This paper is a 10-15 page research paper in which I explore the ways which race, sex, religion, or social class hinder or help opportunities in the United States. We had to choose a topic so I wanted to talk about Social Stratification and how it opposes the idea of “the land of opportunity. In my outline there’s two potential thesis’s I was planning to use but please feel free to alternate anything to make the essay have a narrow enough scope and a solid thesis where I can argue the validity.


I expect at least 10-11 pages for the essay double spaced.

Please use signaling phrases for introducing ideas, and quotation sandwiches are welcome.

Use 3-4 quotes per paragraph

Do not too much intricate vocabulary don’t get too wordy with the sentences.

Must use 10 sources I will provide 7 sources if you need images or copies of them because you are unable to access them please let me know or you can look for your own sources Just use at least 10.

Cite all sources

Be very detailed

Ask me for any questions

I have a outline of what I wanted to write my essay about:


Title: The Myth of The Land of Equal Opportunity

Topic: How does social class create inequality in the United States?

Social class a type social stratification and how does social stratification affect the United States.

Potential Thesis:

1.The United States is not a land of equal opportunity, social stratification exists and the divide between the upper, middle, and lower class continues to grow.

2. The United States is not a land of equal opportunity in fact there is much inequality that has been progressively growing within the nation through social stratification.

Introduction (1):

For centuries now people all over the world come to the United States for the most advertised idea of equal opportunity. The goals of those who…

Topic Sentence 1: Social Class

  • What is social class? What is a class system? Why do we have it? What is a purpose of social class? Why don’t people talk about social class?

Topic Sentence 2: Upper Class

– Define and Discuss

Topic Sentence 3: Middle Class

– Define and Discuss

Topic Sentence 4: Lower/Working Class

– Define and Discuss

Topic Sentence 5: Social Class/Social Stratification

– Define and Discuss

Topic Sentence 6: Social Stratification/Education-Future

  • Because of the social class you are destined to

Topic Sentence 7: Social Stratification/San Francisco/United States

  • Gentrification in San Francisco, California and United States.

Sources You May Use:

Source One: Social Class and Changing Families in an Unequal America

England, Paula; Carlson, Marcia J. Series: Studies in Social Inequality. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press. 2011. eBook., Database: eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Source Two: Facing Social Class : How Societal Rank Influences Interaction

Source Three: Social class differences in social integration among students in higher education: A meta-analysis and recommendations for future research.

Rubin, Mark. “Social Class Differences in Social Integration among Students in Higher Education: A Meta-Analysis and Recommendations for Future Research.” Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, vol. 5, no. 1, Mar. 2012, pp. 22-38. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1037/a0026162.

Source Four: Social Class: Hows Does It Work?

Conley, Dalton and Annette Lareau. Social Class : How Does It Work?. Russell Sage Foundation, 2008. EBSCOhost,

Source Five: ( IN CLASS TEXT: PG. 377) Class In America?

Source Six: Social Class and Stratification : Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates…

Levine, Rhonda, et al. Social Class and Stratification : Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates. vol. 2nd ed, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006. EBSCOhost,

Source Seven: Social Stratification: Meaning, Types, and Characteristics | Sociology

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