I talk about advantaged and disadvantaged but some on the right want to express this quit literally in black and white terms of advantaged white people and disadvantaged black people. It’s a means to divide. Thing is while disadvantage can be connected to race it’s not exclusively. Traditionally it was a class divide not a racial one – for example in Victorian Britain, there were few ethnic minorities people were by and large white (although there was racial discrimination for example against the Jews and the Irish) but there were still the advantaged and the disadvantaged. And the same arguments were used as to why the disadvantaged should not be given assistance It was said the disadvantaged (the working and lower classes) where intellectually and morally inferior and by nature lazy idlers – and that was the whole reason why they were disadvantaged. But when these classes fought for and got better pay, better working and living conditions and access to education, public services and healthcare it was clear that as a group these people were not inferior or lazy. During this time another group that were disadvantaged due to discrimination - not based on race but on sex also gained some advantages that had previously been withheld. Women had also had been seen as inferior in intelligence and incapable of doing ‘men’s work’. Two world wars helped put an end to that thinking. Social mobility became more fluid things were not perfect there were still problems and there were still class, race and gender divides but things were going in the right direction - that is up until the 1980’s when right wingers began to try and reverse the trend.