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Identity Politics: A Zero-Sum Game

In Regular Edition on November 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Walter Benn Michaels

The current hard times have been harder on some people than on others, harder on the poor—obviously—than on the rich; but harder also on blacks and Hispanics than on whites. As of this writing, the unemployment rate for blacks is at 15.6 percent, and for Hispanics it’s at 12.7 percent. For white people, it’s 9.3 percent. 1 Read the rest of this entry »