"They took people at face value," writes Vincent of Ned's teammates, a plumber, an appliance repairman and a construction worker. "If you did your job or held up your end, and treated them with the passing respect they accorded you, you were all right."
That's how civilized men treat anyone - white, black, brown, yellow, or any combination of flavors. Not should treat, but simply how business is done out here in the howling wilderness west of Manhattan.
I've always been white (my Sioux ancestry fraction included) trash to the New York Times. I tend to not vote democrat.
Ms. Vincent's book sounds like an interesting read.