What's the Matter With White People

What's the Matter With White People

Why We Long for A Golden Age That Never Was

Book - 2012
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"This book began as a political history of the 60s and 70s, with a particular focus on why Americans have let our nation decline in almost every measurable way since then, and sometimes even cheered on those who engineered that decline. I wanted to tell it the way I saw it growing up, watching many of my working-class Irish relatives forsake the Democrats, a party they saw as forsaking them. But my family's story, and that of the Democratic Party, turned out to be more complicated"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012
ISBN: 9781118141069
1118141067
Branch Call Number: History 973.91 Wal

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naturalist
Jan 16, 2017

and look for:
“Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches from America's Class War”
by Joe Bageant 1946-2011
(deleted from EPL catalogue)

voisjoe1 Nov 08, 2012

Walsh tells the story of many middle-class white families that have been divided by the political operatives that try to use race to convince whites that minorities are their enemies, rather than the 1% that pay the salaries of those operatives. Early in the Walsh family in America, it was the Irish that were the victims of Americans that had arrived before them. It is a sad tale of the anguish the divisions create among families and also of the separation of one ethnic group against another, just to benefit those in power.

The story becomes personal to Ms. Walsh, as she tells of how the Republicans developed the "Southern Strategy" after the Democrats passed the Civil Rights bills of the 60's. This evil strategy, designed for profit and power, has caused many family splits in America.

Ms. Walsh is ever hopeful that the liberals and progressives will seek out and work with the white working class as they are victims of the 1% along with the minorities of our society.

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