The phenomenon of “social stratification” represents one of the most important issues of sociological science for a long time. The analysis of this thesis is limited to the classical stratification approaches of Karl Marx and Max Weber, because in modern sociology they show a very interesting potential for an investigation of the “social stratification” from an ethnical point of view. Furthermore, due to their economical basis and significance as so called “mainstream approaches” in modern sociology. However, critics of foreign cultures or nationalistic contents are responsible for their characteristics, thus they are a fundamental starting point for this analysis, while other stratification approaches do not have this potential concerning the implemented exploration.Therefore, the focus of this thesis is the ethnical aspect, because in modern Sociology “social stratification” basically means different income relations, whereby “ethnical moments” do not play a decisive role. It is tried to find out indications of “ethnical stratification” in the approaches of Weber and Marx. After a short presentation of these classical concepts a discursive illustration of the ethnical content of the rudiments follows, in which certain differences on the one hand and some similarities with regard to “social” and “ethnical stratification” respectively on the other hand will be shown. Although, in both approaches the ethnic background is not always recognizable at first sight, it sometimes can be read consistently between the lines. While they are more clearly presented in Webers work and mainly refer to pre-modern epochs, they are not immediately apparent in Marxs work though his colleague Friedrich Engels is sometimes mentioned as correlation. As a result, the analysis demonstrates some findings which can be seen as a hint to a kind of “ethnical stratification” in aforesaid classical stratification approaches.