Posts Tagged ‘classism’

April 9th, 2016 - 1:27 pm § in Misc.

Of Class

Breaking the Bullingdon Club Omertà: Secret Lives of the Men Who Run Britain “Cameron would later deny being there that night. He was ambushed by a BBC interviewer who drew uncomfortable parallels between his old club and the actions of disaffected young people during the London riots, for wh[...]

January 13th, 2016 - 1:48 am § in Misc.

Who becomes a cop or a teacher? Sending Richard Sherman to Stanford would not have made him a better cop. .

Maybe the sad economy will help, but I suspect that the effort to send everyone to college will not result in  millennials choosing  to become police officers or teachers.  I also think the idea that a college education makes people more tolerant is elitist. The issue is not about pay.  Entry l[...]

January 10th, 2016 - 10:48 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Anthony Washington: I thought Metro Drivers treated me horribly because I was Black.

A white man, with long dirty blonde hair, unshaved, and rocking a fresh shiner on his left eye, was stopped on a metro bus, route 11, headed towards downtown Seattle via Madison avenue, around 7 o’ clock, on a Saturday evening. He was stopped by a middle aged, African American Female Metro bus dri[...]

November 30th, 2015 - 10:13 am § in Misc.

Class Divide


February 28th, 2015 - 12:36 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Minorities in Israel

Where would you like to go to school … in Gaza or the Negev ? How many non-Jews know that many Bedouin do not consider themselves Arabs?  This is because Bedouin people have usualy been treated as outsiders, poor peasant cousins.  Improving things for the Bedouin is a major task for Israel.[...]

November 5th, 2013 - 8:46 am § in America

Median wage falls to lowest level since 1998

What is a “Median” and What is an “Average” Al Jazeera is the first news organization to report these figures from the Social Security Administration (SSA), which were released late in October. They report that the median wage  was at its lowest level since 1998, when the me[...]

September 22nd, 2013 - 12:54 pm § in America

Poverty in The US

Richest country�s empty plates Fifty million people in the United States go to bed hungry.[...]

June 22nd, 2013 - 11:57 pm § in Misc.



January 24th, 2013 - 12:31 pm § in Misc.

1% control 25% of US wealth!

Speaking to the BBC’s economics editor Stephanie Flanders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Joseph Stiglitz called for more work to boost the educational opportunities of the “bottom 50%” of Americans, higher minimum wages, and more collective bargaining in the wor[...]

October 17th, 2012 - 9:29 am § in China, Misc.

The Debate: Romney’s class problem

“You people” Mitt Romney’s performance showed the Romney family’s major problem with  class identity. Ann  Romney showed this same problem when  she was asked about people’s desire  to know more about  Romney’s taxes. Her calling the reporters “you peop[...]