Compare and contrast the functionalist view of social stratification and the conflict theorys view of social stratification. How does social stratification influence the daily interactions of individuals? How do systems of class, based on factors such as prestige, power, income, and wealth, influence your own daily routines, as well as your beliefs and attitudes? Illustrate your ideas with examples from everyday life as well as include a recent news piece on stratification or inequality. Include a brief description and link for your news story (a full citation is not required).
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