Class Content/Class Stand
There is often an unfortunate confusion around the concept and term "class" particularly among some of those who are supposedly trying to work for the interests of the people. Sometimes "class" is even used to discredit working class movements.
One form it can take is to tell an organizer "You are not really working class - what do you think you are doing claiming you are working for the interests of the working class? You're not working class yourself1"" Such a critic may even go so far as to say, "You're just as middle class as I am!"
Sometimes there is simply confusion about what "working class" means, particularly in a country where we are told we live in a classless society. But even if we can get some clarity on what is working class, there is another confusion we need to avoid: the confusion between our class origin and our class stand.