Published: Nov 11, 2011 9:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) - The Occupy protests have attracted students at elite colleges across the country, and some of them know their involvement can seem contradictory.
    
Schools such as Harvard and Yale can cost more than $50,000 annually and have multibillion-dollar endowments. Students there say it can be tricky to protest society's elite institutions as members of them.
    
But they say it's simply wrong to assume they all come from wealth or are headed for lucrative careers.
    
They say that though the Occupy movement targets the privileged, there's no reason members of the privileged class can't be drawn to it.
    
And they say that even as they face skepticism about their motives, they're simply trying to direct people from all backgrounds to work to better society.

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