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Fighting Over the Crumbs, the Great Diversion from Class to Race

Fighting Amongst Ourselves

The police killing of George Floyd has prompted a remarkable increase in the public's receptivity to the Black Lives Matter movement. Just as noteworthy, though, is a parallel rise in support for more wide-ranging policy solutions to address the broader problem of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination - tribalism. However, most of the focus on policy solutions is on the tribal differences and little on class differences - especially when it comes to income wealth inequality. This is a stark difference from prior class protests like Occupy Wall Street. Just how did this narrative change from class to race? First, let's take a look at income wealth inequality between race and class. In terms of race, it is true that there