What might it take to move between social classes? How might that be further complicated by being a minority?
INTERSECTIONALITY is the term used to describe the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender and how those factors may lead to complex discrimination or disadvantage.
The 1972 Stanford Marshmallow Experiment shed light on how important it is to learn to delay gratification at a young age. This also has implications in cases where kids feel like the cards of society are stacked against them; what kind of willpower or socioeconomic factors does it take to move between social classes, especially if you're also working with intersectional intolerance? Take a look at the marshmallow experiment below and the New York Times mobile graphic about social mobility.