Social Stratification And Social Inetification In Today's American Society

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Societies all through out time have had some form of stratification, but they varied in their degree of inequality. Social stratification is still in effect in today’s American society and creates social inequality. Newman states “Just as geologists talk about strata of rock, which are layered one on top of another, the “social strata” of people are arranged from low to high” (Newman 2014). Everyone is affected by social stratification and categorized based on their occupation and income. Social stratification has been around all through out history in all kinds of different societies. Newman defines social stratification as “the ranking of entire groups of people that perpetuates unequal rewards and life chances in a society” (Newman 2014). Stratification categorizes people into social classes based upon their occupation, wealth, income, social status, and power in society. This creates social inequality because people who fall into the lower social classes don’t have the same opportunities to thrive in society as people in the higher classes. Sociologists have identified four main forms of stratification, slavery,…show more content…
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