soc 315 2608 - 2/6/2008 10:34:00 AM Soc 315 Social...

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17:34 Soc 315  Social Stratification People are unequally spread out in relation to life situations and their position  in society Not random; systematic Structure of inequality usually on the basis of power, privilege, prestige, and  resources.  Note     : people that have a lot of power, prestige, and privilege is related to the  fact that others do not possess these resources.  Systematic     : patterns of groups that are going to be more or less advantaged o Advantaged: upper class/ upper middle class Class position is something that is passed on Men, white, Anglo Americans o Disadvantaged: lower and working class Women, non- whites African Americans and Latinos are 3x more likely to be poor than  white families. Poverty 2001= 18,022/ family of 4 ( below this threshold) currently 12% of population is below poverty line when looking at structured inequality who are the individuals that occupy this  12%? o most poor are white o in proportions and likely-hoods a disproportionate amount of the poor are  African American and other people of color. 
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soc 315 2608 - 2/6/2008 10:34:00 AM Soc 315 Social...

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