Category Archives: White Privilege

Community Organizing in Philly and New York

Eight in the series: Organize the White Working Class! In Hillbilly Nationalists, James Tracy and Amy Sonnie shows the hidden depths of working class resistance and organizing. The pathbreaking work of Chicago’s white workers in JOIN, The Young Patriots and … Continue reading

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The Young Patriots, The Original Rainbow Coalition and Rising Up Angry

Seventh in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! Young Patriots* In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, the social movements crossed over into revolutionary territory. The victories and the failures of the civil rights movement, the intensification of the … Continue reading

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Jobs or Income Now!: JOIN and White Working Class Leadership

Sixth in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! Yes, that is Harry Belafonte visiting JOIN in 1965. Peggy Terry is on far right. JOIN and Emergence of White Working Class Leadership. Jobs or Income Now (JOIN) was a Chicago … Continue reading

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The Sanders Campaign, Greater Appalachia and Young Workers

This article also appeared in CounterPunch. Tenth in the Series: Organize the White Working Class! The white working class is ready. Are you? The 2016 Democratic primary gives us a way of assessing the potential for organizing among white workers. This … Continue reading

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White Privilege

  Third in the series: Organize the White Working Class! White Skin Privilege White privilege is a thing. It’s just not the same thing the corporate Democrats use to boss us around with.  The concept of white privilege was not invented … Continue reading

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Ted Allen and The Invention of the White Race

Second in the series: Organize the White Working Class! This article also appeared in CounterPunch. Ted Allen  There is no better place to start organizing than with political strategy inspired by Theodore W. Allen’s classic book: The Invention the White … Continue reading

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Organize the White Working Class!

First in the series: Organize the White Working Class! “ . . . their (the poor “whites”) own position, vis-a-vis the rich and powerful . . . was not improved, but weakened, by the white-skin privilege system.”– Theodore W. Allen, Class … Continue reading

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