Huh? Are you serious Ashley? Did you go to public or private school? Like most children in the U.S., I went to a public school. I wasn't considered to be from a well off family. Comfortable, yes, rich, no.
Rich, poor and anyone in between has the same opportunity in this country. It is how you apply yourself. I was a straight A student in grades 1-6. Then because the government thought that the localities were saving too much money, they created busing of the students. I was bused out to a black area, where I went to school for 2 years with people that were years behind me. Many in the 7th and 8th grades couldn't write their own name. Why? They didn't want to learn. They had the same opportunity that I did. Just because they were black didn't mean anything. The teachers still taught the same subjects. There were white teachers and black. Back then, we didn't have Hispanic teachers that could barely teach in English like they do today.
I then went to high school where the majority of the campus was white. They tried to dumb me down for 2 years and it didn't work. I entered high school and was right back up with my grades. Those years in 7 & 8th grade were a waste of my life.
It is their own fault for not wanting to learn. They had the same books, the same teachers, the same hours, all of it.
I also don't think that people should be put in positions in which they have no knowledge of just because they are of some other ethnic group. Today they call that equal opportunity. Companies hire so called managers that have no clue what the business is about. The guy/girl in the field has way more knowledge of how the base company operates. These people are put there because they hold a piece of paper saying they are the Almighty. THAT is wrong.
But getting back on the subject, you or anyone else will never convince me that the people out there with no education want it that way. I'm sure they don't, they just never seized that opportunity that was in front of them. Knowledge is power. Power makes money and money will always be the root of all evil the world over.
READ, people. Not garbage, but things that can educate you in the workings of the world today. You will become successful if you want to. It doesn't matter how rich or poor you are, but how you apply what is given to you in the houses of education and higher learning.