Polar Opposites: Upper Class vs Lower Class

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One should completely dispose the first amendment when comparing the upper and lower classes. The first amendment basically states that everyman is equal, regardless of financial state. However, this amendment is bent constantly throughout present day as there is an obvious difference between upper class and lower class. The stereotypical upper class member of society is simply brought up with more luxuries and resources than that of a lower class gender. The generic upper class child is born into a wealthy, happy, normal, and indifferent environment, where taking risks is kept at a minimal and they are provided with virtually anything they want. In addition, the generic upper class child is brought up with many educational luxuries. They blossom from the popup books in the toddler days to complex pieces of literature in the college days. The basic lower class child is the polar opposite of the everyday upper class child. He/she is usually born into a poor, difficult, melancholy, and unstable environment. Even though all lower class people may not be melancholy, it is very hard to find happiness in the amount of life problems and risks they must deal with daily. Purchasing a popup book may not even be possible at times and sacrificing certain possessions to get that popup may be the only option. Also, the lower class child usually attends a day care, not a preschool, and this can lead to further inequalities in class. “Some enter kindergarten not knowing how to hold pencils” (Rothstein). College is simply unrealistic for these poor children due to their economically and racially segregated neighborhoods. The lower class simply has minimal first amendment rights due to their financial state of being. It is more obvious than a sore thumb; the upper class is superior to the lower class in many different aspects of life. The stereotypical upper class member has more privileges, more rights, and all around more power than the average lower class member. It is sad, but true, and this social class problem has been apparent throughout history, literature, and is still present today. The major differences between the upper class and lower class show how the poor are clearly getting unfair treatment. The amount of money they have seems to almost run parallel with the amount of rights they have and with less money, comes less rights. But according to the first amendment, the poor deserve the same amount of rights as the rich. The unequal state between the upper class and lower class has become accepted by society and it is not fair to the poor, the poor deserve to be equals. Is it rational to say that poor children cannot learn? This “dangerous myth was once conventional” and lower class children used to actually be taught less challenging classes (Rothstein). Even though enrolled in less challenging classes, the success rate of these poor children was slim. Logically speaking, any lower class child can achieve just as much as an upper class child in the classroom. However, realistically speaking, their domestic lives make it harder for them to learn and lower class children tend to be put into tough academic situations. The teachers of these children would put the blame of the class’ low success rate on the children’s domestic life and poverty. Just because these children are members of the lower class, does not establish them as mentally challenged. These irresponsible teachers should have brought it upon themselves to give more effort in teaching and not look for an easy escape route by blaming the problem on the lower class children. They draw many parallels with the basic upper class member of society by blaming their problems on others. The teachers dehumanize the lower class children by classifying the children as the woes of their problems and that the children cannot learn anything due to their financial state of being. The upper class and the teachers seem to look at the lower class children as inferior. It seems that if...
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