WGST 303 Day 11 Class Matters

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WGST 303 Day 11 Class Matters

  1. 1. Dr. Sara Diaz WGST 303: The *isms: Race, Class, and Gender Gonzaga University Dr. Sara Diaz WGST 303: The *isms: Race, Class, and Gender Gonzaga University Class Matters
  2. 2. Race Matters in Class Matters
  3. 3. Complexities of Privilege • Working-class white families and subprime crisis • Just because the foreclosure crisis was WORSE for black communities, doesn’t mean white communities had it easy. • Sometimes privilege means simply a group is not as bad off as another.
  4. 4. Race, Class, & Gender • What is the relationship of gender and race in capitalism? – Katie • Why doesn't wealth or class cancel out the effects of racial oppression?—Megan • Why do Americans continue to believe in the ability to socially mobilize when the statistics show otherwise? Is it a coping mechanism, or a core American foundational principal that Americans simply aren't willing to let go of?—Bailey
  5. 5. Economic Inequality • Residential Segregation • Housing Discrimination, Subprime • Wealth inequality (today) • Income inequality • Wage gap (next time) • https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B00HQAHEQA?ie= UTF8&keywords=inequality%20for%20all&qid=1443732651& ref_=sr_1_1&s=movies-tv&sr=1-1

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