Assignment 1: Meritocracy
Explain how the United States compares to other countries with regards to social mobility rates. Are there differences between the United States and other countries? Why? Which group in the society has the opportunity for upward social mobility and why? Do you think the United States is truly a meritocracy? Why or why not? Give relevant examples to support your decision. Apply your decision of attending college to the concept of meritocracy.
Be sure to support your answer with references to the textbook, appropriate outside resources, and your own personal experiences.
Create a response in 3 paragraphs to the discussion question. Cite sources and include references in your response. Submit your response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, August 19, 2017. Through Wednesday, August 23, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.