Social hierarchy and organization of people by income has existed in societies since the beginning of civilization, and while blatant classism is mostly illegal in America, a capitalist Democratic-Republic such as the US can still find ways to oppress lower-income individuals. Classism was closely studied and identified by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels. Their ideas led to alternative ideas of government and economics that operate very differently than the US. Classism in the US increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most middle-class like in the world and most people have access to the Internet. Therefore, race can be perfectly understood and respected by anyone, and should be by everyone.
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