Joan C. Williams: Democratic Elites Don’t Understand the Class Culture Gap

From a story on newrepublic.com by Joan C. Williams headlined “Democratic Elites Don’t Understand the Class Culture Gap”:

“The test of a first-rate intelligence,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald, “is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time.” Understanding economic populism is simpler: You need to keep two non-opposing ideas in mind at once. The conventional wisdom in progressive circles is that economic populism is about race, not economics. Recent studies clearly show it’s about economics … but it’s also about race. Crucially, we can’t stop there.