posted on Mar, 21 2004 @ 07:35 PM
I can't speak for other countries, but atleast in America, the way I see it, it's less a matter of minorities (even though we are getting split,
more in a moment), and more a matter of separating the 'weak' from the 'strong'.
I see a growing separation between high class and lower class-- the middle class is disappearing (but this had been said before). For example, my
parents were mainly middle class a few years ago, and now they appear to be moving more into a higher class situation (not due in any way to job
change or improvement).
I've been living a lower-class life while I was living in the city, and trust me, I've seen the greater struggle of the lower class not to maintain
jobs, but simply to OBTAIN them. Even after the obtaining of a job by the ever-decreasing few, the pay and likelihood of moving up in the workplace
And the most alarming thing is, I've had roommates that graduated college, with degrees in what would be considered highly-useful fields, end up
without jobs for months-to-years, or stuck in horrible jobs (waiting tables, etc.).