Racism can be deployed in the service of capital

from Walter Crunkite – Notes on "Strange Fruit" in Kanye and Jay-Z on Rap Genius

Meaning

For instance, the resentment toward Hispanic immigrants has maintained their precarious position in the US, allowing their labor to be bought for cheap by unscrupulous employers.

The lower wage price for undocumented immigrants might even put downward pressure on many low-wage sectors for citizens, too; thus racism can be seen to exploit both the racists and the victims of racism.

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