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Unformatted text preview: those instances, white criticalists wrongly go on ‘high alert’ in placing theorists of color under special surveillance for downplaying an analysis of capitalism and class. These
activities on the part of white criticalists must be condemned, as must be efforts to stress class analysis
primarily as a means of creating a white vanguard position in the struggle against capitalism. Our position is
one that attempts to link practices of racial oppression to the central, totalizing dynamics of capitalist society in
order to resist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy more fully . 7 We have argued that it is virtually impossible
to conceptualize class without attending to the forms and contents of difference , but we insist that this does not
imply that class struggle is now outdated by the politics of difference. As Jameson (1998, p. 136) notes, we are
now in the midst of returning to the ‘most fundamental form of class struggle’ in light of current global conditions .
Today’s climate suggests that class struggle is ‘not yet a thing of the past’ and that those who seek to undermine its
centrality are not only ‘morally callous’ and ‘seriously out...
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