Privilege Line

Privilege Line - David Fernandez SOCY-1001-105 Tuesday 2pm...

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David Fernandez SOCY-1001-105 Tuesday 2pm Exploriment Week 8—The Privilege Line It was mentioned in lecture that Americans love to hear the story of people “pulling themselves up by their bootstraps”, as it reaffirms their beliefs in the ideology of meritocracy in this country (Walden 2007). However, from what I saw in the exercise, the stratification in this country is more due to ascribed status rather than any achieved status; where you come from is more important than who you are. This weighted intergenerational mobility is due to poverty, discrimination, and difference in life chances. Being a child of immigrants resulted in me taking several more steps back than my classmates than I had anticipated, but it made sense. I was also the only minority. Minorities are characterized by the restrictions laid upon them; this includes being valued differently, stereotyped, and denied full participation. In a meso-level, this discrimination is engrained in the institutions of which we are part of, such as education or
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