Book cover of Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism
Politics & Government

Prophet of Discontent: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Critique of Racial Capitalism

Many of today‚Äôs insurgent Black movements call for an end to racial capitalism. They take aim at policing and mass incarceration, the racial partitioning of workplaces and residential communities, and the expropriation and underdevelopment of Black populations at home and abroad. Scholars and activists increasingly regard these practices as essential technologies of capital accumulation, evidence that capitalist societies past and present enshrine racial inequality as a matter of course. […Learn More]