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December 8, 2019

Class Matters – Socioeconomic class that is

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 15:40

Hello Keith. I enjoyed reading your post as the point is important, yet I think you skirted around the real reason these tactics began. It was racism plain and simple. The old redlining of a black people able to get credit to buy a home in only certain areas, the fact the US government in the 1950’s demanded of developers to keep the races separate, to even today where a black person will be offered a higher rate car loan than a white at the same dealership. The discrimination in our country is horrible and makes little sense to me. It is a huge drag on the economy and it has nothing to do with income or ability to pay, but race only. I live in Florida and have seen racial inequality first hand. Hugs

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When you read this title, there are several interpretations that come to mind. While I am a firm believer in acting in a classy way, treating others like you want to be treated, the “class” I am referring to here is socio-economic class. There is a body of work spawned by research conducted by the New York Times, which led to the publishing of a book under this same title – “Class Matters.” It also led to a revolution of thought and I would encourage you to visit “www.classmatters.org for more information.

In essence, the term class matters refers to the tenet that your socio-economic class is a key factor in your ability to ask questions of those who are trying to serve you. The higher strata of socio-economic class is highly correlated with better education and more confidence. This translates into the greater ability and lesser reluctance to question…

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  1. Thanks again Scottie. I responded on my blog to your comment. Racism is a key part of this, but the picture is even broader. Poor folks get preyed on. Pay day lending and predatory car loans are just part of it. With the homeless working families a group I am involved with helped, it often involved turning a car with a 25% interest loan, then helping the save and buy another one at a better rate. Keith

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    Comment by Keith — December 10, 2019 @ 10:56

    • Hello Keith. Thank you I had missed that about how being poor has everything rigged against a person bettering their situation. It seems that around 40% of the country can not handle a $400 unexpected emergency cost. An unexpected bill of that amount pushes some people over the edge and they simply have no way to pay it. That is a horrible reflection on our country. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 10, 2019 @ 11:39


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