IMO, Democrats’ problems are both race AND class. The entire country dug this hole that we’re in, and the people standing around it and throwing mud (among other things) at us encourage us to turn on each other. “You want to climb that ladder of success? Dodge all the feces and keep quiet. When we stop throwing things at you, cut one of the rungs. You don’t have to go all the way through. Now that you’re up here, join us.” And down below, we argue and fight over things we should be allies on, fall prey to false definitions of our groups, and generally make it easy on the oppressors. As long as we make rubbish judgements about people’s worth based on skin color, ethnicity, religion, or bank balances, we will have a hard time working together.