[Marxism] Fwd: America’s white working class is a dying breed - The Washington Post

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 06:26:13 MST 2015


The last three paragraphs of the piece seek to link the declining fortunes
of the white working class to a nativist backlash, in order to explain the
rise in popularity of republicans like Trump. The author states that the
democratic party's emphasis on race and gender, rather than class,  is to
blame, as if these categories are mutually exclusive.  If we rather adopt
the notion that the color line is indeed the class line, as DuBois argued,
we can see matters a bit more clearly, in my opinion. Of course, that
involves jettisoning the idea of whiteness as a useful social construct.



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