How to Talk About Class in Our "Classless" Society
Early in his presentation, Dr. Nathaniel Heggins Bryant states, “The longer I’ve worked on class and labor issues in general, the more I realize that we in this country have always had a class problem.” He feels that class problems in the United States are not acknowledged and not talked about. Dr. Bryant looks into national values that are connect to class – upward mobility, the American dream, a “nobility” in hard labor, and the notion that if people are in poverty it is a temporary state due to their bad choices. He and his audience then engage in a discussion about these issues.
Recorded: April 12, 2017