The Wire, class and restaurants

Some of the stuff in Haley’s book reminded me of this amazing scene from The Wire when Bunny Colvin takes some students out to a celebratory dinner at a fancy restaurant, and sees them completely unable to function there. The rules are unwritten, and these kids do not have access. The menu may as well be in French.

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  1. pjdalmasy

     /  February 8, 2012

    Greatest city in America.

  2. pjdalmasy

     /  February 8, 2012

    Kidding of course, great post!

  3. dygottlieb

     /  February 8, 2012

    [in simpson’s comic-book-store-guy voice]: best season ever.

    also, I heart xenobia.

  4. What is great about this scene is how class work and how difficult it is to surmount those barriers. Really, a sense of defeat hangs in the air here.


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