People Like Us: Social Class in America - Diversity Film Festival

Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:45am

 The Libraries Diversity Film Festival presents its' final film 
this Tuesday October 25th, 4:30 in Wilson 164f.

  "People Like Us" discusses "the 800-pound gorilla in American life that most Americans don't think about: how do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations, and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class? Class can be harder to spot than racial or ethnic differences, yet in many ways it's the most important predictor of what kind of financial and educational opportunities someone will have in life."

"One of America's great national myths is that we live in a classless society, a place where poor children can grow up to be president..."

People Like Us looks at how class really works in America, examining how it affects our understanding of race and gender, investigating the exclusion of class from the national debate, and probing the ways in which class differences shape daily life, ... how social class plays a role in the lives of all Americans.

The documentary travels across the country presenting stories that will resonate with viewers regardless of where they see themselves on the social spectrum — stories of family traditions, class mobility, and different lifestyle choices. An exciting cast of characters and commentators help make the connections between daily life and the larger issues of class in America.

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