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Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Before the White Race Was Invented: Review of The Invention of the White Race
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, b...
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part Two: Marxism vs. the Myth of "White Skin Privilege"
The victory of the socialist revolution in this country will be achieved through the united struggle of black and white workers.
Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part One: The Roots of Black Oppression
The purpose of this talk is to motivate a Marxist materialist program for the fight for black freedom as opposed to the idealism embodied in both black nationalism and guilty white liberalism, includi...
Complicating "White Privilege": Class, Race and Images of Wilma
Gorski, Paul C.
The most heavy-handedly enforced rule, and the one we, in the white privilege brigade, still seem determined to protect with the greatest earnestness, dictates that Nobody shall, during a conversation...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness: Against The Current vol. 125
Poitevin, René Francisco
A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown...
From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not So Much
Reed, Adolph Jr.
As is ever clearer and ever more important to note, race politics is not an alternative to class politics; it is a class politics, the politics of the left-wing of neoliberalism. It is the expression ...
The Invention of the White Race: Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control
Allen, Theodore W
One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume Two: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Allen, Theodore W.
Argues that the propertyless classes in continental Anglo-American and United States society have been recruited into the "intermediate buffer control stratum" (the so-called "middle class") through a...
Is there a White Skin Privilege?
The idea that all whites are privileged at the expense of Blacks is popular on the left -- but Bill Mullen makes the case that Marxism offers a better understanding of racism.
The limits of anti-racism
Reed, Adolph J.
The contemporary discourse of 'antiracism' is focused much more on taxonomy than politics. It emphasizes the name by which we should call some strains of inequality -- whether they should be broadly r...
On Roediger's Wages of Whiteness
Allen, Theodore, W.
An extended discussion and critique of David Roediger's book Wages of Whiteness. Allen writes: "David Roediger's Wages of Whiteness, because of its almost universal acceptance for use in colleges and ...
Privilege politics is reformism
A critique of privilege politics, which the author sees as a demobilizing force that boils down issues of oppression into what happens between individuals.
Some thoughts on Whiteness and the 99%
Towards a Marxist Critique of 'Privilege Theory'
A contribution by Tad Tietze to an ongoing debate on Marxism and 'privilege theory.'
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
The Wages of Whiteness is Early Death
The white working class has never had it easy in American history. It's been viciously exploited, disrespected, deceived, divided, repressed, and otherwise and generally abused from the United States'...
What is the Left?
Stephens argues that class struggle is central to overcoming oppression.
Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the...
Working Toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White
The Writings of David Roediger
Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert att...