Thursday, June 9, 2011

Who are the Working class?

By: Christopher Garrow

What is the Working class?  In short, they are the people working in lower-tier jobs.  In some instances these people are working multiple jobs so that they can support their families and rent.  The goal overall that most people work for is the "American Dream".  Isn't that what we all are working for?  A chance to live comfortably, take care of our children/family, and be happy.

In these working class families, the parents are usually out of the house a majority of the time just to get by.  Who does that leave to look over the children?  In most cases and households it is the Television.  We watch numerous TV shows depicting working class families and how happy they are.  In reality, are our working class families happy?  I don't think so.  The video below shows how the media wants us to see working class families and how far from the truth they really are.

In conclusion, I think that the media should show the truth to the people.  If people actually knew what was going on in the world, some might actually try to make a change.  The people that do know already are more then likely already apart of the working class.  A majority of the time, they are trying to fix the issue.  Ask yourself, what can I do about this?  

1 comment:

  1. I think it's a shame that people have to work so hard and can barely obtain some of the simple essentials of daily living. They live to work rather than work to live. For some a vacation might mean a 3 day weekend down the shore. Others, not even that! These people are not happy and for the one that are don't realize there fortunate.