Posts Tagged ‘labor unions’

How Racism Explains America’s Class Divide and Culture of Economic Cruelty (An Excerpt from Under the Affluence)

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015). _____ That the United States has long had a less complete system of social safety nets than most other industrialized nations is by now well established. [...]

James Baldwin on The Dick Cavett Show, 1968

A great and brief clip of Baldwin on Dick Cavett, explaining racism to folks who clearly don’t get it. Here, Baldwin explains the irrelevance of whether or not whites are prejudiced against blacks, noting that the real issue is how white institutions treat folks of color, regardless of intent, bigotry or hatred. A lesson worth [...]