What Anti-racists Stand to Gain from Greater Class Awareness

Betsy Leondar-Wright

Abstract


Anti-racist efforts are often weakened by professional-middle-class cultural practices, and sometimes even by outright classism. To mobilize more white working-class people against racism
often requires changing our diversity practices and vocabulary and building more cross-class alliances. Strengthening the class component of race/class/gender intersections will pay off with a
bigger and more diverse movement for social justice.

Keywords


Race, Racism, Class, Classism, Culture, Gender, Social Justice, Tools, Strategies, Communication

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