Toward a Socialist Theory of Racism

Written by Professor and DSA Honorary Chair Cornel West, this is part of a series created by YDS on democratic socialist perspectives.

"In this pamphlet, I try to address these crucial questions facing the democratic socialist movement. First, I examine past Marxist efforts to comprehend what racism is and how it operates in varying contexts. Second, I attempt to develop a new conception of racism which builds upon, yet goes beyond the Marxist tradition. Third, I examine how this new conception sheds light on the roles of racism in the American past and present. Last, I try to show that the struggle against racism is both morally and politically necessary for democratic socialists." - Professor Cornel West

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