I'm the only working class academic I know...
I'm working at a cc in a not-very-big town and surprisingly, I'm the only working class academic I know. Everyone who works at this college is from an educated family. Everyone received support to get their degrees. Many were encouraged to move into academe, too. Although I've made friends here, I feel odd... like I don't belong. I know that's me and my stuff, but it feels real. I've just joined a yahoo group called Working Class and Poverty Class Academic to sort of stave off the loneliness, but there's not a lot of people to talk to about this.
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