Thursday, May 19, 2005

Money Talks: Class Does Matter

" When student and faculty activists struggle for cultural diversity, they are in large part battling over what skin color the rich kids should have."

The Times (that would be the NY Times for anyone who isn't a NY snob like myself) has a really interesting special section that started this week called Class Matters. I haven't read that much of it yet, but I find it a really intriguing topic and something we ignore far too often in society as a whole.

This may be my liberal bias showing its face, but I do think that we don't do enough in this land of the free to enable everyone to have the oppurtunity to attain the American Dream. I don't go so far as to say we should globally redistribute wealth a la Peter Singer, and I don't think everyone should be economically equal. But at the same time, I don't think we pay enough attention to how class affects our society and to how people without money really don't have the same oppurtunities to achieve success.

I will now step down from my soapbox, though I always do enjoy gaining those extra inches of height...


At 5/19/05, 2:58 PM, Blogger EN said...

When you write "I don't think we pay enough attention to how class affects our society" who is "we" refering to, the media? the man on the street? wall street? For those who believe they are free, they attain freedom from what is percieved as a lack of freedom. Do you disagree?


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