Two sisters have become the symbol of the divide between America’s rich and poor.
Sisters, Jill and Nicole Carty, sit on different sides of the fence when it comes to the Occupy Wall Street movement. One is a protestor and one is a Wall Street fat kitten.
Both are 23-year-old Ivy League graduates. One, Nicole Carty, is an impassioned soldier in the war for economic justice, on the front lines at Occupy Wall Street.
The other, Jill Carty, has a different reason to be on Wall Street: profit. As a consultant at a major financial services firm, she is well on her way into the rarefied air of the so-called “1 percent.”
Nicole talks of a “false consciousness” pervading American culture, and likens it to the antebellum South, when poor whites identified with rich plantation owners even though, economically, they had more in common with black slaves.