What It Feels Like Going To University If You’re Working Class

Posted: September 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

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I really identify a lot with what Tom says – especially the alienation and condescension. I never realized I was working class until I arrived in medical school on a student loan. They never tell you that you’re working class while you’re growing up.

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ED~I can really relate to a LOT of this, it’s slightly adapted from his bright contribution

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Someone told me the other day that trying to define what the terms ‘middle class’ and ‘working class’ mean is the most categorically middle class, privileged thing you can do. I think it’s croquet, but that’s a close second.
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Issues of class are tricky territory, and talking about them brings countless problems: of misunderstanding, erasure, tone policing, patronisation, privilege competition and all those really bleak things that make people shy away from subjects and silence their own experience. As working class people, we are constantly talked about but never given the privilege of being platformed in our own right.
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As a working class person, I have spent a lot of time amplifying conversations about my past and equal amounts of time hushing up my working…

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  1. futuret says:

    I AM SO VERY THANKFUL THAT I AM A PART OF THE WORKING CLASS AND NOT THE THIEVING CLASS. PEOPLE MUST THINK THREE TIMES OVER; THERE IS A HEAVENLY FATHER YAHVEH, THAT THEY SHALL BE HELD IN ACCOUNT FOR. AS A PERSON AND ETERNALLY A PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST, I AM THANKFUL TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND GIVE MY LIFE TO THE RESISTANCE OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST.

  2. Me, too, futuret. I feel grateful not to be part of the thieving class.

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