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Social and Gender Stratification

What are some ways in which American society is stratified?

What do you think the impact is on society when groups are stratified?

Give at least two specific examples from your personal experiences that demonstrate stratification. For example, describe where you have observed stratification in the workplace, the media, home, or school. What were the consequences of stratification in these examples?

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America is stratified because we have different socioeconomic classes living in every part of America. There are people who are rich from money that was inherited, people who have made their fortune and want to give their kids a better life, the middle class and the poor. These classes are then separated into those who are educated (usually those from higher classes) and those who are not (lower classes).

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The solution explains the ways in which American society is stratified. Two specific examples from personal experiences that demonstrate stratification are given.