Here’s a Sociology Quote of the Day from sociologist C. Wright Mills in 1951:

“Everything from the chance to stay alive during the first year after birth to the chance to view fine art; the chance to remain healthy and if sick to get well again quickly; the chance to avoid becoming a juvenile delinquent; and very crucially, the chance to complete an intermediary or higher educational grade–these are among the chances that are crucially influenced by one’s position in the class structure of a modern society”(p. 309)

(Source: “The Sociology of Stratification,” pp. 305-323 in Irving Louis Horowitz (ed.), Power, Politics and People: The Collected Essays of C. Wright Mills, London: Oxford University Press, 1967.

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