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A Critique of the Segmentation Theory of Racial Discrimination
Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism
  • Rudy H. Fichtenbaum, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-1990
Abstract
Marxists have traditionally argued that racism and national chauvinism are tools of the capitalist class, used to divide the working class (Perlo 1975; Reich 1981). The main reason for dividing the working class is to ensure the maximum exploitation of the working class and to prevent them from organizing to overthrow the capitalist system. The implication is that racism and national chauvinism are opposed to the objective interests of all workers.
Citation Information
Rudy H. Fichtenbaum. "A Critique of the Segmentation Theory of Racial Discrimination" Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism Vol. 3 Iss. 4 (1990) p. 389 - 399 ISSN: 0890-6130
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rudy_fichtenbaum/3/