Stolen Black Labor: The Political Economy of Domestic by Omali Yeshitela

By Omali Yeshitela

Stolen Black exertions: The Political economic system of household Colonialism indicates the root of the call for by way of African humans within the U.S. for $4.1 trillion in reparations.

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By Omali Yeshitela

Stolen Black exertions: The Political economic system of household Colonialism indicates the root of the call for by way of African humans within the U.S. for $4.1 trillion in reparations.

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Black unelTlployment does not drive down white wages (with black workers waiting to take the white job) but primarily serves to drive down black wages, just as we see in other colonies. And in the overall capitalist boom caused by colonialism, the material conditions of white workers are enhanced by the operation of this dual labor market. The implications of the dual labor market are profound. S. call for the right of African workers to independel1ce and freedom from colonial conditions, and for North American (white) workers to recognize that the only road to socialism is by supporting the struggle of African people.

To reduce the wage differential to a matter of discrimination on the job gives rise to schemes for wage equality struggles which fail to confront the entire colonialist system, and end up reinforcing the neo-colonialist structures of the capitalist class. Therefore, the wage differential must be reviewed as evidence of the degree of explOitation but not as an isolated problem which can be legislated away by a reformed capitalism. If capitalism has R3 shown anything, it is its tenacity and willingness to change forms only to, maintain colonial exploitation.

Every day that he is sick, a dollar or a dollar and a half is to be deducted. The man may want to quit and work for some person else who will pay him better wages. 0: The effect of the legislation would be to render the laborer practically a slave during the period of his contract? A: Or else he would be liable to punishment by imprisonment. 8 Such practices were inscribed in the laws. After the Civil War, the ruling class moved immediately to secure the control of African labor, the key to their wealth.

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