#RaceClass Ep. 4 | Race/ism as a Political Weapon
with Prof. Jonathan Feingold, Boston University
Race is a social construct. This means humans created race. But why?
In #RaceClass Ep. 4, we outline how economic and political elites have long employed race/ism as a potent political tool to: (1) DIVIDE (multiracial coalitions); (2) DISTRACT (us from the systems that produce our shared precarity) and (3) DEFEND (an America defined by enduring inequality). With references to Heather Mcghee & Ian Haney-Lopez, and shout outs to Kathryn Joyce & Jennifer Berkshire.
PLUS a mini-lesson on the “social construction” of race. What else is a social construct? Hammers, international boundaries, and money