Racism and the struggle against it has taken center stage in the political life of the United States. Here Victor Perlo examines the “economics of racism.” Full of facts and figures, tables and charts, this study – originally published in 1996 – is just as relevant today, as an emboldened right-wing continues to tear at the fabric of economic security disproportionately affecting African Americans and other people of color. In the age of Black Lives Matter, Perlo’s book is still a must read for anyone wishing to understand the economics behind racial capitalism. Winner of the 1997 Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights, as an outstanding book in its field.
Also available in hardcover (ISBN 978-0-7178-0697-3)