"What do you mean poor people aren't lazy?"
February 24, 2007 1:41 PM Subscribe
Point me toward some interesting statistics, graphics, videos, or other materials about the causes and extent of social inequality in the world or in the US.
posted by mariokrat to education (15 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm teaching a class on the social dimensions of technology, and the idea that the roots of social inequality might be structural rather than individual is turning out to be very difficult for the students to get. They seem to hear things I say, but the idea that anyone who is sufficiently motivated will be successful, and that lack of success is a personal failing is very entrenched. I've found things like the quiz here
and this page
but are there any others that people have used with success?