Monday, October 10, 2011

Response to chapter 8

There was quite a bit of my family that I recognized in today's discussion about the caste system, social status, and how we view those who are supposedly "below" or "beneath" our class. In my country there is a steadily growing gap between those who have financial resources and those who don't even have the means to provide their children with basic necessities. My grandparents had always had a cleaning lady who would come once a week and work at the three story upper class house we all lived in. Later in life I had found out she was being paid a lavish 15 dollars a week for her services. At that time most weren't even making 5. It speaks how out of range our collective cultures have become.

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