Uh-oh: Where does all the white rage go when Donald Trump loses?


“But what happens when his campaign fails, as it almost certainly will? Trump is openly at war with his own party, and even if that badly splintered organization magically unites behind him after the convention, there simply are not enough angry white people in America to elect him president. Where will all that anger, which has been slowly building among America’s white working class for half a century, go once it is left without a viable political outlet?”

Source: Uh-oh: Where does all the white rage go when Donald Trump loses? – Salon.com

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Despite SNAP, Students on Community-College Campuses Are Going Hungry 

“College conjures up images of all-you-can-eat dining halls, midnight runs for pizza, tubs of ice cream in the dorm-room fridge, and ethnically sensitive burritos. I remember working in the dishroom of a dining hall as a student and grabbing trays of half-eaten burgers and pancakes from the conveyer belt, dumping all the mess into large trash cans. If anything, college is associated with an excess of food, where students gain the “Freshman 15.” Recent research on hunger at colleges opens serious questions about those assumptions.”

Source: Despite SNAP, Students on Community-College Campuses Are Going Hungry – The Atlantic

5 Shockingly Outdated Problems Modern Women Face At Work

“Working women have come a long way from the days when fetching the boss a scotch and getting a smack on the ass was considered team building. Sure, there’s still the odd awful incident, like the case of a woman who was fired from her job for being too attractive, but in general, women can consider themselves equal to their male colleagues in every way. Except for all the ways they still aren’t.”

Source: 5 Shockingly Outdated Problems Modern Women Face At Work | Cracked.com

29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots

“Our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need.”

via 29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots – BuzzFeed News.

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Pesticide Drift and the Politics of Scale

“California’s Central Valley is a bread basket of America. It is the source of much of the country’s grapes, tree fruit, nuts, and vegetables. Many of the farms are massive, requiring large amounts of capital, land, and labor.

In the nearby small towns are the homes of the state’s farm laborers. They are primarily Latino. About half are undocumented. Most are poor and few have health care. Politically and economically weak, they are the primary human victims of pesticide drift.”

via Pesticide Drift and the Politics of Scale » Sociological Images.

As Riots Follow Freddie Gray’s Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow

“When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

via As Riots Follow Freddie Gray’s Death in Baltimore, Calls for Calm Ring Hollow – The Atlantic.

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Link to “Me, My Sex and I” (2011)

“What is the truth about the sexes? It is a deeply-held assumption that every person is either male or female; but many people are now questioning whether this belief is correct.

This compelling and sensitive documentary unlocks the stories of people born neither entirely male nor female. Conditions like these have been known as intersex and shrouded in unnecessary shame and secrecy for decades.”

via Me, My Sex and I (2011) – Top Documentary Films.

Lumbersexuals and White Heteromasculine Pageantry

“Similar to hipster masculinity, “lumbersexual” is a classification largely reserved for young, straight, white, and arguably class-privileged men. While some position lumbersexuals as the antithesis of the metrosexual, others understand lumbersexuals as within a spectrum of identity options made available by metrosexuality. Urbandicionary.com defines the lumbersexual as “a sexy man who dresses in denim, leather, and flannel, and has a ruggedly sensual beard.”

via Lumbersexuals and White Heteromasculine Pageantry » Sociological Images.

The New Adulthood

“Yes, it’s tougher to become — or to be — an adult today than it was half a century ago.

And yes, young and old alike regard adulthood with ambivalence. Young people are embarrassed and anxious by their prolonged dependence on their parents, but they also hate the idea of a mortgage, a disgruntled spouse, never-ending debt, and a life that binds them to a boring job.”

via The New Adulthood – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.