I don’t really think they are missing. The democrats talk ENDLESSLY about the white working class, they just say working class as if the only working class people in America.
Because if you are a person of color, it impacts every aspect of your life in ways that white people, even working class white people, aren’t as impacted.
We shouldn’t ignore specificity of issues faced by all working class people. For example, free college, greater protections for workers, and a bigger minimum wage is not going to stop the GDC here in GA from systematically abusing Ashley Diamond, a Black trans woman who has been put into a men’s prison after the state was sued once for doing this. It’s not going to stop a guard from locking her in a room and repeatedly raping her. Please tell me how those things help her right now?
So not a single person here thinks we should ignore class. We should NOT pretend that fixing class will fix everything. [ETA] We should also recognize that class isn’t just white men, but that in America (and the world) our class system is far more complicated than that, and includes categories of race, gender, sexuality, etc. if we think that economic changes will address that, then we miss helping millions of Americans.