Holt / Metropolitan, 2006.

Review published Mar 2007.

America is obsessed with minorities: Afro-Americans, women, Native Americans, Hispanics, Americans with Disabilities, ... the list goes on and on. But Michaels argues that our obsession with diversity makes us blind to the differences that really matter: socioeconomic classes. The diversity agenda has occupied the attention of both political parties, and America focuses such a great deal of psychic and political energy on trying to treat all classes equitably that the important differences between rich and poor grow worse.

Michaels writes with sharp wit and penetrating logic.