Tag: Class in America

Class in America: The Fault Lines

June 2014

A Guernica special issue.

Scenes From a Life in Negroland

June 2014

We knew what was expected of us. Negro privilege had to be circumspect: impeccable but not arrogant; confident yet obliging; dignified, not intrusive.

Servings of Small Change

June 2014

The food writers on building a food movement that transcends class lines.

Ghosts in the Land of Plenty

June 2014

I always seek out the maids. I always want to help the janitors sweep. My wife says I have a Jesus complex. What I have is a class issue.

Going Through Customs

June 2014

The Chicana filmmaker on documenting a debutante ball in honor of George Washington’s birthday in Laredo, Texas, and adopting the Mexican-American border as her "muse.”

The Teaching Class

June 2014

Teaching college is no longer a middle-class job, and everyone paying tuition should care.

Talking Clean and Acting Dirty

June 2014

The “father of environmental justice” on the politics of protection and vulnerability.

Sight Lines

June 2014

The iconic graphic designer on personal responsibility, the dangers of corporate branding, and the power of art to bridge social divides.

More Than This

June 2014

The boys here looked past her, their eyes steadily transfixed on the procession of tight designer jeans and heels clicking through the quad regularly on the hour.

Who Can Shave Thirteen Times a Day

June 2014

“I brushed Michael Bolton’s hair once,” I said, “and moisturized George Clooney too.”

Temporary People

June 2014

Gin means you start down south and diesel / dye your stripper, that International Harvester, / through barbed wire

Thems

June 2014

I say “and them” and mean / how in “the sticks” where I lived, the reservation, the mail / boxes were like maypoles at the end of the Earth

Lauren Quinn: Which Side Are You On, Girl?

June 2014

Class in America: I’d never had much interaction with people from the Hills—which is to say, other white people.

Jessica Pishko: The Price of Freedom

June 2014

Class in America: In today's debtor's prisons, incarceration is expensive and starting over is nearly impossible.

Ann Neumann: How the Other Half Dies

June 2014

Class in America: If a humane death is to become a human right, we have to address the socioeconomic barriers that block so many from proper end-of-life care.