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MeowZedong wrote

I see the opposite ("it's not race, it's class") line of thought a lot. I don't know about America specifically but while bridging the wealth gap in general is a worthy thing, bridging it based on white people just ignores the specifics of how PoC get screwed over on a constant basis.

Thanks for sharing this.

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freiheit wrote

Race and Class, like the Irish slaves brought here, low wage laborers are treated like dogs, the Mexicans of Albuquerque and LA, the African-Americans of Brooklyn and south side Chicago and the entire service economy. What color is your bartender? Doesn't matter, they don't have healthcare, pensions or decent wages.

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ycymroflin wrote

I generally agree. That said, race does play a big role here - the bartender's colour doesn't matter in terms of how they're treated by their employers, but you bet your ass a white bartender will get better tips than a black one, and the way black kids are treated in some schools leads them to worse academic results, making them more likely to be working in low paid jobs in the first place...

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freiheit wrote

And a white woman will make more than both of us, because of cis sexuality.