Democratic leadership, including Hillary Clinton, say over and over again that they are working to help working class whites.
The press treats this as dubious. Why? Because it is false? Because Democrats are obsessed with "identity politics" and black and brown people?
No and no.
The safety net created and defended by Democrats disproportionately lifts whites out of poverty.
The result does not simply reflect the fact that there are more white people in the country. The percentage of otherwise poor whites lifted from poverty by government safety-net programs is higher, at 44 percent, compared to 35 percent of otherwise poor minorities, the study concluded.