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Classism is prejudice or discrimination based on economic class. It can refer either to individual attitudes or systemic class-based oppression endemic to a society. It is often associated with philosophies relating to social Darwinism and eugenics.
Classism is a central concept in communism, in which the formal idea of systemic class-based oppression (there termed "capitalism") first emerged. In communism, classism is considered the root cause of all social problems, and accusations of classism are a favorite tactic of communists against those who disagree with them.
 "The Poors"
"The Poors" is a curious term you'll see almost exclusively on liberal/progressive blogs and may need a bit of explaining.
The term refers to poor people (obviously), but in this context it's meant as a slam against a third party, namely well-off people with classism issues who tend to blame poor people for their state in life. The specific construction of the word is by analogy with vaguely dehumanizing uses, like "the blacks," or "The Jew."
You'll actually rarely find the wingnuts who the term targets using it because it's intended as a caricature. It should go without saying that if you use the "the Poors" unironically, you're probably an asshole.