Ruling Class

The ruling class has stratified society vertically, and the vast majority of individuals within the American society accept the structured inequality that bars them from mobilizing upwards. The ideologies that capitalists use to legitimize their positions can be found throughout television shows, mainstream news coverage, newspapers and online articles, cartoons, commercials, political rhetoric, and religious sermons, among others, and by analyzing this discourse we gain a better understanding of how they are able to maintain their power.