Assignment 1: Discussion—Social Stratification
The United States is predicated on a class system and extensive significance is placed on its being a meritocracy. As a result, it can be challenging for an individual to conceptualize or recognize the role that social barriers play in personal mobility.
Respond to the following:
- Explain the role that stratification has played in your life.
- Examine how different your life would be if you lived in a caste-system instead of a class-system.
- Evaluate the role of racial, ethnic, or gender stratification in your day-to-day life.
Support your statements with examples and scholarly references.
Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, September 6, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, September 10, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.