Aaron Williams, for The Pudding, shows upward mobility through his own experiences, moving as a child from a low-income city to a higher-income city.
It’s unclear what my mom meant by “better opportunities.” Still, I got the gist that it was about the socioeconomic measures think tanks, policymakers and researchers use to measure progress: education, housing and income.
I thought, “can I actually measure if moving made a difference?” Indeed, your environment impacts your future outcomes, but to what extent?
I like the nod to W.E.B. Du Bois through style and geometry.