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Unformatted text preview: of ritual pollution. Blacks were not allowed in the same restaurants, bathrooms, and buses as whites. Women also can be seen as occupying secondary position in a caste system. Despite the professed commitment to human rights, the US today contains 600,000 millionaires and 32 million people below the poverty line. Who Controls Wealth in the U.S.? Group Percent of Households Percent of Wealth Range Super-Rich 0.5 % 35.1% 2.5 Million or more Very-Rich 0.5% 6.7% 1.4 to 2.5 million Rich 9.0% 29.9% $206,000 to 1.4 mil The rest of us 90.0% 28.2% Less than $200,000 Source: Eitzen, 1988:257...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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