The truth is that American politics has hardly neglected the interests of the white working and middle classes. The progress experienced under the banner of the movement for racial, gender, and sexual justice has forced white folks to share just a little of their bounty with blacks, Latinos, women, and queer folk. To be sure, these groups are hardly homogenous or univocal. Yet concern for their own interests leads whites to think of their well being at the expense of other groups, compromising the nation's democratic health.
-- Michael Eric Dyson, What Truth Sounds Like, p. 68