I wonder how he could have had his eyes and ears open at all to say or think that? What was his definition of these things? Because to me surviving 16 hours of daily hard labor for a lifetime and poor food and shelter and being treated as subhuman is “superiority” not “inferiority.” I never associated my Jewish or poor white forebears with this until this very article. My great-grandmother is my tie to pre-Mayflower US and it is her family and their relations from Boone County, for 2 generations. Before that, Kentucky, then Virginia. They were poor, i.e. “hillbillies.”

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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