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Posted by Sadie from D006173.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 4:37PM :

In Reply to: She's absolutely right posted by Sadie from D006162.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 10:32AM :

: There are snobby undergrads of all races (but more white than not) on campus who, being rich, buy into the concept that this country is a sort of capitalist meritocracy, thinking that earning potential correlates with moral integrity.

xxx What I meant is that kids who are selected as "intelligent" (though they are really selected for other things, too - parental salary, favoritism, etc.) to go on to high paying jobs think that they deserve these jobs & the money, because they are better than other people - not just that they have supposedly greater intelligence, but are also "better" than other people for other reasons, e.g. they think they are more moral than the poor. This is a snobbish culture where the snobbish mentality is cultivated on fakery.

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