The U.S. is polarized, as well as stratified, and even the most basic facts become ideologically charged.
Decadent, venal, ineffective, stratified, anxiety-ridden, stumbling from one declared crisis to the next—who wants that?
There is nothing hypothetical about a stratified system of laws for people based on their ethnicity.
stratified strat·i·fied (strāt'ə-fīd')
Arranged in the form of layers or strata.