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People Like Us: Social Class in America (2001)

A sprawling look at the class system in the United States, ranging from WASP elegance to trailer-park desperation, with lots of other stuff in between.
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A sprawling look at the class system in the United States, ranging from WASP elegance to trailer-park desperation, with lots of other stuff in between.

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This will open your eyes
4 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although Americans don't like to admit it, the United States has a tacit socioeconomic class system. This documentary does an excellent job of profiling different groups of this class system, from the very poor to the very rich. I found it very interesting that almost all Americans see themselves as part of the middle class.

During the movie, it is hard not to see which of these classes you identify with. I do think, though, with hard work, some intelligence, health, a good attitude, and college loans, even the poorest of the poor can make a success out of his or her life!

This is an excellent way to spend a couple of hours. The reality brought up in the documentary was all I could think about during the few days after watching it.


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