Reflections: Our Pyramid 1.Is it easy or difficult move between the levels of modern American society? 2.What factors determine a person’s place in modern American society? 3.How can Americans change their level in society?
"On any given night in Orange County, nearly 28,000 Orange Countians are homeless. Of those, 19,500 are people in families with children." In Anaheim and Santa Ana, the Average yearly income of the bottom fifth of households is $12,820 p.a. Average yearly income for top fifth of Anaheim and Santa households is $135,416 p.a. "Santa Ana has the highest household density in California, with an average household size of 4.55 persons.... 21.6 percent of residents live below the poverty level.“ California cities, number indicates rank (1 = highest), average per capita income 1 )Belevdere, Marin County, $113,595 7) Newport Coast (OC), $98,770 33) Newport Beach (OC), $63,015 586) Westminster (OC), $18, 218 906) Santa Ana (OC), $12,152
In the UNITED STATES, 10% of the population own 70% of the wealth, and the top 1% control 34% of the nation’s wealth.
REFLECTIONS 1.Describe what you see in the movie. 2. Who are the two main characters? What is their position in this ancient society? 3. What factors do you think helped to determine a person’s position in this society?