Interview with Chris Pepus – Against Class Bigotry Podcast: Razorcake Podcast By Candice

Interview with Chris Pepus – Against Class Bigotry Podcast: Razorcake Podcast By Candice

Higher education is supposed to be about bettering ourselves. If the pursuit of knowledge is so noble, why shouldn’t everyone be afforded that opportunity, regardless of class status? This egalitarian concept is completely at odds with how the universities in our country are actually run. Working class applicants are continually discriminated against at elite collages, while the rich legacy students with poor academics are welcomed under the guise of “tradition.”

Last month, Chris resigned from his position as a film archivist at Washington University in St. Louis, a school with abysmal economic diversity. We discuss its impact, the New York Times’ classist condescension towards him, and ways we can challenge class warfare in higher education.

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Interested in learning more? Many of Chris’s articles can be found on this site.

Class Bigotry in Higher Education
Expand Civil Rights to Include Social Class
The White Trash Scapegoat
Class Notes – Welfare for the Rich at America’s Colleges

For even more thought-provoking articles, visit his blog at www.againstclassbigotry.wordpress.com. You can follow Chris on
www.twitter.com/ChrisPepus

Candice can be found online at www.half-fiction.com, and www.twitter.com/CandiceTobin