“The Privileged Poor”

I just finished reading this brilliant study by Harvard-based sociologist Anthony A. Jack, and I cannot recommend it enough. In this work, Jack analyzes different segments of population attending an unnamed √©lite college (which he identifies by the pseudonym Renowned U). He contrasts three different groups: African Americans and Latino students who come from an upper-middle class socio-economic background ; students from a socio-economic underprivileged background, who came to Renowned U after attending underfunded public schools (a group which he calls the “Doubly Disadvantaged“); and students from a similarly socio-economic underprivileged background who attended preparatory public schools thanks to scholarship … Continue reading “The Privileged Poor”