Sunday, 11 February 2018

You're not cosmopolitan, you're privileged

Striking observation from Joan C Williams, author of White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.From an interview about the book:
Cosmopolitanism is seen as a sign of sophistication. But in fact, it’s a sign of privilege. It means that you went to university, you met people from all over the world and you have an international network and international opportunities. If you didn’t go to university, and your prospects don’t depend on an international network, but a small group of friends, then you’re going really to value that social solidarity. And you’ll be profoundly shocked that the PME (Professional and Managerial Elite) doesn’t seem to feel any responsibility to other people from their own country. This is just shocking and hurtful – something which, by the way, led to Brexit.
True I think.


No comments: