“The credentialist prejudice is a symptom of meritocratic hubris. By 2016, many working people chafed at the sense that well-schooled elites looked down on them with condescension. This complaint was not without warrant. Survey research bears out what many working-class voters intuit: At a time when racism and sexism are out of favor (discredited though not eliminated), credentialism is the last acceptable prejudice.” —Michael Sandel on Disdain for the Uneducated
This reminded me of when I found a reference to Blue Collar Dads — this was maybe more than a decade ago. The story went to the high school student during class was made to feel bad about his father not having a college degree. So his father went on to make something called blue collar dads advocate on behalf of like minded fathers.