social class

 In 450-600 words, reflect on the modern reality of social class in the United States.  What stands out to you as some of the most influential factors on a person’s social class?  Describe at least two aspects of social life that influence a person’s social class and social mobility throughout their life course, whether they be larger social structures and institutions (business, education, political), individual factors (family, race, gender), or broader social processes (globalization).  Your discussion should reflect at least a basic understanding of how sociologists use theory and data to understand this social phenomenon, and not just a personal, cultural understanding of wealth and work ethic. Use the textbook or other scholarly sources as needed to support your main points.