Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2008


Erica Jong, writing at Huffington Post about GOP VPcandidate, Governor Sarah Palin: "White trash America certainly has allure for voters. Some people think rednecks are more American than Harvard educated intellectuals of mixed race." Jong's remarks indicate a violent classism among liberal intellectuals that leaves no room for the working class poor. Jong indicates that "Harvard education" is the top of the U.S. education experience and then demonstrates her sense of classist hierarchy that ranks people according to socioeconomic status and other class markers such as weapons.