A new and improved type of discrimination is resurfacing. The classism that existed in the European countries prior to World War I are making a comeback in the Millenial North Americas.
Things have not changed, if anything they have gotten considerably worse. There was a time when the radio and television stations offered all that a viewer needed with regards to a ‘balanced’ exposure to the culture that await them on the other side of the dwelling door. Now viewers must go to specific stations in order to find their favorites. BET offers shows for and about Black people (though they are owned and operated by a very Anglo conglomerate), Food Network offers shows about cooking, MTV offers the Top 40 type of music with splashes of crazy “TV-ality” shows.
All in all everything is becoming more and more categorized, organized and RESEGREGATED…only this time its by what perceives to be mass choice.
Economy has further stratified groups by enabling certains castes to live more robustly than those who may not have the means to engage. Education is a prime example of that which will be signficantly impacted by the have and have not mode of operation. Very bright and talented students will be tossed by the wayside while generally less motivated students rise through the proverbial ranks to achieve a certain level of credential while they labor, toil and lose their will to participate in a system that has all but segregated against them for no other reason but the lack of coins in their pockets.
Throw in gender pay disparity and we’ve got the recession/economic disparity the nation has seen of late.
This ‘observation’ is nothing new. As a matter of fact, many of us are living this reality. The issue now becomes “do we accept the status quo” or demand that the drivers of this ride fix this upside down capitalistic notion of effectual human preservation. It is wholly ridiculous to keep approximately 2,000 people fat, fed and happy while the rest of us starve culturally, academically, socially, financially,….hell literally!
I smell an “Occupy Society” movement!!!