His opponents might scoff, but McWhorter says the
"conservative" label he's been stuck with is more convenient than absolutely accurate. He's not a registered Republican, he voted for Ralph Nader in the last two presidential elections, is decidedly pro-choice and resents being used as a football by Rush Limbaugh and his ilk. His favorite director is Spike Lee. Because he approves of class-based affirmative action in college admissions and favors using affirmative action in the business sphere, he said he's the lefty in the group of black conservatives he's suddenly found himself amid.
...you have to keep in mind that the lower someone's socio-econmic status is, the less oppornuity and resources they have at their disposal in order to rise from their present situation.
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