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Do poor white Republicans really vote against their self interests?

01/04/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Bread

Link: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/31/trump-white-working-class-history-216200

 

Southern liberals in the 1930s and 1940s applied a sharp class focus and concluded that wealthy Democrats wanted, in historian Gavin Wright’s words, to keep labor “cheap and divided.” The white liberal writer Lillian E. Smith famously captured this thinking in her short story, “Two Men and a Bargain,” which began: “Once upon a time, down South, a rich white man made a bargain with a poor white ... ‘You boss the nigger, and I’ll boss the money.’”

 

 

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