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The Working Class and the Politics of Whiteness

This is the blog for Swarthmore College’s First Year Seminar on the Working Class and the Politics of Whiteness. Students will work together each week to write posts explaining some aspect of what we’re learning and discussing.

  • The Plan for the Semester

    September 11, 2019 by

    Here are the topics for each week. Blogs should go up Mondays or Tuesdays, there will be three posts each week. Date Topic 9/16/2019 White racial resentment and opposition to government: Jonathan Metzel’s Dying of Whiteness Laying Siege on SanctuaryGun Laws and Mass ShootingsFrom Self-Inflicted Harm to Domestic Terrorism: The Dangerous Nature of White Identity… Read more

  • Hope for the American Dream

    November 26, 2019 by

    America proposes an idea, an idea that portrays America as an environment of welcome and opportunity. This front that it projects is notoriously referred to as the American Dream, a fictitious idea that paints America as a country that promotes diversity and inclusion. In paradox with the lack of acceptance for cultural diversity, America is… Read more

  • Effects of Racism in Asian American Communities

    November 26, 2019 by

    Racism is a systemic issue that affects minorities across the United States. It can be seen blatantly in groups like the Klu Klux Klan and their followers and it can be subtly present in everyday living, such as not-so-random screening at airports. Some forms of racism can be unforeseen in its effects, like in the… Read more

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