More than 150 social service and nonprofit officials attended this half-day workshop led by Ruby Payne in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. All of the participants interviewed found the workshop very helpful. Her talk, titled “Cultural Barriers and Hidden Rules of Poverty,” compared the different values of three socioeconomic classes: lower, middle, and upper. The lower class most values relationships, whereas middle and upper classes value connections; oftentimes, relationships must be temporarily sacrificed to advance in society. Also, each class shows love for their children differently, which fundamentally alters the children’s worldviews. Read more…
Winston Salem Chronicle: Controversial Author on Conquering Poverty
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