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Unformatted text preview: 2. CheckPoint: Social Stratification in the United States (Due Day 5 in your Individual Forum) Resources: Ch. 8 of Society Compose a 300- to 350-word response to the following: What are some ways in which American society is stratified? What do you think the affect is on society when groups are stratified? Provide at least two specific examples from your personal experiences that demonstrate stratification. For example, describe where you have observed stratification in the workplace, the media, home, or school. What were the consequences of stratification in these examples? There are a variety of ways in which American society is stratified. Consider first the economic makeup of our society. Wealth in the United States is concentrated in the upper 1% of the country and descends from there precipitously. Indeed, the top 1% of all income earners controls over 40% of all financial wealth, and the top 10% precipitously....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOC 120 AAAA0OHHG4 taught by Professor Lyndacable during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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