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Race and Capitalism or Racial Capitalism? A Discussion on History, Theory, and World Building

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, I 202 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

In recent years, the inseparable procedures of racialization and capitalism have been magnified in the public eye.

Scholarship has moved alongside debt crises and the ongoing profitability of punishment, and taken clues from social movements that have dramatized the connections between the dynamics of race, finance, extraction, selective success and economic immiseration.

In this conversation we ask, what are some of the important hermeneutics used to understand and critique the intertwined processes of race and capital? What can two of the more powerful left-leaning critiques, the Movement for Black Lives and Modern Monetary Theory, learn from the other? Of what use is the concept of racial capitalism to both movements?


Destin Jenkins (University of Chicago)

Raul Carrillo (The Next Economy Project & Modern Money Network)

Ryan Jobson (University of Chicago)

Presented by Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalist Studies at The New School

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