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Capitalism Made Women Of Color More Vulnerable To The COVID Recession

Tithi Bhattachary Truthout
woman and daughters protesting For all women who have lost their jobs during this pandemic, Black women and Latinas who perform the bulk of essential work during lockdown, for all Black and Brown elders who have lost their lives, capitalism is their preexisting condition.

books

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.

labor

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.
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