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  •  I don't want to make it sound... (4+ / 0-)
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    ...like some Horatio Alger struggle against all odds, though.  I still had plenty of natural advantages -- I'm white, male, speak English, to the extent I can be identified with an ethnic group, it's a well-assimilated group, was raised a Protestant, etc.  It was tough, yes, because of the economic issues, but it could have been a lot tougher.  And it shouldn't be, for anyone, for any of those reasons, but that's the way it was back then, and I benefited from it.

    People with advantages are loath to believe that they just happen to be people with advantages. --C. Wright Mills

    by dsteffen on Mon Feb 23, 2009 at 07:03:46 PM PST

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