Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I'm back.

And so is the Class Matters series from the New York Times. Sunday's article was a fascinating one about a woman right here in Chicago who has made the jump from extreme poverty to the middle class. It's an absolutely riveting article yet again.
The most dynamic bit to me was the fact that her oldest children (one who had been profiled by the NYT earlier in 1993), who matured while she was still struggling, are stuck repeating the failures she made earlier. This even while her youngest, blessed with things the oldest didn't have, are succeeding.
How little difference might there be between a child who "makes it" and one who doesn't?

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