World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 07 Apr, 2021 01:45 am

African American media millionaires organize racialist shakedown of General Motors

African American media millionaires organize racialist shakedown of General Motors
The sordid episode takes to a new level the efforts of the black bourgeoisie to increase its share of the profits sweated out of the labor of the working class through the crass and unscrupulous exploitation of identity politics.

His administration oversaw a record transfer of wealth from the working class to the coffers of the super-rich.While ostensibly motivated by the issue of police violence, the lengthy document is focused on providing black-owned business, particularly those related to professional sports, access to a larger share of the wealth extracted from the labor of the working class.In fact, figures like Ice Cube and Allen have benefited from the conscious policy of the ruling class to create a social buffer against the working class by promoting the development of a thin layer of black capitalists, office holders and wealthy celebrities.The strivings of this layer have nothing to do with the fight for equality and in fact only serve to stoke racial conflict and divide the working class to the detriment of all sections of workers.

The provocation by the black media owners should be seen in the context of the growing resistance by autoworkers, teachers, Amazon workers and other sections of the working class to the homicidal reopening policy of the Biden administration.Precisely at a time when the ruling class is seeking to eviscerate all the past social gains of the working class, including the gains of the civil rights struggles, a concerted attempt is being made to preempt a united movement of the working class.

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