Before the White Race Was Invented
Review of The Invention of the White Race

Scott, Jonathan
Publisher:  Against the Current
Year Published:  1998
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11447

With white racial oppression in place, the ruling class could promote poor and propertyless European-Americans into the "middle class," the same way the British promoted "mulattos" in the Caribbean, but they would have to do so strictly in token-name only, saving them countless billions of dollars, since the fantasy of social mobility was made conditional not on acquiring their own property, their own means of employment, or their own education, but on keeping African Americans poor and oppressed.

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