Poverty porn?

Should white elites write about the poor? Over at Slate, author Tracie McMillan has been offering excerpts from her new book The American Way of Eating, and she has apparently caught some slack for her undercover work at Applebee’s. (Comments slack is still slack, right?) It’s worth reading her pieces and glancing at the comments. (The answer to her title question is: sure, why not, but her response raises interesting questions about income and class, not necessarily in alignment.)

I wish Applebee’s was still known as T.J. Applebee’s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs.

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  1. I just ordered the McMillian book. If I get it before class this week, I will bring it in.

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