank goodness!

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