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Class Distinctions in America

Summary: The ideal associated with American society is a pluralist one -- that all Americans enjoy equality of opportunity to pursue "the American dream" regardless of class, race, or gender. As this essay contends, however, such an ideal does not exist; distinct social classes and inequities do exist in the United States, and American society needs these distinctions and inequities in order to perpetuate itself. The essay's analysis of eight social classes in America describes the roles of each class in both influencing and being influenced by American society.

The ideal concept of American society is one in which all of the citizens are treated equal in all every realm and situation. Class, race or gender does not divide the utopian America; everyone is afforded the same opportunities and chances for success. In this chimerical state Americans are able to go as far as their dreams allow and with hard work and perseverance any thing is possible. Many Americans subscribe to this pluralist view of the Country, believing that within our democratic system it is the majority who maintains control and sets policy. Unfortunately this idyllic country does not exist nor has it ever existed. America is made up of distinct social classes and the movement within those classes is for the most part, limited to the various classes in the middle where the lines of demarcation are blurred. Although the majority of the Country's population would...

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