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The Other America: White Working Class Perspectives on Race, Identity and Change

Harris Beider and Kusminder Chahal


Widely stereotyped as anti-immigrant, against civil-rights, or supporters of Trump and the right, can the white working class of the United States really be reduced to a singular group with similar views? This book begins with an overview of how the term “white working class” became weaponized and used as a vessel to describe people who were seen to be “deplorable.” The national narrative appears to credit (or blame) white working-class mobilization across the country for the success of Donald Trump in the 2016 US elections. Those who take this position see the white working class as being pro ... More

Keywords: white working class, American working class, race, identity, 2020 presidential elections, election candidates, cross-racial connections

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337058
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337058.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harris Beider, author
Birmingham City University

Kusminder Chahal, author
Birmingham City University