Read “The Original Underclass”

GroupWhiteAmericansORIGSharon sent this, a really interesting article from The Atlantic. While we cast about to define why so many white voters are drawn to Candidate Drumpf:

The gloomy state of affairs in the lower reaches of white America should not have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has—and mobilizing solutions for the crisis will depend partly on closing the gaps that allowed for such obliviousness.

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One response to “Read “The Original Underclass”

  1. Those oppressed by Capitalism, the markets’ answer to Divine Right, have no New World to escape to..save for ideology. Trump’s nationalism, (nothing new really), represents a reformist answer for many people across class divides. It represents the hope to escape oppression…express ressentiment…escape immiseration. Just like Sanders’ bourgeois reformism, (again…nothing new), does with “progressives.”

    Some day, Americans will grow weary of doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

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