Where We Stand: Class Matters Characters

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Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks is the author of "Where We Stand: Class Matters." She is a renowned author, having written about thirty books. She has a doctorate degree in literature and has been a successful professor both at Yale University and Oberlin College. Hooks is a well-known social activists having fought against barriers and injustice from classism, sexism and racism.

Hooks begins her book on classism during her childhood in a segregated community in a small town in Kentucky. Writing this book, she drew from those experiences and those of her parents and relatives who faced racism and classism their entire lives. Hooks was the first person in her family to attend college. She was first sent to a private girl's college near her home. She was the only black student and did not feel the school was a good fit for her. An attentive professor recognized Hooks' intellect...

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