"Classism in the US" part 1 by Asael Zendon Period 7, Sociology Source: Mr. Ruben Meza
The elite class: The richest and most powerful people in the country. The elite live in a world of their own.
The upper class: people who have so much wealth that they dont have to work much to keep the upper class status.
The middle class: Usually paid by salary, "white collar"workers.Individuals earning at least $45,000 per year; family of 4 earning at least $65,000 per year. Not working means losing middle class status.
The working class: "Blue Collar" wage workers. Includes semi skilled and skilled labor.
the poverty class:People living below the poverty line. Including minimum wage workers. 1 person earning less than $19,000 per year; family of 4 earning less than $ 25,000 per year.
The underclass: People who live in destitution outside of the system, often without addresses or phone numbers.