David Brooks, a conservative New York Times columnist is under fire for claiming that people with only high school degrees are not sophisticated enough to order a sandwich from a New York deli.
In this week’s column, Brooks wrote, “Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette. I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican.”
The point he was trying to make was that college educated people are destroying the country for the rest but it got lost in the mix. In fact, most people perceived him as downright condescending.
Needless to say, it didn’t take long before the tweets started hurling Brooks’ way.
I have a PhD and no clue what that stuff is. This person probably seemed anxious to flee because she was stuck having lunch w/David Brooks. https://t.co/1eyNJeiXck
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) July 11, 2017
NY Times’ David Brooks describes ordeal of lunching with a rube. I despise people like Brooks. https://t.co/79dcbh4NXQ
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 12, 2017
It looks like if you want to lunch with Brooks, you had best brush up on your New York deli phrases!
Young Conservatives reports:
An elitist New York Times columnist is taking flack for essentially saying that people who only attained a high school degree aren’t sophisticated enough to order a sandwich at a New York deli.
The paper’s supposedly “conservative” columnist, David Brooks, submitted a column on Tuesday saying that he was at a New York deli with a woman who was not college educated but they had to leave when she couldn’t understand the Italian-styled offerings on the menu.