The "elite" say the darndest things...
According to the cover of the most recent issue of Yale Alumni Magazine: “Yale College seeks smart students from poor families. They’re out there—but hard to find.”
The cover of the January/February issue of Yale Alumni Magazine is a drawing of what appears to be a man in a suit precariously standing on the top step of a ladder trying to pick a piece of fruit from a large fruit tree. His arm is outstretched as he reaches past the “low hanging” fruit to some of the fruit higher in the tree.
The headline reads: “Reaching beyond the low-hanging fruit.”
The subtitle reads: “Yale College seeks smart students from poor families. They’re out there—but hard to find.”
Smart students from poor families… They’re out there—but hard to find?
My first reaction was, “Yale, What the?”
My second reaction was, “No, really…Yale, what the?”
The Yale Alumni Magazine cover certainly reiterates the key point in yesterday’s Wait, What? post entitled, "Principal Steve Perry, you just don’t get it – it’s the double standard that is so offensive!"
It was a post that lamented the massive growth of poverty in the United States, the resulting rise of an American underclass and sought to make an observation about the way the wealthy and elite think about “those” people.
Now we learn that Yale observes that there are, “Smart students from poor families… They’re out there—but hard to find”
The credit for shining attention on this incredible magazine cover goes to fellow blogger and author Corey Robin who posted a picture of the Yale Alumni Magazine cover and commented on it in a piece entitled ‘O Yale.”
Here is picture of the January/February issue of the Yale Alumni Magazine.
My reaction remains, “No, really…Yale, what the?”
For more check out the Wait, What? blog