Even if the education system provides a ticket for its successful students to gain social advancement, it is often difficult or even arbitrary. Access to education is also frequently dependent on race.

In Black Shack Alley, Zobel frames the value of schooling as a “gateway … to escape.” (Zobel) Zobel highlights that the main way to escape the oppression in the colonies is by leveraging the itself oppressive systems of education.

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The process of pursuing education takes a lot more effort than the steps before! Please locate the link to the next target by looking under the cabinet from which a puffer-fish hangs in our San Mateo campus.