"Societywide institutions, like public education, do the same thing: presume we all think and learn like middle class people do, that we all work best as individuals in competition."
Classism results in things like middle class people who believe the only happy ending for working class people would be to "lift themselves up" and become middle class.
Classism also results in things like a person from an upper middle class background telling someone from a working class background who dares to challenge the utter naturalness and inevitability of the competition way of life, who dares to say that they personally prefer non-competitive ways of relating and getting along and having fun, that they are "actually being very competitive by saying that they prefer to be non-competitive."
How utterly solipsistic. How unthinkingly, unashamedly, breathtakingly classist. With condescension sauce on top, too.
(Yeah, that hit me on a sore spot. It's a long story. And they can just bite me.)
OK, onward to the rest of the book. You guys should get a copy, really.