“Angela Whitiker’s climb” from Poverty to Middle-Class

“Angela Whitiker’s climb” is a June 12, 2005 publication in The New York Times and has been authored by Isabel Wilkerson. The article describes the life of a woman who rose from a class of poverty to a middle class with a great expectation of a smooth life in the middle class only to find out that hers was never a true middle-class life. There are three significant factors which helped Whitiker to escape poverty and move up middle-class status. Her strong will-power which was cultured by the brutal experiences of poverty from her tender age made her pursue middle-class status. The author of the article also describes that Whitiker was living in a poor neighborhood full of crime and all forms of evil.

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