Class Matters -- a fascinating companion site to the forthcoming book on class and community organizing. Class is often the great unspoken divide in America, with almost everyone assuming they are "middle class" and therefore "average." Compare your income with the real figures -- attention geeks, if you're pulling in $90K sitting at a computer all day, you're in the top 10%, not the middle!

1 comment:

Jesse said...

An interesting fact, found in a table on the bottom of the second pages of the Working Definitions article, is that if you ask folks what class they are, and give them the option of identifying as "working class," then as many pick that option as pick "middle class."

The overwhelming majority of self identified "middle class" folks that you refer to only emerges when "working class" is not on option, only "lower," "middle," and "upper."