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Black Labor, White Wealth: The Search for Power and Economic Justice

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Dr. Anderson's first book is a classic. It tracks slavery and Jim Crow public policies that used black labor to construct a superpower nation. It details how black people were socially engineered into the lowest level of a real life Monopoly game, which they are neither playing or winning. Black Labor is a comprehensive analysis of the issues of race. Dr. Anderson uses the ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 1st 1994 by Powernomics Corporation of America (first published December 1st 1941)
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Ieshia Renee
Jul 01, 2011 Ieshia Renee is currently reading it
Very truthful. Mr Anderson speaks about the economical dillema that black people are faced with currently. I'll post more at a later date. Later!!
Ced Crawley
I don't concur with every conclusion Dr. Anderson makes in the book, but his overall analysis cannot be denied - that enough White wealth has been generated consistently, time and again, from the ingenuity, creativity, and hard work of Black peoples in this country, and further, that laws and social paradigms were implemented in the Americas with the express purpose of preventing Black peoples from benefiting and prospering from their own ingenuity.

Anderson does not ask any Black alive today to
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Tye Gaffney
Learn from history and make change for the positive
Ahonsi
It was phenomenal. It opened my eyes to seeing some things in a new way, such as the idea that the abolition movement failed because slavery wasn't to be battled as a moral issue but an economic one. And due to this failure, they actually helped perpetuate the very institution they supposedly sought to destroy.
John Glover
Good informative book that sheds insight on how wealth was established by some and the relationship of those who work and those who profit from the labor of others.
samuel johnson
This book severly proves that black america needs reparations for slavery. From this book i learned how profitable slavery was for white america. it goes into detail from slavery to post slavery, to jim crowism, to a solution that the author offers in the end to even up the odds stacked against African americans in a capitolistic society after slavery.
Antione
This by far is one of the best books I've read and I couldn't stop highlighting passages. I wish some of our entertainers would read this and combine their money and resources to start building Black communities throughout this country.
Penelope
Informative Book that explained the history behind the wealth gap that Black people find themselves in today.
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