Social Class Stratification

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Achievement and success determines the way a person can be perceived other aspects contribute to this classification as well, for example race or gender. Social classes have been established from the beginning of civilization as a way of dividing people with power and wealth and those who were not as fortunate. Social stratification rates people in social classes based on inequality and possibility of progress. For years this stratification system has lead to conflict between classes that have caused revolutions because overall dictatorship of power. It's only human nature to compare your own success to others, but as history has shown, some social classes take it too far. Within social class is numerous amounts of concepts regarding people's understanding along with acceptance of social status including mobility and ability to prosper. Equal opportunity is non-existent in this modern age, take America for instance, social mobility is accessible but very unlikely to rise in existing social class. The possibility of me, a hispanic woman becoming the exclusive 1% of society’s wealth is severely low. Automatically my chances dropped substantially because of…show more content…
Capitalism has lead us to believe that everything is possible though one must work hard enough to achieve goals. Which in some sense, I assume this statement is accurate, but it overlooks the fact that more privileged individuals are better equipped to succeed. A regular person would have to work a hundred times harder than a rich offspring with a trust fund to get into prestigious law school. Taking this into consideration the odd are already quite skewed for better off people than a person stricken by poverty at a young age. The conflict theory suggest that with constant competition, society would not be driven to work towards a better life. Although as the statistics show the classification system is already bias for most
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