How Social Class Affected My Life

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It doesn 't matter social class system you fit in to, it affects your lifestyle and how you live. One of the main concerns regarding social class is education. According the article author Sarah Garland makes a point that now middle class and lower class kids are both falling behind in school. I come from a lower class family and when I was younger we were in the upper class but my dad left. So my mom was left to care for me and my sibling by herself. Since we didn 't have a lot of money I was forced to go to a public school. It wasn 't until high school when i was able to transfer to a private high school because they gave a free ride because of my sports. That when I truly realized how depending on which social class you were in affected not only your education but how you were treated. I never really understood how the social system worked and how it impacted my life without me even knowing it. When I was younger I remember going on a lot of trips as a family and that I changed when my dad left us. I then fell from the middle class the the poverty line. That…show more content…
An article in the washington post written by author Matt Zwolinski, talks about how too often in the united states, welfare comes with strings attached. Even though american are willing to give the poor we are not willing to trust them. Most people believe that people fall into poverty because there 's something wrong with them. That simply is just the case in most situations. Even though not all americans are on welfare, The United States Census bureau found that “Approximately 52.2 million (or 21.3 percent) people in the U.S. participated in major means-tested government assistance programs each month in 2012” (). That goes to show how many people need help for the government because they simply can 't make it on there own for unknown
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