CLASSISM

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DEFINITION

 

CLASSISM = Subjugating or unrightly persecuting someone due to their economic status; endorsing a system that perpetuates strictly class based culture.

 

RELATED TERMINOLOGY:

Levels of Economic Status 

 

Ruling Class - Individuals in positions of power within major profitable organizations. 

Owning Class/Rich - Families whose finances include income-producing assets sufficient enough to make paid employment unnecessary.

Upper Middle Class - A section of the middle class with higher incomes as a result of professional employment and or investment income.

Middle Class - Families capable of a higher income as a result of higher education or specialized skill set.

Lower Middle Class - A section of the middle class with lower incomes as a result of minimal skill set or unstable employment.

Working Class - Families whose income depends on hourly wages for labor, or other working positions that do not require higher education.

Poverty Class - Families without an income sufficient enough to meet their basic human needs.

RESOURCES:

 

CLASSISM: AMERICA’S OVERLOOKED PROBLEM

By: Matt Gamble

https://www.therutgersreview.com/2018/02/10/classism-americas-overlooked-problem/