Becoming Strangers in Their Own Land: How Myth and Prejudice Pervert Experience

Recently, I read Arlie Russell Hochschild’s Strangers in Their Own Land. As a sociologist, Hochschild spent a few years getting to know Tea Partiers in Louisiana who had in various ways been affected by environmental disasters and economical downturns over the course of their lives. They were all White, working class, conservative southerners. She wrote… Read More Becoming Strangers in Their Own Land: How Myth and Prejudice Pervert Experience

Birth of a Neo-Confederacy

This is really no different than how Republicans have acted on a national level the last 8 years, with their actions becoming increasingly anti-democratic with each year, culminating with the condoning of Trump’s bigoted, authoritarian rhetoric. I’ve said it before, in response to the willingness to shut down government, complicity in attacking President Obama’s patriotism… Read More Birth of a Neo-Confederacy