Social Class In America Essay

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Name John M. Comeau 06/12/12 ENGL 111 - 04B Social Class in America In today’s society, discussing class and where you stand within the class structure is considered a taboo subject. Most Americans prefer not to use words that classify themselves as the working class, upper class, or the ruling class. Unlike other countries, we shrink away from such terms because it is easier to believe that all Americans are equal and fall into the ‘working class’ category. I find that this belief gives a false representation of today’s economic situation and leaves most of the population living in denial. It gives a false sense of comfort to those who may struggle thus causing issues in everyday life. People need to accept the fact that class is a major…show more content…
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