"The office of the scholar is to cheer, to raise, and to guide [men] by showing them facts amidst appearances...[S]he is the world's eye."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
World's Highest Standard of Living is an iconic photo taken by Margaret Bourke-White in 1937. It depicts African-Americans standing in a bread line shortly after they were devastated by the flooding of the Ohio River. This racially tinged juxtaposition of prosperity and poverty is striking and it has enduring resonance in American society.
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