My dad has always found occasion to repeat the absurd propaganda he picks up from his daily doses of NPR and the New York Times — evolution is a fraud, global warming is perfectly normal, @@ — but this claim just floored me. How could anyone believe we didn’t have social class in America? The evidence is all around us, all the time — it must take real training not to see it.
(Via Aaron Swartz.)
Follow the link to read the whole post – it’s quite interesting. I spent a few months last year studying class systems in the US. They are real and frankly more powerful than they might otherwise be because we Americans try to insist that they don’t exist.