Freedom for Humanity, by Kalen Ockerman

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The class system has been in place within humanity since the very birth of economic trade. It is a fact of life that others will seek self-betterment and gain power to provide for those that they love and their own personal interest. Throughout the years the implementation of a social class system has helped to differentiate the types of economic situations as nation and serve as a system to work toward the betterment of the society as a whole. However, as the world became more productive and the gaps between the higher classes and lower classes increased the efficiency of the social class system and the decisions made from the individuals within it has been called into question. Kalen Ockerman opened the channel to question if the class system is the helpful institution that benefits of all its citizens or if the lower classes are not getting the support and attention they deem necessary. Stereotypes within the social class construction have gone unaddressed under the guise of racism and other social constructs. In Mr. Ockerman’s mural there are six, wealthy white male bankers playing monopoly on the backs of six dark complexioned males hunched beneath the board and serving as a table (Ockerman). The article presented by on the mural “Freedom for Humanity” painting it as anti-Semitic and not really addressing it as a commentary on social class construct (JTA and Times of Israel Staff). It was completely ignored how the use of the figures were intended to evoke pity for those suffering under the greed of the upper class men that built upon their strength through pathos and chose to ignore the deeper meaning held within the mural at the time. While it was unfortunate that the Jewish community was upset due to th... ... middle of paper ... ...king and lower class children are more likely to flock toward group cooperation due to the increased security within that social setting (Long). Works Cited JTA, and Times of Israel Staff. "London Council Set to Remove ‘anti-Semitic’ Mural Showing Jewish Bankers." The Times of Israel. The Times of Israel, 6 Oct. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Long, Russ. "Social Class (Stratification)." Introductory Sociology. Del Mar College, 16 Nov. 2013. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Mear One - NWO:The Enemy of Humanity HD (Official Video). Prod. Roger L. Griffith. Perf. Kalen Ockerman . Youtube. YouTube, LLC, 23 Sept. 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2014. Ockerman , Kalen. Freedom for Humanity. September 2012. Hansbury Street of London’s East end. Wall mural. "Social Darwinism." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2014. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

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