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I somewhat disagree with this......... yes I believe it should be weakened or removed but I believe that the people in poverty could try to work hard and could make a difference if they really wanted to. I also think that not everyone has to join hands as long as there is a significant amount that is fighting for the cause.

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I totally agree with this!!! It does ruin people's happiness because the lower class start to lose hope that things could ever get better and everyone deserves a fair chance in life.

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This article supports my idea that there is a class system. It states that "class now determines Americans' fates." It also gives a common simple example of how bad the class system was and still can be......... If your daddy was rich, you're gonna stay rich, and if your daddy was poor, you're gonna stay poor. In some ways that example is still true but people that are poor wouldn't except the fact that they are so they try to work their way up the social class ladder. Some become very success and others not so much.

Supporting Evidence: American Class System (
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I agree with this! Men and women have different stereotypes that there suppose to fill and as society changes more and more the stereotypes become less and less accurate.

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Recent neurological studies show how men and women’s brains differ when communicating, when under stress, and when reducing stress. There definitely a different between the genders based on physical abilities, but that doesn't mean that men have to be superior to women just because they are stronger and have different stress levels and hormones. It shouldn't matter. If a woman wants to be tough and wants to do physical work she should be able too and get paid the same as a man.

Supporting Evidence: Gender Differences (
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Okay I am glad you clarified that. Then I do agree with what you said.

2 points

The more people who drop out of high school are the majority from the lower class because they cannot afford a college education and also don't have the money to try and improve their learning skills. Fewer dropouts are middle class and even fewer are the rich kids.

Supporting Evidence: Charts of Social Classes (
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There six social classes. They are upper-upper class (1% of the U.S. population) and the lower-upper class (2%), upper-middle class (14%), the lower-middle class (26%), working poor (13%, and underclass (14%). This model of all the social classes is an example that a lot of people believe there are a class system.

Supporting Evidence: Social Class Model (
2 points

There was a study done in 83 countries that found that women earn 10%-30% less than men. In 2010 the U.S had women working full-time still earned only 77% of the male wage.

Supporting Evidence: woman are better off today, but still not equal (
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In many countries, it is easier for a man to divorce their wife then it is for women to divorce their husband. This is a great example of why men and women are not equal.

Supporting Evidence: Examples of Gender Inequality (
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I agree with Nathan. Yes the people who work hard should be rewarded, but people who cannot work cause of disabilities or cannot find work should not be penalized for trying. If you try and don't succeed and then you don't get encouraged to keep trying a lot of people will give up.

kait(17) Clarified
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Do you believe that there are places in between each class where people could qualify?

4 points

I wouldn't necessary agree that "If every person genuinely believed in equality, equality would exist" because everyone is not going to agree on everything. As long as the vast majority believes it, it should be able to actually happen. Movements should still be able to work as long as it is out in society and people will fight for it and sooner or later the people will decide how they feel about.

5 points

I totally agree with your argument! There are fewer wealthy people and they could make a big difference if more were to support the poor and needy people. People definitely could be working on this gap. Wealthy people are not the only ones who can make a difference. What could the middle class do too that would shorten this gap between classes?

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I don't know if the U.S has an official class system or not. I believe that the U.S does have one because people are quick to judge that someone is wealthy, poor, or middle class. I also would say that the government seems to treat the people of the community like there are different classes. For example homeless people or very poor people can go to the government and ask for food stamps or help getting back on their feet. Another example when you are applying to college, some people get financial aid or take out several loans to help them pay off school. People who make a fairly nice amount of money but still don't have enough money cannot get financial aid. They only allow people who are "poor" to get help. There are several other ways that the government separates it's people based on how much money you make and how you have.

4 points

I definitely believe that women have come a long way from how things used to be. But I believe that things between men and women are still not equal. It has changed from when women were being totally ignored in society to then if they were married they were their husband's property and couldn't do anything without getting their permission first. I think that the 19th amendment didn’t come soon enough. Women had been fighting for that right for too long. Women have been fighting for their freedom and right to vote for a long time and once they got the right to vote, people were still treating them anything but equal. Today I still believe men and women are still not equal. Most men still get paid more for the most part and are favored over woman in many job positions or other positions.

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