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Page 1 of 6 Outline for “Stratification and Social Inequality” Stratification – What humans are inclined to evaluate – What the ‘higher ups’ demand of those who are lower down; why the ‘lower downs’ give it – Social inequality – How the norms and values of our culture support the unequal distribution of opportunities and rewards – Functionalist view of social inequality – Historical note – how our social institutions have contributed to social inequality; examples: How socialization sets us up to be complacent about social inequality – Conflict view of social inequality – how those at the top got there; how and why those at the bottom are kept ‘down’ – Stereotypes – Prejudice – Discrimination – How you acquire your stereotypes, prejudices – How stereotypes, prejudices can be dismantled –
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Page 3 of 6 Outline for: Working and Poor in the USA Characteristics of a Low-Wage Economy Who are the Outlanders? Who are the Working Poor? Characteristics of Low-Wage Jobs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. What’s up with our government? How did this situation get so bad? Per author, a “variety of political, economic and corporate decisions” including: Author’s proposed solution
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Page 4 of 6 FMG On-Demand Video #36501 Born with a Wooden Spoon: Welcome to Poverty USA
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