33% done with A Confederacy of Dunces

His ‘world view’ concerning how he doesn’t believe black people should move up into the middle class is fascinating to unravel because it is latently racist (he even mentions Conrad) but not hateful. He ‘works’ for social change and he admires the virtue of poverty and inactivity that the middle class hates. He doesn’t realize most people don’t want to be virtuous poor, he’s an academic and so are his strange ideas