Week Six Discussion This week’s discussion will be based on Chapters Eight (Soci
Week Six Discussion This week's discussion will be based on Chapters Eight (Social Stratification) and Nine (Global Stratification) in your text, two documentaries: Ecuador: The Tribes vs Chevron Texaco, and “Heist: Who Stole The American Dream” and the article: “The U.S. Is an Oligarchy.” The links to the documentaries are provided below. After reading Chapters Eight and Nine, reading the article and viewing the documentaries, discuss the following questions. Ecuador Tribe vs. Chevron: Ecuador: The Tribes vs. Chevron-Texaco (Links to an external site.) Heist: Who stole the American Dream: https://mercer.kanopystreaming.com/video/heist (Links to an external site.) Study: The U.S. Is an Oligarchy: http://gawker.com/study-the-u-s-is-an-oligarchy-1563363760 (Links to an external site.) How, in your view, does the two documentaries and the article, “The U.S. Is an Oligarchy” relates to Chapters Eight and Nine of your text? Which Theoretical perspective (Modernization or Dependency), in your view, best explain the indigenous people's point of view in their case against Chevron Texaco? What, if any, responsibilities do we, as US consumers of the product extracted from the environment of the indigenous people of Ecuador, to those people and people in similar situations around the world? What are your views of the documentary, “Heist: Who Stole The American Dream,” and the article, “The U.S. is an Oligarchy.”? Considering what you now know regarding class and social inequality, do you think the American dream is a myth or is it still real? Explain your answer.

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