Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness.
I went to England in the '70s, and I was in my early 20s.
There was still a residue of that era of being an underclass or colonial. I assume it must have been a more aggressive and prominent attitude 40 years before that, because Australia internationally wasn't regarded as having much cultural value. We were a country full of sheep and convicts.
Throughout this country's history there have of course been systematic efforts to create an official underclass.
We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education.
Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education.