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White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics

White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics Trump supporter on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. Lorie Shaull 700391 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700391New Labor ForumZweig research-article2017 Over the Rainbow: The Uncertain Future of U.S. Politics New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 28 –36 White Working-Class Voters and Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: the Future of Progressive Politics sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700391 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700391 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Michael Zweig Keywords capitalism, collective bargaining, Democratic Party, elections, labor, politics, populism, racism, trade unions, working class In the aftermath of the 2016 election, there have class, but if we settle on “the white working been hundreds of reflections written on the class” as a class in itself, and with the force of behavior, attitudes, needs, and prospects of the white supremacy, even a class for itself, we lose “white working class,” a segment of the popu- track of the role blacks, Native Americans, lation that will prove vital to any progressive Hispanics, Asians, and other non-whites play in coalition that stands for both social and eco- the working class. We also obscure the mutual nomic justice. However, within most analyses interests that white workers have with their of the category, we find two stereotypes that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

White Working-Class Voters and the Future of Progressive Politics

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (2): 9 – May 1, 2017

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Trump supporter on Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017. Lorie Shaull 700391 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017700391New Labor ForumZweig research-article2017 Over the Rainbow: The Uncertain Future of U.S. Politics New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(2) 28 –36 White Working-Class Voters and Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: the Future of Progressive Politics sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017700391 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017700391 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Michael Zweig Keywords capitalism, collective bargaining, Democratic Party, elections, labor, politics, populism, racism, trade unions, working class In the aftermath of the 2016 election, there have class, but if we settle on “the white working been hundreds of reflections written on the class” as a class in itself, and with the force of behavior, attitudes, needs, and prospects of the white supremacy, even a class for itself, we lose “white working class,” a segment of the popu- track of the role blacks, Native Americans, lation that will prove vital to any progressive Hispanics, Asians, and other non-whites play in coalition that stands for both social and eco- the working class. We also obscure the mutual nomic justice. However, within most analyses interests that white workers have with their of the category, we find two stereotypes that

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Published: May 1, 2017

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