Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

by Manning Marable
     
 

In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality churned out by the capitalist class, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since the Civil Rights Movement. Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy asserts that all advances in American race relations have only evolved through

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In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality churned out by the capitalist class, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since the Civil Rights Movement. Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy asserts that all advances in American race relations have only evolved through conflict and collective struggle. The foundation of the class divide in the United States remains, while racial and ethnic segregation, privilege, and domination, and the institution of neoliberalism have become a detriment to all workers.remains, while racial and ethnic segregation, privilege and domination, and the institution of neoliberal policies are a detriment to all workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546905
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2006
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : race and labor : the new American paradigm in a global economy1
1The imperative of black worker mobilization in renewing organized labor in the United States17
2Black leadership and organized labor : from workplace to community27
3Lessons of the civil rights movement for building a worker rights movement41
4Labor against empire : at home and abroad57
5Achilles' heel and the tortoise : race and the labor movement in the United States of America71
6Organizing around work in the black community : the struggle against bad jobs held by African Americans99
7"For working people by working people" : labor, race, and the fight for Trade Union Plaza125
8Race, labor, and urban community : negotiating a "new social contract" in New Haven145
9Race and privatization and the working conditions of low-wage health care laborers165
10Immigration, African Americans, and race discourse175

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