Classism is differential treatment based on social class or perceived social class. It is the systematic oppression of subordinated class groups to advantage and strengthen the dominant class groups. It’s the systematic assignment of characteristics of worth and ability based on social class.
1. individual attitudes and behaviors
2. systems of policies and practices that are set up to benefit the upper classes at the expense of the lower classes, resulting in drastic income and wealth inequality
3. the rationale that supports these systems and this unequal valuing
4. the culture that perpetuates them.