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Race AND Class, Then and Now

Just a few days after white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, my husband and I went to see Kathryn Bigelow’s film, Detroit. Set amid the 1967 uprising 50 years ago this summer, the film focuses primarily on the brutal torture and … Continue reading

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Playing Indian: What Outsourced Says About the American Economy

On a recent episode of NBC’s Outsourced, Todd, the clueless American who runs the call center for a US-based novelty company in Mumbai, is trying to understand what the Hindu celebration of Diwali is all about.  He asks one of … Continue reading

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Stereotyping the Working Class

“Working class” is a confusing concept.  It’s not just that the term is hard to define.  It also carries different, even contrasting connotations. Sometimes it’s merely descriptive.  “Working class” refers to hard-working, blue-collar and low-wage workers without college education who … Continue reading

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