Haralambos and Holborn (2008), stratification ‘refers to the

Haralambos and Holborn (2008), stratification ‘refers to the presence of distinct social groups which are ranked one above the other with regard to factors such as prestige and wealth’hit also heavily depends on how people are ranked and ordered in society , According to Mustapha (2013), ‘Stratification may occur on the basis of access to scarce resources, assets or property, but it can also occur on the basis of other attributes such as age, gender, race, caste, and religion.’ Karl Marx’s conflict theory thrives on the thought that society is constantly in conflict over scarce resources, like power and money. We must indeed, recognise that class, is much more powerful than race, ethnicity or even gender in social stratification in today’s Caribbean society, both black and white persons are rich and privilege based on the family they come and a poor white person will grow up with as much hardship and discrimination just as a poor black person. The framework for analysing society based on race are outdated.


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