Joan C. Williams
Joan C. Williams, author of, ‘White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America’

This week we interview Joan C. Williams. Joan is a rock star in her field, who focuses her work on issues faced by women in the workplace. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings School Law. Joan contributes to many publications, including the Harvard Business Review blog, the Huffington Post, and the Psychology Today blog.

Joan has written numerous books, but her most recent is White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.

To find out more about Joan, head to her site at:

We discuss:

  • What does it mean to be working class?
  • Why do we have to focus on white working class, why not all races?
  • Why does the white working class resent the “elites” but admire the truly rich?
  • Why don’t people just move to where good jobs are located?
  • When you think white working class, do you think hicks? White trash? Stupid? You won’t after this interview.
  • Have you ever said, “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual,” or gotten a job through a friend? You may be part of the “elite” class.

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