Slowly I began to understand fully that there was no place in academe for folks from working-class backgrounds who did not wish to leave the past behind. That was the price of the ticket. Poor students would be welcome at the best institutions of higher learning only if they were willing to surrender memory, to forget the past and claim the assimilated present as the only worthwhile and meaningful reality.
I’m sure this has been said, but I’m fine with the Obama campaign embracing the word “Obamacare.”
It’s an appropriate title for the legislation anyway because Obama care. Obama care a lot.
Andrew Bird - Three White Horses
Source: SoundCloud / Andrew Bird
Bon Iver - Woods (Zeds Dead remix)
A white college student from a private college goes into a poor neighborhood and volunteers four hours a week and that’s considered exemplary. [Whereas] a poor kid who lives in that community and takes care of all the kids in that neighborhood four hours every day is not seen as a volunteer.