The Impact of Classism on Management

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My first thought upon reading the instructions for the paper was, what is classism? I had never heard that term prior to this assignment, so first off what is the definition of Classism:
The institutional, cultural and unique set of traditions and ideas that empower differential importance to people corresponding to their socio-economic status, and an financial policy that produces imbalance and creates elementary human necessities to go unmet.
It can also mean:
The stereotype of the lower and working class is uneducated, inarticulate, and overly sentimental.
Straightforward discrimination: a person who is rejected a benefit or managed unjustly b/c of his or her class.
Indirect or active differentiation: a person who experiences
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But there is no definitive data to back this theory up; sort of like a rumor spread on an individual, its unsound and untrue; however, if it's said enough, as Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, who was Adolf Hitler's Propaganda Minister said: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed."( )(Now granted he used classism for evil purposes, doesn't necessarily make the statement untrue, even in today’s society’s and cultures.) However I am reminded of Mr. Goebbels statement and it appears to be accurate through all I have been reading regarding classism.
In reality, just because a child grew up in a lower income family unit (such as myself) does not mean the child holds a lower IQ level, or intelligence, than those that come from a higher income family, as it seems people speculated.
The shortage of funds in the economically challenged social classes may add to the appearance, but the appearance of social class in the educational system may be contributory as well. Consequently, it is essential to consider how the influences of social class are beginning into classrooms and encouraging defining the fate or destiny of impressionable children. So as they grow into adulthood and enter the work force, they hold and bring with them the stereotyping they learned in school about their place in society; believing they are not as intelligent as those children they grew up with from the higher


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