The United States was founded on the ideals of individual rights and freedoms. It has taken many years to include diverse groups within these ideals, and many classes still fight for inclusion in these rights and freedoms.
Respond to the following:
- Explain the role that stratification has played in your life.
- Examine how different your life would be if you lived in a caste-system instead of a class-system.
- Evaluate the role of racial, ethnic, or gender stratification in your day-to-day life.
Support your statements with examples and scholarly references.
Write your initial response in 1–2 paragraphs. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
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I thought I would provide you with a sociological concept to keep in mind as you are composing your initial posts and responding to others:
Intersectionality: Intersectionality (or intersectionalism) is the study of intersections between forms or systems of oppression,domination or discrimination. An example is black feminism, which argues that the experience of being a black woman cannot be understood in terms of being black, and of being a woman, considered independently, but must include the interactions, which frequently reinforce each other.
Crenshaw, Kimberle. ‘Intersectionality: The Double Bind of Race and Gender. Perspectives Magazine, 2004,