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Deontology in ClassismConsequentialism is more like utilitarianism, in which it looks to maximize the happinessof others. It judges actions by results and analyses the cost and benefits of a situations. This theory goes with the idea of the “end justifies the means”. Deontology would play a role in classims when we discuss stealing. On of the reason why people honestly looked down on lower class people is because they are associated with the act of “stealing”. You see a man wearing dirty and ripped clothing, people tend to instinctively hold their purses or belongings tighter. Fortunately, I have never been desperate enough to steal from someone, however there are instances with stealing where the end justifies the means. As deontology states, one shall not steal, but what if a man steals a bag of grains for his dying wife or starving children. Should he be punished then? I think it’s ok for this person to think of his loved ones first.
Musse 10Justice Virtue in ClassismDiscrimination and inequality are oxymorons of justice and fairness. Where there is classism, there is discrimination and inequality and where there is discrimination and inequality- there is no justice. I have had instances where people looked down on me because I was in section eight housing and saw me as a helpless person. It’s almost as if they pity me and it’s the kind of stereotype that heats me up.Majority of the world is discriminatory towards others based on socio-economic status. This is also influenced by the cultural and traditional believes. In places such as India and Somalia, it’s extremely evident how unfair life is for the poor and how prosperous life is for the wealthy. Africa has mines rich with diamonds and golds and along with Saudi Arabia it has rich sources of mineral oil. Places such as Egypt and Somalia have real gold and trade it with Asian and European countries. Most of the Cocoa Beans that Starbucks uses is imported from Africa. Ithas all these important and essential elements, yet it’s regarded as the least developed continent. In my Sociology and Macroeconomics class, we discussed the reasons and one of the commonly stated reason was political corruption. These countries that have these essential materials are gaining benefits. But the society doe not reap the benefits, it’s those that are in power. Greed and corruption leads some to increase their net worth, while others suffer. Equality in distribution of wealth means that everyone earns the same exact amount of money or there is a system in place that makes sure that wealth is distributed in such a manner that everyone has the same level of financial difficulties. Our society is way too far from that in this day and age. In the U.S, it’s common knowledge that the middle class, also known as the working class, work twice as hard, yet they are drowned by taxes. We do have programs such as
Musse 11TANF among others that help the less fortunate. This is an example of one of the ways the government tries to redistribute wealth in society, however they are not targeting the ones who could really help the less fortunate through redistribution: the top one percent. Redistribution is