"I had the benefit of a middle class education and employers who gave me the benefit of the doubt even when my experience and qualifications didn’t quite meet their requirements, most likely because I looked and sounded like someone they could trust. I’ve never had to work in dangerous conditions producing a toxic product in order to survive. Sure, I’ve been poor, but it was poverty by choice. I’ve always known I could “sell out” and get a job making a bunch of money if I wanted to."
Beth Terry, “Get a Bag and a Receipt: When Social and Environmental Justice Collide”