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Little Man, What Now?: The Lower Middle Class, Trump, and the 2016 Election

A great piece by labor historian Jack Metzgar from earlier today begins Most of the time the white working class is invisible in the U.S. But during elections there is a flurry of attention to this “demographic” among political reporters and operatives, and as a result, also among the millions of us who read, listen, and watch their reporting, analyses, and endless speculation about who is ahead and behind and why… [This ‘reporting’ is] becoming a low-level one-sided cultural class war where what Nadine Hubbs calls “the narrating class” blithely assumes that working-class whites are “America’s perpetual bigot class.” As Read more