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.The number of Hispanics in the labor force increased from 6, 146, 000 in 1980 to 12, 267, 000 in 1995, and by 2003 reached 18, 813, 000 ... Other estimates go higher; BLS data has the figure for 2004 at 19, 272.000. ... its population as of 1997 51.1 percent nonwhite, and as of 2003 almost 55 percent nonwhite ( Statistical Abstract 2004a2005: table 21, online). ... And, there are of course numerous industries, including high-paying ones like steel, auto, and meat packing, which employedanbsp;...
|Title||:||Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy|
|Author||:||Joseph Wilson, Manning Marable, Immanuel Ness|
|Publisher||:||Rowman & Littlefield - 2006-01-01|