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Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About 'Trump Country'

FOR ONE THING, IT’S NOT TRUMP COUNTRY. MOST STRUGGLING WHITES I KNOW HERE LIVE A LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION, MAD AT THEIR WHITE BOSSES, NOT RESENTFUL TOWARD THEIR CO-WORKERS OR NEIGHBORS OF COLOR.

WICHITA, Kan. — Is the white working class an angry, backward monolith — some 90 million white Americans without college degrees, all standing around in factories and fields thumping their dirty hands with baseball bats? You might think so after two years of media fixation on this version of the aggrieved laborer: male, Caucasian, conservative, racist, sexist.

This account does white supremacy a great service in several ways: It ignores workers of color, along with humane, even progressive white workers. It allows college-educated white liberals to signal superior virtue while denying the sins of their

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