- Working-Class Perspectives offers weekly commentaries on current issues related to working-class people and communities. Contributors discuss a variety of issues, from what class means to how it intersects with race and gender to how class is shaping American politics. We welcome relevant comments of 500 words or less.
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What We Can Learn from Melania Trump's, Um, Flattery of Michelle Obama
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Monthly Archives: April 2010
I live in a suburb of Youngstown, in what is arguably a sterling example of the “white-flight” communities that have weakened our cities. My reasons for doing so would take too much time to discuss here, but the short version … Continue reading
The Center for Working-Class Studies released the results of its latest survey last week. As I look at the results, two things jump out: first, the President is paying a price for doing the right things the wrong way, and … Continue reading
While Working-Class Perspectives aims to reflect the interests and experiences of working-class people, in truth we spend more time talking about the working class than listening to actual working-class voices. But, it turns out, finding working-class voices online isn’t easy. … Continue reading
Three weeks ago, I flew to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in a conference of social and behavioral scientists. Because employment and the economy are topics that many within this group study, I expected to discuss research on employment and … Continue reading