Barack Obama governs a nation enlightened enough to send an African American to the White House, but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as its president.
(Source: The Atlantic)
Leonard Gentle @ the South African Civil Society Information Service.
This piece is great context for civil and social disobedience in South Africa. It also made me think about the relationship of a union to its members.
It was there, at the bottom of the economic ladder, that the union movement got its start.
It was there, at the grass-roots level with sit-ins and boycotts and general strikes, that the union movement first got its power.
It was there, with industrywide organizing, that the union movement first got its toehold in the garment factories, the steel mills and the coal mines.
And it is there, I suspect, that the union movement will have to return for its revival.
Steven Pearlstein in the WaPo.
Advocating that unions look to those in need, not those in comfortable middle-class jobs. I think I can get behind that.
(Source: Washington Post)
Without a class frame, people will hew to a far-less-lovely view of the world.
From: What we lose when we don’t talk about class, by
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)