The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp relief the deep structural problems affecting ‘non-white’, racialized workers in the core and periphery. Yet, many social scientific analyses of the global political economy, at least in the pre-COVID era, have been race neutral or wilfully indifferent to the persistent racial pattern of global inequalities.

In this interview, David Austin, author of Dread Poetry and Freedom: Linton Kwesi Johnson and the Unfinished Revolution, Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal, talks with Zophia Edwards, Associate Professor of Sociology and Black Studies at Providence College, Rhode Island US and author of a brilliant analysis of Racial Capitalism and COVID-19 (https://monthlyreview.org/2021/03/01/racial-capitalism-and-covid-19/) about the unremitting super-exploitation of Black and other non-white racialized labor in the core and the periphery that has persisted throughout the COVID-19 crisis, viewed from the lens of Black radical scholarship on racism and capitalism.

TIME: 16:00 EDT / 12:00 UTC-4

You can listen to the audio recording at: https://anchor.fm/organisingintimeofcovid19/embed/episodes/RACIAL-CAPITALISM-and-COVID-19-e14jdul

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