“He’s a blue-collar guy with an incredible work ethic and passion,” his coach, Doug Pederson, once said.
And they don’t fault capitalism for off-shoring and automating jobs, said Matt Wray, a Temple sociologist who writes about white culture.Instead, many denigrate immigrants and other groups for bringing on their failing predicament, Wray said. “We’re perpetually fed a line that we’re looking for love in a market that doesn’t value us,” says Marina Adshade, an economics professor in Canada and author of . However, with the gray divorce boom, there are a lot more older people available than ever before. That said, the dating market for older singles isn’t all that easy. There just aren’t that many available singles our age and the ones who are available are an interesting lot (read Anne Lamott’s funny take of her year on to understand).“They’re blaming blacks, feminists, liberals, city folks, intellectuals,” he added.
“They say affirmative action makes whites lose out. “And Trump has mastered the rhetoric of their resentment, portraying whites as victims.” To be sure, blue-collar people aren’t the only white people blaming other races in America, Wray said.Certainly, there remains a great deal of pride and dignity connected to being blue collar, defined as a person who doesn’t have a college degree and who works in a manual-labor job.For example, it’s a high compliment to call a professional athlete blue collar, regardless of how many millions he makes. “If that were true, they would be lowering their standards. In fact, she notes that older women are a lot more selective than older men and younger women are when it comes to picking a partner If anything, it’s more of a level playing field when it comes to midlife dating. In a talk before boomers (you can watch it below), Adshade says older women really aren’t disadvantaged on the dating market.“There was an honor to being in a blue-collar job when someone could work and buy a house, have a pension, live a secure life,” Levine said.