Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Barack , Race and Class in America

For those of us following the American campaign to the White House and find most commentaries dull, repetitive sound-bites about the personal attributes of the various contenders , such as here ( the unoriginal expose that politicians lie and exaggerate ) , Marx and Coca Cola blog discusses Obama Barack contribution to the debate on class and race in America .

"As long as the working class anger is directed at other races, and not at the capitalist system "[In Barack's words ] a corporate culture rife with inside dealing, questionable accounting practices and short-term greed; a Washington dominated by lobbyists and special interests; economic policies that favor the few over the many." will continue.... There seems to be a movement in thought towards a politics of class. Instead of looking at a world split up between races or genders or civilizations or whatever we need to look at a world divided between those who control the wealth and those that labor to create it. Only if we can unite for our economic interest can we have real change we can believe in."

1 comment:

JM said...

Thanks for the kind words. There are too few people like you and me that I'm happy to contribute to the cause.