A hard working ethic can make students stand out for the wrong reasons.
Working-class high achievers often struggle to fit in to higher education and can end up isolated both at university and in their home environment.
Classic: an image from Ken Loach’s 1969 film, Kes.
The tragic story of a lonely, bullied boy who befriends a kestrel was an instant hit in the 1960s.
The Joe Strummer mural on East 7th Street and Avenue A in the East Village, New York.
"The Magnificent Seven" was a slice of daily life, a class struggle song framed by the sound of funk and the emergent hip-hop in New York.
Who will be left holding the potato?
The House just passed its version of the tax plan, which includes about US$1 trillion in cuts for corporations. The question, who will be left holding the potato?
The Congress of South African Trade Unions, the country’s largest trade union federation, has been losing members.
The membership base of South Africa's trade union movement has undergone significant changes which begs the question: has it moved away from its working class roots to become a middle class movement.
Be careful! In Uttar Pradesh, the cow trade is now almost wholly criminalised.
A crackdown on the beef and leather trades has put hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits out of work, vexing already-tense religious relations and hurting India's economy.
Providing more support for families with children is a key way to grow the middle class.
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Trump should drop his plans to cut taxes and instead look to some of our closest friends to learn what policies actually work to build and sustain a vibrant middle class.
Jeremy Corbyn must work within the new reality.
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Labour must develop its pro-social and pro-working class agenda for an electorate that has been failed by globalisation and EU integration.
How often are stories about wealthy lawyers and surgeons told? Marta Dusseldorp in ABC’s Janet King.
Why do so many Australian TV dramas depict the lives of professionals when there is plenty of real drama for those living from one paycheck to the next?
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
The Black Panthers and Young Patriots hold a press conference in 1969.
Could a similar coalition emerge today?
Working class students are turning their backs on a university education.
Working-class students are put off by a perceived future of low pay and high debt.
Opponents of Ballot Measure 9 gather in Portland on Oct. 19, 2000.
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A professor takes us back more than 20 years, to when struggling white working-class voters in Oregon were convinced that a conservative social agenda would help bring back timber jobs.
Donald Trump says thank you to Ohio.
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Trump understood that the world is changing.
By sustained rhetorical attacks on women and minorities, Donald Trump absolved white working-class shame.
Donald Trump employed a ‘choreography of shame’ that diminished everybody – except white working-class men.
White middle-class parents get an easy time of it when it comes to parental involvement.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
#FeesMustFall, and its demands for zero university fee increases, is in a second cycle of mass resistance in South Africa.
The leaderlessness of South Africa's #FeesMustFall student movement has ultimately fed into divisions within the grouping.
Money is affecting our children more than we like to admit.
If we really want social mobility, we need to talk about family privilege.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.