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Structural Racism and Class Formation

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The above goes some way towards underlining the basic theme of the proposition to be put forward in this chapter, that the class position of Black labour in Britain is largely determined by the structural constraints of racism, and not merely by the actions of individuals which can be described as reflecting racial prejudice. Put at its most basic and simplistic I here refer to a form of subordination which serves to incorporate certain sections of labour consistently into the least favourable sectors of the economy.

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  • Labour Market
  • Class Formation
  • Black People
  • Racial Inequality
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Racial discrimination appears more in sorting people into class positions in the first place than in giving them lower income from given levels of education and status (Wright and Perrone, 1977:32).

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© 1994 Sharon J. Daye

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Daye, S.J. (1994). Structural Racism and Class Formation. In: Middle-Class Blacks in Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-23420-2_2

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