Social Class Kit
- Basic Concepts
- “Why poverty is not a personal choice, but a reflection of society” (Article)
- "Social Class and Poverty in the US" (Video)
- Race, Class, and Inequality
- "The Case for Reparations” (Article)
- "6 facts about economic inequality in the U.S.” (Article)
- What did you learn from the resources that you did not know before or that surprised you?
- How often do you think about your social class? In what settings do you think about your social class? How comfortable do you feel talking about social class?
- From the "Social Class and Poverty in the US" resource, Max Faber defines social class by what opportunities a class gives a member of the class. Do you agree with this definition? Why or why not?
- Race is often tied to social class. Do you believe this is true of your race and social class? Why or why not?
- From your exploration of the resources, do you believe talking about social class is important? How would you start a conversation with a friend about social class?
- What do you want to commit to learning more about with regards to social class?
- How will you think differently or what will you do differently as a result of what you learned?
- "A conversation about the racial wealth gap—and how to address it” (Article)
- "Poor Kids” (Documentary)