How does power play through the cultural dynamics of class, gender and race in society in the USA? Please help!!How does power play through the cultural dynamics of class, gender and race in...
How does power play through the cultural dynamics of class, gender and race in society in the USA? Please help!!
This is, of course, a matter of opinion. People with an optimistic view of America would say that race, class and gender have little to do with power in America today. By contrast, Marxists would say that the upper class controls the lower class by using such things as class and gender to reduce the class consciousness that the working class ought to be feeling. So this is not a question with any sort of an objectively true answer.
I would argue that you need to answer this based on your own beliefs. What role do you think class, race, and gender play in determining who gets power in the United States? My own inclination is to say that class has the most to do with it. I would argue that the lower classes, of whatever race or gender, have much less chance to acquire political or economic power. I would say that this is because they have less of a chance to get the sort of education and connections that are needed to gain power.
However, this is simply an opinion and your opinion is as valid as anyone else's in this matter.