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Semi QueerStories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers$
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Anne Balay

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469647098

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.001.0001

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Rolling: Drag and Fly

Rolling: Drag and Fly

Race, Racism, and Trucking

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Semi Queer

Anne Balay

University of North Carolina Press

Many truckers are openly racist towards African-Americans, Mexican immigrants, and those they perceive to be Islamic or Sikh. Truckers from these groups are understood to be desperate and willing to work for less, thus driving down freight rates for everyone else. Trucking corporations manipulate these attitudes to maximize their profit, but it is truckers individually who are labelled as bigots by the narrating class.

Keywords:   Muslim truckers, Sikh truckers, bigotry, white working class, immigration, xenophobia, corporate profiteering

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