Much of the discussions this week revolved around differences in socioeconomic status and class. We talked about how racism in the country is embedded in class difference in the U.S. In English, we analyzed several political ads that aimed for certain classes of people. In literature, Great Gatsby was our reading for the week, which deals with the topics of the American Dream and class difference heavily. While the U.S. is often considered a classless society, I found it interesting that our “American Studies” cluster discusses class structure so much.