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Diverse Kindergarten



"I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, the mistrust... We must dissent because America can do better, because America has no choice but to do better."


- Thurgood Marshall

What does rising income inequality mean for the ability of individuals to move up the economic ladder?

Whether the focus is on how intersections of race, gender, class, and health shape one’s experiences in the labor market, the opportunities and constraints facing bureaucracies that target those on the bottom of the economic ladder, or the dilemmas challenging upward mobility in an age of rising income inequality, I investigate how individuals negotiate key questions of survival and mobility in a context of racial and gender hierarchies and economic constraints.

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