Thursday, November 3, 2016

TELLING POOR SMART KIDS THAT HARD WORK IS ALL IT TAKES TO BE RICH IS A BLATANT LIE

When it was revealed that low-income students face greater challenges in school and are far less likely than their wealthier peers to attend or graduate college, the message to this disadvantaged group of students was a simple one—work harder.

It was a new twist on the dreaded “work twice as hard to have half of what your peers have” mentality but it also seemed to just be an unfortunate reality in [Black] America.



But it isn’t often enough that the full picture of low-income students’ disadvantages is explored and unveiled to the very students who are trying to navigate that reality.

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http://atlantablackstar.com/2015/06/03/telling-poor-smart-kids-takes-hard-work-successful-wealthy-peers-blatant-lie/