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Unformatted text preview: 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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