Kyle Smith: 'Why working class Americans voted with their middle finger'


During the 2016 presidential race, the left laughed off Trump supporters as uneducated rednecks who didn't know anything.

What they couldn't see, was that majority of Trump supporters understood that he was paying attention to them. 

While Clinton was blathering on about climate change and globalism, Trump was talking about bringing jobs back to parts of the country devastated by unemployment and drug use.

Kyle Smith's piece "Why working class Americans voted with their middle finger" examines a new book by law professor Joan C. Williams called White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.

Williams, who is a liberal, recognizes the serious issues happening among the White Working Class (WWC).

Read Smith's piece:

"‘We’re voting with our middle finger,” a Trump supporter in South Carolina told a reporter last fall. No doubt. Many a liberal observer saw the Trump vote as a rageful taunt aimed at racial and sexual minorities. But there is much more to Trump’s support than that, argues law professor Joan C. Williams in her new book White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America. Making an admirable and research-driven effort to see things from the point of view of her subject, author Williams unpacks exactly how the white working class (WWC) viewed the election, and how their history-making choice made a lot of sense given their concerns..."

Continue reading at the New York Post.


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