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  1. 1. "Classism in the US" part 1 by Asael Zendon Period 7, Sociology Source: Mr. Ruben Meza
  2. 2. The elite class: The richest and most powerful people in the country. The elite live in a world of their own.
  3. 3. The upper class: people who have so much wealth that they dont have to work much to keep the upper class status.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The working class: "Blue Collar" wage workers. Includes semi skilled and skilled labor.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. The underclass: People who live in destitution outside of the system, often without addresses or phone numbers.