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How An Exploding Tooth Made Me Confront My Own Classism

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. Image: Thinkstock.

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. I have gotten by in life largely by being able to “pass” as middle class, by being white and articulate and confident. People meet me and assume that I must have gone to college. Middle class people talk to me like I’m their peer. But I am not their peer. I will never be their peer.

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