A glance at the system that keeps class structure the way it is.
You can’t fault people for wanting to marry someone who is just like they are. You can’t fault them for wanting friends who are just like them. You can’t fault parents for wanting to give their kids the same privilege and lifestyle (or better). You CAN realize that its not just social and educational ways (as discussed in this article) in which the deck is stacked to keep the rich rich and the poor poor.
This opinion piece does help you realize that the elite go to extraordinarily lengths to stay elite. Having realized that, it becomes apparent that they also trick the rest of us into enacting laws and public policies which do the same. They convince people to support rules by preying on their aspirational hope of one day joining the elite.
We easily forget that there is very little class mobility in our society. We tend to think that we will be among the lucky few to be tapped on the shoulder and handed the keys to the executive washroom.
NYTimes: The Secrets of Princeton http://nyti.ms/Zl6GvG