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Chapter 7: mechanical solidarity as Fordism declines Laissez-faire roots in political economy o A decline of labor-intensive cotton o Gives way to rise of urban, industrial black communities o Black labor as paid, solidary employees rather than peasants controlled by direct force o Old version of “Jim Crow” racism faded away as a result of legislation Lingering segregation o Whites fled, distanced, walled off from black communities o Black neighborhoods deindustrialized o Concentration of poverty in black neighborhoods o Protected by gangs rather than state Segregation sustains racism o Increasing resistance to reversals of policies that segregate o Victims of land/tax protection racket are blamed for their plight , and are seen as lazy, violent, and unwise Laissez-faire racism o Blaming not just a few people, but whole nonwhite communities o Nonwhites blamed for isolation and desperation that owe to state/economic policies Fordism o

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