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This volume in the Sage Series on Race and Ethnic Relations seeks to explain the phenomenon of racism throughout history by drawing on and integrating the massive literature on racism coming out of the economic, political, and cultural realms. In so doing, author Carter A. Wilson tackles four major goals: first, to help resolve the major debates surrounding racism; second, to demystify racism; third, to provide understanding of how racism has been sustained in various historical eras; and finally, to discuss how racism takes on different forms in various stages of history. This eye-opening volume sheds new light on racism and will be vital to students and professionals in race and ethnic studies, sociology, political science, economics, history, American studies and anthropology.

Advanced Capitalism and Meta-Racism (1970 to the Present)
Advanced capitalism and meta-racism (1970 to the present)

The two systems of racism—aversive and dominative aversive—existed side by side, in the same time period (1870 to 1965), although they were rooted in different modes of production. Aversive racism was grounded in industrial capitalism, prevalent in the North. Dominative aversive racism existed in the predominantly agricultural and nascent industrial economic system of the South. Nevertheless, by 1970 dominative aversive racism was dead and aversive racism was metamorphosing into a new form of racism—meta-racism.

Changes in agricultural production and the civil rights movement destroyed the southern system of racism. Mechanization in agriculture atrophied the economic base of dominative racism and provided the structural basis for a stronger, more successful civil rights ...

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