Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Must read for a leftist refutation of much identitarian mythical history

Why Did White Workers Leave the Democratic Party? | Jacobin. One example of many rejections of the mythical history of identitarians, regarding Jim Crow:
...the argument that these laws were simply racist because they excluded agricultural workers is wrong. First, most social welfare laws everywhere initially excluded farm workers. Today, farm workers in New York have fewer rights than industrial workers. Then, the majority of sharecroppers in the South of the 1930s were white, not black. Did Southern legislators advocate minimum wages and pensions for white sharecroppers?