Alternatives: Silent Compulsions: Capitalist Markets and Race
Taylor & Francis
Studies in Political Economy
This essay argues that the reproduction of racial categories and racial inequalities are both, in part, driven by processes fundamental to capitalist markets. Drawing from the work of Howard Botwinick and Barbara J. Fields, it suggests that racial problems are not solely the product of racial prejudice or racist institutional practices. Instead, it argues that seemingly race-neutral processes in capitalist markets are deeply racial in their implications.