Your humanity, that’s what you have to lose.
David Min

I’m gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you don’t really know anyone from the class you’re referring to. I don’t mean that as an insult, it’s just that once you see these people as, well, people, you see that there’s so much complexity in their lives and that breaks in ways that are sometimes ugly, but also inspiring. 
I lived in a liberal, urbane bubble in DC for 16 years. I’ve lived in appalachia now for 6. Here’s what I’ve learned — privilege is real, but it’s a spectrum. And there are POC who have more privilege than these folks. That’s a fact. And it’s a fact that we’ll need to keep in mind as we recalibrate issues of race and class.

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