If you watched any of the recent presidential election results, you may have noticed a recurring theme. As traditionally blue states turned red, a common phrase heard among reporters was that the “uneducated rural community” had made a larger turnout than what was expected. As a member of the rural community, which is quite educated might I add, I saw a few things wrong with this statement.
First, the political affiliations of a certain group of people should in no way merit the assumption of education, or lack thereof. In a society that claims to be open to all walks of life and discourages the labeling of cultural groups, I felt that the way rural voters were viewed was quite misguided.
Secondly, the definition of “uneducated” is the lack of education. Nowhere in that definition do I see that the lack of an Ivy League education or a formal college…
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