Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

Race and Labor Matters in the New U.S. Economy

By: Manning Marable (editor), Immanuel Ness (editor), Joseph Wilson (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Manning Marable is professor of history and political science and founding director of the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. Marable is the author or editor of nearly twenty books and scholarly anthologies, including The Great Wells of Democracy, Freedom on My Mind, and How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America. Immanuel Ness is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books, including Trade Unions and the Betrayal of the Unemployed. Ness is editor of WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society and the award-winning Encyclopedia of American Social Movements. Joseph Wilson is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is the author of numerous books including, Tearing Down the Color Bar, The Re-Education of the American Working Class, and Black Labor in America.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Imperative of Black Worker Mobilization in Renewing Organized Labor in the United States, Bill Fletcher, Jr. Chapter 3 Black Leadership and Organized Labor: From Workplace to Community, Manning Marable, Joseph Wilson Chapter 4 Lessons of the Civil Rights Movement for Building a Worker Rights Movement, Aldon Morris and Dan Clawson Chapter 5 Labor Against Empire: At Home and Abroad, Robin D.G. Kelley Chapter 6 Achilles' Heel and the Tortoise: Race and the Labor Movement in the United States of America, Michael Goldfield Chapter 7 Organizing around Work in the Black Community: the Struggle against Bad Jobs Held by African Americans, Steven Pitts Chapter 8 "By Working People for Working People": New Haven's Trade Union Plaza and the Fight for Affordable Housing, Mandi Isaacs Jackson Chapter 9 Race, Labor and Urban Community: Negotiating a "New Social Contract" in New Haven, Chris Rhomberg and Louise Simmons Chapter 10 Race and Privatization and the Working Conditions of Low-wage Health Care Laborers, Immanuel Ness and Roland Zullo

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742546912
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780742546912
  • weight: 358
  • ISBN10: 0742546918

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