Stigma & Social Class

Canada’s latest Liberal government minister on her way to discuss Canada’s international economic plight with the new American administration announced she’d be speaking for Canada’s middle class. Middle class, a vague sociological expression denoting a privileged group that everyone wants to be a member of,  whose every effort seems motivated by a desire to be designated  upper class.

I wrote what’s below under “Haves and Have Nots” in October 2015 when media began mocking Mr. Trump’s white working class supporters:

Lately, maybe because politicians on both sides of the Canada United States border sympathizing with the plight of the middle class, and dismissing  “the working class” as reported in U.S., and Canada, I’ve begun thinking that maybe its the middle class and neither the working class nor the filthy rich like Mr. Trump and the Clintons who are responsible for the rise of haves and have-nots here in North America.

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