- 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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Tag Archives: Youngstown
Two weeks ago, the Center for Working-Class Studies sponsored a panel discussion on reporting on Youngstown and the working class as part of our annual lecture series. The panel featured journalists from the Wall Street Journal, the Plain Dealer, and … Continue reading
A few months ago, we wrote about Kelli Cole, a journalism student at Youngstown State University, whose senior project is an investigation of why there is such performance disparity between two public high schools in our area. East High School’s … Continue reading
Ever since the early 1980s, residents of the Youngstown area have always been skeptical of government’s official unemployment rate. In 1982, the official unemployment rate hit 24.9% but declined to around 12% in early 1984. The Ohio governor and city … Continue reading
Youngstown 2010, the city’s award winning community plan, is structured around four principles that have provided the framework for all of the work that has followed: Accepting that Youngstown is a smaller city Defining Youngstown’s role in the new regional … Continue reading
Discussions of race and class often ignore religion, relegating it to the distant margins or explaining it away as a cover for something else. If we examine American history, as historian Mark Noll does in God and Race in American … Continue reading
As Jack Metzgar wrote last week, health coverage is an important issue for the working class. As health insurance becomes less available and as urban hospitals around the country restructure, working-class people are bearing the brunt of the health care … Continue reading
On August, 21, 2008 General Motors’ CEO Rick Wagoner stood on a makeshift stage in front of a packed audience of Lordstown autoworkers, state and local politicians, and civic leaders from the Mahoning Valley to announce that his troubled global … Continue reading