Black History Month Musings

Black History Month Musings

By N Oji Mzilikazi

Originally appeared in Montreal Community Contact Volume 24, Number 03 February 06, 2014

The exploitation of people and resources are intrinsic to capitalism.

Capitalists do not care about the human condition, morals, the environment, or corporate responsibility. Theirs is fixation on maximum profitability. Thus labour for the least possible benefits hired accordingly, low wages, poor and dangerous working conditions — and unions birthed to prevent workers from being overly exploited.

Capitalism/Economics and forced enslavement have a long history of intimacy; being lovers.

The enslavement of Africans to be units of exploitable labour resulted in institutional/structural inequalities, polices that ensure the enslaved and progeny remain economically, educationally, and intellectually poor…

 

To be continued