What white people from Mississippi are like

At least according to a poster slapped all over the NYC subways:



Can you imagine the explosion that would occur if someone put up a poster showing people from Harlem or from Puerto Rico in a similarly demeaning light? But if you want to dump on working-class white people... have at 'em!

And thus is explained the rise of Donald Trump.

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  1. But are Northern working class whites dumped on?

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    1. Yes, of course they are. Just not as much as Southern whites.

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  2. I don't comment here anymore, but this is so exactly right I need to +1 it. I try explaining this to friends and they don't get it.

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    1. Welcome back, Ken. Many of my Brooklyn friends would look at this poster and say, "Yes, that is what they are like!"

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  3. Google up Norman Rockwell's Free Speech. Once you realize that the political class don't just sneer at Rockwell, but at the working class man in the jacket, Trump's appeal becomes clear.

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  4. For an extra dose of irony, have you ever heard a person from the north east whining about how Southerners treat them when their accent gives them away as Yankees? I was speaking with an aunt who moved from NY to Arkansas, and she moves seamlessly from indulging in the caricature to regaling people with tales of anti-Yank prejudice.

    The demise of the "union" can't come quickly enough.

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