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sociology paper 3/10/15
To: Stasy B
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 4:36 PM
When someone mentions a ruling class our minds are easily swayed to the lessons about ancient empires and victorian monarchies that once graced our world. In modern day America these members of the ruling class are classified as the one percent; include the combined efforts of the government, owners of banks, and media who set the ground for social class in our country. The one percent determines what they believe is the best for their citizens although it may not fit the molds of each individual class.
The topic of social classes seldom discussed although it is a significant feature of American culture and livelihood. Most Americans are treat this topic with great stigma since it down plays the common belief that every American has the potential of social and economic equality. Therefore people stray from discussing about this since it is not always held in a positive light. We believe that discussion about social classes will bring a great division between people instead, it does the exact opposite by creating awareness of the problems that ensue within each social class.
As citizens of the United States our first Amendment rights state that we have freedom of speech and press. Most of the news we receive is nation wide and readily available at our fingertips. The problem is that there is not a collective consciousness in regards to where our media is coming from.There are six major corporations that own all of the media outlets in America and determine what propaganda is appropriate for people to see. Many media outlets cater to the interests of the middle and upper class while casually marginalizing interests of the working class.
Information displayed in mainstream media is often filtered down for the general public to digest. Receiving...
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