Classism is a many-headed hydra. But the two dominant tools in “keeping people in their place” is the result of how the middle classes and upper class elite operate.
The major blockage for upward advancement is the middle class. Broadly anyone giving out jobs – good jobs – career jobs worth having, are middle class people who not only favour applicants of their own social class or higher, but will go out of their way to avoid giving a job to a well qualified and experienced applicant of any lower social class group.
But it is the higher class elite who make sure that nobody gets promoted on merit – within the middle class – the working class already having been effectively excluded – unless they support elite objectives.
Neither the middle class nor elite class want people to advance themselves on their own merit. It is not only unwanted…
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