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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thinking Out Loud

I've stumbled across a couple of blogs recently that have got me thinking about a myriad of subjects; apparently I've got more brain room for that since graduating from UW in December. Both of the blogs I'm reading deal with classism (among other subjects) and how, as a culture or as individuals, our particular station in life reflects our upbringing and also negates or discounts the upbringing of people of a different social strata.

Class Rage Speaks is a now defunct tumblr dealing with classism. I've found her posts to accurately describe, sometimes painfully so, what it's like to grow up poor and be immersed in a social and educational environment where people have absolutely no clue what poor means. This post in particular struck a chord with me. As someone who grow up poor and continues to struggle financially I've become very observant of the nature of classism in different spheres of my life - it's hard not to do so when confronted by it on a regular basis. Posts are thought-provoking and relevant to everyone, no matter the class you come from or inhabit.

This Ain't Livin is a blog that covers a variety of topics and is written by a fellow Northern Californian (same county even). I found this post on Period Fantasies entirely fascinating along with this post on class and information. I've found her book reviews to be engrossing and entertaining.

Generally speaking, I try not to get too political on the blog but I've been thinking long and hard about class issues and education and class issues in education due to recent developments in the Seattle school system. I hope you take a moment to read through some of the linked posts and start thinking about it, too.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin,
    Thought you might be interested in this article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed on a similar topic. (I hope it's not behind a paywall...)