Credentialism: Inequality In Higher Education

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Credentialism refers to increasing the minimum educational requirements for employment at a particular job, profession, or field. This means that, before, you could be employed for a particular job with an Associates degree that now requires at minimum a Bachelors degree. Credentialism relates to inequality as increased costs for investing in a higher education may be out of reach for those who cannot afford it. This can maintain the status quo, allowing the upper class to maintain their privileges and keeps those in lower classes from achieving vertical mobility.

The concept of White privileges is one thing I learned in this class that makes me think different than before. Although I am proud of who I am, this class has made me
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