wealthy privilege is lots of positive extracurricular experiences in natural settings like camping, hiking, swimming in a lake, tubing, lying on the grass, visiting a farm, going to the aviary, and learning about science in the field as a youngster.
I have had several amazing experiences like this in my life due to scholarships and help. And while all children deserve to have a chance at things like this, you only get them if you’re wealthy, or if there is a program set up for poorer kids to do this (and when these programs exist, they need to be more dignified. Honestly, “transitions” should not be in the name, as if ethnic or racial minority kids, or poor kids, need to be taught how to use silverware)
While I’m not contesting the truth of this for poor kids from urban settings, I just want to offer a reminder that poor rural kids also exist. Lots of poor kids I’ve known -worked on farms-.
I spent my summers as a child camping and swimming in lakes and lying in the grass because a site at the state park was cheaper than rent, and we’d camp for months at a time if my mom happened to be between jobs.