Classism and Its Effects in Society

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Classism and its effects on Society
James Bradley
Cardinal Stritch University
Instructor Kevin Nettesheim
Intro to written communication
April 17, 2013

Throughout history classism has played an important role in how people are perceived and treated. This goes as far as race, gender, financial status, and social class of individuals. For persons of any classification to prejudge another based on their background is morally and ethically incorrect, when God created man, he created man in his likeness. Therefore, I believe that no matter who you are or what cloth you come from, we all equal. Classism hurts society; it increases stereotyping, further demeans people, and It should not under any circumstance be tolerated or
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Classism affects people on an economical and emotional level; it divides society into two parts. Those who have and those who do not have, this mistreatment mainly comes from the dominant more in control groups of society, the rich. It affects the subordinated groups of society, those who are the poor and it continues to cause pain and suppression among the lower classes of society to the extent of personal fulfillment or survival. Theorized, if you are not born into this dominant class, there is no room for you in society to someday become successful and without this privilege; you are stuck, left to dogs. Yet classism is not only judged by finances, it is also judge by race, gender and religion. Classism affects the minorities of society, African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and women.
The mistreatment of Africans dates back to the 1600’s, and the reasons for this so called classification results from slavery, lack of education, and social status. This division of this group further suppresses Africans; it depletes the want for success within this group. As being an African American, I can honestly say, “I know classism.” You are put into class of people who you may or may not be like, the only thing you have in common is being of the same race. To be prejudged on your color and to have that related to racial background is hurtful; there only two options after something like
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