Saturday, March 15, 2008

David Bacon: Black and Brown Together

By David Bacon
The American Prospect, March 2008

In Mississippi, African American leaders are the foremost champions of the state's growing Latino immigrant population. Some day soon, they hope, the new alliance will transform the state's politics.

"Immigrants... are entering an economic system that reproduces discrimination and tiers of inequality originally established to control and profit from black labor. They inherit a second-class status that developed before they arrived."

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