People Like Us

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People Like Us
See the film that raises provocative questions about our society today.

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Randy “L-Bow” Tidwell, master of ceremonies at the annual Redneck Games in East Dublin, Georgia. It's the 800-pound gorilla in American life that most Americans don't think about: how do income, family background, education, attitudes, aspirations and even appearance mark someone as a member of a particular social class?

Three debutantes on their big night at the cotillion in Charlotte, North Carolina. Class can be harder to spot than racial or ethnic differences, yet in many ways it's the most important predictor of what kind of financial and educational opportunities someone will have in life.

People Like Us is the classic film that has spawned thousands of conversations about class in America. Find out more at


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Produced by The Center for New American Media. Photos taken by Andrew Kolker.

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