Learning from James Coleman - page 3 | Public Interest White parents have been more or less willing to spend money on educating the underclass (of all races) but much less willing to allow their children to be used as the means to bring the underclass up to the middle class. is this fair or unfair, reasonable or unreasonable? why should middleclass parents parent-by-proxy those children that are not being taken care of by their own families? should we expect middle class families to expose there children to undesirable conditions for the sake of others or should they strive to give them the best possible start to life? as in all areas of life, equal opportunity will not result in equal outcomes.