Category Archives: Race , class and sociological studies and theories

Race and class in sociological theory.

WHY JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN (1924—1987) STILL MATTERS 

  James Arthur Baldwin, perhaps the greatest essayist in the English language, matters because of his unconditional defense of humanity. He is one of the most original thinkers on racial and social matters. He matters because he uncovered the workings … Continue reading

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AMIRI BARAKA HAS DIED: LONG LIVE BARAKA

Amiri Baraka is gone. Where shall we go? What is to be done? Let us remember Baraka was a revolutionary, communist, anti-imperialist and internationalist who deployed art and language in the cause of Black liberation, working class freedom and human … Continue reading

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Working Class Analysis as Opposed to “Radical Structural” Analysis

  I think we serve ourselves better in understanding the new normal of poverty and unemployment not by focusing upon Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers and other statistical measures, but by our own observations and direct experiences with the working … Continue reading

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The Capitalist Economy: The Rise of Inequality 

  The rise of economic inequality is now so severe that even the captains of finance capital and their ideological minions had to make it the center of the agenda at Davos, Switzerland. Rather than the failure of markets, as … Continue reading

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Questions of Stages of the General Crisis of Imperialism

  Understanding the question of the stages of the general crisis of imperialism is paramount to understanding imperialism. Hence, for us at this moment the question is, what stage are we at? Each stage of this general crisis has produced … Continue reading

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Race and Empire: W. E. B. Du Bois and the US State

THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 did not begin the transformation of the US state. They accelerated processes that had for almost three decades been taking shape, transforming the US state and political system towards an authoritarian right-wing democracy (see … Continue reading

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ARICAN AMERICAN NEO-CONSERVATIVES: FROM REAGANISM TO THE PRESENT

A small yet highly publicized group of right wing Afro-American academics and ideologues has in the last ten years appeared on the political scene. Among the most well known are Clarence Pendelton, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Glenn Loury Alan Keyes … Continue reading

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