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Understanding and Organizing to End Racial Capitalism with Robin DG Kelley - Shared screen with speaker view
Erin Heaney
20:00
Here is the closed captioning: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-SURJ
Lasana Kazembe
22:06
Please mention the Thelonious Monk book!!
Leisa Moseley
28:34
Will we have access to Robin's slides once the webinar concludes?
Z! Haukeness
29:25
The recording will be shared. We will check on the slides.
Meredith
30:10
The recorded video will include the slides.
Virginia Vogts
30:30
I hope this is being recorded.
Clarissa Rogers
32:00
Here’s what the internet says about co-consitutive, if it happened to be a new word to others (it was to me). It probably means something like reciprocal interaction - symbiosis. Processes whereby relationships between co-constitute, make each node or element in the relationship what it is. In a relational ontology or relational worldview - anything that is, is co-constituted, or reciprocally constructed via relations to anything/everything else.
Carla Wallace
35:29
—all of capitalism emerged from race and racism
Sky Greswold
48:04
Making babies
Jennifer Raviv
48:08
mm hmm
Julie
48:38
Kin keeping and caregiving
Julie
50:13
Subsidized white suburbs
Jennifer Raviv
50:28
federally mandated
Sarah Kaplan
53:18
You can see that with new senior homes going up.
jen .
56:01
The Ford Americanization program is one I hadn't heard of; for those interested, there's some info in the 2nd half of this article https://jalopnik.com/when-henry-fords-benevolent-secret-police-ruled-his-wo-1549625731
jen .
56:58
Also https://www.jstor.org/stable/40969129 for those who have JSTOR access
Julie
57:28
Thanks!
Molly Pisani
58:57
https://www.nytimes.com/2000/09/24/magazine/two-cheers-for-sweatshops.html
Linnie (she, her, hers) Girdner
01:00:24
Ford had a "melting pot" that was part of the americanization process. This was a ritual for Europeans to let go of their ethnic identity and become white. https://www.thehenryford.org/collections-and-research/digital-collections/artifact/254569/
Lasana Kazembe
01:00:34
https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/shoshana-zuboff/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/9781610395694/
Jennifer Raviv
01:04:48
yup
Molly Pisani
01:05:38
Here's a good interview about the recent Supreme Court decision about civil asset forfeiture: https://www.theroot.com/does-a-new-supreme-court-ruling-mean-police-can-no-long-1832790192
Nicole Hensel
01:06:09
Can you talk about the core tenets of capitalism and how those are co-constitutive with racism and patriarchy?
Erin Heaney
01:06:14
One of your hypothesis was that white racial solidarity across lines lines of class, notions of entitlement among white people is how capitalism maintains itself. Why isn’t that more widely accepted and why do you think efforts to organize white workers away from white racial solidarity have failed to get to scale?
Jennifer Raviv
01:06:14
Thank You!!
Hannah Caruso
01:06:32
thank you!
sarah briuer boland
01:06:35
Thank you Dr. Kelley
Sarah Kaplan
01:06:43
So… sounds like the thing to do is smash capitalism. How do we go about doing that?
Sarah Kaplan
01:07:29
Also, this is a really big topic when you first start. What’s an easy way to think about why capitalism needs racism? Why couldn’t capitalism work without racism?
Nicole Hensel
01:08:09
+1000 to the last two questions!
Nicole Hensel
01:08:18
The last one addresses my question as well
Marlo Reeves
01:10:50
Thanks for doing this, Dr. Kelley. When we started, you mentioned holding a personal moratorium on discussing racial capitalism because it’s often misused or misinterpreted. What is an example of its misuse? What advice would you give to future scholars, particularly black scholars, to make sure we stay on message in our work?
Lina Khoeur
01:11:18
Thank you so much! A question I have: in an age of technology and surveillance, how do we align and connect with the communities in Africa, Asia, etc. who are outside of the surveillance state, without bringing them under technological surveillance?
Abby Schwalb
01:12:14
Perhaps Dr. Kelley can pick out a handful of these questions and respond to them via email then send them out to those registered for this event.
Alexis Black
01:13:44
This was touched on briefly, but how has the concept of racial capitalism translated to higher education and what has been the impact?
Sky Greswold
01:18:25
Help an organizer out!! QUESTION: How do we organize against racial injustice in a time in which identity politics is more about protecting racial essentialism than dismantling racial capitalism?
Tiffany Konyen
01:18:25
What is your analysis around the police abuse and murder of people of color with disabilities?
Tiffany Konyen
01:19:31
General ? to organizers: Will the slides be included in the recording that is sent out?
Erin Heaney
01:20:22
Hi all - not sure about that, but we can ask Robin!
Sarah Kaplan
01:23:23
I’d really like to get a better handle on how capitalism and racism co-create each other - how can we point that out to others?
Sarah Kaplan
01:24:06
Worker ownership!!!!
Sky Greswold
01:24:20
Help an organizer out!! QUESTION: How do we organize against racial injustice in a time in which identity politics is more about protecting racial essentialism than dismantling racial capitalism?
Meredith
01:25:32
You can also click Q&A
Meredith
01:25:45
You can also click Q&A
Jennifer Raviv
01:26:52
that’s inspiring
Douglass DeCandia
01:28:56
..."its easier to vision the end of the world than it is to vision the end of capitalism"...
Rene Rivera
01:29:48
What groups or organizations are doing good work right now to dismantle or build alternatives to racial capitalism?
nicholas carmack
01:29:57
Ask about book suggestions please!!!!
Sarah Kaplan
01:30:01
Oh hey everybody, I recommend listening to the srsly wrong podcast. It’s really informative on what capitalism is, etc., as well as being really funny.
Sarah Kaplan
01:31:35
Gotta go, 4-year-old is complaining. (I’m doing the reproductive labor that capitalism requires!) Thanks so much!!!
Julie
01:34:28
"How the Irish Became White"
nicholas carmack
01:35:10
Did anyone catch the names of those books?
Michael Russoniello
01:35:37
"white on arrival" is another good title about europeans becoming whiteas is "are italians white?"
Kate Cardona
01:36:01
https://www.versobooks.com/books/255-the-wages-of-whiteness
Iris Starr
01:36:18
what is the "srsly wrong podcast"?
Julie
01:36:32
Books: White By Law, How the Irish Became White, The Wages of Whiteness and others by David Roediger
nicholas carmack
01:36:58
Thank you!
Julie
01:37:03
Also, check out Privilege: A Reader
Crystal Farmer
01:37:52
I recommend The Color of Law and Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
joshua eichen
01:38:36
“White on Arrival” is great!
Nina Gregg
01:38:44
I agfee about The Color of Law - very useful for having conversations in communities
Julie
01:39:26
The Heart of Whiteness is a good book too, by Robert Jensen
Linnie (she, her, hers) Girdner
01:39:37
Thank you, Dr. Kelley. Fascinating.
Carla Wallace
01:41:44
YES! all come tumbling down!
nicholas carmack
01:42:03
Thank you so much for setting this up!!!
Iris Starr
01:42:22
Thank Erin of SURJ!
Terri Thornton Davis
01:42:50
Thanks everyone! It was awesome!
Julie
01:43:28
Hi SURJ poor and working class caucus friends! Thank you, Dr. Kelley!
Iris Starr
01:43:30
Robin DiAngelo speaking in Oakland on May 6. Write me if you want details! irisstarr@gmail.com
Linnie (she, her, hers) Girdner
01:44:03
Great work, Erin and Z!
Z! Haukeness
01:44:15
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Julie
01:44:18
Thank you, Erin and Z!
Meredith
01:44:31
yes we are recording
Z! Haukeness
01:44:39
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Z! Haukeness
01:45:20
haha:)
Z! Haukeness
01:45:34
She loves learning about tearing down racial capitalism
nicholas carmack
01:46:06
Can we register if we don’t work with SURJ?
Carla Wallace
01:46:28
Thank you Meredith on Tech! And Erin and Z! You all rock!
Z! Haukeness
01:46:41
Thank you Carla for organizing!
Iris Starr
01:47:13
Thank you, Contribution made!