Divided, Distracted, Downtrodden: The Social and Political Reality in America Today

W.J. Astore The American people are being kept divided, distracted, and downtrodden. ┬áDivisions are usually based on race and class. Racial tensions and discrimination exist, of course, but they are also exploited to divide people. ┬áJust look at the current debate on the Confederate flag flying in Charleston, South Carolina, with Republican presidential candidates refusing…