There is a
common belief in this country that class divisions do not exist (or if
they do then they are insignificant). On the contrary, in an advanced capitalist
society, such as this one, class divisions are anything but absent. The
popular perception of the absence of classes is a result of three principal
factors: one, the failure to notice the elephant in the room--the corporation
as the most important member of the capitalist class in the 21st century
(even though the corporation is not a human being); two, the overwhelming
victory of the capitalist class in its war on the working classes which
has allowed it to convince the working classes, through its control of
the media, that class divisions do not exist today (or are irrelevant);
and three, the historic confusion within the white working classes (engineered
by the capitalist class) that race divisions are synonymous with class
divisions. The Parts in this packet provide you with an indication of how
class and classism is manifest in this country.
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class and education)
class in the classroom)
3(On class and racism)
4(On class and gender)
5(On class, race and gender)
The Rich Get Richer)
7 (Perhaps its not class, but geography).
8 (Tax form for the rich)
war, violence and profits)
health and the corporation)
class and values)
class warfare--degrading the quality of life of the majority in the name
capitalism and the working classes--the Chinese connection)
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