America’s Forgotten Working Class

Americas Forgotten Working Class

A TED talk featuring J.D. Vance, who grew up in a small, poor city in Ohio, where he witnessed many of the social ills plaguing America: a heroin epidemic, failing schools, families torn apart by divorce and sometimes violence and details what the loss of the American Dream feels like and asks how kids from America’s forgotten places can break free from hopelessness and live better lives. Read more.