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  •  This sounds like a fascinating... (5+ / 0-)

    exercise:

    Every semester I ask my freshmen students at the state university where I teach to write a brief paragraph about who they are and how they define their families in terms of anthropological and sociological constructs of "race," ethnicity and socioeconomic class.

    But I'm not surprised by this, either:

    What I find interesting, and also troubling, is that almost all of them when selecting a "class" label say they are "middle class."

    And question those kids about where they expect to be financially in 10, 20 years and I'm sure the answers will continue to fascinate...

    “Sometimes, the most reasonable thing in the legislative process is to be unreasonable.” Mike Pence, R-Ind., on negotiating with the democrats.

    by dclawyer06 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 10:54:54 AM PDT

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