Lies My Teacher Told Me

How does social class define and constrain individual and group experiences of opportunities in America?

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America is supposed to be the land of opportunity but James Loewen suggests that there is a class structure in America that makes opportunity for all difficult. Ethnic, economic (like the working poor), and a myriad of social issues makes opportunity a daunting if not impossible task for some people,

There are three great taboos in textbook publishing””[…] ““sex, religion, and social class….”” Sociologists know the importance of social class, after all…. The notion that opportunity might be unequal in America, that not everyone has "“the power to rise in the world,”” is anathema to textbook authors, and to many teachers as well.” (34)


Lies My Teacher Told Me