Conversation #11: White Working Class (August 6, 2017)

In this episode we discuss the book White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America by Joan C. Williams. Along the way we talk about the persistence of class, class signifiers, economic class as a proxy for race, personal bigotry versus structural racism, work as identity, and how to (and whether to) try having conversations across class barriers.

You can find the MP3 file here.

The Podcast feed is here.

Here is the Cracker Barrel post Grace mentions, by Ijeoma Oluo:

https://medium.com/@IjeomaOluo/facebooks-complicity-in-the-silencing-of-black-women-e60c34434181

A few weeks ago, I (Paul) wrote up my thoughts on White Working Class. You can find those thoughts in my blog post here (scroll down a bit to find the review):

https://thebooksthatwroteme.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-cooling-off-period.html

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