Rather than acting as “social mobility escalators” for the “more talented” members of ethnic/racial minorities and the white working and middle classes, the educational system has a strong tendency to reproduce the existing social order by devaluing the cultural capital of dominated groups. By judging, classifying, and tracking students from dominated class fractions on the basis of the alien standards of the dominant, schools perpetuate the extant status hierarchy. Moreover, the educational system insures that its reproductive practices will be misrecognized because it makes its judgments on what appear to be “objective” and “meritocratic” criteria. It is only rarely recognized that said criteria reflect the (arbitrary) cultural capital of the dominant. –Douglas E. Allen, and Paul F. Anderson
If you haven’t seen it yet you’re missing out. It is just yet another reason why AZ has the best skate scene.
“We finally said, ‘We’re getting burnt, and we gotta do something about it.’ We gotta start our own companies, quit making boards and wheels and money for other people so they can put our names on them and we can promote them with our activity” — Tony Alva
“There is an attempt made within skateboarding to inaugurate a separate circuit of capital which exists entirely within skaters, skaters buying from other skaters, who in turn reinvest in skateboarding” — Iain Borden (2001)