This will be a reaction paper!! including the extra reading at the bottom!
Part 1: Watch clips #1, #3 and #10 from People Like Us playlist …copy and paste into your url
From Class Dismissed: How TV frames the Working Class:
From 60 minutes:
Part 2: Your response
I would like you to imagine a society in which there are no social classes–no differences in people’s wealth, income, and life chances. What would such a society be like? How does the term “Life Chances” play a role in an individual’s opportunity at upward social mobility?Why is it that American’s do not talk about class?
What is the function of the “American Dream” in our culture? Does this ideal do more harm than good?
Required extra reading:The New York Times has a wonderful special section “http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/us/class/no-degree-and-no-way-back-to-the-middle.html “.Especially this link “ http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050515_CLASS_GRAPHIC/index_01.html “ …what does it show you? How does it contribute to our discussion about the many aspects of class?