...lower taverns?...good...bowling alleys?...not so much. I'm in a different country, so I don't have my finger on the daily pulse of the USA, but I thought the "popular comment" you mentioned was "Black lives matter" and, in fact, when one of the Dems (O'malley?) publically stated in a speech that "All lives matter", he was shouted down and actually apologized...although why he felt the need to apologize, I have no idea....maybe why he tanking in the polls.
oh well, back to penthouse letters...errr.....letters of Junius......:)
ps...I was actually born and raised in a "hard scrabble" neighbourhood in Halifax, Nova Scotia...it's not so bad, once you learn to patch up your own knife wounds...:)