Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"The Educated Class Have Created Barriers to Mobility"

"To feel at home in opportunity-rich areas, you've got to understand the right barre techniques, sport the right baby carrier, have the right podcast, food truck, tea, wine and Pilates tastes, not to mention possess the right attitudes about David Foster Wallace, child-rearing, gender norms and intersectionality.
"The educated class has built an ever more intricate net to cradle us in and ease everyone else out. It's not really the prices that ensure 80 percent of your co-shoppers at Whole Foods are, comfortingly, also college grads; it's the cultural codes."

David Brooks at The New York Times discusses Richard Reeves's Dream Hoarders and Elizabeth Currid-Halkett's The Sum of Small Things.

Osita Nwanevu at Slate responds to Brooks.

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