Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tim Wise, time to cut the classist crap

Dear Tim,

In An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum, you say:
And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.
That should be "whatever shitty ass beer you can afford."

But you'd have to have some understanding of what life is like for hard-hit working-class folks to know that.

You're generally right that racists are falling on the dungheap of history. But you don't get that what we're facing now isn't about race. Look at who the Tea Party elected: Minorities ride GOP wave to groundbreaking wins - 2012 Elections -

It's about class now. So decide which side you want to be on.

all the best,