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11-8 - Everything is connected if you have income advantage...

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Everything is connected if you have income advantage you probably have wealth and education advantage o We reproduce advantage and disadvantage over generation o Norm in the US is that you die in the same class that you were born in 3-tiered model of economic hierarchy o Top tier Euro-American Protestants (WASP) Within this group is what is referred to as a white overclass o Intermediate tier Euro-American Catholics, Jews, many Asians o Bottom Tier (the people of color group) African Americans, Latinos, native Americans, & some Asians o This hierarchy has remained basically unchanged for the past 150 years An almost unreachable gap between the bottom of the bottom tier to the top of the top tier o # of factors that make up these tiers We focus on institutional discrimination by race and ethnicity There are numerous theories about these disparities still in 2007 o Families are going to have higher income because there are mostly 2 earners
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