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The Racialized State

  • Kenneth E. BauzonEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the ideological suprastructural means of rationalizing the hierarchy of racial and economic inequality within the US empire through the co-optation of the production of social knowledge exemplified by the neoliberal pedagogy. This has led opinion-shapers to couch class and race in the Weberian terms of fashion, status, life-chances, or personal responsibility rather than as categories grounded in social relations of production. Notes from San Juan reveal that the multiculturalist ideology has served as a “theoretical wedge” between the illusion of unity in diversity, on the one hand, and the recognition of race and class as grounded in the concrete relations of production based on unequal division of social labor, on the other. Consequently, the multiculturalist logic has allowed the persistence of racial and economic hierarchy, the concealment of the predatory nature of neoliberal globalization, the rejection of the reparatory justice movement, and collaboration with the supremacist Zionist State of Israel.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Joseph’s College—New YorkBrooklynUSA

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