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It’s a post that’s gone viral and was translated into Spanish and reposted on Chilean news sites. Nathan Lustig, an American who has lived and worked in Santiago for several years, takes aim at Chile’s class prejudices and urges Chileans to spend time abroad in order to correct these attitudes. Smart, resourceful Chileans who find their ambitions thwarted at home because of their darker skin and modest backgrounds might enjoy a boost to their careers and self-esteem in other countries, while those with privileged upbringings may get a much-needed reality check. (Lustig also urges Americans to spend time abroad in order to broaden their own perspectives.)

On the subject of inequality, Helen Cordery has an interesting piece on conditions in a Chilean state school on her blog Querida Recoleta: