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Identity politics and the erasure of class from American political discourse

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“I already feel like campus is an unlivable space,” said Butler, who is African American. “So it’s worth sacrificing something of this grave amount, because I’m already not wanted here. I’m already not treated like I’m a human.”

University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said in a statement that his “heart is heavy” with concern for Butler’s health, and agreed that “racism has deep roots at our university.” He promised to “find solutions” to “make our university an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.”

Washington Post, November 6th

[Butler] is a member of a prominent Omaha family. The newspaper says that Butler’s father is Eric L. Butler, executive vice president for sales and marketing for the Union Pacific Railroad. His 2014 compensation was $8.4 million, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 11th

Wage Statistics for 2014

Total wage earners: 158,186,786

Total earning more than $8.4 million: Approximately 5,080

Total earning less: Approximately 99.997%

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