Social Class Links 12/03/2009

  • “But there is ample evidence that racial inequities remain when it comes to employment. Black joblessness has long far outstripped that of whites. And strikingly, the disparity for the first 10 months of this year, as the recession has dragged on, has been even more pronounced for those with college degrees, compared with those without. Education, it seems, does not level the playing field — in fact, it appears to have made it more uneven.”

    tags: Social class

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2 thoughts on “Social Class Links 12/03/2009

  1. Will Shetterly December 3, 2009 / 9:44 am

    I wish there had been more class analysis in that article–how do poor whites from “good” schools do compared with blacks from similar economic backgrounds, etc.

    • janevangalen December 3, 2009 / 8:16 pm

      A good point, Will. We’re not at the point where we can expect that sort of coverage yet, but I did find the disconnect between education and opportunity quite relevant and intriguing.

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