Why Talk About Class?

When asked about their class background, most people in the United States describe themselves as middle class. Doctors, hourly workers, Ivy League graduates alike do this. Yet our different backgrounds offer different points of view and reference, and among UUs we are often reluctant to share or acknowledge these differences. Today we’ll share stories of class as a way to make space for more ways of being in our faith community.

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One Response to “Why Talk About Class?

  1. I grew up middle to upper middle class Miryha says Middle to lower middle so we’d both say firmly middle class. When we live in Maryland and perhaps in Greensberg we could say middle class but here in Reading we are firmly in the lower class / poverty level. I am perfectly willing to share this. It’s a vast difference from the way I grew up. I’m so use to being the one to have the helping hand and the extra buck. It’s not easy to be in the opposite position. I have been given a lot though and always want to give back when possible. The way the world is going the differences in class are becoming much wider divides. It’s harder than ever to keep up with friends who have it all and not feel left behind. Luckily there are still very generous souls out there and loving and kind people with good hearts who share when they can. The world still has some hope and a few surprises left in it.

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