Category Archives: Discrimination: race – gender – ethnic – religious – class

These various forms of discrimination are barriers to entry into the higher income levels of a productive + harmful society, which benefit from unproductive sources of income.

–being of a different race, gender, nationality or religion

–racism, sexism, or other strong prejudice against a given group.

The way barriers to entry work is to limit access to worthwhile employment, as well as other social advantages such as education, the ability to marry outside of one’s class or group and the transmission of wealth.  It is a type of unproductive activity that obtains income.  Barriers to entry have also been discussed in sociology and heterodox economics using the terms social closure, opportunity hoarding,  categorical inequality, ascriptive inequality and stratification economics.  For further reading, see Edward G. Grabb, Theories of Social Inequality.

Also see Discrimination against women — gender inequality.

Oppression and Exploitation News August 27 – September 2

Discrimination 2020

The Republicans least committed to democratic principles are those most worried about White America Philip Bump Washington Post September 2, 2020

The South’s fight for White Supremacy Jon Meacham New York Times August 23, 2020

Discrimination against women 2020

How women & girls are forced to trade sex for water Sareen Malik and Benazir Omotto Inter Press Service August 21, 2020

Crime 2020

Homeless at home: Inside Mexico’s neglected displacement crisis Ann Deslandes New Humanitarian August 25, 2020

Harming people – Keeping people oppressed 2020

The legal battle to hold the EU to account for Libya migrant abuses Eric Reidy New Humanitarian August 10, 2020

What happens to migrants forcibly returned to Libya? Mat Nashad New Humanitarian August 5, 2020
The killing last week of three young men after they were intercepted at sea by the EU-funded Libyan Coast Guard has thrown the spotlight on the fate of tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers returned to Libya to face detention, abuse and torture by traffickers, or worse.

Oppression and Exploitation News August 6 – 12

Opposing oppression and injustice 2020

Bolivia under blockade as protesters choke access to cities María Silvia Trigo and Anatoly Kurmanaev New York Times August 7, 2020
Six million people have been marooned by 70 roadblocks set up to protest the government’s response to the coronavirus and the postponement of the country’s general election.

Discrimination 2020

Why do economists have trouble understanding racialized inequalities? Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and Surbhi Kesar Institute for New Economic Thinking August 3, 2020
Mainstream economics ignores historical and structural factors by design.

Economics is a disgrace Claudia Sahm Macromom July 29, 2020