- The fight against race prejudice is central for people who want revolutionary change in the United States. Racist ideologies have played a central role in weakening potentially revolutionary movements of poor and working people. The only way to build trust among workers of all nationalities is to make central the fight against racism and white supremacy.
- How Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap
Party for Socialism and Liberation, LiberationNews.org
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November 23, 2012 | After the racist murder of Trayvon Martin, President Obama waited several days before making a largely apolitical statement that if he had a son, he would “look like Trayvon.” This comment alone, however, drew fire from the Republican primary candidates, who accused him of “injecting” race into what was “simply” a tragedy.
This is in line with the “post-racial America” myth that society has “moved beyond race” because of the election of a Black president. Now, in the name of “color-blindness,” one is called a “reverse racist” for bringing up discrimination, racist violence or disproportionate poverty in Black and Latino communities.
How Bernie Sanders’ Tax Plan Can Close the Huge Racial Wealth Gap, Imara Jones, Color Lines
- Average white wealth is 20 times greater than that of African Americans, and 14 times greater than that of Latinos. In taxing wealth at a lower rate than we tax work, America is hardening existing racial disparities into an economic caste system with less mobility and longer odds at success for the non-rich.
- On Race and Taxes, Both Parties Insist Upon Speaking No Evil