underclass


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Synonyms for underclass

the social class lowest in the social hierarchy

belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum

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Even when we limit our analysis to underclass households, one-third of their aggregate income came, in 1993, from remittances (ibid.
Brand replies: " It's not that I'm not voting out of apathy, I'm not voting out of absolute indifference, and weariness, and exhaustion from the lies, treachery, deceit of the political class that has been going on for generations now and has now reached a fever pitch, where we have a disenfranchised, disillusioned, despondent underclass that is not being represented by that political system, so voting for it is tacit complicity with that system.
They have created the fetid swamp from which the underclass have spawned.
A sense that a socially excluded underclass has become worryingly entrenched and that the language spoken by many of the young rioters, largely drawn from London's marginalized social housing projects, was somehow implicated.
Disguised as members of the lower classes, and followed by three female friends in similar costume, they participate in underclass life.
The aspiration gap between the UK's richest and poorest young people is creating a youth underclass, who tragically feel they have no future.
for the last 15 years, the elite, based in Washington, New York, and a few large metropolises, allies with the underclass against Middle Americans, who pay the taxes, do the work, fight the wars, suffer the crime, and endure their own political and cultural dispossession at the hands of the elite and its underclass vanguard.
My advice to David Cameron is to ensure that being a member of the working class is always more attractive than slipping into the underclass.
For 12 years Labour has financed a burgeoning underclass, populated by fools, thugs and failures.
Growing up in an African American family, Jon Jeter watched the jobs in his Midwestern town vanish--and as a Washington Post journalist, he reported on free-market reforms of the IMF which created a new underclass.
Growing up in an African American family, Jon Jeter watched the jobs in his Midwestern town vanish - and as a Washington Post journalist, he reported on free-market reforms of the IMF which created a new underclass.
Abu Dhabi: Prominent Indian intellectuals discussed the revolt of the underclass and its impact on coming Indian general elections at a round table discussion organised by Indian Embassy late on Wednesday.
Underclass they may be to some, to me they are simply ordinary people failed by our glitzy, money-oriented society.
Gleason was an active brother in the Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Tufts; spent two years as a volunteer with a program for children; was elected lead trainer for underclass Tufts athletes; and was a member of a club that provides positive reinforcement to underprivileged adults.
Culturally contested literacies; America's rainbow underclass and urban schools.