Ask Prof Wolff: Capitalism and Racism

A patron of Economic Update asks: "Hi Professor Wolff, I was wondering if you could discuss the link between racism and capitalism in the United States and the historical context that is implicated in the racial economic disparities that exist today."

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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  • Chad f
    commented 2021-05-05 19:20:41 -0400
    they both raised up together. The economic form is abt 1200 yrs old but was not on the swing untill 600 yrs ago. Them/us using ‘blk or yellow savages" as a term for $ to remain in the hands of the few (sailors who make contact know – people are people every where, no difference) bagan at that time. The 1st company in N. America – Hudson Bay benifited from contact w/locals untill the bosses back in europe said ’kill’.
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