So lately I have been focusing quite a bit on race, but I’m gonna take a break from that an look at class.
I went to one of the most “elite” colleges in the country and Have been thinking quite a bit about whether or not it was worth it. Actually, I have been marvelling at how worth it it was. It seems to me that once people are aware of the school I went to, they don’t criticize me the way they would if I had gone to another lesser known, or less prestigious school. How am I supposed to feel about that?
On one hand, it’s absolutely great. I try never to come out of the mouth with ignorant bullsh*&$ but sometimes, it’s nice to know that my school is a nice save. I have seen it with other people. I did not go to Harvard, but I have seen people eat up whatever bull S*!@ some Harvard person was slinging just because of the school they went to ( obviously they weren’t very bright because those who know better know about Harvard’s grade inflation problem).
BUt is this really fair? What about the tons of smart people who went to community college or or a lesser-known state university on a full scholarship? The college you attend intersects race and class in way that forms a new kind of elitism, and frankly it’s a bit sickening. I’m not intentionally trying to pick on Harvard, but I have had situations where when people attending that school found out I did not go there, they were colder towards me than before. One of my friends actually had some Harvard people walk away from her when she told them that she in fact went to Wellesley! Damn that is pretty cold! and all for what? She will do just as a well as they will if not better (if we are going by undergraduate preparation and opportunities per student). …
I have to go to a rugby game, so I will continue this blog later… more time to think.. I like that. ..