Jul 26, 2008
this article (h/t Daisey) blew my mind. As someone who went to public high school, and then a state school and then went to Columbia and Juilliard for grad school, I have noticed some of this first hand and then not noticed other parts of it that have been insidiously working inside me unaware. I am aware working at Columbia that despite all the bluster, many of our work studys are rather dumb, and I've noticed with envy the connections and support the rich kids have. I've seen the talented not succeed and the untalented but connected succeed in ways I don't understand. Adn now, as someone with feet in both worlds, with a day job that has prevented me from being the intellectual I've wanted to be, I feel both sad for what i can't have and triumphant on what I have allowed myself to be. Anyway read this article about class and Ivy league and the vast gulf that we see today in economics and class. and ask the big questions. (whatever they are) because if you don't, who will?