race & class

Annalee Newitz tabloid at jps.net
Tue Mar 9 13:44:46 PST 1999

Doug Henwood wrote: He added, "If blacks understand our experience in this country, then they

> don't need to be validated by some artificial construct like class."
> </quote>
> Does that imply that race isn't an artificial construct?

So it would seem. Or perhaps in a more sympathetic but no less irritating reading of the phrase, the artificial construct of race is so much more powerful than that of class that class itself becomes meaningless. How convenient for a middle-class person to argue this point.


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