Simon Has Not Abandoned Black Folks

Well, this is the first time I’ve seen students address this aspect of Season Two. I’m real proud of you guys. Most students just say, “I don’t like it as well as Season One.” But you are articulating why, and I like that. However, check it out: Don’t forget that Simon’s metanarrative is about race AND class. He wants to show how working class people are also struggling as entire industries are abandoned in favor of the profit motives of capitalists. Don’t worry, we’ll get closer on most of this, but if Simon is to remain true to his project–that our country has given itself over to rabid and destructive capitalism, he has to show how it matters for everyone.