In the modern days, the society has divided into three categories; lower, middle and high. To live in America, everyone has their freedom to fulfill their needs in becoming stable. Everyone makes their own decisions, and some make bad choices where they end up on the streets to ask for money. Systematically, the governments think the social class makes the world go round, but many civilians are struggling to survive in supporting their family members.
Around the United States, we are classified to become segregated with one another and people feel diversity is one of the biggest threats. In the 1930’s, Hollywood has rapidly led to Americans in finding their dreams (In Fiction, a Long History of Fixation on the Social Gap,New York Times, Charles McGrath). The higher class has many potentials in making the economics’ rates shoot above the chart. Education plays is one of the biggest roles, since earning a degree will make people become successful. Anyone would rather admire and hire people who has a better skills to work in the field. While the minority who is less educated, they need to work even harder to support their family. The advantage for the higher class are stable to pay taxes for the city council, so they can help the community. The society thinks that the higher class will have the capability in guiding the minorities, but sometimes it is best to share ideas and listen to the possible decisions from everyone. To defeat this democracy, the structure of the higher class are categorized with a lot of money, but there should be a community for the social class to interact with one another to seek for a better future.
Jenny Perez, Science Leadership Academy
The poverty rate for children under 18 declined last year for the first time since 2000, the bureau said, and the number of children in poverty fell by 1.4 million, to 14.7 million."-
Number of Children Living in Poverty Drops Sharply, Census BureauReports
This picture was taken in West Philadelphia. There are many abandon houses around Philadelphia .
On the other hand, the government is trying to fix the lower class. Different parts of the cities will definitely have many minorities that live in poverty.
Since the 1960’s, poverty has gone up to 30% in the recent years (The Measure Of Our Poverty, New York Times, Eduardo Porter). Living in this world, the prices of food and living expenses are rising and it is hard to maintain a job. Many companies will have minimum wages since many immigrants do not have any degrees. The lower class will take any opportunities to earn money, even if the work conditions are crucial; they have to make a living to help their families. With the advantage with the lower class, families get different amounts of financial needs, but it shows that these benefits such as access card makes the family to survive. There are other factors where they need more needs. Lower class earns less than half of middle class from their annually checks (The Measure Of Our Poverty, New York Times, Eduardo Porter). Children from lower income families try to become successful by getting a higher education. However, they face an obstacle to have less resources for not continuing their hopes and dreams. There are ways for the lower class man to excel in life; to break the criticism in being useless in this world. In order to show the lower class are much like the upper class, they have full potential with guiding the this world. Money always play in the role and to think about the future generation, the lower class would have to put effort in becoming a successor, rather than causing a lot of violence and criminals activities.
This picture was taken in South Philadelphia. These houses are called projects and lower income families usually buy these houses since the government invested money to build these for them.
What about the middle class?
There comes to a time when others fall into a role as neutral, the middle class that balance the whole system. Not many things have fallen into this, but the government has never provided any needs for them. The middle class develop human capital by turning the society in supporting good services to maintain the governments ’actions, support better education, and political ideas to help the problems such as poverty. With these benefits, the idea of the society has provided stronger economy that has been connected to the Tocqueville where middle class has a common goal; work together to improve in living styles.
Parents from the middle class teach their children to value in education, so they can be patient in succeeding and to follow the system to maintain their lives as a citizen. Capitalisms is the system that breaks the division. Middle class is living standard, to be neutral in not being poor nor being too rich. Over time, middle class is fallen apart because more people are becoming either poor or rich. Socialism society have the opportunity to be really important, especially when equality should play. Middle class are able to tie the lower class and the higher class by fitting into a stable diversity when having the relationships to live with each other. Middle class is a gap that fills in the stuff that promotes their ideas to become like a real citizens.
Does middle class look like this?
Betty Louis, Science Leadership Academy
The past, the present, and the future
In order to step forward for our future, all classes should live together to become diverse. Diversity gives opportunities for people to learn different values in recognizing the ideas from many backgrounds. With this, we need to step forward by creating strengths to help each other. If everyone takes the moment to realize that the society has to work together to proceed as whole, then America can step forward in having a better system. The invisible division gives an overview what people are categorized. The division always destroy the typical stereotypes where each class from different backgrounds would trash talk, and nothing has really changed back then. As of today, the new system will make the community a lot stronger by developing the structure where everyone can help each other. We need to leave the racism behind, and continue t to communicate effectively.
"Imagine there is one class."