Chris Arnade of the Guardian talks about front row communities vs back row communities. He spent 3yrs in back row communities learning about the issues. Brian Stelter interviewed him on Reliable Sources and learned that real, sharp contrasts exist between front row vs back row communities. The back row works with their hands while the front row works with concepts.
People who go through the university experience, after 4 or 5 years, no longer think in a way where they can see the world as those in the back row. Front row and back row communities grow apart when it comes to what is important for the future. That leads to a real divide in America where the front row communities think everything is fine, the world is going in the right direction, but the back row could not disagree more.