Barbra Ehrenreich's Hidden Intellectuals

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Near the back of the book They Say/I say are readings to help people who have read this book use what they have learned. Don’t blame the eater by David Zinczenko published on November 23, 2002 by the New York Times. This reading was about how fast food should tell people that their food is bad for their customers. Fast food joints should have a calorie count to show the nutritional value. The next reading is Hidden Intellectualism by Gerald Graff was taken from his book in 2003. Hidden Intellectuals is about kids and young adults are not as interested as past generations use to be. Instead of writing about history and philosophers they would rather write about more up to date subjects like sports. Graff was that way also when he was…show more content…
“Plutonium just one of the many highly radioactive waste products—has a half-life of 24,000 years” (Muller 252). When we put these things on and in the earth we are changing it forever and it can’t go back to the way it used to be. The next reading is The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbra Ehrenreich published in her book Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream in 2005. This reading is about when people go through hardships it is not only the lower class and blue collar workers that go through struggles. Many white collar workers get laid off, and they have everything to offer for a job. People in today society feel as if the blue collar workers had a good education and did everything right bad things would not happen to them. But this is not the case. The last reading is Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor published in 1965 and was taken from her short story collection. This reading is about a older women and her son riding a bus to go to the Y for classes to get back on the healthy track of life. On the way to the Class the mother who is white, tries to hand a black child a nickel and it back fires on
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