[lbo-talk] occupy the hood

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Dec 16 15:07:21 PST 2011

On Dec 16, 2011, at 5:59 PM, Julio Huato wrote:

> In the U.S., it is the fight against the prison
> industrial system, for jobs, for public schools, for public health
> care, better and more public housing, affirmative-action government
> spending, etc. as it is concretely led by Black people.

The scope of the prison-industrial system is greatly exaggerated, but of course mass imprisonment isn't. That aside, you list specific things, all of which are admirable, and most of which would benefit people of all colors. So why phrase it as a battle against "structural racism" when it's also about a struggle for a half-decent society?

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