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Unformatted text preview: mpany. “The Ford Motor
Company has its state-of-the-art assembly plant in Mexico… where because it can deny basic worker rights, it
can pay one-tenth the wages and yet get the same quality and the same productivity in producing goods…. The
same technologies by the way which are easing globalization are also primarily cutting more jobs than they’re
creating.” The failure of scholars to confront this dimension in their analysis of contemporary society as a
racialized phenomenon and their tendency to continue treating class as merely one of a mulitiplicity of (equally
valid) perspectives, which may or may not “intersect” with the process of racialization, are serious shortcomings .
In addressing this issue, we must recognize that identity politics, which generally gloss over class differences and/or ignore class contradictions, have often been used by radical scholars and activists within African American,
Latino, and other subordinate cultural communities in an effort to build a political b...
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- Spring '14