Saturday, February 09, 2013
Working-Class White New York City Voters—a Cautionary Tale (My New VDARE Column is Up!)
A Black History Month Moment
By Nicholas Stix
Report from the Rockaways: Working-Class Whites—the Swing Vote Nobody Admits to Wanting
Here on New York City’s Rockaway Peninsula, Ground Zero for Hurricane Sandy, my majority-Irish, overwhelmingly Catholic, white working/middle class community will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of the biggest in the country, on March 2. It will showcase many of the same pipe-and-drum marching bands that will perform in the even bigger parade down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue 14 days later.
And the Stix Family will be there, as usual.
When Michael Bloomberg, whom some neighbors call “the Mayor of Manhattan,” marches up front, no one will cheer. Some of my neighbors will boo him, and some will give him a one-finger salute. I will engage in my annual ritual of turning my back on him.
[Read the rest here.]