Socioeconomic Differences

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In America meda, individuals are exposed to a constant stream of hate crimes, acts of violence, racism and gender inequality. Adolescents are taught about the injustices in the unfair past and sadly, the present. There are opportunities for multiple minority groups, but one of the largest, if not the most broad, is the distinction between students and their success is socioeconomic diversity. Socioeconomic diversity is too often linked to select minority groups, but socioeconomic gaps are not defined by age, race, religion, or gender. Bobby Allyn, a philosophy major, writes in his 2009 article “Among Privileged Classmates, I’m An Outsider” about his struggles as a college student separate from his peers not by personality or looks, but a distinct…show more content…
This persevering attribute is practiced by thousands of students and pupils. Grit itself is also not defined by socioeconomic lines. Being privileged and gritty appears to be the best duo possible, while grit without privilege seems less desirable. But individuals in this situation have the distinct trait of experience. However, this is rudimentary experience, the backbones and necessities of life, the literal tools needed to survive. Allyn saw “students taking trips to Europe... were from preparatory schools, and had well-educated parents.” Allyn was jealous of his peers’ experiences, but those experiences were superficial and less appreciated because those students didn’t finance their excitement. If and when Allyn experiences those luxuries he will appreciate them and actually advance his sense of self. Allyn was gritty, but the division between social classes was still…show more content…
Students who are poor generally do not have any inclination to make something of themselves. There is no academic bar set for these students. Parents do not expect or promote their student going to college or even pursuing a secondary education. There is this stigma that students trapped behind socioeconomic diversity will not persevere. Allyn wishes to end this redundant and ridiculous construct. Allyn proposes “spaces where like-minded students from comparable socioeconomic backgrounds can connect and foster a community.” The goal is to change perspective in American culture. Students must work harder and faster to better themselves and end this stalking stigma. The separation between good and great is the amount of grit these students can
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