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In this powerful new work, Marable, Ness, and Wilson maintain that contrary to the popular hubris about equality, race is entrenched and more divisive than any time since the Civil Rights Movement. Race and Labor in the United States 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.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Imperative of Black Worker Mobilization in Renewing Organized Labor in the United States, Bill Fletcher, Jr. Chapter 3 Black Leadership and Organized Labor: From Workplace to Community, Manning Marable, Joseph Wilson Chapter 4 Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for Building a Worker Rights Movement, Aldon Morris and Dan Clawson Chapter 5 Labor Against Empire: At Home and Abroad, Robin D.G. Kelley Chapter 6 Achilles' Heel and the Tortoise: Race and the Labor Movement in the United States of America, Michael Goldfield Chapter 7 Organizing around Work in the Black Community: the Struggle against Bad Jobs Held by African Americans, Steven Pitts Chapter 8 "By Working People for Working People": New Haven's Trade Union Plaza and the Fight for Affordable Housing, Mandi Isaacs Jackson Chapter 9 Race, Labor and Urban Community: Negotiating a "New Social Contract" in New Haven, Chris Rhomberg and Louise Simmons Chapter 10 Race and Privatization and the Working Conditions of Low-wage Health Care Laborers, Immanuel Ness and Roland Zullo
Posted November 19, 2006
Manning Marable and his collleagues have assembled the most important book on the question of race in the 21st Century. Drawing on the pathbreaking themes and analysis of the last two decades on the end of the social contract with Africans in America Mabable has provided dramatic evidence of the crisis that faces Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean America like no one else today. Rather than using literary abstractions, Marable addresses head on the Crisis. So well documented, his work is decisive and necessary for all those wishing to comprehend the endemic racial oppression that pervades the U.S. and people throughout the imperial world.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 10, 2006
The book is the first to show how African Americans are getting slammed by Racism and gives us example after example of how Blacks are displaced, replaced, by new forms of job segregation. Its now the 'time to stand up for our rights.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 11, 2006
Thjis book is a powerful compilation of penetrating contributions revealing esssential dialectic contradictions of race and class in the contemporary United States. It is bound to become a standard in the field of race and ethnicity and African-American history. It is essential reading for scholars and students of U.S. labor and race, as the two are inextricably linked in American and world history. Manning Marable, Manny Ness, and Joseph Wilson's work paves the way for an enduring debate as we enter a troubling and uncertain era.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 7, 2006
As the class divide grows precipitously in the United States, far too little attention is drawn to the racial divide. RACE AND LABOR MATTERS IN THE NEW U.S. ECONOMY is a sobering book, revealing that the color line remains bound with growing poverty and declining wages for all workers. This book is a seminal work that should be required reading for community activists and students of race relations and political economy in the US.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.