Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Panel 4

#Reimagining2022

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The Rise of Race-Religion-Ethnic Discrimination in the Current Development of Capitalism

Live Zoom Discussion: May 19, 3-4:30p UTC (Passcode: 068073)

From Trump’s USA to European resistance to immigrants from both the Global South and even other parts of Europe, to Modi’s India, to South Africa, and dozens of other places, persistent discrimination against various race-religion-ethnic (RRE) and caste groupings has become more normalized within political discourse and policy. While caste may seem to be a different case, tied to the notion of “branded from birth” and merging with extremist religion and politics in India, it has much in common with RRE discrimination. There are differences from place to place, but there are also commonalities that are tied to the intensifying economic instability of late capitalism and often take extreme nationalist forms.

What kinds of effects do these kinds of discriminations have? How do non-state organizations, social movements and civil society react to them? How do we overcome groupism, bridge separation, strengthen community, and foster economic prosperity for all? This session will explore both the differences and especially the commonalities and will serve to build lasting links among the participants.

Session organizer: Alan Spector, Purdue University Northwest Indiana (USA)

Click on the presentation name to link to abstract and presenter bio.

“Israeli Druze and the Israeli Nation-State Law of 2018”

Gay Young, Professor, Dorn Eldar and Aizenose Akhabau, American University (USA)

“Racial Capitalism and Automation: The Impacts of Technological Change on Race”

Fernando Agustin Renteria, Masters Student, California State University, Los Angeles (USA)

2 replies
  1. Pattie
    Pattie says:

    Hi everyone! I am the 2021-22 Chair of SSSP’s Transnational Virtual Initiatives Committee, the group that organized this conference. I am excited that our conference is finally here and we have a chance to hear from people who care about social problems around the world.

    I wish you a good conference. I hope you will join us in this forum, just introducing yourself and sharing your thoughts, insights, questions and your own work. Welcome!

    • Fernando Renteria
      Fernando Renteria says:

      Thank you for a wonderful discussion. I would have liked to have heard from the other presenters.
      When will the recording be up? Will this up on this page? Thank you!

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