Tonight, for the first time in my life, I actually saw gentry liberal disdain of large families play out right in front of me as a white, self-proclaimed very bright public school teacher airly talked about how some parents have six kids when they could only handle one and that they were sabotaging their older kids, forcing them to work and/or skip classes to take care of their younger siblings. It was almost alarming watching the two black women across the table have steam come out of their ears. It got personal, fairly quickly, and quite knocked us off the topic of the focus group.
The liberal coalition has some very big fault lines. It was educational to watch one play out in front of me, even if it was by accident.