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The Wages of Whiteness

Hari Kunzru The New York Review of Books
A deep dig into the literature on white supremacy shows how even such salient insurgent movements for social justice and racial equality as Black Lives Matter can be transmuted by corporate manipulation into instruments of ruling class stability.

Trump 2020: “Get Your Guns, The Blacks Are Coming”

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
white couple with guns “Fanning the flames of racial animosity lies at the core of Trump’s election strategy, as it did in 2016.” This is why when activists say, “white supremacy is on the ballot” and “anti-Black racism is on the ballot” in 2020, they are dead right.

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Martinez-Cuevas: Reckoning with Labor Law’s Racist Roots

Marina Multhaup onLabor
Workers working in the fields. The Washington Supreme Court is currently deliberating a case that could have major economic effects for our most vulnerable workers while beginning to unravel one long-standing piece of our nation’s white supremacist history.

Trump’s CFPB Deploys Predatory Lenders as First Responders to Pandemic

Terri Friedline The Intercept
storefront The agency deregulated small-dollar lending by repealing consumer protections on payday and auto title loans. The CFPB’s rule makes this form of racial capitalism even more punishing...paving the way for lenders to prey on Black and Brown households.

Internationalism: Urgent for the Moment and the Long Haul

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
The more U.S. movements are infused with internationalism, the more we contribute to getting Washington’s bloody hands out of other countries. That bolsters the capacity of people in other lands to improve their lives and fight our common enemy.

Why Does Essential Work Pay So Little... And Cost So Much?

Rebecca Gordon TomDispatch
bus driver waering mask and gloves Students tend to measure fair compensation on two scales. How many years of training and/or dollars of tuition did a worker have to invest to become “qualified” for the job? And how important is that worker’s labor to the rest of society?

A Poll Tax By Any Other Name

Dana Sweeney Facing South
face photo of Black man Robert Peoples remembers when African Americans won the right to vote in Alabama back in 1965. More than 50 years after the passage of the Voting Rights Act, Robert Peoples cannot vote in the state of Alabama.
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