Regarding the narrowing of focus:
- Unemployment doesn't matter, because no one we know is unemployed, and we aren't blue collar males
- Police abuse don't matter, because we aren't black or hispanic
- Profiling is perfectly acceptable, because none of us is black or muslim
- Poverty doesn't matter, because, well, you know....
In retrospect I could have kept going, including one of the larger sets of underclass, women and children, particularly women of color, single moms, and their children.