“Ladies, keep your legs crossed and your minds opened,” wrote a 58 year old undergraduate student who works in college admissions and recruitment in an online post in my sociology class. She said the economy was being destroyed by welfare mothers who have more babies for more welfare with many different men and that society […]
Responding to an anti-immigrant email
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 […]
What was the most classist comment of 2010?
It was a bumper year for callous, elitist politicians and CEOs spouting off in public. Cast your vote for one of these doozies, or add another 2010 classist comment to this list: • When Carl Paladino ran for governor of New York, he got a lot of media coverage for his homophobic, racist and anti-Muslim […]