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What the Roseanne saga tells us about the left's view of the white working class

Margulies, Ben (2018) What the Roseanne saga tells us about the left's view of the white working class. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Jun 2018). Website.

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Last week, ABC cancelled the newly returned sitcom, Roseanne, in the wake of the racist and extremist statements made on Twitter by its titular star. Ben Margulies writes on how Roseanne - the actress - has been made into a populist avatar taken by the media and many on the left to be representative of all of Donald Trump's supporters. While before the star’s outburst, Roseanne was seen to represent a white working class driven by economic desperation to vote for Trump. Now, he argues, that same group are seen as irredeemable racists who can be easily condemned by the left.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:14

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