14._Interracial_Relations

14._Interracial_Relations - Interracial Relations Bonacich:...

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Interracial Relations
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Bonacich: Middleman Minority Certain groups, often sojourners, focus on small trade rather than on politics or other professions because of their marginalized status. Plans to leave lead to Short-term deprivation and thrift Concentration in certain occupations Capital investments for the short-term Internal solidarity with little inter-ethnic ties Vertical ethnic markets
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Middleman Minorities Jews, Asians and Arabs occupy petite bourgeoisie between capitalists and the proletariat Low-income areas are the only markets available to middleman minorities Buffer minorities protect white capitalists from proletariat unrest “Each time a Black person paid his Jewish landlord, shopped at a Jewish-owned store, was taught by a Jewish school teacher, was supervised by a Jewish social worker, or was paid by a Jewish employer, the fact of Black subservience to Jews was driven home.” --James Baldwin, Georgia has the Negro and Harlem has the Jew
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