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By Meredith (registered) - website | Posted November 26, 2010 at 21:30:33

Eh, I don't know if I agree, Undustrial. Good points, but I've experienced that used a lot as an excuse.

I like Nascar, which alone should tip you off. I come from a family of truck drivers, hydro workers, and carpenters. And just because I've gone and got myself a fancy education doesn't change that (except to put myself into student debt, necessitating that I get a job at a higher wage than minimum to pay it off, and avoid falling into the yawning abyss of pride and excess new money can bring)

But it also doesn't mean that I look at serious problems and go "what a wonderful part of working-class life!"

I react that way because I see the exact opposite of what you're talking about, to be honest. I keep hearing middle-class people say "Hamilton's a working class city" used to defend things like prostitution, drugs, violence, property crimes, sexism and a whole host of other things - as long as they don't happen in their neighbourhood, of course.

And generally, when I hear that, it implies anyone who doesn't think that such things are A-OK (or at least an unavoidable part of the lives of the the poor/desperate/morally inferior people who are working-class) should get out of their elitist, wealthy bubble.

And that's a load of bull. Again, I'm not saying - at all - that's the intent of your statement, but usually that's what it implies when I've heard it.

Comment edited by Meredith on 2010-11-26 20:35:24

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