Thursday Night Talk: Liberals and Classism

Jan 12, 2017

Screenshot from The Young Turks interview with coal country wage activist Nic Smith

"Big corporate owners really dominate our politics," says coal-country antipoverty activist Nic Smith told KHSU. "People in Appalachia have know that for a long time."

So why did so many rural working class voters sit out the election or vote for Donald Trump? Smith and Eric Kirk discuss the problem of classism in the American progressive movements.