Race And Social Class Essay

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Karla Garcia English 28 May 24, 2010 Social Class Race and class are connected up to a certain level. Even though the stereotype is that whites are superior to minorities, I don’t believe that it matters when it comes to the wealthy. When it comes to money matters of the rich, no one really looks at skin color as much as bank accounts. The struggles of any one person aren’t relevant, what is relevant is how many figures their paychecks are and the size of their houses. However, when it comes to low-income families, there is much talk about race. A minority would have more trouble seeking a minimum wage job than a white person because they might be thought to be less literate or perhaps undocumented. The higher the class, the less race…show more content…
Race can determine whether someone is hired or not, because of the stereotypes linked to their race. A well known stereotype of Mexicans that can prevent them from being hired would be that all Mexicans are undocumented or not very literate. Not all Mexicans are illegal but an employer would probably hire a white person over a Mexican because they don’t want the risk of having an illegal work for their company. This all goes back to the whole glass ceiling concept of no matter how hard or how much a minority tries to fulfill their goals in life they will always have to compete with the middle class…show more content…
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