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Adolph Reed, Jr. and Merlin Chowkwanyun : Race, class, crisis: the discourse of racial disparity and its analytical discontents

Article d’Adolph Reed, Jr. et de Merlin Chowkwanyun paru dans Socialist Register 2012, p. 149-175

St. Francis Seraph Ministry operates a soup kitchen in census tract 17 in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Tony W., left, and Carl Carr, right, have dinner, Friday November 4, 2011. “We see these people suffering every day. They used to have a place where they could live affordably and now they don’t know where they’re going to live,” ays James “Bubs” Kindt, resource coordinator at the Ministry. (Ernest Coleman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

A Harvard University study of more than 2,500 middle-income African American families found that, when compared to other ethnic groups in the same income bracket, blacks were up to 23 percent more likely. ‘Our data would seem to discredit the notion that black Americans are less likely’, said head researcher Russell Waterstone, noting the study also found that women of African descent were no more or less prone than Latinas. ‘In fact, over the past several decades, we’ve seen the African-American community nearly triple in probability’. The study noted that, furthermore, Asian-Americans.

The Onion, 30 November 2010

The only thing that hasn’t changed about black politics since 1965 is how we think about it.

Willie Legette (ca. 1999)
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Vivek Chibber : “Capitalism, class and universalism: Escaping the cul-de-sac of postcolonial theory”

Article de Vivek Chibber paru dans Socialist Register, Vol. 50, 2014, p. 63-79.

 

 

After a long, seemingly interminable hiatus, we appear to be witnessing the re-emergence of a global resistance to capitalism, at least in its neoliberal guise. It has been more than four decades since anti-capitalist movements exploded with such force on a global scale. To be sure, there were tremors every now and then, brief episodes that temporarily derailed the neoliberal project as it swept the globe. But not like that which we have witnessed in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas over the past two years. How far they will develop, how deep will be their impact, it is still impossible to predict. But they have already changed the complexion of left discourse. Suddenly, the issue of capital and class is back on the agenda, not as an abstract or theoretical discussion, but as an urgent political question.