8 - Mechanical Solidarity as Fordism declines I-f roots in political economy \u25cf Decline of labor-intensive cotton \u25cf Rise of urban industrial black

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Mechanical Solidarity as Fordism declines I-f roots in political economy Decline of labor-intensive cotton Rise of urban, industrial black communities (Civil Rights Movement) Black labor as paid, solidary employees rather than peasants controlled by direct forces Segregated still Whites fled, distanced, walled off Neighborhoods deindustrialized Concentrating poverty Protected not by state but by gangs Segregation sustains racism Increasing resistance to reversals of policies that segregates Blame of victims of land/tax protection racket as lazy, unwise, violent dependents Laissez-faire (I-f) racism Blaming not just a few people But whole non-white communities Isolation & desperation that owe to state/econ policies Fordism Wages for retention, consumerism Benefits (healthcare, pensions) Security (few layoffs, social insurance for dependent) Internal job ladder $ to w men in (union) job White females and kids, dependent

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