Series: Socialism and Black liberation

How is the struggle against racism connected to the struggle for socialism? writers explain what Marxists have to say.
  • The roots of racism

    Racism as we understand it today did not always exist. It came into being as a consequence of the African slave trade and the rise of capitalism.

  • Race and the U.S. socialist tradition

    The best fighters for socialism have always recognized that the struggle for Black liberation and socialism must go hand-in-hand.

  • Race, class and Marxism

    For Marxists, there is an inseparable link between racism and capitalism--and therefore a commitment to fighting racism as part of the struggle for socialism.