Commentary :: Civil & Human Rights : Education : Housing : Labor & Class : Race & Ethnicity : Urban Development
Still on the mountaintop: Economically rational racism
Given that the economy is managed so that a certain percentage of people must be losers, the majority stands to gain by ensuring that the losers are selected not from its own ranks, but from the ranks of some already disadvantaged minority. That's why, forty years after Dr. King's "mountaintop" speech, Black Americans still haven't reached the Promised Land. The solution is to minimize the need for losers. Here's how.