Tapati (tapati) wrote,

Two Americas

Great article that captures how I felt at UCSC, though at least there were a higher percentage of us poor and working class students there:

Low Income Students Feel Left Out At Stanford

Culture shock really does explain it. There are different cultures in America, and it's hard to convey the experience of the non-dominant culture to those who grew up assuming that most people can afford what they and their families afford. How can one explain that five dollars may as well be 5 million when you just don't have it?
Tags: poverty

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