Saturday, March 12, 2016
Another topic that is heavily discussed in the book Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich is "privilege" and how some people are favored because of their race. As someone who is white Barbara Ehrenreich discovers that she is given some advantages and some jobs that only white people get. She says that to look professional "It helps to be white" (13). People have a preference of whites when they are hiring. She finds that she is favored because of her skin color in almost ever way. Most of the jobs in the back are given to immigrants and when she starts her job as a maid the majority of the people working there are immigrants. She discovers that in these jobs where you are barely scrapping by it is even harder for people who are not white.