Place Corps Blog #8: Week of 10/7

Blogcast on Racism and Antisemitism

A note on capitalism: In the blogcast, I mention my desire for the conference speakers to have spoken more on capitalism. My view and understanding is that capitalism (in the US) co-evolved alongside racism, originating from this country's first form of capitalism: chattel slavery. When we have conversations about racism in 2019 and seek answers for how to address ongoing race-based disparities, I believe we need to take seriously the inherent inequality of capitalism, both as a system and in the way it continues to unfold in the US, and I believe that so long as capitalism remains our dominant economic system racism will persist.

Jordan Williams