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  • Still from People Like Us: Social Class in America

    Still from People Like Us: Social Class in America

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The Film

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, or at least president of IBM. Publicly, we proclaim our allegiance to this belief: 85 percent of Americans place themselves in the middle class, whether they earn $20,000 or $320,000. 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.

The Filmmakers

  1. Louis AlvarezProducer
  2. Andrew KolkerProducer