“Racial Capitalism” provides a powerful frame and analytic method for the narration and analysis of the emergence of our present global economy. Our panelists discuss various national and international deployments of racial capitalism.
- 0:00 Introduction
- 0:50 Panel begins
- 9:39 – 11:34 Dennis Davis indexes Neville Alexander’s view of race.
- 20:46 – 23:02 Arun Kundnani explains that the term racial capitalism implies that capitalism can stably exist in a social formation with multiple modes of production, i.e. plantation slavery, and substitution economies.
- 53:40 – 55:28 Vesuki Nesiah argues that settler colonialism and capitalism together birthed a transnational legal regime that condemns ethnic cleansing while constructing and preserving the public and private spheres as separate and contrasting. This provides the legal foundation for territory to be translated into property and exploitation into private trade.
- 1:21:08 – 1:28:27 Neville Hoad, Dennis Davis, Arun Kundnani, Minkah Maklani, and Vesuki Nesiah discuss grounds for optimism in the context of ongoing global political, economic, social, and health crises.