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Class bias in Occupations

Most of the occupations are middle class. Where are the electricians, plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, etc.?

3 years ago

5 Comments


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I think there is indeed some bias there. The jobs included are hardly the most common ones. The ones you include seems to biased towards building craft though ;-). Anyway here is a short list of the most common construction jobs.

  • Elektriker (electrician)
  • Rörmokare (plumber)
  • Mekaniker (mechanic)
  • Snickare (carpenter)
  • Målare (painter)
  • Plåtslagere (tin-smith ?)
  • Sotare (chimney sweep)
  • Murare (mason)
  • Arkitekt (architect)
  • Bygnadsingenjör (structural engineer)
3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kronoberger

Thank you!. The absence of working class occupations reflects a pervasive class bias in the education system at least in the US. I believe that this unacknowledged prejudice plays into the hands of the 1% who are always quick to deny and indeed condemn any expression of class warfare on the part of the other 99% even as this same privileged minority continues to accumulate at the expense of the rest of us. Make no mistake there is a class war, the rich against the rest, and the sooner the disadvantaged recognize it and own it the faster we can move toward greater justice for all.

3 years ago

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They can't really include them all... think of all the occupations there are. There will always be some left out.

Maybe they should include more from a broad spectrum of classes (or perhaps add another lesson or two) but there's always Google translate to find out more :-).

3 years ago

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I completely agree that all of those things should be included. Although, many people who do those things become quite wealthy.

3 years ago

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Is there an international word for "Social Justice Warrior"?

3 years ago