Tag: Class in America
Dignity Through NarrativeMarch 2016
“Think about the last time you read a novel in which someone went to cash a benefit check or paid for food in food stamps.”
Class in America: The Fault LinesJune 2014
A Guernica special issue.
Scenes From a Life in NegrolandJune 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 ChangeJune 2014
The food writers on building a food movement that transcends class lines.
Ghosts in the Land of PlentyJune 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 CustomsJune 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 ClassJune 2014
Teaching college is no longer a middle-class job, and everyone paying tuition should care.
Talking Clean and Acting DirtyJune 2014
The “father of environmental justice” on the politics of protection and vulnerability.
Sight LinesJune 2014
The iconic graphic designer on personal responsibility, the dangers of corporate branding, and the power of art to bridge social divides.
More Than ThisJune 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 DayJune 2014
“I brushed Michael Bolton’s hair once,” I said, “and moisturized George Clooney too.”
Temporary PeopleJune 2014
Gin means you start down south and diesel / dye your stripper, that International Harvester, / through barbed wire
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 FreedomJune 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 DiesJune 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.