Definitions for classismˈklæs ɪz əm

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class•ismˈklæs ɪz əm(n.)

  1. a biased or discriminatory attitude based on distinctions made between social or economic classes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology

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  1. classism(Noun)

    Discrimination or prejudice that is based on social class.


  1. Class discrimination

    Classism is prejudice or discrimination on the basis of social class. It includes individual attitudes and behaviors, systems of policies and practices that are set up to benefit the upper classes at the expense of the lower classes. For example, middle-class and upper-class individuals in the U.S. referring to working-class, downtrodden white Americans as "poor white trash" is often regarded as a form of class prejudice, the insult having a historical parallel to wealthy whites' racist language against African-Americans.


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