Understand the role that race plays in defining how workers and working class people live their lives
Introduce Marx concept of alienation to think about why white vs. POC workers have different perceived interests
Understand how white supremacy operates to divide and conquer workers
Key Concepts: Alienation, White as a racial category. Assumes some knowledge of white supremacy
*This is an exerpt from the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit. The toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power and their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation. By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.