“Downton Abbey” and before that “Upstairs, Downstairs” fascinated viewers on TV. As did “Slumdog Millionaire” at the multiplex and Academy Awards. We enjoy watching the class distinctions of other countries play out on a screen from this side of the pond! We like to believe our American ‘classless’ society provides equal opportunity to any people willing to “pull themselves up by their bootstraps.” Does it? Surely our Unitarian and Universalist forebears saw “the inherent worth and dignity of every person” regardless of class. Did they? Our Social Justice theme continues as we consider the complex notion of class.
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