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Response to Garrett78 (Original post)

Sun Dec 8, 2019, 02:47 PM

1. Another excerpt that points to the problem with the "only through a class lens" approach:

 

Here, those who face violent state repression on a scale unknown to white workers (or Leftists) and who dare to mobilize against this repression become infiltrators who seek to “play up” identity to neutralize a purely economic program. What is the effect of such a position? It leaves the significant part of the working class that is African-American and Latinx (who are projected to be fifty percent of the working class under the age of 54 within ten years) to fight police killings, mass incarceration and deportation on their own, and instructs the most exploited, the poorest and those who daily face an array of threats unique to them, to set aside their demands so as not to alienate those who, however marginally, are better off in nearly every measurable way.


Sure, classism and racism are intertwined. Few would dispute that. But, like with a Venn diagram, there is also a vital need to understand the way in which class consciousness is insufficient.
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