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A gentle reminder about the intersection of class and culture

I grew up in a working class area. I saw first hand the extent to which people from different backgrounds (including my own immediate family) can be unintentionally dismissive and hurtful about things that are fairly central to some working class folks' culture and identity. I'd like to talk about that a little bit so we can avoid replicating that dynamic quite as much on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by quacks like a duck on Jan 7, 2020 - 126 comments

How much do we make?

Between the discussion of the average American and the previous FPP about parental aid and class and the discussion of grocery cashiers in another thread leading to a comment from a person to the effect of not feeling like a real MeFite because of salary, I've been thinking about class on MeFi. What is the range of incomes and class experiences here? Where are we, collectively, coming from? And how can we handle things better when we discuss class? [more inside]
posted by sciatrix on Mar 8, 2019 - 216 comments

Armchair diapering.

This discussion thread is disgusting, and it's not just the poop. The practicalities of working-class poverty are subtle and insidious. Poor people generally don't do things because they're systematically stupid. Seeing otherwise reasonable users lead with a cavalier attitude of "why don't they just…" is absolutely heartbreaking. Sometimes it really feels like we haven't evolved very far from the NYT online comments section after all.
posted by Nomyte on Jul 30, 2013 - 296 comments

looking for the lost middle class (thread)

Looking for the ask me question that said, basically: "Where is the evidence that the middle class is shrinking?" I've been unable to google it up, and it appeared in the past week or so. Sorry, and thank you.
posted by mecran01 on Oct 20, 2010 - 17 comments

MeFi U

Would anyone be interested in creating a Metafilter University? What I mean is a series of courses (or they could be short, TED-like lectures) specially geared towards Metafilter members? By which I mean they'd be more than just videos posted to YouTube. There would be some way for members to interact with the lecturer (and other members) about the course. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 29, 2010 - 174 comments

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class?

Why are people who oppose racism often reluctant to discuss class? In the Jackson Jive incident, five upperclass Australians, four white and one Indian, did an astonishingly racist skit that was paid for by the show's upperclass producers, yet in the discussion on MetaTalk, the idea that this might have something to do with class was only brought up as a joke. [more inside]
posted by shetterly on Oct 9, 2009 - 6 comments

Stinking of gin...

Desired meta-post about the guy who wants to drink gin in class. [more inside]
posted by gjc on May 27, 2008 - 426 comments

Derail moved to MeTa: reading blogs in class

I would like to discuss the ethics of reading blogs during class.
posted by achmorrison on Sep 8, 2005 - 61 comments

Metafilter observations presented at 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism

When the Audience is the Producer: The Art of the Collaborative Weblog (pdf), a presentation at the 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism by UT journalism grad student Lou Rutigliano has things to say about Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by thatwhichfalls on May 13, 2004 - 118 comments

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