I found last Friday's discussion on the notion of class being highly fragmented to be quite thought-provoking. Namely, I found the exploration of how classes are not cohesive nor static to really resonate with me. Acknowledging that class is largely not self-acknowledging, and also largely external insofar as it is a projection of how others view our relationships to and within the capitalist system, is something that I have never though about before and really made me curious about why this is the case in the US. One idea that we addressed was the way in which racism can "blind" people to class. Another was the way in which the esteemed notion of individualism can "mask" class. On these points, one must further enquire what sustains the racism and individualism, and whether we can construe their dwarfing of class as intentional, coincidental, or merely a by-product of some other social condition.