An old friend sent me an unbelievable poem, probably not realizing it would offend me. It was titled “Mexican Poem.” It starts like this: My first impulse was to write back and say right off the bat how racist and classist it is. But I thought that might not be well received if I started […]
About Joan Nikelsky
Joan Nikelsky is a working-class-raised woman from Philadelphia, now retired, and former member of the Working Class Support Group of Movement for a New Society, co-authoring the pamphlet "Class and Social Change," published by New Society Publishers. She has led workshops on class and money issues, including cost-sharing the expenses of workshops and gatherings. She was active in the Women's Alliance for Job Equity in Philadelphia and did public speaking on pay equity issues.