Two new books—one a provocative, deeply researched history and the other an affecting memoir—are well timed to help make better sense of the plight of struggling whites in the United States. Both accounts converge on an important insight: The gloomy state of affairs in the lower reaches of white America should not have caught the rest of the country as off guard as it has—and mobilizing solutions for the crisis will depend partly on closing the gaps that allowed for such obliviousness.My brother and I were raised by our mother and her mother, both factory workers.
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
… The Despair of Poor White Americans - The Atlantic. (Via LitHub.)